Red Velvet Reigns With “Russian Roulette”: Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2016, October Week 1

Red Velvet’s “Russian Roulette” remains in the No. 1 spot this week! The song picked up wins on “Inkigayo,” “M!Countdown,” and “Show Champion” last week, while maintaining a solid score in all chart sources. Congratulations again to Red Velvet!

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week! Moving up eight spots to No. 4 is one of the more surprising hits in the top 10 this year. Indie duo Bolbbalgan Sachoongi scored their first top 10 hit with “Galaxy.” Bolbbalgan Sachoongi used to be a four member band when they participated on “Superstar K” season six, but they’re currently now a duo. “Galaxy” is a very refreshing song that compares a person’s love to the universe. The song and album was released more than a month ago but it’s gaining momentum each week. There’s a chance it might make it into the top three next week!

Moving up seven spots to No. 8 is a very special collaboration between two of Korea’s biggest stars. Korea’s national MC Yoo Jae Suk collaborates with popular male group EXO for “Dancing King.” The song contains a samba rhythm and a brass sound, with lyrics that are about forgetting the weary routine of daily life and dancing to have fun! “Dancing King” has outperformed EXO’s other hit song “Lotto,” which is one spot below at No. 9 this week.

Up 22 spots to No. 10 is 2PM’s new song “Promise (I’ll Be).” It’s the title song of their sixth full album “Gentleman’s Game,” and is an R&B song with an urban sound. It presents a love story that deals with the depths of faith and devotion.

Singles Music Chart - October 2016, Week 1
  • 1 (–) Russian Roulette
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (+1) The Love I Committed
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Whistle
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+8) Galaxy
    • Chart Info
    • 12 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+3) Amazing You
    • Chart Info
    • 8 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (-2) Thursday Night (feat. Beenzino)
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-1) If You
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+7) Dancing King
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-4) Lotto
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 10 (+22) Promise (I’ll be)
    • Chart Info
    • 32 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (–) 붐바야 (Boombayah) BLACKPINK
12 (new) 태풍 (The Eye) Infinite
13 (new) NEW YORK Mamamoo
14 (-4) 너 그리고 나 (Navillera) GFRIEND
15 (+1) 빨리 전화해 (Hit Me (feat. Kush)) MOBB
16 (-7) Why So Lonely Wonder Girls
17 (–) 너를 위해 (For You) Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin
18 (–) Whatta Man (Good Man) I.O.I
19 (+1) 꽐라 (HOLUP) Bobby
21 (-7) 다정하게, 안녕히 (Fondly Goodbye) Sung Si Kyung
22 (-1) 구르미 그린 달빛 (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) Gummy
23 (–) And July (Feat. DEAN, DJ Friz) Heize
24 (-11) Thought Of You John Park
25 (-6) Puzzle C Jamm, BewhY
26 (new) 내 마음 들리나요 (Can You Hear My Heart (feat. Lee Hi)) Epik High
27 (new) 녹는다 (Melting) K.Will
28 (+5) 비밀이야 (Secret) Cosmic Girls
29 (-7) 잠은 다 잤나봐요 (I Think I’m Done Sleeping) Soyou, Yoo Seung Woo
30 (-6) Carnival (The Last Day) Ga In
31 (-5) 몸 (Body) Mino
32 (new) 끝 (The End) Kwon Jin Ah
33 (-8) 안갯길 (Misty Road) Ben
34 (new) 내 곁에 서 있어줘 (Stand By Me) BTOB-BLUE
35 (new) 결정 (Choice (feat. IU)) Hyungdon, Daejun
36 (new) Mr. Potter DIA
37 (-8) Forgetting You Davichi
38 (new) 사랑인 듯 아닌 듯 (A Lot Like Love) Baek Ah Yeon
39 (-12) 여름밤에 우린 (Summer Night You And I) Standing Egg
40 (-12) All With You Taeyeon
41 (-7) Say Yes Loco, Punch
42 (+5) Love Paint (every afternoon) NU’EST
43 (-6) 사랑해요 (I Love You) Kim Bum Soo
44 (-13) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
45 (-10) I Like That Sistar
46 (-5) 너였다면 (If It Is You) Jung Seung Hwan
47 (new) 별처럼 빛나는 사랑 (Stars Shining Like The Love) Eddy Kim
48 (-6) Love Hurts Hwanhee
49 (-6) Bye Bye My Blue Baek Yerin
50 (-11) 마음을 삼킨다 (Swallowing My Heart) Sandeul (B1A4)
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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%