Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – August Week 2


Another week, another new No. 1 song.  This time, it belongs to BEAST, as their latest hit “Shadow” moves up four spots and defeated last week’s No. 1 Ailee’s “U&I” by 10 points. It is BEAST’s third No. 1 song on our chart. In the past they did it with “Breath” in 2010 and “Fiction” in 2011. Congratulations to BEAST.

There are only two new songs on our chart this week. 

Right below the top three at No. 4 is perhaps the most surprise hit song in K-Pop this year. Unheralded girl group Crayon Pop moves up nine spots with “Bar Bar Bar.” The five-member girl group was one of many rookie artists last year but did not generate any hit songs or fanfares.  “Bar Bar Bar” is the group’s third single.  Just like their first two singles, it struggled on the chart when it was released in late June.  People eventually started noticing this song’s catchy melody, simple lyrics, and most importantly, the unique five cylinder dance moves. Now, the song’s popularity is suddenly skyrocketing. Crayon Pop was even voted MTV Iggy’s Artist Of The Week.  “Bar Bar Bar” may be this year’s “Gangnam Style,” depending on how well it fares internationally.  In four weeks on our chart, “Bar Bar Bar” has moved from No. 48 to No. 26 to 13 and to No. 4 now.  I won’t rule out this song’s potential to top the chart, as its popularity is expected to remain for a while. 

Debuting at No. 10 and perhaps the biggest threat to take over the top spot next week is f(x)’s “Rum Pum Pum Pum,” the title song from their second full length album “Pink Tape.” Through this album, fans will be able to see the members’ color and individual style. “Rum Pum Pum Pum” is an addictive dance number with guitar and marching drum beats.  It is our highest debut this week.  The song is already sitting on top of many charts in Korea so it will be the favorite to become our next No. 1 song.

Singles Music Chart - August 2013, Week 2
  • 1 (+4) Shadow
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) U & I
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (–) NoNoNo
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+9) Bar Bar Bar
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 13 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-3) Destiny
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 6 (–) Be OK (feat. Bae Chi Gi)
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) Falling In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+2) My Love
    • Chart Info
    • 10 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-2) Missing You Today
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 10 (new) Rum Pum Pum Pum
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 40 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (+28) Hollywood (feat. Jung Joon Ha) Koyote
12 (-4) BAAAM (feat. Muzie of UV) Dynamic Duo
13 (new) Kill Bill Brown Eyed Girls
14 (-2) Give It To Me Sistar
15 (-6) 비가 온다 (It Rains) Kang Seung Yoon
16 (+2) Hot & Cold Jewelry
17 (+7) Your Story (feat. Dok2) Kim Hyun Joong
18 (new) MOYA AOA
19 (new) 아는사람 얘기 (Story Of Someone I Know) San E
20 (new) 말해줘요 (Please Tell Me) Girl’s Day
21 (-1) 왜 이제야 왔니 (Why Did You Come Just Now) Jung Yup
22 (-8) Fly Geeks
23 (+2) Bye U (Feat. G.O. of MBLAQ) Outsider
24 (new) 대다나다너 (G.R.8.U) VIXX
25 (-10) All Right Kim Ye Rim
26 (-10) 니가 아니었기를 (You Were Not The… (Narr. Verbal Jint)) Miss $
27 (+1) 어디 갈래 (Where Do You Wanna Go?) Tae Wan, Gary, Crush
28 (new) Bikini T-ara, Davichi
29 (-12) 물 좋아? (Is It Poppin?) 4minute
30 (new) 우리만 있어 (Just The Two Of Us) Kim Greem
31 (–) Bad Girl (feat. E-Sens) Bumkey
32 (+17) Love Sick Tahiti
33 (-1) V Lee Jung Hyun
34 (new) Sunglass Dick Punks
35 (-6) Fire December
36 (-2) 만인의 연인 (Darling Of All Hearts (feat. Harim)) Sunny Hill
37 (-11) 미친게 아니라구요 (I’m Not Crazy) Son Seung Yeon
38 (–) Summer Season FreeStyle
39 (-17) Baby John Park
40 (new) 너랑똑같은여자만나봐 (Meet A Girl Like You) Sunny Days
41 (new) 이별 앞에 서다 (Standing In Front Of Goodbye) Cool
42 (new) In My Dream Ali
43 (-20) Love Love Love Roy Kim
44 (–) 미쳐가 (Insane) A-JAX
45 (-3) 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat) BESTie
46 (-5) 짧은머리 (Short Hair) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
47 (-7) 내 생애 마지막 사랑 (Last Love Of My Life) Position
48 (-21) Hurricane B.A.P
49 (new) Always Park Wan Gyu
50 (-7) Only You 4men

About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings.  It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea and airplay of each song, making it an unbiased and objective tally of what’s going on in the world of K-pop.  Our chart is composed of the following sources:

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
GAON Music Chart
– 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20% 
SBS Inkigayo Chart  – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%