Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 3

Girl’s Day’s “Something” continues to dominate and remains No. 1 for a third week. It becomes the first song since EXO’s big hit “Growl” last year to record three straight weeks on top of our chart. Taking full advantage of the slower months of K-Pop at the beginning of the year, Girl’s Day establishes themselves as one of the rising girl groups (we have another two in this week’s top 10). Ailee’s...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 2

Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers. Due to Korea’s Lunar New Year celebrations, not many singers released new songs.  As a result, our music chart is quieter this week and the top three songs remain the same as last week.  Girl’s Day’s “Something” becomes the first song to repeat as No. 1 this year.  This week it further pulls away from Ailee’s “Singing Got Better,” which remains at No....

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 1

After spending the last two weeks at No. 2, Girl’s Day finally scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart with “Something.” Girl’s Day has been getting close to the top as their past few hits are all top five songs. This time they finally win, moving past last week’s No. 1 Ailee’s “Singing Got Better.” With the heated competition in K-Pop these days, spending three weeks in the top two is no ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 4

Once again, the new No. 1 song this week is from outside of the top 10 last week.  Ailee scores her third No. 1 song on our chart with her latest hit “Singing Got Better,” up from No. 18 last week.  Written by her mentor Wheesung, this is a song about a woman who focus herself on singing after a breakup to lessen her heartache, and eventually her singing skills got better.  Despite only winning a ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 3

There are a lot of changes in the top 10 this week. Both the top two songs were from outside of the top 10 last week.  MC The Max took home the top spot with “Wind That Blows,” rising from No. 22 last week. Back in the mid-2000s, MC The Max was a regular in the top 10 with many chart-topping hits. With their trademark emotional rock ballad tailor-made for winter, I often referred to MC The Max as ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

As expected, IU’s “Friday” becomes our new No. 1 song this week.  Despite having no promotions, this song won all three TV network music show last week, and also tops Billboard Korea.   As a result, “Friday” moves up six spots and easily won this week with a high score.  Congratulations to IU. Moving up seven spots to a distant second is veteran R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul.  Their song “You” h...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!  We are starting the 10th year of our Soompi Weekly Music Chart.  At the start of every year, we review our existing chart sources and make necessary adjustments to keep it more updated.  There are three changes this year: Air Monitor (15%) is no longer a source since they have switched to a paid service. We have combined all TV Network music show rankings into ...

Edward1849′s Recommended Top 20 K-Pop Songs of 2013

Edward1849 is the long-time curator of our Weekly Music Chart. Happy Holidays everyone.  2013 is another wonderful year for K-Pop.  It has really become the main genre of music in Asia now and also getting more worldwide attention.  Many K-Pop artists have become international “Hallyu” stars with fans all over the world. This is the 12th year I am writing this year end post.  If you ar...

[Vote] Support Your Favorites in Soompi Awards 2013!

Hello Soompiers, and welcome to the Soompi Awards 2013! *applause* VOTE NOW! The Soompi Awards are largest international awards commemorating the annual achievements in K-Pop, each and every year since 2004. For our ninth year, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with the awesome mobile application LINE. With LINE, you can exchange text messages, photos, video and audio media, and make ph...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – December Week 3

For the first time in eight weeks, a song repeats as No. 1 on our chart.  Hyorin’s “One Way Love” remains on top this week to claim the last No. 1 spot of this year.  She edged out EXO’s new Christmas song “Miracles In December” by 17 points.  The two songs were about even on all our sources, with each winning two music shows.  The main difference was on KBS Music Bank where “One Way Love” was No....