Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – May Week 3

A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” moves back to the top spot this week.  This song was No. 1 four weeks ago and was able to reclaim the top spot thanks to its win on M!Countdown last week.  Also moving back to No. 2 is Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.”  This song reached its same peak position also four weeks ago when “Mr. Chu” was No. 1.  Moving up one spot into the top three for the first time is the collab...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – May Week 2

The K-Pop world remains stagnant as of last week due to the ferry accident last month.  Music shows remained off air, and no major artists have released new albums and singles out of respect to the family of the victims. As a result, there are no new songs in the top 10 this week. The top three songs also remain the same with Akdong Musician’s “200%” being No. 1 for the third straight week. Music ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – May Week 1

Akdong Musician’s (AKMU) “200%” repeats as No. 1 this week and becomes the first song on our chart in nearly six years to score a perfect 1000 point in a week. The last song did it was Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl” in August week 3 of 2008.  Due to the tragic ferry accident, Korea is still in a state of mourning.  K-pop activities have been put on hold with no TV music programs or no major releases. The...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 4

Sibling duo Akdong Musician (AKMU) is the big story on our chart this week as their song “200%” jumped all the way from No. 17 to No. 1. In addition to that, their other title tracks are at #8 and #17 this week, giving them three songs in the top 20.  Winner of K-Pop Star Season 2, AKMU was subsequently signed by YG Entertainment.  Last year, the duo had songs “I Love You” and “Bean Bing Soo” in t...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 3

A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” comes from outside of the top 10 and moves up 16 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week!  This song swept all the music shows last week and easily won over Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.”  Orange Caramel’s “Catallena” rounds out the all female top three this week. “Mr. Chu” is the title track of A Pink’s 4th mini album, “Pink Blossom.”  It is a cute pop dance so...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 2

Lim Chang Jung repeats as No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Ordinary Song.”  In another wide open week last week in which different songs were winning on various music shows, “Ordinary Song” was clearly the most consistent song amongst music charts and was able to win again.  Congratulations to Lim Chang Jung. Moving up three spots to No. 2 is Orange Caramel’s “Catallena.”  This song droppe...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1

There is a major upset on top of the chart this week. Veteran male soloist Lim Chang Jung’s “Ordinary Song” is anything but ordinary as it moves up 20 big spots and leaps over many top idol artists to No. 1 this week.  “Ordinary Song” just edged out last week’s No. 1 2NE1’s “Come Back Home” by four points.  Congratulations to him. Lim started his singing career in 1995, and reached a peak in the e...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 5

2NE1’s “Come Back Home” becomes our new No. 1 song this week, swapping positions with Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Mr.”  “Come Back Home” won on M!Countdown and also ranked higher than “Mr. Mr.” on GAON, Billboard Korea, and most internet charts, enabling 2NE1 to claim the top spot over Girls’ Generation. Congratulations to 2NE1.  Next week we expect these two songs to battle again for the top spot. T...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 4

Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Mr.” becomes our new No. 1 song this week, moving up from No. 3 last week. Carrying the strength of four music show wins in last week’s M!Countdown, KBS Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core and Show Champion, “Mr. Mr.” finally moves up to the top spot and distinguish itself from the rest of the strong competitions. Congratulations to Girls’ Generations. Moving up two spots t...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 3

Despite strong competition from several new songs, Soyu and Junggigo’s duet “Some” refuses to give up the top spot and repeats as No. 1 for the fourth week in a row.  “Some” recorded another win in KBS Music Bank last week and still tops Billboard Korea. It is the first song on our chart to stay at No. 1 for four or more weeks since PSY’s famous hit “Gangnam Style” one and a half year ago.  Congra...