BIGBANG Reigns With “FXXK IT”; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!

There is a slight change to our music chart scoring this year. The GAON chart will still carry a 25 percent weight, but instead of using just the weekly GAON singles chart, we are starting to incorporate the weekly GAON album chart and the weekly GAON social chart as well. We believe this will get more K-pop artists with international fans onto the chart or have them ranked higher.

After a two-week break, there are a lot of changes in the chart, as four out of the top five songs in the first music chart of 2017 are brand new!

BIGBANG is the big winner this week as they occupied the top two spots with “FXXK IT” at No. 1 and “LAST DANCE” at No. 2. Both songs are title tracks from their “MADE” album, the fifth and last of this series. This full album was originally planned to release before the end of 2015, but it got postponed due to BIGBANG’s World Tour and the members being exhausted after extensive promotions on the first four series. YG Entertainment chose to release this long awaited album on December 13, 2016. This may very well be BIGBANG’s last album as a whole group for a while as some of their members will soon begin their military enlistment.

“FXXK IT” and “LAST DANCE” are two drastically different songs. “FXXK IT” is a medium tempo hip-hop song that starts with a pop melody and incorporates more intense rapping as the song goes along. On the other hand, “LAST DANCE” is a slow R&B ballad with a beautiful melody, with lyrics that reflect BIGBANG’s journey in the past 10 years.

The last time an artist had both the No. 1 and 2 songs on our chart happened almost a year ago. BIGBANG’s label mate PSY did it with “Daddy” and “Napal Baji.” Congratulations to BIGBANG!

Debuting at No. 3 is another top male group, EXO, who enters our chart with their winter ballad “For Life.” It is the title track of EXO’s 2016 Winter Special Album. This sweet ballad is made for the Christmas and winter season. The lyrics are about a man who promises his girlfriend that he will love her for life.

Another new song at No. 5 is from indie duo Bolbbalgan4, one of last year’s breakout artists. Their new song “Tell Me You Love Me” was labeled as a hidden track from their “Red Planet” album. It was planned to release as a follow up single after the album, but the song “Galaxy” unexpectedly got very popular, so the release date was push back to mid-December. “Tell Me You Love Me” is a casual pop song with a rhythmical and bright melody. The frank lyrics are about a pure, innocent girl who just wants her boyfriend to tell her that he loves her.

There is one more new song at No. 6. Moving up 10 spots from No. 16 is Heize’s “Star.” Heize was an up-and-coming female rapper in 2016 and now she scores her first top 10 hit, surprisingly showing more of her singing skills in this R&B ballad. The lyrics are about a woman who wonders about her past love and compares him to a star in the sky. 

Singles Music Chart - January 2017, Week 1
  • 1 (new) FXXK IT
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (new) LAST DANCE
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    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (new) For Life
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    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-3) Décalcomanie
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    • 1 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 5 (new) Tell Me You Love Me
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    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+10) Star
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    • 16 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (–) TT
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    • 7 Previous rank
    • 8 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (–) Very Very Very
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    • 8 Previous rank
    • 9 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 9 (-6) Playing With Fire
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    • 3 Previous rank
    • 7 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-4) The Fool
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    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-9) BERMUDA TRIANGLE (Feat. Crush, DEAN) Zico
13 (-1) 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears) BTS
14 (-4) 11:11 Taeyeon
15 (+5) 그대라는 사치 (Amazing You) Han Dong Geun
16 (-7) 나비잠 (Sweet Dream) Kim Heechul, Min Kyung Hoon
17 (-6) 커플 (Couple (2016)) SECHSKIES
18 (-3) 러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette) Red Velvet
19 (new) Beautiful Crush
20 (-15) 거짓말이야 (A Lie) B1A4
21 (-17) 꽃길 (Flower Road) Kim Sejeong
22 (-8) Stay With Me Chanyeol, Punch
23 (new) Who Are You Sam Kim
24 (new) 이쁘다니까 (You Are So Beautiful) Eddy Kim
25 (+1) 내 눈에만 보여 (My Eyes) 10cm
26 (-1) 내가 저지른 사랑 (The Love I Committed) Lim Chang Jung
27 (new) Hush Lasse Lindh
28 (-10) All I Wanna Do (K) (Feat. Hoody, Loco) Jay Park
29 (new) 고백 (Confession) Astro
30 (new) I Miss You Soyou
31 (-7) 어디선가 언젠가 (Someday, Somewhere) Sung Si Kyung
32 (new) BeBe Seo In Guk
33 (new) Dreamer Uhm Jung Hwa
34 (new) 별의 별 (Cause You’re My Star) Apink
35 (new) 감이 오지 (Can You Feel It) PENTAGON
36 (new) 바람꽃 (Wind Flower) Lee Sun Hee
37 (-10) 그대라는 세상 (You Are My World) Yoon Mi Rae
38 (-15) 술 한잔해요 오늘 (Have A Drink Today) Zi-A
39 (-22) 거짓말 (Lie (feat. Lee Haeri)) Mad Clown
40 (+6) Half Moon (feat. Gaeko) DEAN
41 (-12) 내 옆에 그대인 걸 (Beside Me) Davichi
42 (-8) 남아있어 (Still (feat. Crush)) Loco
43 (-10) That Kind Of Night Urban Zakapa
44 (new) 그대의 마음 (Your Mind) Baek Ji Young
45 (-8) 널 너무 사랑해서 (Visual Gangster (feat. Jung Eun Ji)) MC Mong
46 (new) 오글오글 (Ogeul Ogeul) Park Kyung
47 (-9) 이별을 배웠어 (Always In My Heart) Im Seulong, Joy
48 (new) 널 미워하지 않길 (No Blame) Kim Na Young
49 (-17) 성북동 (Seongbukdong) Kim Feel
50 (-2) 데리러 갈게 (I’ll Pick You Up) Standing Egg

Don’t miss our music chart in the K-pop fan magazine THE KRAZE! Check them out here.

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 Singles+Albums+Social 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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