Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – September Week 1


EXO’s “Growl” is No. 1 for the third straight week, becoming the first song in three months to stay on top for three weeks.  The last song to accomplish this feat was Lee Hyori’s “Bad Girl.”  With “Growl” still winning in this week’s music shows and several challengers coming shorter than expected, it is possible that “Growl” will become the first song this year four weeks on top of our chart. It will also solidify the credential of this song as one of our “Song Of The Year” candidate. 

Moving up five spots to No. 2 is Bumkey’s “Attraction,” his first top three hit. Its score is still far behind “Growl” but is expected to close the gap next week. Bumkey is looking to become the first rookie artist to top our chart this year. He has already positioned himself as a frontrunner of this year’s best new artist.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week.  Moving up 11 spots to No. 3 is Seungri from Big Bang. His latest hit “Gotta Talk To U” is from his second solo mini-album “Let’s Talk About Love.” Seungri participated in writing “Gotta Talk To U” and also penned this mid-tempo R&B track by himself.  It shows Seungri’s growth as an artist and his further development as a producer. Despite the big jump to the top three this week, “Gotta Talk To U” fell short in many rankings and it hasn’t captured any music show wins yet, a rarity by Big Bang members.  

One of the biggest jumps you’ll ever see on our chart is at No. 7. Ex Wonder Girls‘ member  Sunmi has come back as a solo artist, and her first solo hit “24 Hours” moved up 43 spots to No. 7 this week.  After refining her vocals and stage presences, Sunmi re-debuts and transforms from an innocent to a mature image. “24 Hours” was written and produced by JYP. It holds lyrics about a woman whose eyes are opened when she finds out what love is through a man.

Moving up 11 spots to No. 10 is titled “Crazy Of You” by SISTAR’s Hyorin  It is from the OST of SBS Drama Master’s Sun.” Through this ballad track, fans will see a different side of Hyorin that they won’t normally see in SISTAR.  “Crazy Of You” is only the second drama OST song to hit the top 10 this year. The other one was Gummy’s “Snow Flower” from “That Winter, The Wind Blows” which went to No. 7 back in March.

Taking a closer look in the top 10 this week and we find seven of the ten songs are digital singles. The digital movement continues to gain market share in the music industry and is being adopted even by big name artists now. While it is still difficult to hit No. 1 with a digital single, it is a convenient way for artists to release a song in between albums or in which they don’t plan to promote on music shows. One day we may see all top 10 hits in the form of digital singles. 

Singles Music Chart - September 2013, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Growl
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+5) Attraction (feat. Dynamic Duo)
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+11) Gotta Talk To U
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 14 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+1) Story Of Someone I Know
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-3) Bar Bar Bar
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-2) Rum Pum Pum Pum
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+43) 24 Hours
    • Chart Info
    • 50 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 50 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-5) Do You Love Me
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-1) That You’re Mine (feat. Swings)
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+11) Crazy Of You
    • Chart Info
    • 21 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 21 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) 장난아냐 (Rocking) Teen Top
12 (-3) Shadow BEAST
13 (–) 바람의 유령 (Ghost Of The Wind) ZE:A
14 (-4) Luv Is Lim Jung Hee
15 (+8) 둘 중에 하나 (Runaway) Kara
16 (-5) NoNoNo A Pink
17 (-11) U & I Ailee
18 (-6) Kill Bill Brown Eyed Girls
19 (+21) 1-4-3 (I Love You) Henry
20 (-2) 낮과 밤 (Day And Night) Gummy
21 (-4) 사랑하고 있습니다 (I’m Loving You) 2BiC
22 (new) Tonight Spica
23 (new) Touch Love T (Tasha)
24 (-5) My Love Lee Seung Chul
25 (new) 울고만있어 (Is Crying) Baek Ji Young
26 (-4) Love Love Love 4men
27 (new) Rain Kim Ye Rim
28 (+14) 바보야 (You Fool) Honey G
29 (new) 이 노래 좋아요 (I Like This Song) Lyn
30 (+7) Feel Good CN Blue
31 (new) 사랑이 자라서 (Because Love Grows) Yoo Sung Eun
32 (new) 니 입술 그 맛 (The Taste Of Your Lips (feat. EB)) December
33 (-8) 오늘따라 보고싶어서 그래 (Missing You Today) Davichi
34 (-19) A Real Lady (Feat. Beenzino, Gray & Zion.T) Swings
35 (-11) Badman B.A.P
36 (-20) 맘도둑 (Stealer) Kang Seung Yoon
37 (-6) 잘 지내니 (Are You Doing Well (feat. Nuck)) Maybee
38 (new) 잠꼬대 (Sleep Talking) NU’EST
39 (-13) 너와 나 (You And I) Hong Dae Kwang
40 (-8) 니가 오는 날 (The Day You Come) Yoo Seung Woo
41 (-14) 대다나다너 (G.R.8.U) VIXX
42 (-7) BAAAM (feat. Muzie of UV) Dynamic Duo
43 (-7) Give It To Me Sistar
44 (new) 열대야 (Tell Me Love) History
45 (new) Someday Jo Sung Mo
46 (-16) Destiny Infinite
47 (new) Notorious Girl (feat. Boni) Daejune
48 (new) Green W & JAS
49 (new) 결혼하자 (Marry Me) K Hunter
50 (new) Wa$$up Wa$$up

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%