Here Are The Top Songs Of The First Half Of 2016 (And The Weekly Music Chart)

kpop 2016 first half chart

June is over, which can only mean one thing. Before delving into the weekly music chart, let’s begin witwh the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the Top 10 songs of the first half of 2016!

2016 SOOMPI HALF YEAR TOP 10

Congratulations to GFRIEND for being topping the half-year chart! Well done to all Top 10 placers!

  1. GFRIEND – 시간을 달려서 (Rough)
  2. Mamamoo – 넌 is 뭔들 (You’re The Best)
  3. Zico – 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me)
  4. TWICE – CHEER UP
  5. Suzy, Baekhyun – Dream
  6. Jung Eun Ji – 하늘바라기 (Hopefully Sky (feat. Harim))
  7. Taeyeon – Rain
  8. Akdong Musician – RE-BYE
  9. Gary – 또 하루 (Lonely Night (feat. Gaeko))
  10. WINNER – 센치해 (Sentimental)

And now back to the music chart for the first week of July. Good news for EXO-Ls – EXO’s “Monster” maintains its top spot for this week! “Monster” swept all the music shows last week, and topped our Soompi Airplay as well. Congratulations again to EXO, and also to EXID, whose former chart topper “L.I.E” maintains its number two spot for the second straight week.

There are two new songs on the Top 10 this week, both of which are collaborations. Moving up 11 spots to number six is a rap collaboration between Loco and Gray, featuring the vocals of ELO. The song, “GOOD,” has indeed received very good responses on independent charts. The lyrics express the feelings towards a past love, which have changed over time.

Moving up six spots to number nine is “No Matter What,” a duet between BoA and rapper Beenzino. This upbeat electronic song is a digital single from the SM Station project. BoA’s vocals blend well with Beenzino’s fluid rapping.

Singles Music Chart - July 2016, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Monster
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 2 (–) L.I.E
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 3 (+5) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
       
    • 9 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 4 (+2) I Don’t Love You
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
  • 5 (-1) Lucky One
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
  • 6 (+11) GOOD (Feat. ELO)
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 6 Peak on chart
       
  • 7 (-4) So So
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 8 (-1) Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 7 Peak on chart
       
  • 9 (+6) No Matter What
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 9 Peak on chart
       
  • 10 (–) Good Luck
    • Chart Info
    • 10 Previous rank
       
    • 6 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) I Like That Sistar
12 (+2) 달고나 (Sugar & Me) San E, Raina
13 (-4) Hopefully Sky (feat. Harim) Jung Eun Ji
14 (+6) 니가 참 좋아 (I Really Like You) 10cm
15 (-4) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
16 (-11) RE-BYE Akdong Musician
17 (new) Bye Bye My Blue Baek Yerin
18 (-5) 오늘 모해 (#WYD) iKON
19 (–) 사랑이 뭔데 (What’s Love) Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo
20 (+10) ㅋ (Kieuk) Kiha & The Faces
21 (+1) 불타오르네 (Fire) BTS
22 (+1) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
23 (+1) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
24 (+2) 그 길에서 (On The Road) DIA
25 (+15) 시간을 달려서 (Rough) GFRIEND
26 (-8) 내 입술 따뜻한 커피처럼 (My Lips…Like Warm Coffee (feat. Lee Sung Kyung)) Eddy Kim
27 (+7) 넌 is 뭔들 (You’re The Best) Mamamoo
28 (-16) Dream Girls I.O.I
29 (–) WINDY DAY Oh My Girl
30 (+1) Toy Block B
31 (-3) 기다린 만큼, 더 (Wait More) The Black Skirts
32 (new) 여자이니까 (Because I’m A Girl) Davichi
33 (–) 어쩌면 나 (Maybe I) Roy Kim
34 (+1) 1llusion Dok2
35 (+2) You Are My Everything Gummy
36 (new) 처음 본 여자는 다 예뻐 (Crush On You (feat. Lil Boi)) Babylon
37 (+4) APPLE PIE Fiestar
38 (+7) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
39 (new) 흩어져 (Scattered) EZ
40 (+7) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
41 (-9) 바라지 않아 (I Don’t Want (feat. So Jung)) Jungkey
42 (+1) 우아해 (woo ah) Crush
43 (-27) 뚝뚝뚝 (Tuk Tuk Tuk (with Yeseul)) Standing Egg
44 (+4) 술김에 (Hang Over (feat. Jessi)) Baechigi
45 (new) 내게 기대 (Lean On Me) Junsu
46 (-21) Free Somebody Luna
47 (-26) 사람들이 움직이는 게 (How People Move) Akdong Musician
48 (new) 시간 (Time (feat. Yoo Sung Eun)) Kim Tae Woo
49 (-22) 좋아 (She Is) Jonghyun
50 (new) 아픈건 좀 어때 (The Pain I Caused) As One

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%