Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2015 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers! We are back for the first music chart of 2015. As always, we are making some modifications to the composition of our chart at the beginning of the year. This year I am very pleased to announce that the Soompi Airplay portion of our chart, which was introduced in the middle of last year, has its weight increased from 15% to 20%. We have also expanded the definition of the airplay. Previously we were measuring the hottest trending Kpop artists each week by the number of articles posted. Now we have also included how many times these articles have been read, and also how many fan comments we received on each article. We believe that with the inclusion of these airplay measures, our weekly chart will reflect even more of what is hot on Soompi. In the meantime, GAON chart’s weight has been reduced from 25% to 20%. TV Network rankings (total 45%) and Internet charts (total 15%) remain unchanged.

Back to the first chart of 2015, A Pink’s “LUV” carried over its success from last year and remains on top of our chart for the third straight week. This song has dominated all the charts for most part of December and is still going strong, ranking high on all our sources. “LUV” is still winning on music shows this week as it took home the No. 1 award on Music Core. Congratulations to A Pink!

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 is Yoon Mi Rae’s “Angel.” Collaborating once again with her husband Tiger JK and Bizzy (the same team had a big hit “The Cure” in 2013), this song has quickly moved up the chart to challenge A Pink’s for the top spot. Yoon Mi Rae expresses her thanks to those who supported her in tough times, like guardian angels. Her vintage soulful vocal is heard throughout this song, with Tiger JK and Bizzy’s catchy rap a perfect complement.

Up five spots to No. 7 is a very special collaboration between Dynamic Duo and Park Jung Hyun, two artists with very different styles. They came together on this single with a unique title “SsSs.” It is a old school hip-hop style R&B song about one’s feeling near the end of the year written in a witty way. The two artists show great chemistry on this song.

Singles Music Chart - January 2015, Week 1
  • 1 (–) LUV
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+17) Angel (with Drunken Tiger, Bizzy)
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (–) Good Boy
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-2) At Gwanghwamun
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-1) Like A Cat
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 6 (–) Three People (with Sung Shi Kyung)
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+5) SsSs
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-1) Erase (feat. Iron)
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+7) Cheer Up
    • Chart Info
    • 16 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-5) Happy Together
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (+13) 12:30 BEAST
12 (-4) 나는 달라 (I’m Different (feat. Bobby)) HI SUHYUN
13 (–) 헤픈엔딩 (Happen Ending (feat. Cho Won Sun of Rollercoaster)) Epik High
14 (-3) You Don’t Know Loco
15 (+2) Sseudam Sseudam 10cm
16 (+2) 하지하지마 (Stop Stop It) GOT7
17 (new) December, 2014 (The Winter’s Tale) Exo
18 (+2) Piano Man Mamamoo
19 (-10) 가슴이 뛴다 (Heartthrob) Infinite F
20 (-5) 내가 그리웠니 (Miss Me Or Diss Me (feat. Jil Shil of Mad Soul Child)) MC Mong
21 (new) 울면 안 돼 (The Winter’s Tale) BTOB
22 (+3) As If Nothing Happened Wheesung, Ali
23 (new) 청춘연가 (Green Nocturne) Nell
24 (+4) 손대지마 (Don’t Touch Me) Ailee
25 (new) 지친 하루 (Exhausted (with Kwak Jineon, Kim Feel)) Yoon Jong Shin
26 (new) 하나뿐인 사람 (The Only Person) K.Will
27 (-1) Pinocchio Roy Kim
28 (-18) 이리와봐 (Come Here (feat. Dok2, Bobby)) MASTA WU
29 (new) 나처럼 사랑했을까 (Love Like Me) Postmen, Vanilla Acoustic
30 (new) 별, 그대 (Star, You) Jung Yonghwa
31 (new) 너일까 (Is It You?) Shin Yong Jae
32 (-10) When Would It Be (duet with IU) Yoon Hyun Sang
33 (-6) 함께 (Together) Infinite
34 (new) Kiss Me Zion. T
35 (-2) 새벽비 (Daybreak Rain) Shannon
36 (-5) 끼부리지마 (Don’t Flirt) WINNER
37 (new) 어떡하죠 (What Do I Do?) Kangnam
38 (new) 눈사탕 (Snow Kiss) Teen Top
39 (-10) How I Am Kim Dong Ryul
40 (-17) 우리 다시 사랑한다면 (If We Love Again) 2BiC
41 (-11) 바라보기 (Just Looking) MC The Max
42 (new) 끝 (The End (feat. Jo Hyun Ah, Giriboy)) 2LSON
43 (-9) 화장 지웠어 (No Make Up (feat. Zion. T, HA:TFELT)) Gaeko
44 (-9) 도망가자 (Let’s Run Away (feat. Lyn)) MC Mong
45 (-5) Diamond Soyu
46 (-8) 가리워진 길 (Covered Up Road) Red Cheek Puberty
47 (-2) 첫눈이 온다구요 (The First Snow’s Falling) Son Seung Yeon
48 (-7) Melt My Heart Eric Nam
49 (-5) Anxious (feat. Mad Clown) Melody Day
50 (new) 눈이 오는 날엔 (Snowy Day (feat. Din Din)) NS Yoon G

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

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