Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2015 – December Week 1

Big changes in the top 10 this week as we have six new songs, including all of the top three. EXID joins BIGBANG as the only artists to have three No. 1 songs on our chart this year. Their latest hit “Hot Pink” moves up 12 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week. Despite not winning any music shows last week, “Hot Pink” is ranked consistently among the top songs on all our sources and easily won this week.

“Hot Pink” is a vibrant electronic dance hit with additive melody. The lyrics related the color pink to the innocent but sexy appeal of the group. With a trio of chart topping hit in 2015, EXID has made massive stride this year and will battle many established artists for the top female group in the year end awards. Congratulations to EXID.

Moving up 15 spots but settles for a distant second is Dynamic Duo’s “Jam.” This is the title song of Dynamic Duo’s eighth album “Grand Carnival,” their first full length album in more than two years. The lyrics are about friends of the opposite sex who have feelings for each other. “Jam” was the winner on M!Countdown last week but it lacks the score on Soompi Airplay to compete for the top spot with EXID. Let’s see if that will change next week.

Debuting at No. 3 and round out an all new top three is iKON’s new song “Apology.” This song is different from “My Type” and “Rhythm Ta.” It is a listener friendly R&B song about a guy who regrets after breaking up with his girlfriend. “Apology” won on Inkigayo last week. Will it become iKON’s first No. 1 song on our chart? We’ll find out next week.

Two popular hip-hop musicians collaborate for the first time and make our top five. Moving up 14 spots to No. 5 is San E and Mad Clown’s “Sour Grapes.” San E and Mad Clown has both worked with many mainstream artists but we rarely see two rappers collaborating together. “Sour Grape” is about man’s aggressive attitude toward love. The two artists present this in a humorous way.

FTIsland’s lead singer Lee Hong Ki has his first top 10 solo hit with “Insensible,” up 13 spots to No. 7. This song is the title track of Lee Hong Ki’s first mini-album “FM302.” It is a rock ballad about a man who cannot forget his past love. Lee Hong Ki’s heartfelt and husky vocal fits the song perfectly.

Moving up 13 spots to No. 10 is B.A.P’s “Young, Wild & Free.” It is the title song of their fourth mini-album “Matrix.” Unlike their previous hits, “Young, Wild & Free” is a rock style song about friendships and challenges faced by youth. It is based on personal experiences of B.A.P members. “Young, Wild & Free” won on Music Bank last week and it should continue to move up on our chart.

Singles Music Chart - December 2015, Week 1
  • 1 (+12) HOT PINK
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+15) Jam
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (new) Apology
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-1) Like OOH-AHH
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+14) Sour Grapes
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-2) 4 Walls
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+13) Insensible
    • Chart Info
    • 20 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-1) Love Again
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 10 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-1) Boys And Girls (feat. Babylon)
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+13) Young, Wild & Free
    • Chart Info
    • 23 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-5) I (feat. Verbal Jint) Taeyeon
12 (-10) 사슬 (Chained Up) VIXX
13 (-12) 아이유 (Twenty-Three) IU
14 (-9) 신세계 (Brave New World) Brown Eyed Girls
15 (-6) 안아보자 (Hug Me) 4men
16 (-6) 널 생각해 (Thinking About You) Younha
17 (+13) 그리워 말아요 (Don’t Miss You) Navi
18 (-7) No Make Up Zion. T
19 (-3) 오늘부터 우리는 (Me gustas tu) GFRIEND
20 (-8) 바람이나 좀 쐐 (Get Some Air (feat. MIWOO)) Gary
21 (+1) 소녀 (A Little Girl) Oh Hyuk
22 (-1) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
23 (+1) 청춘 (Youth) Kim Feel
24 (-6) Lion Heart Girls’ Generation
25 (new) 그날을 내 등 뒤로 (Along The Days) Huh Gak
26 (new) 잠은 안오고 배는 고프고 (Sleepless Night) Nine Muses
27 (new) 이별밖에 (In The End) Noel
28 (new) But (feat. Baek Ji Young) Gil
29 (-15) Dumb Dumb Red Velvet
30 (new) 고백송 (Confession Song) GOT7
31 (new) 혜화동 (The Zoo) Park Bo Ram
32 (+10) Hero (Broadcasting Ver.) MONSTA X
33 (+16) 소리질러 (Scream) Seo In Young
34 (+6) Ah-Choo Lovelyz
35 (-4) 모르나봐 (You Don’t Know Me) Soyu, BrotherSu
36 (-2) U R Taeyeon
37 (-11) LIGHTSABER Exo
38 (new) 세상이 완벽했다면 (If The World Was Perfect (feat. Taeyeon)) Verbal Jint
39 (new) Love From A Real Heart Part 3 Buzz
40 (-11) 1분만이라도 (Even 1 Minute (feat. Hanhae)) As One
41 (-2) 가끔 (Sometimes) Zi-A
42 (+2) 아마도 그건 (Perhaps That) Crush, Loco
43 (-10) 우리 사랑하지 말아요 (Let’s Not Fall In Love) Big Bang
44 (new) 바람아 불어라 (Let The Wind Blow) Gil
45 (-7) 척 (Pretend (feat. Zick Jasper of M.I.B)) December
46 (-19) 보통연애 (Ordinary Love (feat. Park Bo Ram)) Park Kyung
47 (new) Darling U Kim Tae Woo, Ben
48 (-5) Break Beenzino
49 (new) 어제처럼 (Like Yesterday) Solar, Moon Byul
50 (-5) 사랑해 이 말 밖엔 (Only The Word I Love You) Jonghyun

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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