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 Seung Chul’s “My Love,” the title song from his 11th album. This is his first full length album in four years. The theme of this album is about feelings we have in life. “My Love” was written by Jun Jae Sung, who has teamed up with Lee Seung Chul for many hits songs throughout his career. While it is not a surprise to see this song in the top 10, as Lee Seung Chul’s songs frequently hit the top 10, it is a major surprise to see this song only behind “Give It To Me” by seven points without any promotions. Let see if “My Love” can overtake “Give It To Me” next week.

Up nine spots to No. 3 is another mild surprise. It is from Kim Ye Lim’s “All Right.” Kim Ye Lim is the female half of the duo Two Months, who just had their first top 10 hit “Number 1” a few weeks ago. “All Right” is from Kim Ye Lim’s first solo mini-album “A Voice.” Written by singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin, the song is about the complicated mind of a girl who has just broken up with a lover. Kim Ye Lim’s laid back voice makes this a unique K-Pop song. “All Right” is only three points behind the No. 2 song “My Love,” making it a contender for the top spot next week as well.

There are three other songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 18 spots to No. 6 is Sunny Hill’s “Darling Of All Hearts,” the title song from their mini-album “Young Folk.” The girls tried something new this time, incorporating a folk sound to their songs. “Darling Of All Hearts” has a refreshing polka rhythm that is different from other K-Pop songs you hear this summer.

Moving up seven spots to No. 8 is Baek Ah Yeon’s “A Good Boy,” the cute title song from her second mini-album “A Good Girl.” This is a song that showcases both the singer’s vocal and her youthful image.

The last of the five new songs in the top 10 this week is at No. 9. Six-member female group Dal Shabet returns to the top 10 with “Be Ambitious,” the title song from their fifth mini-album of the same name. It is a dance number with electronic sounds and strong rhythms. The song is about a girl who tries to seduce her boyfriend in a sexy or cute manner. Dal Shabet is going for a sexier image this time, let see if it helps this song to get more popular.

Singles Music Chart - July 2013, Week 1
  • 1 (+12) Give It To Me
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+20) My Love
    • Chart Info
    • 22 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+9) All Right
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+23) First Love
    • Chart Info
    • 27 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+23) I Dance
    • Chart Info
    • 28 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+18) Darling Of All Hearts (feat. Harim)
    • Chart Info
    • 24 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-5) Short Hair
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+7) A Good Boy
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+20) Be Ambitious
    • Chart Info
    • 29 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-3) Bad Girl (feat. E-Sens)
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-8) Sunshine Rainbow
12 (new) 여자 대통령 (Female President) Girl’s Day
13 (-9) Smoky Girl MBLAQ
14 (-2) Ocean Of Light Nell
15 (-9) Wolf Exo
16 (-15) Bad Girls Lee Hyori
17 (new) 비범벅 (Walking In The Rain (feat. Bumkey)) Verbal Jint
18 (new) Love Love Love Roy Kim
19 (-5) Only You 4men
20 (-2) 왜 이제야 왔니 (Why Did You Come Just Now) Jung Yup
21 (-16) 이름이 뭐예요? (What’s Your Name?) 4minute
22 (+1) I’m Sorry BEAST
23 (-7) Trap (feat. Kyuhyun, Taemin) Henry
24 (+16) 청춘예찬 (Ode To Youth) Lee Hyun Woo
25 (-2) 잘 있나요 (Best Wishes To You) The One
26 (new) 슬피 우는 새 (Sad Bird (feat. Lee Soo Young)) Outsider
27 (-18) 이게 무슨 일이야 (What’s Happening) B1A4
28 (new) 한사람 (I’ll Be There) Ulala Session
29 (-7) Painkiller T-Ara, The Seeya, Five Dolls, Speed
30 (-22) 나쁜 기집애 (The Baddest Female) CL
31 (-13) Yoohoo Secret
32 (new) Coffee Shop B.A.P
33 (-23) Return (feat. Harim, Hotoo) 2BiC
34 (-13) Number 1 Two Months
35 (new) Call My Name Soulstar
36 (-17) 콩떡빙수 (Bean Bing Soo) Akdong Musician
37 (new) 괜찮아 떠나 (Just Get Away) Sweet Sorrow
38 (-2) Marry Me Koyote
39 (new) 나쁜여자 못된여자 (Bad Girl (feat. Kim Hana)) Namolla Family N
40 (-9) Hyde VIXX
41 (new) 초록비 (Green Rain) SHINee
42 (new) So Good (feat. Beenzino and Yeeun) Leo Kekoa
43 (-6) 천국과 지옥 사이 (Between Heaven And Hell) BoA
44 (-12) Wash Away (feat. Ailee) Geeks
45 (-9) 나를 잊지말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) Suzy
46 (-16) 마지막 그 한마디 (Last Word) Lee Seung Gi
47 (-10) 전화해 집에 (Party Rock) Boys Republic
48 (new) No More Dream BTS
49 (-29) This Love Shinhwa
50 (-17) Gentlemen Psy

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 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:

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

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