Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 5

A rookie artist is taking our chart and the Kpop world by storm this week! YG Entertainment’s prized new male group WINNER impressively scores their first No. 1 song on their debut hit “Empty.” Amazingly, WINNER did it in just two weeks as “Empty” moves up from No. 12 last week. The song won on SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, and M!Countdown last week.

Just like their labelmate senior BIGBANG, WINNER is a five member male group consists of Kang Seung Yoon (former Super Star K2 contestant and debuted solo last year), Lee Seung Hoon, Song Min Ho, Nam Tae Hyun, and Kim Jin Woo. The five members were chosen from YG’s “WIN: Who Is Next” competition.

“Empty” is one of the title tracks from WINNER’s debut album, “2014 S/S.” It is a hip-hop style R&B ballad song about one’s emptiness after separation. Member Song Min Ho participated in penning the lyrics of this song. WINNER’s unique vocal are impressive for a rookie artist.

Not only did WINNER takes the No. 1 spot on our chart, but their other title song “Color Ring” also moved up four spots to No. 9 this week. It is the first time in our chart history for a debut artist to have two songs simultaneously in the top 10. “Color Ring” has a guitar sound and catchy hook. Member Kang Seung Yoon participated in writing this song alongside members Song Min Ho and Lee Seung Hoon. It is about a guy whose ex-girlfriend won’t answer his calls so he only hears the ring back tone.

The last time a rookie artist hit No. 1 on our chart with their debut song was miss A back in 2010 with “Bad Girl Good Girl.” The last time a rookie male group’s first song becomes our chart topper was also back in 2010 when CNBlue did it with “Loner.”

Congratulations to WINNER!

Besides the double take from WINNER, we have one other new song in the top 10 this week. Moving up eight spots to No. 6 is Secret’s latest hit “I’m In Love.” It is the title song of their new mini-album “Secret Summer.” It has retro style melody and brass sound. The lyrics are about a girl deeply in love.

Singles Music Chart - August 2014, Week 5
  • 1 (+11) Empty
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) HER
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Touch My Body
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+4) Beautiful (feat. Zico of Block B)
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-2) Darling
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+8) I’m In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) Red
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-2) Happiness
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+4) Color Ring
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-1) Eyes, Nose, Lips
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 12 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-6) 단발머리 (Short Hair) AOA
12 (-5) Back Infinite
13 (-2) 너의 의미 (Meaning Of You (feat. Kim Chang Wan)) IU
14 (new) 괴도 (Danger) Taemin
15 (new) 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia) Kara
16 (+4) 이제 그만 싸우자 (Break Up To Make Up) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
17 (new) 나처럼 해봐요 (My Copycat) Orange Caramel
18 (-3) 애타는 마음 (Anxious Heart) Ulala Session, IU
19 (new) Difficult Woman Jang Bum Joon
20 (-2) 오늘부터 1일 (Day 1) K.Will
21 (-11) Solo Day B1A4
22 (+3) 괜찮아 사랑이야 (It’s Okay, That’s Love) Davichi
23 (+16) Kiss Kiss Ladies’ Code
24 (-2) Body Language (feat. Bumkey) San E
25 (new) A Real Man Swings, Ailee
26 (-3) 잠 못드는 밤 (Sleepless Night (feat. Punch)) Crush
27 (-3) Goodbye My Love Ailee
28 (-11) Red Light f(x)
29 (+3) 명수네 떡볶이 (MyungSoo’s Ddukbokki (feat. Lim Kim, UL)) Park Myung Soo
30 (-2) 우산 (Umbrella) Younha
31 (-2) 사람냄새 (Your Scent) Gary, Jung In
32 (-5) 최고의 행운 (Best Luck) Chen (EXO-M)
33 (-17) Ain’t Nobody HA:TFELT
34 (+1) For You Wheesung
35 (new) I Feel You Hong Dae Kwang
36 (new) Danger BTS
37 (-18) 꽃잎놀이 (Blossom Tears) Lyn, Leo
38 (–) 중독 (Overdose) Exo-K
39 (new) The Promise Jay Park
40 (–) Mr. Chu A Pink
41 (-15) 다시 너를 (Love Again) Son Seung Yeon
42 (-1) 얼음땡 (Ice Ice Baby (feat. Beenzino)) Parc Jae Jung
43 (-1) Love Lane Mamamoo
44 (-7) Hoping Kim Na Young
45 (new) Monday Blues Sunny Hill
46 (-16) It Girl Homme
47 (-4) 운명 같은 너 (Destiny Sonata) Jung Dong Ha
48 (-1) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin
49 (-5) Good Luck BEAST
50 (-5) 너를 너를 너를 (You You You) Fly To The Sky

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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