BLACKPINK Reclaims Top Spot With “Whistle”: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart, September Week 2

It’s another battle between BLACKPINK and EXO, and BLACKPINK is the victor! The four ladies recaptured the top spot from EXO this week with their song “Whistle.” Despite EXO’s “Lotto” sweeping all the music shows, “Whistle” won due to its far stronger placement on independent chart sources. Not only that, BLACKPINK’s other single, “Boombayah,” also moves into the Top 10 this week. What an accomplishment for a rookie group who debuted just last month! Congratulations again to BLACKPINK.

There are three new songs in the Top 10 this week. Next, we find Ailee’s “If You,” moving up 12 spots to No. 3. Ailee returns to her ballad roots for this song, written by veteran hitmaker Park Geun Tae. It is about a woman who regrets not giving it all on her past love and wishes that he will come back to her one day. Although Ailee is not promoting “If You,” the song has done exceptionally well, thanks to Ailee’s strong vocals. It topped the GAON chart last week and is on our top three.

Moving up 13 spots to No. 6 is Urban Zakapa’s “Thursday Night,” which marks the second consecutive Top 10 hit for the indie trio. Unlike their usual a cappella style songs, “Thursday Night” begins with a sweet piano melody and drum beat that’s sure to catch your attention. Urban Zakapa’s trademark crystal-clear vocal and harmony can be heard throughout the song. Written by member Jo Hyunah, the lyrics are about escaping the reality and hoping for a better tomorrow. Rapper Beenzino is featured on this song, adding a new flavor to Urban Zakapa’s music.

As mentioned above, BLACKPINK has two top hits this week, the second being “Boombayah,” moving up five spots to No. 7. This hip-hop song has a unique synth introduction, and electronic and house beats. BLACKPINK’s proud and charismatic vocals are the highlights of this song. It is about wanting to forget everything for a day and just dance.

Singles Music Chart - September 2016, Week 2
  • 1 (+1) Whistle
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) Lotto
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+12) If You
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-1) Whatta Man (Good Man)
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (–) Why So Lonely
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 9 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+13) Thursday Night (feat. Beenzino)
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (+5) Boombayah
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 7 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+1) CHEER UP
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 19 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-5) Navillera
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+1) Summer Night You And I
    • Chart Info
    • 11 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (+16) Thought Of You John Park
12 (-2) Fantasy VIXX
13 (-5) Puzzle C Jamm, BewhY
14 (–) 너를 위해 (For You) Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin
15 (+11) SKIP Crush, Han Sang Won
16 (–) 잠은 다 잤나봐요 (I Think I’m Done Sleeping) Soyou, Yoo Seung Woo
17 (-10) 내 얘길 들어봐 (Listen To My Word (A-ing) (feat. Skull & Haha)) Oh My Girl
18 (+10) 그대라는 사치 (Amazing You) Han Dong Geun
19 (new) Angel (Solar & Wheein) Mamamoo
20 (-2) 다시 (Again) Park Ji Min
21 (–) 비밀이야 (Secret) Cosmic Girls
22 (new) Chewing Gum NCT Dream
23 (-10) I Like That Sistar
24 (new) 그리워 (And Then) Yang Da Il, Hyorin
25 (new) Say Yes Loco, Punch
26 (-20) 어때? (How’s This?) HyunA
27 (new) 마음을 삼킨다 (Swallowing My Heart) Sandeul (B1A4)
28 (+2) And July (Feat. DEAN, DJ Friz) Heize
29 (–) 사랑해요 (I Love You) Kim Bum Soo
30 (-7) 바다 (Bada ‘Ocean.wav’) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
31 (-11) Why Taeyeon
32 (new) 우주를 줄게 (Galaxy) Bolbbalgan Sachoongi
33 (-2) Love Hurts Hwanhee
34 (new) DAB DAB (Moonbyul & Hwasa) Mamamoo
35 (-10) Bye Bye My Blue Baek Yerin
36 (new) 딜레마 (Dilemma) Homme
37 (-5) Please Say Something, Even Though It Is A Lie Park Bo Ram
38 (-1) 너는 나 나는 너 (I Am You, You Are Me) Zico
39 (-6) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
40 (-1) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
41 (-6) 입술에 입술 (Lip 2 Lip) Nine Muses A
42 (new) Me Like Yuh (k) (Feat. Hoody) Jay Park
43 (-7) 꿈처럼 (Like A Dream) Ben
44 (new) 꽃, 바람 그리고 너 (Flower, Wind, and You) Ki Heehyun, Jeon Somi, Choi Yoojung, Kim Chungha
45 (new) Love That Doesn’t Work Out For Me Bolbbalgan Sachoongi
46 (-12) 쏘쏘 (So So) Baek Ah Yeon
47 (-30) 리본 (Ribbon) BEAST
48 (-10) 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex (feat. Eunha)) Park Kyung
49 (new) Y (Feat. BUMZU) Kei, myunDo
50 (-5) You Are My Everything Gummy

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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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