BLACKPINK Scores Their First Win: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart, August Week 4

BLACKPINK Scores Their First Win: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart, August Week 4

Two rookie female groups in the top two. Female artists only in the top nine. How often does that happen? (The answer: Not often.)

YG Entertainment’s new female quartet BLACKPINK scored their first No. 1 song with their debut hit “Whistle.” Just like their labelmate and sunbae 2NE1, BLACKPINK has been in training for years. With lots of rumors over the past two years about their upcoming debut, the hype was real, and it ensured that BLACKPINK would experience immediate success when they finally did debut.

“Whistle” is one of the two title songs from BLACKPINK’s debut single album “Square One.” True to YG style, it’s a hip-hop song with lots of drum beats and bass . The melody captures the whistling theme. The song won on Inkigayo last week and also topped the GAON chart for two straight weeks. It reminds us of 2NE1’s debut back in 2009 when their first hit “Fire” swept all the charts.

Moving up 12 spots to No. 2 is I.O.I’s second hit song “Whatta Man.” This song, based somewhat on a 1968 tune with a similar name (which itself was covered again in 1993), featured I.O.I’s seven of eleven members. “Whatta Man” had a lot of success in music shows last week, winning on Music Bank, M! Countdown, and Show Champion.

As mentioned, the only male representation this week in the Top 10 is the tenth place artist, the indie group Standing Egg, with the song “Summer Night You and I.” There are no male idol groups. But that should change next week as EXO and VIXX are expected to hit the Top 10 next week. Stay tuned!

Singles Music Chart - August 2016, Week 4
  • 1 (+12) Whistle
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 2 (+12) Whatta Man (Good Man)
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 3 (-1) How’s This?
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 4 (-1) Navillera
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
       
    • 6 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 5 (–) Listen To My Word (A-ing) (feat. Skull & Haha)
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 5 Peak on chart
       
  • 6 (+5) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
       
    • 17 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 7 (-6) Why So Lonely
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
       
    • 7 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 8 (-4) Sailing (0805)
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
  • 9 (-2) I Like That
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
       
    • 9 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 10 (-4) Summer Night You And I
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 6 Peak on chart
       
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (+5) 붐바야 (Boombayah) BLACKPINK
12 (+17) Fantasy VIXX
13 (-5) 널 사랑하지 않아 (I Don’t Love You) Urban Zakapa
14 (+8) Puzzle C Jamm, BewhY
15 (-5) Why Taeyeon
16 (new) Lotto Exo
17 (+1) 바다 (Bada ‘Ocean.wav’) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
18 (+2) Bye Bye My Blue Baek Yerin
19 (-7) 리본 (Ribbon) BEAST
20 (new) Summer Night (Remix) (Feat. Hoody) GRAY
21 (new) 오늘이 딱이야 (Tonight) UP10TION
22 (new) 비밀이야 (Secret) Cosmic Girls
23 (+2) 사랑해요 (I Love You) Kim Bum Soo
24 (-3) 입술에 입술 (Lip 2 Lip) Nine Muses A
25 (+2) 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)) Park Kyung
26 (–) Love Hurts Hwanhee
27 (-12) All Mine f(x)
28 (-11) And July (Feat. DEAN, DJ Friz) Heize
29 (+1) Please Say Something, Even Though It Is A Lie Park Bo Ram
30 (+1) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
31 (-8) 쏘쏘 (So So) Baek Ah Yeon
32 (-23) 못참겠어 (Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)) Eric Nam
33 (-1) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
34 (new) Divin’ Geeks
35 (+4) Ring My Bell Suzy
36 (new) 몰래몰래 (Molae Molae) I.B.I
37 (-3) No Way Park Yong In, Kwon Soon Il
38 (+12) Thought Of You John Park
39 (-1) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
40 (-12) L.I.E EXID
41 (new) Falling Jo Hyun Ah
42 (-18) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
43 (-3) You Are My Everything Gummy
44 (new) Eyescream (feat. Jung Eun Ji) Hanhae
45 (-4) That Love Jung Yup
46 (-13) 밤과 별의 노래 (Starry Night) Onew, Lee Jin Ah
47 (-3) 펑펑울었어 (Cry) Stellar
48 (-3) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
49 (-6) 사랑이 뭔데 (What’s Love) Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo
50 (new) THINK ABOUT YOU Jun.K

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 – 20%
TV Music Show Charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, MBC PLUS Show Champion) – 40%