Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 1

soompi Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 1

There were many changes on the chart this week, with the top two coming from outside last week’s top 10. Girl’s Day’s “Darling” won on Music Core and Inkigayo, while  B1A4‘s “Solo Day” won on Music Bank M!Countdown, and Show Champion

Girl’s Day easily secured the win as “Darling” scored a lot more points on independent charts and our Soompi Airplay.  “Darling” is the title track of Girl’s Day’s special “Summer Party” mini-album.  Top hitmaker Double Sidekick wrote this upbeat yet refreshing song for Girl’s Day. The lyrics are about falling in love unexpectedly during summer.  Girl’s Day already has our half year No. 1 song in “Something” and now adds another No. 1 song to their resume. They are definitely one of the top girl groups in 2014. Congratulations to Girl’s Day. 

Moving up 15 spots and finished a distant second this week is B1A4’s “Solo Day,”  the title track from their fifth mini-album of the same name.  It is still the group’s highest ranked song on our chart. Written by members Jin Young and Baro, this easy listening pop song is about being single again after a breakup, thus having the title “Solo Day.” Let see if B1A4 is able to close the gap with Girl’s Day next week to earn their first No. 1 song on our chart.

Besides the top two songs, the bottom two songs in the top 10 this week are also new entries.  Moving up 14 spots to No. 9 is “Fantastic” by Super Junior M’s Henry, his first ever solo top 10 hit on our chart.  This dance hit has additive retro style rhythm. It is about a self-centered man who changes completely after finding his love. Henry showcases his amazing talent by also playing violin on this song.

The re;code project that matches up established artist with an underground artist is a huge success. Their past biggest hit was from Geeks and Soyu’s “Offically Missing You 2.”  The fifth edition of this project between Ailee and mixed vocal group 2LSON becomes another top 10 hit of this project.  Ailee sings a new version of 2LSON’s 2011 hit “I’m In Love.”  Her trademark powerful vocal takes this song to a whole new level.  This week’s it moves up two spots to No. 10.

Singles Music Chart - August 2014, Week 1
  • 1 (+13) Darling
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 14 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+15) Solo Day
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 17 Peak on chart
  • 3 (–) Eyes, Nose, Lips
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-3) Red Light
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-3) Short Hair
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+1) A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) Day 1
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-2) Break Up To Make Up
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+14) Fantastic
    • Chart Info
    • 23 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 23 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+2) I’m In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 12 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-6) Good Luck BEAST
12 (+10) 명수네 떡볶이 (MyungSoo’s Ddukbokki (feat. Lim Kim, UL)) Park Myung Soo
13 (-3) 너의 의미 (Meaning Of You (feat. Kim Chang Wan)) IU
14 (new) Touch My Body Sistar
15 (-6) 우산 (Umbrella) Younha
16 (-8) 애타는 마음 (Anxious Heart) Ulala Session, IU
17 (+3) AEAO Dynamic Duo, DJ Premier
18 (new) HER Block B
19 (new) Back Infinite
20 (+6) 전화번호 (Her Number (feat. Verbal Jint, 40)) Swings
21 (–) How Do I Look? Beenzino
22 (new) 돌아오는 길 (Finding Myself) Seo In Guk
23 (-8) 사람냄새 (Your Scent) Gary, Jung In
24 (new) 최고의 행운 (Best Luck) Chen (EXO-M)
25 (-6) Nice Body (with Loco) Hyomin
26 (-13) Mr.애매모호 (Mr. Ambiguous) Mamamoo
27 (new) It Girl Homme
28 (-12) 중독 (Overdose) Exo-K
29 (-18) 우리가 사는 이야기 (The Story Of Our Lives (feat. Megan Lee)) g.o.d
30 (+3) Darling Eddy Kim
31 (-4) A GOT7
32 (-2) TEENAGER Jung Joon Young
33 (+8) 얼음땡 (Ice Ice Baby (feat. Beenzino)) Parc Jae Jung
34 (-9) 너를 너를 너를 (You You You) Fly To The Sky
35 (+2) 봄 사랑 벚꽃 말고 (Spring, Love Or Cherry Blossom) HIGH4, IU
36 (-18) 고백했는데 (My Confession) Bro
37 (new) 기다리라 해요 (Wait) Lim Chang Jung
38 (–) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin
39 (-7) Mr. Chu A Pink
40 (new) 나나 (Nana (feat. Loco & AOMG)) Jay Park
41 (new) 그렇게 (As Always) Ra.D
42 (-14) 니가 예쁘다 (U Beauty) 100%
43 (-3) 너를 원해 (Want You (feat. Beenzino)) Junggigo
44 (-8) Good Bye Bye NU’EST
45 (new) 결혼해요 (I’m Getting Married (feat. The Seeya’s Yoojin)) Skull
46 (-7) 니가 빈 자리 (Your Empty Place) Shin Yong Jae, Lee Hae Ri
47 (-23) 움직이지마 (Don’t Move) Davichi
48 (-14) Gravity (Feat. Mad Clown & Girlboy) Swings
49 (-2) 200% Akdong Musician
50 (-6) Good-night Kiss Hyosung

About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music chart or television ranking. It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea as well as the hottest trending artists on Soompi, making it a unique chart that reflects what’s going on in K-Pop not only in Korea but around the world. Our chart is composed of the following sources:

GAON Music Chart – 25%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Soompi Airplay – 15% 
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, MNet M!Countdown)  – 45%