Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – September Week 1

WINNER repeats at No. 1 as their song “Empty” is the only song to score over 900 points on our chart this week. They won on Inkigayo and M!Countdown again last week. Another rookie artist, Park Bo Ram’s “Beautiful” moved up two spots to take second place but is more than 100 points behind WINNER. This is the first time ever on our chart that two debuting artists occupy the top two spots with their first songs. Congratulations to WINNER.

Rounding out the top three is also an artist with his first solo mini-album, even though he is not a rookie. SHINee’s Taemin moves up 11 spots with his first solo top 10 hit “Danger.” It is the title track from his mini-album “ACE.” “Danger” is a swing dance song with electro synth sound. It is about a phantom thief who steals a woman’s heart. “Danger” won on Music Core the past week and is within reach to challenge WINNER for the top spot next week.

Right below “Danger” is Kara’s new song “Mamma Mia.” It moved up 11 spots to No. 4 this week. Kara has a revamped lineup with the departure of Nicole and Kang Ji Young and the addition of Heo Young Ji. They became a four member group and released their sixth mini-album “Day & Night” recently. The title song “Mamma Mia” is written by Double Sidekick. It has synth sound and an additive melody with repetitive lyrics. “Mamma Mia” scored a win on Show Champion last week. Kara has always done well on our chart and here they pick up another top five hit.

Just below “Mamma Mia” is Orange Caramel’s new song “My Copycat,” making it three straight songs in the top five. This song is from their fourth single. It is an electronic dance song with saxophone arrangement. The fun lyrics and catchy chorus makes Orange Caramel even cuter.

Moving up 17 spots to No. 8 is a collaboration between rapper Swings and singer Ailee. Aside from IU, Ailee has also been a favorite collaborating partner with male artists. This time she helps Swings to land his first top 10 hit. Their song “A Real Man” combines Swings advice for woman in raps, and Ailee’s powerful vocal. This is a sequel to Swing’s earlier hit “A Real Woman.”

Moving up 10 spots to No. 9 is Busker Busker’s front man Jang Bum Joon’s first solo hit “Difficult Woman.” This is the title track of Jang Bum Joon’s first solo album. The unique folksy melody reminds us of Busker Busker’s hit song. “Difficult Woman” is a romantic song that many people can relate to. Jang Bum Joon sings this song acoustically so that he can deliver the emotion of the song from his heart.

Singles Music Chart - September 2014, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Empty
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+2) Beautiful (feat. Zico of Block B)
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+11) Danger
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 14 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+11) Mamma Mia
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 15 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+12) My Copycat
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 17 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-4) HER
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-2) Darling
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+17) A Real Man
    • Chart Info
    • 25 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 25 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+10) Difficult Woman
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 19 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-4) I’m In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-3) 행복 (Happiness) Red Velvet
12 (new) I Swear Sistar
13 (-6) 빨개요 (Red) HyunA
14 (+22) Danger BTS
15 (+9) Body Language (feat. Bumkey) San E
16 (-6) 눈, 코, 입 (Eyes, Nose, Lips) Taeyang
17 (-8) 컬러링 (Color Ring) WINNER
18 (new) I Love You Yoon Mi Rae
19 (+8) Goodbye My Love Ailee
20 (+3) Kiss Kiss Ladies’ Code
21 (-9) Back Infinite
22 (–) 괜찮아 사랑이야 (It’s Okay, That’s Love) Davichi
23 (new) MAMACITA Super Junior
24 (-13) 단발머리 (Short Hair) AOA
25 (-12) 너의 의미 (Meaning Of You (feat. Kim Chang Wan)) IU
26 (–) 잠 못드는 밤 (Sleepless Night (feat. Punch)) Crush
27 (new) Love Fiction Ulala Session
28 (new) How Much Is Your Love (feat. Jessi of Lucky J) Wheesung, Bumkey
29 (new) Doll Shin Hye Sung, Lim Chang Jung
30 (+15) Monday Blues Sunny Hill
31 (–) 사람냄새 (Your Scent) Gary, Jung In
32 (–) 최고의 행운 (Best Luck) Chen (EXO-M)
33 (+2) I Feel You Hong Dae Kwang
34 (-14) 오늘부터 1일 (Day 1) K.Will
35 (new) 마스크 (Mask) Stellar
36 (+2) 중독 (Overdose) Exo-K
37 (+3) Mr. Chu A Pink
38 (-22) 이제 그만 싸우자 (Break Up To Make Up) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
39 (+2) 다시 너를 (Love Again) Son Seung Yeon
40 (new) Me These Days (feat. Tablo, K.Will) Yoon Do Hyun
41 (new) 쇼콜라 체리밤 (Chocolate Cherry Night) Mad Clown, Yozoh
42 (new) Too Fancy Lip Service
43 (new) 답정너 (Oh My Gosh!) AlphaBAT
44 (-15) 명수네 떡볶이 (MyungSoo’s Ddukbokki (feat. Lim Kim, UL)) Park Myung Soo
45 (-15) 우산 (Umbrella) Younha
46 (+3) Good Luck BEAST
47 (+1) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin
48 (new) 사랑일까? (Is It Love?) J-Rabbit
49 (new) 달아 (DalAh) Gil9Bong9
50 (–) 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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