Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – August Week 2

Another week, another new No. 1 song.  This time, it belongs to BEAST, as their latest hit “Shadow” moves up four spots and defeated last week’s No. 1 Ailee’s “U&I” by 10 points. It is BEAST’s third No. 1 song on our chart. In the past they did it with “Breath” in 2010 and “Fiction” in 2011. Congratulations to BEAST. There are only two new songs on our chart this week.  Right below the top thr...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – August Week 1

For the fourth straight week we have a new No. 1 song.  Despite staying quiet for the first half of 2013, Ailee picks up where she was left off last year and scores her second chart topping hit with “U&I.” This song was No. 1 on KBS Music Bank’s K-Chart two weeks in a row. Congratulations to Ailee. There are four new songs in the top 10 this week. We start at No. 2 with Infinite’s latest hit “...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – July Week 4

We have another new No. 1 song this week, meaning that every week in July had a different song on top of our chart.  It is not unexpected as the competition is most fierce in the middle of summer.  A Pink scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart with “NoNoNo,” moving up from No. 4 last week. Despite this song ranking behind 2NE1’s “Falling In Love” on most of our sources, it has a big edge ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – July Week 3

For the second straight week, a non-idol artist claims the No. 1 spot on our chart. Hip-hop group Dynamic Duo scores their first ever No. 1 song with “BAAAM.”  This song is the title track of Dynamic Duo’s seventh album “Luckynumbers.” This additive number features Muzie of UV. “BAAAM” is about a man under control by a charming woman that makes him feel miserable. Dynamic Duo debuted back in 2004 ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – July Week 2

The top three songs remained the same this week but No. 1 and  No. 2 switched place.  Lee Seung Chul’s “My Love” moves up to the top spot this week over SISTAR’s “Give It To Me.” “My Love” is Lee Seung Chul’s first No. 1 song on our chart. The previous closest he got was No. 2 back in 2006 with “Screaming.” It is nice to see a non-idol artist hitting the top of the chart especially in the middle o...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – July Week 1

Last week, SISTAR’s “Give It To Me” climbed up to No. 1 and we predicted that this song would be on top for a few weeks. Riding the strength of sweeping all the network rankings last week, it barely No. 2 and No. 3 songs this week. Both No. 2 and No. 3 songs this week are new entries to the top 10, and are from a seasoned veteran and a rookie. Moving up 20 spots to No. 2 is veteran singer Lee Seun...

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[Soompi Music Chart] 2013 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

The first half of 2013 has passed and it is time to review the top K-Pop songs during this first six month period. I did a summary scoring for the 26 weekly K-Pop music charts here at Soompi, based on the same scoring methods we use for the year end Soompi Gayo Awards: each song’s accumulated score is factored by its chart position, the weekly competition, and season of which it is released (with ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – June Week 5

Big changes in the top 10 this week as all the top three songs are new entries from outside of the top 10. As expected, SISTAR’s “Give It To Me” moves from No. 13 all the way to No. 1 this week.  This song has swept nearly every music chart in Korea and it is no surprise to see it on top of our chart with a high score of 977 points.  “Give It To Me” is the title song of SISTAR’s second full length...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – June Week 4

Despite very strong competition and no more promotions, Lee Hyori’s “Bad Girls” managed to hold on to the top spot for the third straight week. “Bad Girls” narrowly edged out Huh Gak and Jung Eun Ji’s duet “Short Hair” by six points. “Short Hair” almost became only the third digital single (and first by artists outside of YG Entertainment) to ever hit No. 1 on our chart. We have four new songs in ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – June Week 3

Lee Hyori’s “Bad Girls” is No. 1 for the second week in a row! Despite announcing that she would stop promoting this song, it scored eight points higher than last week and is almost 100 points better than the second place song, which again belongs to 4minute’s “What’s Your Name?”“Bad Girls” is still the song to beat next week. Rounding out an all female top three is from 2NE1 leader CL’s first sol...

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