Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2016 – May Week 2

TWICE scores their first No. 1 song on our chart this week with “Cheer Up.” This song was nearly unanimous last week on all chart sources and is just five points off a perfect score. As they debuted late last year, they did not build up enough popularity by year end to win any rookie awards. With TWICE’s gaining huge popularity since then, they can be easily considered one of the biggest groups to debut in 2015. “Cheer Up” won on Inkigayo, Music Bank, and M!Countdown last week. Congratulations to TWICE.

Last week’s No. 1 song, Jung Eun Ji’s “Hopefully Sky” is down one spot to No. 2 this week.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up eight spots to No. 3 is SEVENTEEN, last year’s top rookie in our Soompi Awards. They recently released their first full album “Love & Letter.” Title track “Pretty U” becomes their first top three hit this week. This song is part three and the climax of their love story told through SEVENTEEN’s previous hits “Adore U” and “Mansae.” The witty lyrics describe they are head over heels for the girl. “Pretty U” won on Show Champion last week.

Moving up 11 spots is Eddie Kim’s remake of S#arp’s classic hit “My Lips…Like Warm Coffee.” The original song was a big hit in the winter of 2001 and has been frequently sung by other artists or talent show contestants over the years. Eddie Kim’s version has a distinctive R&B sound. Rising actress and model Lee Sung Kyung is featured as the female voice of the song.

Debuting at No. 9 is Akdong Musician’s new song “RE-BYE.” It is one of the two title tracks from Part 1 of their mini-album “Spring.” It is a jazz style pop song written by Lee Chan Hyuk. The lyrics describe a person who doesn’t want to feel the pain of separation any more. Akdong Musician’s other title track “How People Move” also debuts just outside of the top 10 at No. 11 this week. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see both songs in the top five next week, perhaps even challenging for the top spot.

Singles Music Chart - May 2016, Week 2
  • 1 (+6) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) Hopefully Sky (feat. Harim)
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+8) Pretty U
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 11 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+6) Destiny
    • Chart Info
    • 10 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
  • 5 (-3) Toy
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+11) My Lips…Like Warm Coffee (feat. Lee Sung Kyung)
    • Chart Info
    • 17 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 17 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-2) What The Spring??
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-4) You’re The Best
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 11 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 9 (new) RE-BYE
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 50 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-4) Dynamite
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) 사람들이 움직이는 게 (How People Move) Akdong Musician
12 (-9) MY STAR Lee Hi
13 (new) Dream Girls I.O.I
14 (new) 불타오르네 (Fire) BTS
15 (-7) 1년 365일 (1 year, 365 days (feat. Gummy)) Vibe
16 (-4) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
17 (-1) 시간을 달려서 (Rough) GFRIEND
18 (-5) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
19 (new) 우아해 (woo ah) Crush
20 (+4) 이 사랑 (This Love) Davichi
21 (-1) You Are My Everything Gummy
22 (–) 말해! 뭐해? (Talk Love) K.Will
23 (+7) Good For You Eric Nam
24 (+2) ALWAYS Yoon Mi Rae
25 (+10) 이 노래가 끝나면 (After This Moment (feat. Davii)) Yong Joon Hyung (Beast)
26 (-3) How Can I Love You Junsu
27 (-13) 썸타 (Lil’ Something) Chen, Heize, Vibe
28 (+3) 제주도의 푸른 밤 (The Blue Night Of Jeju Island) Taeyeon
29 (-2) 사랑하자 (By My Side) SG Wannabe
30 (+4) 로꼬 (You Too (feat. Cha Cha Malone)) Loco
31 (-2) 다시 너를 (Once Again) Mad Clown, Kim Na Young
32 (-7) 또 다시 사랑 (Love Again) Lim Chang Jung
33 (-1) 그대, 바람이 되어 (Wind Beneath Your Wings) MC The Max
34 (+3) 홍대에 가면 (When In Hongdae) Hong Dae Kwang
35 (+3) With You Lyn
36 (-21) 네가 손짓해주면 (The Wave) A Pink
37 (+4) 돌아오지마 (Don’t Come Back (feat. Yong Junhyung)) Heize
38 (+4) Dream Suzy, Baekhyun
39 (+8) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
40 (+3) Without You NCT U
41 (-20) 봄날의 기억 (Remember That) BTOB
42 (-33) 문 열어봐 (Here I Am) Yesung
43 (+6) 어린애 (Young Love) Yook Sungjae, Joy
44 (-26) 일곱 번째 감각 (The 7th Sense) NCT U
45 (-6) Home Run GOT7
46 (new) 오늘 쓱 (Today) Verbal Jint, Yang Da Il
47 (-11) 야 하고 싶어 (Call You Bae (feat. Xiumin)) Jimin
48 (-4) 빗속으로 (To The Rain) Jang Bum Joon
49 (-1) 안주거리 (Dish) San E, Chancellor
50 (-17) Dynamic Love Park Bo Ram

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 – 20%
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, MBC PLUS Show Champion) – 40%

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