Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – May Week 1

2014-05-04 01:20:20 2014-05-04 01:20:20

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. Therefore, we don’t find a lot of new songs entering the chart and movement is rather minimal. By default, AKMU’s “200%” was the last hit song before this stoppage and will likely continue. Regardless, AKMU’s first album has achieved great success and deserved to be on top. Congratulations.

Besides the chart topping “200%,” AKMU again has another song in the top 10 this week as “Melted” moves up eight spots to No. 9.  This is a ballad with a piano intro and rhythmic guitar melody.  The lyrics ask young children to feel the pure and innocent music.

There are two other new songs in the top 10 this week.  Moving up 13 spots to No. 3 is JYP’s female duo 15&. They scored their first top three hit with “Can’t Hide It.”  Written by JYP himself, this mid-tempo R&B song features the duo’s more mature and powerful vocals. The easy to sing along lyrics are about young couples experiencing love and cannot hide it.

Singer-songwriter Eddy Kim scores his first ever top 10 hit with “The Manual,” moving up seven spots to No. 7. A former contestant of Super Star K4, Eddy Kim was signed by MYSTIC89 and released his first mini-album “The Manual.”  The title song of the same name has an acoustic guitar melody and features Eddy Kim’s outstanding vocal. The MV of this song was filmed in scenic Amsterdam.

Singles Music Chart - May 2014, Week 1
  • 1 (–) 200%
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 2 (–) Mr. Chu
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 3 (+13) Can’t Hide It
    • Chart Info
    • 16 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 3 Peak on chart
       
  • 4 (–) Meet Him Among Them
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 5 (–) Spring, Love Or Cherry Blossom
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    • 5 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 5 Peak on chart
       
  • 6 (-3) Without You (feat. Hyorin)
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 3 Peak on chart
       
  • 7 (+7) The Manual
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 7 Peak on chart
       
  • 8 (-2) Catallena
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    • 6 Previous rank
       
    • 7 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 9 (+8) Melted
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 9 Peak on chart
       
  • 10 (-3) Wild Flower
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-2) 어이 (Uh-ee) Crayon Pop
12 (-1) 오늘 뭐해 (Whatcha Doin’ Today) 4minute
13 (–) Come Back Home 2NE1
14 (+14) 다만 그대를 (I Just Loved You) Park Shi Hwan
15 (-7) Give Love Akdong Musician
16 (-6) 흔한 노래 (Ordinary Song) Lim Chang Jung
17 (-5) 뜨래요 (Dduraeyo (feat. Angri of 3B)) BaeChiGi
18 (+1) 썸 (Some (feat. Lilboi of Geeks)) Soyu, Junggigo
19 (-4) Mr. Mr. Girls’ Generation
20 (+1) 그런 남자 (That Kind Of Guy) Bro
21 (+2) Only You 2NE1
22 (+9) 다음날 (Next Day) Juniel
23 (-5) 야시시 (Yasisi) NS Yoon G
24 (+3) 요즘 바쁜가봐 (Love Game) 2BiC
25 (–) 감아 (Hold Me Tight (feat. Crush)) Loco
26 (new) 사랑해도 너무나 (Love Too Much) Yoon Gun
27 (+6) 너의 모든 순간 (Every Moment Of You) Sung Si Kyung
28 (new) 우리 사랑했던 날 (Days Of Our Love) Jang Hee Young, Kim Min Jin
29 (+3) 고마워 내사랑 (Thank You My Love) Hong Dae Kwang
30 (+5) 자꾸 눈물이 납니다 (Keep Up The Tears) Ali
31 (new) 매일 이별 (Breakup Everyday) Kim Yeon Ji
32 (-12) 메트로놈 (Metronome (feat. Simon Dominic and Gray)) Jay Park
33 (+6) 치사 Bounce (Chisa’Bounce) M.I.B
34 (-12) 밀당의 고수 (Push & Pull) Eddy Kim
35 (-9) 가끔 (Sometimes) Crush
36 (new) 꿈의 대화 (Talk Of Dreams) Ulala Session
37 (-7) 투하트 (Tell Me Why (Broadcasting Ver.)) Toheart
38 (-4) 보름달 (Full Moon (feat. Lena)) Sunmi
39 (+1) 금요일에 만나요 (Friday (feat. Jang Yi Jung of History)) IU
40 (new) 뭘해도 예쁜걸 (You Are Pretty No Matter What You Do) Gil9Bong9
41 (-4) Your Love (feat. Lisa) Lee Jung
42 (new) 우우 (Ooh Ooh (feat. Infinite’s Hoya)) Eric Nam
43 (-19) Can’t Stop CN Blue
44 (new) 서울이 싫어졌어 (I Hate Seoul) 2000 Won
45 (new) 마녀의 일기 (A Witch’s Diary) Spica
46 (-10) 눈물이 펑펑 (Tears Fall) Kim Tae Hyun (Dickpunks)
47 (-2) Something Girl’s Day
48 (–) 짧은 치마 (Miniskirt) AOA
49 (new) 난 좀 달라 (I’m Different) NC.A
50 (-8) 누나라고 불러 (Call Me Noona) Kang Min Hee, Kanto

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 and the airplay of each song, making it an unbiased and objective tally of what’s going on in the world of K-Pop. Our chart is composed of the following sources:

GAON Music Chart – 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20% 
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, MNet M!Countdown)  – 45%