Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 2

Our weekly music chart has undergone a major change starting this week. To make our chart more reflective of what is hot internationally, we are introducing “Soompi Airplay” as 15% of our chart score. “Soompi Airplay” reflects the relevance of each artist by measuring the frequency of their coverage on Soompi each week. We feel that this adds our own flavor to the music chart rather than just sampling major Korean charts. With this change, we have reassigned our chart weights of other sources as well: GAON is now a 25% source while Billboard Korea has been eliminated. Major internet charts (15%) and TV Music Programs (45%) remain unchanged. 

With this new change there are a lot of movements on top of our chart this week. BEAST is riding their luck with the song “Good Luck” moving up two spots to take over as our new No. 1 song. This song has won on all music shows for one or more weeks. This is the fourth No. 1 song of BEAST on our chart. They previously hit No. 1 with “Shadow,” “Fiction,” and “Breath.” Congratulations to BEAST.

Moving up six spots to second place is AOA’s new song “Short Hair.” Perhaps the breakout artist so far in 2014, AOA scored their first top 10 song on our chart earlier this year with “Miniskirt,” which went to No. 3. The girls already did one spot better this time. Let see if they will score their first No. 1 song on our chart next week.

Rounding out the top three is Taeyang’s “Eye, Nose, Lips.” This song spent the past three weeks at No. 1 and it drops two spots to No. 3 this week.

There are three new songs in the top ten this week. Right below the top three is K.Will’s latest hit “Day 1,” moving up 13 spots to No. 4. This is the title song of his fifth mini-album “One Fine Day.” It is a mid-tempo song about an ordinary guy who wants to win over his long time crush. “Day 1” won its first music show on Show Champion this week and is among the top songs on all Korean charts. It has a good chance to challenge for our top spot next week.

Moving up 17 spots to No. 8 is rookie female quartet Mamamoo with their first solo top 10 hit “Mr. Ambiguous.” Mamamoo scored their first top 10 hit on their debut song “Peppermint Chocolate,” a duet with K.Will earlier this year. They also have collaboration hits with Bumkey and Geeks as well. Now they are finally on their own and release their first mini-album. “Mr. Ambiguous” is an R&B song about a woman warning a man who is ambiguous and isn’t honest about his feelings. Mamamoo impresses listeners with their mature and soulful vocals. They are one of the early candidates for this year’s top new artists.

Moving up 11 spots and scoring their first top 10 hit is GOT7 with “A.” This is the title song from the group’s second mini-album. Written by JYP, “A” is an up-tempo R&B dance song with a hip-hop rhythm. It is about a guy who tells the girl he likes that he knows she likes him too, and asks her not to hide her feelings.

Singles Music Chart - July 2014, Week 2
  • 1 (+2) Good Luck
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+6) Short Hair
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-2) Eyes, Nose, Lips
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+13) Day 1
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-3) A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 6 (–) Meaning Of You (feat. Kim Chang Wan)
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) Your Scent
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+17) Mr. Ambiguous
    • Chart Info
    • 25 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+11) A
    • Chart Info
    • 20 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-1) You You You
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (–) 중독 (Overdose) Exo-K
12 (-5) 니가 빈 자리 (Your Empty Place) Shin Yong Jae, Lee Hae Ri
13 (+3) Mr. Chu A Pink
14 (new) 애타는 마음 (Anxious Heart) Ulala Session, IU
15 (-10) Summer Time Dynamic Duo
16 (-6) 집이 돼줄게 (Home) Bumkey
17 (new) 하늘색 약속 (Sky Blue Promise) g.o.d
18 (-6) Good-night Kiss Hyosung
19 (new) Nice Body (with Loco) Hyomin
20 (new) 우산 (Umbrella) Younha
21 (+21) TEENAGER Jung Joon Young
22 (-9) 사랑했으니..됐어 (I Loved…Have No Regrets) Gummy
23 (-5) 200% Akdong Musician
24 (-2) 봄 사랑 벚꽃 말고 (Spring, Love Or Cherry Blossom) HIGH4, IU
25 (new) 고백했는데 (My Confession) Bro
26 (new) 움직이지마 (Don’t Move) Davichi
27 (–) Last Romeo Infinite
28 (-13) 너를 원해 (Want You (feat. Beenzino)) Junggigo
29 (new) Fly Away Ra.D
30 (new) ICE BABY Tiny-G
31 (-1) 반도의흔한랩퍼 (Just Another Rapper (feat. San E & Swings)) Verbal Jint
32 (new) 살다가보면 (As Life Goes On) Jung In
33 (-14) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin
34 (new) 하나 더 (One More) Fiestar
35 (–) My Darling A Pink BnN
36 (+3) TAKE OUT (Feat. Mayson The Soul) Untouchable
37 (–) 숨소리 (Breath) ZE:A
38 (-15) 그 중에 그대를 만나 (Meet Him Among Them) Lee Sun Hee
39 (-13) 기적 (Eternity) VIXX
40 (-8) 뒤로걷기 (Walking Backwards) 2BiC
41 (-17) Hug Me (feat. Gaeko) Crush
42 (+5) 1분 1초 (1 Minute 1 Second) Jiyeon
43 (-3) 너 사용법 (The Manual) Eddy Kim
44 (new) 가끔 내가 (Sometimes) Kim Na Young
45 (-24) 바라만 보네요 (Wistful) Son Seung Yeon, The One
46 (new) Love Satellite Clazziquai
47 (-18) 사랑 그 한마디 (Love, That One Word) Taeyeon
48 (–) Give Love Akdong Musician
49 (-3) 내가 할 수 없는 말 (Things I Can’t Say (feat. Navi)) Jungkey
50 (-9) Night And Day Wheesung

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 as well as the hottest trending artists on Soompi, making it a unique chart that reflects what’s going on in K-Pop not only in Korea but around the world. Our chart is composed of the following sources:

GAON Music Chart – 25%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Soompi Airplay – 15% 
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, MNet M!Countdown) – 45%

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