Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 1

Taeyang’s “Eye, Nose, Lips” is No. 1 for the third consecutive week! Despite strong challengers, this song is still ranked at or near the top in all our chart sources. “Eye, Nose, Lips” won over San E and Raina’s duet “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness” for a second week in a row, even though the gap is only 13 points this week. Congratulations to Taeyang once again.

There are many changes in the rest of the top 10 as we have five new songs. At No. 3 is BEAST’s “Good Luck,” moving up from No. 15 last week. This is the title track of BEAST’s sixth mini-album. It has additive rhythm and is about a man who wishes his ex good luck after they broke up. The vocals have a sense of restraint to demonstrate the man will remain strong after suffering the heartache. “Good Luck” won on KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, and SBS Inkigayo last week and continues to rack up wins this week as well. It should challenge “Eye, Nose, Lips” for the top spot next week.

Moving up 19 spots to No. 5 is hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo’s latest hit “Summer Time.” It is a vibrant song perfect for this summer. It tells listeners to escape from their boring lives and go out partying before the sunset. Dynamic Duo is one of the more hardcore hip-hop groups that enjoy mainstream success. They song “BAAAM” became a huge hit last year. Let see if “Summer Time” will carry on their chart success.

At No. 7, it is a very special collaboration between members of two top vocal groups: Shin Yong Jae of 4MEN, and Lee Hae Ri of Davichi. They recently participated in an acoustic project and released the first single “Your Empty Space” with a theme about clouds. Well known songwriter Choi Gyu Sung created this duet for the two great vocalists.

Also moving up 19 spots to No. 8 is AOA’s new hit song “Short Hair.” It is the title track from AOA’s first mini-album. Brave Brothers, who wrote AOA’s first No. 1 song “Miniskirt” earlier this year, is back to work with the girls again on this groovy dance song. The lyrics explain why women want to cut short their hair after a breakup. 

Moving up seven spots to No. 10 is one of last year’s top R&B rookie Bumkey. His self written latest hit “Home” is a very special song dedicated to his wife at their recent wedding. The lyrics express his true feeling towards his wife, DJ Kang Da Hye. Even though it is meant to be a personal song, Bumkey decided to release it as a single to share with his fans.


Below are the top 10 songs on our chart in the first half of 2014. Due to the Sewol Ferry Accident, the music industry was at a complete stop for a few weeks in April and May with no new major releases. Even though our charts had continued every week during that time, the results this year may not be as accurate as years past as some of the songs might have stayed on the chart for longer than they should during the hiatus.

  1. Girl’s Day – Something
  2. Soyu, Junggigo – Some
  3. A Pink – Mr. Chu
  4. 2NE1 – Come Back Home
  5. Lee Sun Hee – Meet Him Among Them
  6. Junggigo – Want You (feat. Beenzino)
  7. Orange Caramel – Catallena
  8. IU – Friday (feat. Jang Yi Jung of History)
  9. Akdong Musician – 200%
  10. Ailee – Singing Got Better

Congratulations to Girl’s Day for winning the top honor.

Singles Music Chart - July 2014, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Eyes, Nose, Lips
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (–) A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+12) Good Luck
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 15 Peak on chart
  • 4 (–) Your Scent
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+19) Summer Time
    • Chart Info
    • 24 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 24 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+2) Meaning Of You (feat. Kim Chang Wan)
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+19) Your Empty Place
    • Chart Info
    • 26 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 26 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+19) Short Hair
    • Chart Info
    • 27 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 27 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-6) You You You
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+7) Home
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 17 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-1) 중독 (Overdose) Exo-K
12 (-3) Good-night Kiss Hyosung
13 (-8) 사랑했으니..됐어 (I Loved…Have No Regrets) Gummy
14 (new) 팔베개 (Arm Pillow) Davichi
15 (-9) 너를 원해 (Want You (feat. Beenzino)) Junggigo
16 (-4) Mr. Chu A Pink
17 (new) 오늘부터 1일 (Day 1) K.Will
18 (–) 200% Akdong Musician
19 (+2) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin
20 (new) A GOT7
21 (+11) 바라만 보네요 (Wistful) Son Seung Yeon, The One
22 (-3) 봄 사랑 벚꽃 말고 (Spring, Love Or Cherry Blossom) HIGH4, IU
23 (+2) 그 중에 그대를 만나 (Meet Him Among Them) Lee Sun Hee
24 (-13) Hug Me (feat. Gaeko) Crush
25 (+23) Mr.애매모호 (Mr. Ambiguous) Mamamoo
26 (-13) 기적 (Eternity) VIXX
27 (-13) Last Romeo Infinite
28 (+7) 사랑하는 그대여 (You Whom I Love) Shin Yong Jae
29 (-9) 사랑 그 한마디 (Love, That One Word) Taeyeon
30 (new) 반도의흔한랩퍼 (Just Another Rapper (feat. San E & Swings)) Verbal Jint
31 (+10) 그대만 보여요 (I Only See You) Kwon Jin Ah
32 (new) 뒤로걷기 (Walking Backwards) 2BiC
33 (-10) 한 번쯤 니가 먼저 (You First) Vanilla Acoustic
34 (-18) 여전히 뜨겁게 (Still In Love) Baek Ji Young
35 (new) My Darling A Pink BnN
36 (-7) 사랑하나 봐 (I’m In Love) Lee Seung Chul
37 (-7) 숨소리 (Breath) ZE:A
38 (-7) 미운오리새끼 (The Lone Duckling) g.o.d
39 (new) TAKE OUT (Feat. Mayson The Soul) Untouchable
40 (-1) 너 사용법 (The Manual) Eddy Kim
41 (-8) Night And Day Wheesung
42 (new) TEENAGER Jung Joon Young
43 (new) 헤이 미스터 (Hey Mister) Crayon Pop
44 (new) Round & Round J-Rabbit
45 (new) Double Kiss Park Jung Hyun
46 (-9) 내가 할 수 없는 말 (Things I Can’t Say (feat. Navi)) Jungkey
47 (-25) 1분 1초 (1 Minute 1 Second) Jiyeon
48 (-6) Give Love Akdong Musician
49 (new) 너와 나를 기억해 (Remember You And Me) Kim Bo Kyung
50 (-7) 이젠 너 없이도 (Without You Now (feat. Yoon Mirae, Tiger JK, Bizzy)) Yuna Kim

About the Soompi Music Chart:

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