Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – September Week 4

A mild surprise at the top this week as a hip-hop ballad “Stupid In Love” by Sistar’s Soyu and rapper Mad Clown made a 21-spot jump all the way to become our new No. 1 song.

Even more shocking is the margin of victory over former chart toppers Kara’s “Damaged Lady” and Sunmi’s “24 Hours,” which were No. 2 and 3 respectively this week. “Stupid In Love” was the only song to score over 900 points this week, and is 140 points more than “Damaged Lady.” “Stupid In Love” is the most consistently ranked song across all our sources, and just won its first music program on MBC’s Music Core this weekend.

This is not the first time Soyu has appeared as a vocalist on a hip-hop song. “Officially Missing You 2,” her collaboration with Geeks last year, was also a top 10 hit. Unheralded rapper Mad Clown is known as Korea’s Eminem. “Stupid In Love” is written by famous songwriter Kim Do Hoon, lyrics by Min Yeon Jae who recently become a singer/rapper himself. The song is about a girl who is hurt by love and a bad boy who is full of hateful words.

G-Dragon is sitting just outside of the top three again with “Black” at No. 4 and “Crooked” at No. 5.  These two songs were winners at M!Countdown and SBS Inkigayo last week. Again both songs are not ranked across all charts. It becomes a problem with multiple title songs promoting at the same time in different networks. Even if we add maximum points to either songs’ missing scores, each would still be well behind “Stupid In Love.” 

Aside from “Stupid In Love,” there are three other brand new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 12 spots to No. 6 is “Had Enough Parties” from none other than the famous Park Jin Young (JYP). Stepping out of his CEO/producer suit and back onto the stage as a singer, JYP returns with his tenth album “Halftime.”  Title song “Had Enough Parties” is a philosophical song about JYP’s thoughts on the objective of life. The melody incorporates hip hop and R&B with electronic piano.

Scoring her third top ten song while solidifying her credential as a front runner for this year’s best new artist is Lim Kim’s “Voice,” coming from her second mini-album “Her Voice.”  Written by Yoon Jong Shin, “Voice” features top rapper, Swings. This song is expected to show another side of “trendy.” It holds lyrics about reminiscing about an ex-lover. This week “Voice” moves up eight spots to No. 8.

Up one spot to No. 10 is an all-female duet “If You Loved Me” between two great vocalists: Zi-A and Davichi’s Lee Hae Ri.  Composed by Minuki, it is a traditional acoustic ballad number with lyrics about being unable to forget one’s ex-lover.  Both artists sing with great emotions in this song.

Singles Music Chart - September 2013, Week 4
  • 1 (+21) Stupid In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 22 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) Damaged Lady
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) 24 Hours
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (–) Black (feat. Jennie Kim)
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+2) Crooked
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+12) Had Enough Parties
    • Chart Info
    • 18 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-1) Growl
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+8) Voice (feat. Swings)
    • Chart Info
    • 16 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+6) Bar Bar Bar
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 11 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+1) If You Loved Me
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (+17) 살자 (The Cure) Drunken Tiger, T, Bizzy
12 (+2) 예뻐 예뻐 (Pretty Pretty) Ladies’ Code
13 (-4) 집에 안갈래 (I Ain’t Going Home (feat. Geeks)) Navi
14 (-11) 장난아냐 (Rocking) Teen Top
15 (-10) 니가 뭔데 (Who You?) G-Dragon
16 (-3) Touch Love T (Tasha)
17 (-7) Tonight Spica
18 (-1) 미치게 만들어 (Crazy Of You) Hyorin
19 (-11) 갖고놀래 (Attraction (feat. Dynamic Duo)) Bumkey
20 (-8) 아는사람 얘기 (Story Of Someone I Know) San E
21 (new) Higher (feat. Yiruma) Ailee
22 (+7) All About Melody Day
23 (new) 겁도 없이 (No Matter What) Seo In Guk
24 (new) 모르나요 (Don’t You Know) Kim Jong Kook
25 (-5) My Love Lee Seung Chul
26 (-3) NoNoNo A Pink
27 (-2) 낮과 밤 (Day And Night) Gummy
28 (-9) COUP D`ETAT (feat. Diplo, Baauer) G-Dragon
29 (-2) 울고만있어 (Is Crying) Baek Ji Young
30 (new) 울지마 사랑아 (Don’t Cry My Love) The One
31 (new) N.O BTS
32 (-8) 첫 사랑니 (Rum Pum Pum Pum) f(x)
33 (new) 사랑한다 안한다! (Can You Love Me) F-ve Dolls
34 (-8) 할말 있어요 (Gotta Talk To U) Seungri
35 (+7) Thriller BtoB
36 (-6) 넌 내꺼라는걸 (That You’re Mine (feat. Swings)) Huh Gak
37 (-16) 이 노래 좋아요 (I Like This Song) Lyn
38 (+7) 이 사람이다 (It’s This Person) Dick Punks
39 (+8) Shadow BEAST
40 (new) 여름, 밤 (Summer, Night) Im Seulong, Epitone Project
41 (new) 미치도록 (Sad Song) Tae.1
42 (-5) 잠꼬대 (Sleep Talking) NU’EST
43 (new) 비가 와 (Let It Rain) Electroboyz
44 (-6) 좋아보여 (Looks Good) Ha Dong Qn
45 (-10) 바보야 (You Fool) Honey G
46 (new) 니곁에서 (Be There) G.IAM
47 (-14) Do You Love Me 2NE1
48 (new) 전화 좀 받어 (Give Me A Chance) Airplane
49 (new) Stay Bada
50 (new) Don’t Be (feat. Geeks) A.T

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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