SISTAR Reigns Again; Taeyeon and Wonder Girls Make Top Ten Debuts: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart For July Week 3

Congratulations again to K-Pop’s queens of summer! SISTAR remains No. 1 this week with “I Like That.” This song picked up three more music show wins last week in Music Bank, M!Countdown, and Show Champion. Overall it scores even more points than last week, giving it an easy edge to remain our top song of the week.

There are two new songs in the Top 10 this week. Moving up 11 spots to a distant second place is Taeyeon’s latest hit, “Why.” Taeyeon made her solo debut last year with the big hit “I” and was one of the top soloists last year. Now she follows up with her second mini-album, featuring a trendy house-style pop ballad. It’s more up-tempo than her previous hits, making it a perfect track for hot summer days. “Why” is written by LDN Noise, who also took part in writing EXO’s recent chart-topper, “Monster.” The song and lyrics are designed to recharge your body after a long day of work. “Why” won on Inkigayo last week. Will it manage to unseat “I Like That” for the top spot next week? We shall see!

Debuting at No. 10 is Wonder Girls’ new song, “Why So Lonely.” Since coming back as a four-member group last year, the Wonder Girls have switched to a pop rock band style. Since the concept was well-received, they continued with this style on their new single album, “Why So Lonely.” The title song is a reggae-style pop rock song with guitar rhythm. The song is actually written by Wonder Girls themselves, marking the first time they promote a self-written song. The lyrics are about couples in love feeling cynical at times. “Why So Lonely” dominated the independent charts last week. If it receives lots of love from music show rankings, it may even have a good chance to challenge for No. 1 next week.

Singles Music Chart - July 2016, Week 3
  • 1 (–) I Like That
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+11) Why
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Monster
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (–) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 11 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 5 (–) Bye Bye My Blue
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (–) I Don’t Love You
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-4) L.I.E
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-1) Sugar & Me
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-1) So So
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 10 (new) Why So Lonely
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) 리본 (Ribbon) BEAST
12 (–) Hopefully Sky (feat. Harim) Jung Eun Ji
13 (-3) 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)) Park Kyung
14 (-3) GOOD (Feat. ELO) Loco, Gray
15 (–) Ring My Bell Suzy
16 (+7) Wonderland gugudan
17 (-8) Lucky One Exo
18 (+2) 시간을 달려서 (Rough) GFRIEND
19 (new) 아주 NICE (Very Nice) SEVENTEEN
20 (-3) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
21 (-7) No Matter What BoA, Beenzino
22 (-4) Good Luck AOA
23 (-7) 사랑이 뭔데 (What’s Love) Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo
24 (–) 넌 is 뭔들 (You’re The Best) Mamamoo
25 (–) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
26 (new) 보란듯이 (Just Pretending (feat. Andup)) Son Seung Yeon
27 (new) That Love Jung Yup
28 (-2) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
29 (+4) You Are My Everything Gummy
30 (new) 틀린그림찾기 (Find The Differences) Kisum, Im Seulong
31 (new) 물고기자리 (Pisces) Juniel
32 (-10) RE-BYE Akdong Musician
33 (-5) 그 길에서 (On The Road) DIA
34 (new) No Way Park Yong In, Kwon Soon Il
35 (+4) Sunflower Younha
36 (new) I Like U Too Much Sonamoo
37 (+1) 빈칸 (Emptiness) MADTOWN
38 (-7) 내 입술 따뜻한 커피처럼 (My Lips…Like Warm Coffee (feat. Lee Sung Kyung)) Eddy Kim
39 (new) 가슴이 말해 (My Heart Speaks) Kim Na Young
40 (-8) 어쩌면 나 (Maybe I) Roy Kim
41 (new) In The Summer Infinite
42 (-5) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
43 (-1) Dream Girls I.O.I
44 (new) High Heels Brave Girls
45 (-18) 처음 본 여자는 다 예뻐 (Crush On You (feat. Lil Boi)) Babylon
46 (-11) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
47 (-17) 기다린 만큼, 더 (Wait More) The Black Skirts
48 (-12) 1llusion Dok2
49 (-15) Toy Block B
50 (new) 왜 불러 (Why (feat. Miryo)) C.I.V.A

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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