Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – January Week 3

With Girls’ Generation’s “I Got A Boy” sweeping every chart in Korea this past week, it is no surprise that it becomes our new No. 1 song. To show its dominance, “I Got A Boy” scored 994 points, just six points off perfection. Expect this song to stay at the top for a while.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 right behind “I Got A Boy” is ballad/OST queen Baek Ji Young’s latest hit “Hate.” Collaborating with well known pianist Yiruma for the first time, “Hate” holds lyrics about feeling sad after breaking up with a loved one. Despite the fact that this song is a ballad which Baek Ji Young is known for, Yiruma stated that this number is slightly different in terms of beats and felt it was perfect for Baek. Next month, Baek Ji Young is scheduled to hold her first solo concert in seven years. This song is a perfect warm up to her upcoming concert.

The other two new songs are at the bottom of the top 10. Moving up 15 spots to No. 9 is the second collaboration between BEAST and A Pink members from the A Cube For The Season project. Last year, it was Yang Yoseob and Jung Eun Ji’s “Love Day” hitting the top 10. This time around, it features BEAST’s Jang Hyun Seung and A Pink’s Jung Eun Ji and Kim Nam Joo. The song is “One Year Ago,” a charming number composed and penned by Sinsadong Tiger and Rado. The three singers do a great job harmonizing in this song and also star in an adorable MV for the song.

Moving up a big 29 spot to No. 10 is “While You’re Sleeping” from Brown Eyed Girl’s leader Jea. This is the title song from Jea’s mini-album “Just Jea.” Unlike other BEG members’ solo hits which are mostly dance beats, Jea sticks to the original BEG ballad concept. This mini-album showcases Jea not as the leader of Brown Eyed Girls, but as a vocalist and producer. “While You’re Sleeping” is also not your traditional K-Pop ballad. It has a jazz style melody to complement Jea’s strong vocal. It is the type of song that one has to listen more to appreciate.

Singles Music Chart - January 2013, Week 3
  • 1 (+5) I Got A Boy
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+17) Hate (feat. Yiruma)
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Goodbye To Romance
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-3) Caffeine (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-2) Talk That
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-2) Return
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-2) Bad Person
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-1) Don’t Go
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+15) One Year Ago
    • Chart Info
    • 24 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+29) While You’re Sleeping
    • Chart Info
    • 39 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-3) 반창꼬 (Bandage) Noel
12 (new) 시작이 좋아 (Good Start (feat. Kang Min Hee of Miss $)) Verbal Jint
13 (-3) Officially Missing You, Too (ft. Soyu) Geeks
14 (-2) 다 잊었니 (Did You Forget Everything?) 2BiC
15 (+20) I Like That GLAM
16 (+4) 혼자라고 생각말기 (Don’t Think You Are Alone) Kim Bo Kyung
17 (-3) 보여줄게 (I Will Show You) Ailee
18 (-3) 사랑은 이렇게 (Love Is Like This) K.will
19 (-2) 다 예뻐 (Everything Is Pretty) Han Sun Hwa (Secret) & Young Jae (B.A.P)
20 (-11) Have Don’t Have Dal Shabet
21 (new) Special Girl (Feat.Bumkey) Infinite H
22 (-11) 서랍정리 (Cleaning Drawers) Big Mama
23 (-10) 눈물이 주르륵 (Dripping Tears) Son Dam Bi
24 (-6) 일 년째 (For A Year) Zia
25 (-3) ? (feat. Choija, Zion.T) Primary
26 (-10) 오늘 뭐해? (What Are You Doing Today?) Hello Venus
27 (new) That’s My Fault (feat. Davichi) Speed
28 (new) One Kiss Kim Jae Joong
29 (-8) 키다리 아저씨 (Daddy Long Legs) Baek Ah Yeon
30 (+7) 300원짜리 커피 (300 Won Coffee) Soulstar
31 (+5) 멀어질까봐 (Far Away…Young Love) C-Clown
32 (+2) 똑같은 사랑 똑같은 이별 (All The Same) Urban Zakapa
33 (-5) 니 얼굴 떠올라 (Reminds Of You) Byul
34 (-3) 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind) Naul
35 (-8) 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) Psy
36 (new) 친구 아닌 남자로 (As A Man, Not A Friend) Lee Suk Hoon
37 (-5) 걸어 본다 (Tried to Walk) B1A4
38 (new) Dual Life Kim Sori
39 (+5) 느낌이 와 (I Got Ya) Bigstar
40 (new) 그만 아파하자 (Stop Hurting) Melody Day
41 (-18) 백야 (White Night) Nell
42 (new) 아이야 (I Yah) Boyfriend
43 (new) 이기적이야 (Selfish) Ali
44 (-4) 사랑해 봤니 (Have You Fallen In Love) Lee Jung
45 (+1) 함께라면 (feat. 김진표) (Can’t Go On My Own (ft. Kim Jin Pyo)) Clazziquai
46 (new) 전설같은 이야기 (Legend Of Tears) Hi.ni
47 (-4) 허수아비 (Scarecrow) Lee Hi
48 (new) 돈 들어오면 (When I Get Paid (with Yang Yoseob)) Prepix
49 (-4) Humanoids TVXQ!
50 (-8) 남자 없이 잘 살아 (I Don’t Need A Man) miss A

About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings. It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea and airplays 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:

Air Monitor Chart – 15%

GAON Music Chart – 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20%   
Music Show Appearances – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10% 
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%

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