Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2015 – May Week 1
EXO’s “Call Me Baby” shows no sign of slowing down and tops our chart for the third straight week. This song picked up another three music show wins last week in “Music Core,” “Music Bank,” and “Show Champion.” So far, “Call Me Baby” has racked up an amazing 18 music show wins and still counting. Congratulations again to EXO!
There are five new songs in the top 10 this week, including the No. 2 song. Moving up 10 spots from No. 12 is EXID’s new song “Ah Yeah.” EXID became a household name with their previous hit “Up And Down.” Riding on their high popularity, EXID released their second mini-album “Ah Yeah.” The title track of the same name is a hip-hop style funky dance song. The lyrics are about a woman’s interesting response to a man who doesn’t make the first move. “Ah Yeah” won on “Inkigayo” last week, preventing “Call Me Baby” from doing a sweep. It will definitely be a serious contender for the top spot next week.
JYP’s pupil miss A’s “Only You” was very close to overtaking EXO’s “Call Me Baby” but faded to No. 3 this week. Just below it is the teacher himself. Park Jin Young’s latest hit “Who’s Your Mama” moves up 15 spots to No. 4 this week. This song is coming from Park Jin Young’s digital single “24/34,” which praises women with a 24-inch waist and a 24-inch hip. The song has a vintage JYP style of upbeat R&B groove sound. Lucky J’s Jessi, who has become popular recently participating on “Unpretty Rapstar,” is the featured rapper.
Moving up 11 spots to No. 5 is an artist who is coming back from hiatus for 11 long years. The last time we heard from Jinusean was back in 2004 with the song “Phone Number.” The duo’s biggest hit was perhaps their 2001 song “A-Yo.” Now they are on our Soompi music chart for the very first time with “Tell Me One More Time.” This song has synth sound and drum beat. The lyrics are about a man who wants his ex-lover coming back to him. K-Pop Star 3’s Jang Hana is featured in this song.
Up 13 spots to No. 7 is the first sub-unit from Block B. The trio of P.O, B-Bomb, and U-Kwon formed Block B Bastarz. They released their first mini-album “Zero For Conduct.” The title song was inspired by a classic French movie of the same name. Block B’s Zico wrote this song for his group mates.
Moving up two spots to No. 9 is rapper Primary’s first top 10 hit “See You.” This song is coming from his single album “2-1.” The song is of soul funk genre. It features the vocal of Kim Bum Soo (known as BSK on this song) and the rapping of Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko, who has worked with Primary before.
Rank Song Artist/Band 11 (-6) 사월의 눈 (Snow Of April) Huh Gak 12 (-4) 봄바람 (Spring Breeze (feat. NaUl)) Lee Moon Sae 13 (-3) Catch Me If You Can Girls’ Generation 14 (-5) 새벽 가로수길 (Garosugil At Dawn (with Song Yoo Bin)) Baek Ji Young 15 (-11) 꽃이 핀다 (Growing) K.Will 16 (-2) You From The Same Time Naul 17 (new) Beautiful Baekhyun 18 (+5) JOKER Dal Shabet 19 (+20) 해줄 수 없는 일 (The Only Thing I Can’t Do) Gummy 20 (-3) Apple (feat. Jay Park) Ga In 21 (new) Me You (feat. Baek Yerin) San E 22 (-9) 안녕 (Hi~) Lovelyz 23 (+7) 미스매치 (Mis-Match (feat. Vasco)) Shin Bora 24 (-9) 나도 여자예요 (I Am A Woman Too) Minah (Girl’s Day) 25 (new) Celepretty Park Bo Ram 26 (-2) 사랑 범벅 (Love Mash (feat. Chancellor of the channels)) MC Mong 27 (+7) My Type (Prod. By Verbal Jint) Jessi, Cheetah, Kangnam 28 (+3) 우연히 봄 (Spring Is Gone By Chance) Loco, Yuju 29 (+7) 시작이 좋아 2015 (Good Start 2015 (Prod. By Verbal Jint)) Jimin, Seulong 30 (-12) 하기나 해 (Just Do It (feat. Loco)) GRAY 31 (-5) 아무도 모르게 (Like Nobody Knows (Prod. By MC Mong)) Cheetah, Ailee 32 (-5) 심쿵 (Spring Love (feat. Juniel)) Niel 33 (new) Promise U A Pink 34 (-6) 슈퍼스타 (Super Star (Prod. By D.O)) Kisum, San E, Taewan 35 (new) She’s (feat. Jung In) San E 36 (new) I Want To Be Me Jessi 37 (+1) 유리구슬 (Glass Bead) GFRIEND 38 (-13) 목소리 (Your Voice) Noel 39 (new) Marry Me Kim Feel 40 (new) Sugar Sugar Laboum 41 (new) Because Of You MC The Max 42 (+4) Paradise Lost Ga In 43 (-2) 사뿐사뿐 (Like A Cat) AOA 44 (-12) 자이언티, 크러쉬 (Just) Zion. T, Crush 45 (-10) 미쳐 (Crazy) 4minute 46 (new) Ju Ju Ju (feat. Hipjob) Gavy NJ 47 (-2) 화 (Fire (feat. Jin Shil of Mad Soul Child)) Mad Clown 48 (new) Heart-breaking Hwanhee 49 (-6) 팔베개 (Pillow (feat. Kihyun)) Soyu, Giriboy 50 (-3) 환청 (Auditory Hallucination (feat. NaShow)) Jang Jae In
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%