Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers! 

We are starting the 10th year of our Soompi Weekly Music Chart. At the start of every year, we review our existing chart sources and make necessary adjustments to keep it more updated. There are three changes this year:

  1. Air Monitor (15%) is no longer a source since they have switched to a paid service.
  2. We have combined all TV Network music show rankings into a single score of 45%, adding the 15% previously from Air Monitor. This includes SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, and MNet M!Countdown. The main reason to combine the music show scores is that the overall result won’t be affected as much when one or more of the shows did not air or their charts not updated due to a special episode in a particular week.
  3. We have added Genie as an internet chart source to go along with Olleh, Melon, Bugs, and Soribada. Internet chart sources still account for 15% of the total scores.

Back to this week’s chart, we are seeing a lot of Christmas and winter related theme songs. That includes our top two songs this week. Debuting directly to the top spot is the collaboration from Jellyfish entertainment artists: Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyo Shin, Seo In Guk, VIXX, and Yeo Dong Saeng (“Little Sister”). Together they formed Jelly Christmas. Their song “Winter Confession” is perhaps the most popular collaboration in Kpop this past Christmas. This song is ranked very high on all chart sources, and it becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 on our chart in more than six years. Last song that did it was Big Bang’s “Last Greeting” on the last week of 2007. “Winter Confession” is a retro style synth-pop song, and it perfectly suits the heartwarming lyrics.

Holding on to the second spot is EXO’s “Miracles In December.” The song probably would have been No. 1 last week if we did not have a break. This week, it is 31 points behind “Winter Confession.” Still, “Miracles In December” capped off a great year for EXO in 2013, in which we see them rising amazingly from rookie to a top male group.

There are three other new songs in the top 10 this week. Debuting at No. 7 and with the highest potential to become our next No. 1 song is IU’s “Friday.” This self written and composed song by IU is coming from her repackaged third album “Modern Times – Epilogue.” It is a mid-tempo jazz style acoustic ballad that is very different from IU’s style. The song features Jang Yi Jung of HISTORY and the two artists have great chemistry on this lovely song.

R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul is back in the top 10 with their latest hit “You.” This is the title song from the group’s 10th anniversary single “Thank You Soul.” It is an R&B ballad in which Brown Eyed Soul members all showcase their unique vocal strengths in this song. This week “You” debuts at No. 9.

Moving up 13 spots to No. 10 is Secret’s latest hit “I Do I Do.” It is coming from their third single album “Gift From Secret.” As the title implies, it is a holiday gift from Secret to their fans. “I Do I Do” has swing jazz beat and orchestral sounds perfect for the holiday season. The lyrics are about a girl confessing to her boyfriend saying, “I Do I Do.”

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Singles Music Chart - January 2014, Week 1
  • 1 (new) Winter Confession
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (–) Miracles In December
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-2) One Way Love
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+5) Lonely Christmas
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-1) Break Up Couple
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-3) Missing You
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 7 (new) Friday (feat. Jang Yi Jung of History)
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-3) Special Love
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 9 (new) You
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+13) I Do I Do
    • Chart Info
    • 23 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) 너에게만 (Only For You) Bumkey, Verbal Jint
12 (-6) 코끝에 겨울 (When Winter Comes) Urban Zakapa
13 (-6) Hush miss A
14 (new) 향수 (Perfume) K.Will, Jun Woo Sung
15 (-3) 향기만 남아 (Memory Of Your Scent) Huh Gak
16 (+2) 없어 (Not There (feat. Eluphant)) Younha
17 (new) Dali, Van, Picasso Beenzino
18 (new) 시작 (Start) Go Ara
19 (-11) 편지 (Letter) Davichi
20 (+9) 너만을 느끼며 (Feeling Only You) Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Suk, Son Ho Jun
21 (-11) 이별식탁 (Break Up Dinner (feat. Swings)) San E
22 (new) I Love You Ali, Yim Jae Bum
23 (-9) 너에게 (To You) Sung Si Kyung
24 (+8) Flower Yong Joon Hyung (Beast)
25 (-10) 날 위한 이별 (Breakup For Me) DIA
26 (new) My Destiny Lyn
27 (new) 천국 (Heaven (feat, Lee Young Hyun, Shin Yong Jae, Lim Se Jun, Wonji)) Vibe
28 (new) 그런 줄 알았어 (I Knew It) Zia
29 (-16) 행복한 나를 (Happy Me) Lim Kim
30 (-19) 나 어떡해 (Do You Know Me?) T-ara
31 (new) 눈사탕 (Snow Candy) Starship Planet
32 (-15) 마음으로만 (Only With My Heart) Park Jung Hyun
33 (-14) 거짓말 거짓말 거짓말 (Lie Lie Lie) Lee Juck
34 (-13) 가질 수 없는 너 (Can’t Have You) Hi.ni
35 (-19) Being Forgotten Noel
36 (new) 누군가 필요해 (I Need Someone (feat. Brother Su)) Ra.D
37 (-12) 저주인형 (Voodoo Doll) VIXX
38 (new) 운명 (Destiny) Kim Sung Kyun, Dohee
39 (new) Red Candle Son Dam Bi
40 (-13) Ringa Linga Taeyang
41 (new) 나도 좀 살자 (Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)) Miss $
42 (new) 12월 (December) Junsu
43 (new) 미슬토우 (Mistletoe) Geeks, Phantom, Esna
44 (new) All I Want For Christmas Is You BOM&HI
45 (-10) 눈물이 맘을 훔쳐서 (As The Tears Steal The Heart) Ailee
46 (new) 아직도 난 (Still You) Dong Hae & Eun Hyuk (Super Junior)
47 (-25) Now Trouble Maker
48 (new) 살고 싶어 (I Want to Live) Oh Chang Suk, Seo Ha Joon
49 (new) 미스 김 (Miss Kim) Zion. T
50 (-24) 이 시간에 (Feat. 유성은, Young Luffy) (Are You Up (feat. Yoo Sung Eun, Young Luffy)) Louie (Geeks)

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:

GAON Music Chart – 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20% 
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, MNet M!Countdown) – 45%

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