EXO Starts Off Strong With “Love Shot”; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2019, January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!

EXO scores the first No. 1 song on our chart in 2019 with “Love Shot.” This song moves up 11 spots to take over as our new No. 1 song. “Love Shot” is the title track from EXO’s repackaged fifth album, and is a dance song with an addictive chorus. The lyrics encourage listeners to take a shot to find the meaning of their true love despite life being difficult. “Love Shot” previously won on “Music Bank” twice and “Music Core” once for the last two weeks. Congratulations to EXO!

Our highest debut this week is WINNER’s “MILLIONS,” entering the chart at No. 2. “MILLIONS” is a refreshing tropical pop dance track. Starting with an exciting guitar sound, the emotional melody and the warm sound leads the first part of the song. The rhythmic whistling and bouncing kick of the chorus lead to another exciting atmosphere. Even in a simple rhythm, it is fun to listen to. The lyrics state that everyone who listens to this song will find millions of love. “MILLIONS” won on “Inkigayo” and “M Countdown” last week.

Rounding out the top three is TWICE’s “YES or YES,” holding steady at No. 3.

The last of our three new songs in the top 10 is Ben’s “180 degrees,” which moves up seven spots this week to No. 4. This is Ben’s first top five song, and is the title track from her mini-album of the same name. It is an emotional ballad about a relationship that takes a 180 degree turn towards saying farewell. The lyrics are expressed from a woman’s viewpoint, giving the song a dramatic vibe. “180 degrees” won on “Inkigayo” two weeks ago, which was Ben’s first music show win.

After winning during the first half, MOMOLAND’s “Bboom Bboom” managed to hold on to the top spot on a close call against BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and BTS’s six-week champion “IDOL” for the overall No. 1 K-pop song of 2018. Congratulations to MOMOLAND!

Singles Music Chart - January 2019, Week 1
  • 1 (+11) Love Shot
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 2 (new) MILLIONS
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    • 0 Previous rank
       
    • 1 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 3 (–) YES or YES
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
       
    • 7 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 4 (+7) 180 Degree
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
  • 5 (-4) FIANCÉ
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    • 1 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 6 (-4) Spring Breeze
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    • 2 Previous rank
       
    • 5 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 7 (+2) Beautiful Pain
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    • 9 Previous rank
       
    • 6 Number of week on chart
       
    • 3 Peak on chart
       
  • 8 (–) Me After You
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    • 8 Previous rank
       
    • 8 Number of week on chart
       
    • 3 Peak on chart
       
  • 9 (-4) SOLO
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    • 5 Previous rank
       
    • 6 Number of week on chart
       
    • 4 Peak on chart
       
  • 10 (–) La Vie en Rose
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    • 10 Previous rank
       
    • 8 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-5) Wind Flower MAMAMOO
12 (-5) BBIBBI IU
13 (+6) 신용재 (Shin Yong Jae) Haeun
14 (–) 동화 (Fairy Tale (feat. IU)) Kim Dong Ryul
15 (+10) First Sight Heize
16 (+2) IDOL BTS
17 (-13) RBB (Really Bad Boy) Red Velvet
18 (-2) 고백 (Sorry) Yang Da Il
19 (-6) 가을 타나 봐 (Fall In Fall) Vibe
20 (+3) 뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU) BLACKPINK
21 (+1) 흔한 이별 (Empty Words) Huh Gak
22 (-1) 알러뷰 (I LOVE YOU) EXID
23 (+1) 내 생에 아름다운 (Beautiful Moment) K.Will
24 (+2) 사이렌 (Siren) Sunmi
25 (-5) 하루도 그대를 사랑하지 않은 적이 없었다 (There Has Never Been A Day I Haven’t Loved You) Lim Chang Jung
26 (+1) 이별하러 가는 길 (The Way To Say Goodbye) Im Han Byul
27 (new) 알았다면 (If I Knew…) Jang Deok Cheol
28 (+2) 우리 그만하자 (The Hardest Part) Roy Kim
29 (+7) 이별길 (Goodbye Road) iKON
30 (-13) HELP ME NU’EST W
31 (+7) 너는 어땠을까 (How about you) Lee Sang Gon (Noel)
32 (-4) 시간이 들겠지 (It Takes Time (feat. Colde)) Loco
33 (–) 헤어지는 중 (Good Bye) Punch
34 (+6) IndiGO JUSTHIS, Kid Milli, NO:EL, Young B
35 (-6) Lost N Found Lovelyz
36 (new) Is You Ailee
37 (-3) 멋지게 인사하는 법 (Hello Tutorial (feat. Seulgi)) Zion.T
38 (-6) 꿈처럼 내린 (Falling In Love) Davichi
39 (-8) No Air The Boyz
40 (-1) 첫눈처럼 너에게 가겠다 (I Will Go To You Like The First Snow) Kim Bum Soo
41 (+5) flex Giriboy, Kid Milli, NO:EL, Swings
42 (new) Truth TVXQ
43 (-8) 행복했던 날들이었다 (Days Gone By) DAY6
44 (new) 너도 그냥 날 놓아주면 돼 (Just Let Me Go) Yoon Gun
45 (+5) 행복 (Happiness) OVAN
46 (+1) Learn To Love Hwang Chi Yeol
47 (-5) Goodbye Wendy
48 (new) One Day Jiyeon
49 (-5) Simon Says NCT 127
50 (new) 한잔 더 할까? (Fall In Love…) Andy

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 Singles+Albums+Social Chart – 25%
Various Internet Charts (Billboard Korea, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Soompi Airplay – 20%
TV Music Show Charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, MBC Music Core, MBC PLUS Show Champion) – 40%

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