Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – October Week 1

Soyu and Mad Clown’s “Stupid In Love” repeats as No. 1 this week with an even higher score than last week. This song’s consistency across all rankings again proves to be the difference. 

G-Dragon finally has a song in the top three this week as “Crooked” seems to be the song that stands out from his other title songs. “Crooked” moves up three spots to No. 2, quickly closing the gap with “Stupid In Love.” As we mentioned in the last two weeks, G-Dragon had different songs ranked in different charts but not a single song is ranked across all charts. It is no longer the case this week as “Crooked” appears on all rankings.

This is a strange week on the chart. Both top two songs scored over 900 points. Then there is a big gap as no other songs even score above 700. The rest of the top 10 is wide open and we see five new songs.

Moving up eight spots to No. 4 and scoring their first ever top 10 hit is “Pretty Pretty” from rookie female group Ladies’ Code. Most of this year’s top rookies are soloists. Ladies’ Code is the first debutant group to have a top 10 song. “Pretty Pretty” is coming from their second mini-album of the same name. The song holds lyrics about standing tall and shouting how beautiful they are.

Ailee has her second top 10 hit of 2013 as “Higher” moves up 15 spots to No. 6. This time Ailee teams up with well known pianist Yiruma for this R&B single. “Higher” is a track that showcases Ailee’s beautiful voice as well as Yiruma’s sensual piano playing. “Higher” is a song that gives hope, courage, and passion to those who don’t rest for their dreams.

Korea’s first hip-hop couple is in the top 10 this week as the collaboration “The Cure” between Drunken Tiger, his wife Yoon Mirae (T), and rapper Bizzy moves up four spots to No. 7. Drunken Tiger’s father was the inspiration for this song and is the perfect track for those who need a cure from the hardships of life. “The Cure” has an acoustic guitar melody and djembe sound that contrasts with hip hop music today.

The last two new songs in the top 10 are both coming from the popular SBS drama “Master’s Sun.” At No. 9 is Seo In Guk’s “No Matter What.” Seo In Guk is the second male lead in this drama and he also participates in the drama OST. “No Matter What” is the theme song for Seo’s character Kang Woo. The lyrics talk about the feelings he has for the girl, and how his love is getting bigger no matter what.

Yoon Mirae (T) has a second song in the top 10 this week as her R&B ballad “Touch Love” finally reaches the top 10 after lurking below it for several weeks. “Touch Love” is the official title song from “Master’s Sun” and it is probably the top drama OST song so far in 2013. It has topped all the independent charts in Korea. “Touch Love” starts with a piano melody which mixes well with its R&B rhythm. T’s deep voice fits perfectly with the melody.

Along with Hyorin’s “Crazy Of You” which hit the top 10 earlier, “Master’s Sun” produced three top 10 songs and all of the eight released songs from the drama have appeared on our chart. It will battle “That Winter, The Wind Blows” for the best drama OST of this year.

Singles Music Chart - October 2013, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Stupid In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+3) Crooked
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Damaged Lady
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+8) Pretty Pretty
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+2) Growl
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+15) Higher (feat. Yiruma)
    • Chart Info
    • 21 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+4) The Cure
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-5) 24 Hours
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+14) No Matter What
    • Chart Info
    • 23 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+6) Touch Love
    • Chart Info
    • 16 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-1) 사랑했었다면 (If You Loved Me) Zi-A, Lee Hae Ri
12 (-4) Voice (feat. Swings) Lim Kim
13 (+2) 니가 뭔데 (Who You?) G-Dragon
14 (-10) Black (feat. Jennie Kim) G-Dragon
15 (new) 나란놈이란 (About Me) Lim Chang Jung
16 (-3) 집에 안갈래 (I Ain’t Going Home (feat. Geeks)) Navi
17 (new) 처음엔 사랑이란게 (First Love) Busker Busker
18 (+2) 아는사람 얘기 (Story Of Someone I Know) San E
19 (-1) 미치게 만들어 (Crazy Of You) Hyorin
20 (-6) 장난아냐 (Rocking) Teen Top
21 (-4) Tonight Spica
22 (-13) 빠빠빠 (Bar Bar Bar) Crayon Pop
23 (new) Memory F.T. Island
24 (–) 모르나요 (Don’t You Know) Kim Jong Kook
25 (new) 입만 살아가지고 (You’re All Talk) Shin Yong Jae
26 (new) 빛이 되어줘 (Be The Light) Block B
27 (-8) 갖고놀래 (Attraction (feat. Dynamic Duo)) Bumkey
28 (-22) 놀만큼 놀아봤어 (Had Enough Parties) Park Jin Young
29 (+1) 울지마 사랑아 (Don’t Cry My Love) The One
30 (+3) 사랑한다 안한다! (Can You Love Me) F-ve Dolls
31 (-4) 낮과 밤 (Day And Night) Gummy
32 (-7) My Love Lee Seung Chul
33 (new) Last One (feat. Joosuc) Youme
34 (new) I’m Sorry Lee Jung
35 (-9) NoNoNo A Pink
36 (-1) Thriller BtoB
37 (-5) 첫 사랑니 (Rum Pum Pum Pum) f(x)
38 (-9) 울고만있어 (Is Crying) Baek Ji Young
39 (-17) All About Melody Day
40 (-9) N.O BTS
41 (–) 미치도록 (Sad Song) Tae.1
42 (-2) 여름, 밤 (Summer, Night) Im Seulong, Epitone Project
43 (-1) 잠꼬대 (Sleep Talking) NU’EST
44 (-10) 할말 있어요 (Gotta Talk To U) Seungri
45 (new) Request Infinite
46 (new) 자고가 (Stay Over (feat. Bae Chi Gi)) Dawn
47 (new) Beautiful Girl (Beautiful Girl) Insooni
48 (-5) 비가 와 (Let It Rain) Electroboyz
49 (-4) 바보야 (You Fool) Honey G
50 (-14) 넌 내꺼라는걸 (That You’re Mine (feat. Swings)) Huh Gak

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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