Wonder Girls Are Back At #1 (For The First Time In Four Years): Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart, July Week 4

We had a very tight battle for No. 1 this week! SISTAR’s “I Like That,” our champion for the past two weeks, battled Wonder Girls’ “Why So Lonely,” the highest debuted song last week at No. 10, and BEAST’s “Ribbon,” which wasn’t even in the top 10 last week. Only nine points separated these three summer singles.

In the end, “Why So Lonely” took the crown! This marks the Wonder Girls’ first No. 1 song in more than four years, and also their first chart-topper as a four-member pop-rock band. “Why So Lonely” won on Inkigayo and M! Countdown last week, and also scored high on all other chart sources. Congratulations to the Wonder Girls!

SISTAR’s “I Like That” is down one spot to No. 2, and just one point lower than “I Like That” is BEAST’s new song “Ribbon,” which moved up eight spots to No. 3 this week. Like the Wonder Girls, BEAST has one fewer member now and also changed their music style. “Ribbon” is the title track of BEAST’s third full-length album, “Highlight.” It is an R&B ballad which showcases the maturity of the group. This is the first time BEAST has promoted a ballad song as their album featured hit. The lyrics compare an unwound ribbon to a broken relationship. BEAST’s emotional vocals convey the loneliness and longing of this song. “Ribbon” won on Music Bank and Show Champion last week and finished a close third place on our chart this week.

There is one more new song in the top 10 this week. Moving up 14 spots to No. 5 is Seventeen, one of the up-and-coming male groups in K-Pop. Their latest hit “Very Nice” is from the repackaged version of their first album “Love & Letter.” This dance hit tells a sweet story of a guy who spends a very nice day with the girl he loves. Members WOOZI, S.COUPS, and Vernon took part in writing this song.

Singles Music Chart - July 2016, Week 4
  • 1 (+9) Why So Lonely
    • Chart Info
    • 10 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) I Like That
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+8) Ribbon
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-2) Why
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+14) Very Nice
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-3) Monster
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 12 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-2) I Don’t Love You
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-4) Bye Bye My Blue
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-3) L.I.E
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (new) Navillera GFRIEND
12 (-3) 쏘쏘 (So So) Baek Ah Yeon
13 (-1) Hopefully Sky (feat. Harim) Jung Eun Ji
14 (-1) 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)) Park Kyung
15 (new) 못참겠어 (Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)) Eric Nam
16 (-8) 달고나 (Sugar & Me) San E, Raina
17 (-2) Ring My Bell Suzy
18 (new) Fire Truck NCT 127
19 (-3) Wonderland gugudan
20 (–) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
21 (-7) GOOD (Feat. ELO) Loco, Gray
22 (+3) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
23 (-1) Good Luck AOA
24 (-7) Lucky One Exo
25 (+2) That Love Jung Yup
26 (–) 보란듯이 (Just Pretending (feat. Andup)) Son Seung Yeon
27 (+3) 틀린그림찾기 (Find The Differences) Kisum, Im Seulong
28 (+11) 가슴이 말해 (My Heart Speaks) Kim Na Young
29 (+4) 그 길에서 (On The Road) DIA
30 (-2) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
31 (-8) 사랑이 뭔데 (What’s Love) Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo
32 (+2) No Way Park Yong In, Kwon Soon Il
33 (new) Only U Junggigo
34 (new) Thought Of You John Park
35 (new) I Miss You Hyorin
36 (-7) You Are My Everything Gummy
37 (-13) 넌 is 뭔들 (You’re The Best) Mamamoo
38 (-3) Sunflower Younha
39 (new) 숨가빠 (Breathless) Astro
40 (new) 꿈에 (In My Dreams) Solar
41 (+3) High Heels Brave Girls
42 (new) Only Yours (feat. Soulman) Lyn
43 (-5) 내 입술 따뜻한 커피처럼 (My Lips…Like Warm Coffee (feat. Lee Sung Kyung)) Eddy Kim
44 (-2) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
45 (-13) RE-BYE Akdong Musician
46 (-6) 어쩌면 나 (Maybe I) Roy Kim
47 (-1) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
48 (+1) Toy Block B
49 (-13) I Like U Too Much Sonamoo
50 (-2) 1llusion Dok2

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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