Another Win For The Wonder Girls: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart, August Week 3

This past week was anyone’s game! With all top three songs scoring in the low 800s, the third week of August was wide open for anyone to take the top spot. In the end, the honors went to the Wonder Girls. After three weeks being second best behind GFRIEND, “Why So Lonely” recaptured the top spot on our chart. “Why So Lonely” was rewarded for its consistency across all chart sources despite not winning on any music shows last week. Indeed, this song was either No. 1 or 2 over the past five weeks, and shows little sign of slowing down. Congratulations again to Wonder Girls.

Moving up 11 spots to No. 2 is HyunA’s new song “How’s This?” HyunA celebrates her second-place win as a newly-minted full-time solo artist, as her former group 4minute disbanded not too long ago. “How’s This?” is a hip-hop style dance track with bass sound that showcases HyunA’s uniquely charming and sexy vocals. HyunA won the top spot on Inkigayo and M!Countdown last week, but this week lost narrowly to her other former group Wonder Girls. (Remember those days?) Let’s see if she can reverse the results for next week.

GFRIEND’s “Navillera” fell two spots to No. 3 after spending the last three weeks on top of our chart. This song added another two music show wins last week in Music Bank and Show Champion – a very impressive run for this sophomore group.

There are three other new songs in the Top 10 this week, and they are sitting right below the top three. Moving up 11 spots to No. 4 is Girls’ Generations’ new song “Sailing 0805.” This single, the 26th song from the weekly SM Station project, is a very special pop ballad to commemorate Girls’ Generations’ nine years in K-Pop. Penned by Sooyoung, the subtitle of the song, “0805,” refers to their debut on August 5 nine years ago. It describes the group’s long voyage to stardom, and thanks fans for their support over their long and winding journey.

Moving up 13 spots to No. 5 is Oh My Girl’s “Listen To My Word (A-ing).” This is the first-ever Top 10 hit for the rookie group Oh My Girl, but the song is actually a remake of Papaya’s hit song of the same name in 2000. The new version also features Skull & Haha, bringing a reggae rhythm to this vibrant summer song.

Also scoring their first-ever Top 10 hit is indie group Standing Egg. Their song “Summer Night You And I” moves up 13 spots to No. 6. This song dominated the independent charts the past two weeks before finally crossing over to mainstream success. As the song title implies, this song is about a couple enjoying a romantic summer night under the stars, feeling like they are the only ones in the world.

Singles Music Chart - August 2016, Week 3
  • 1 (+1) Why So Lonely
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+11) How’s This?
    • Chart Info
    • 13 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-2) Navillera
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+11) Sailing (0805)
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+13) Listen To My Word (A-ing) (feat. Skull & Haha)
    • Chart Info
    • 18 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+13) Summer Night You And I
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-4) I Like That
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (–) I Don’t Love You
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 12 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-5) Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-3) Why
    • Chart Info
    • 7 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
12 (-6) 리본 (Ribbon) BEAST
13 (new) 휘파람 (Whistle) BLACKPINK
14 (new) Whatta Man (Good Man) I.O.I
15 (-5) All Mine f(x)
16 (new) 붐바야 (Boombayah) BLACKPINK
17 (-6) And July (Feat. DEAN, DJ Friz) Heize
18 (-4) 바다 (Bada ‘Ocean.wav’) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
19 (-10) Monster Exo
20 (-8) Bye Bye My Blue Baek Yerin
21 (+10) 입술에 입술 (Lip 2 Lip) Nine Muses A
22 (new) Puzzle C Jamm, BewhY
23 (-7) 쏘쏘 (So So) Baek Ah Yeon
24 (+12) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
25 (–) 사랑해요 (I Love You) Kim Bum Soo
26 (+4) Love Hurts Hwanhee
27 (-7) 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)) Park Kyung
28 (-7) L.I.E EXID
29 (new) Fantasy VIXX
30 (-1) Please Say Something, Even Though It Is A Lie Park Bo Ram
31 (-8) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
32 (-4) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
33 (new) 밤과 별의 노래 (Starry Night) Onew
34 (-8) No Way Park Yong In, Kwon Soon Il
35 (-3) 넌 is 뭔들 (You’re The Best) Mamamoo
36 (+5) Wonderland gugudan
37 (-20) 아주 NICE (Very Nice) SEVENTEEN
38 (-4) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
39 (-17) Ring My Bell Suzy
40 (+5) You Are My Everything Gummy
41 (-6) That Love Jung Yup
42 (-15) Fire Truck NCT 127
43 (-5) 사랑이 뭔데 (What’s Love) Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo
44 (new) 펑펑울었어 (Cry) Stellar
45 (+1) 걱정말아요 그대 (Don’t Worry) Lee Juck
46 (-4) 달고나 (Sugar & Me) San E, Raina
47 (-7) highfiVe Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi. B, Crush
48 (-24) 여기까지 (For Now) Sam Kim, Kwon Jin Ah
49 (-10) 밀지마 (Don’t Push Me) Wendy, Seulgi
50 (-17) Thought Of You John Park

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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