IU Prevails With “Palette”; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 1

IU’s “Palette” has become our new No. 1 song! This song wasn’t even on our chart last week, but with its promotion in full swing, it picked up three wins on music shows last week on “Inkigayo,” “M!Countdown,” and on the new “Music Core” chart ranking. “Palette” is the first song in more than three years to debut at No. 1 on our chart. Congratulations to IU!

“Palette” is one of the two title songs from IU’s fourth album. This self-written synth pop song by IU is about her own story growing up, with the lyrics about the beauty of youth. G-Dragon is featured on this song, making it a mega collaboration between superstars.

The strength of “Palette” caused last week’s top two songs WINNER’s “Really Really” and EXID’s “Night Rather Than Day” to drop one spots to No. 2 and 3, respectively.

There are three other new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 15 spots to No. 4 is a collaboration between SISTAR’s Hyorin and rising hip-hop artist Changmo. Their duet “BLUE MOON” is an R&B song about a man and a woman confessing to each other how they feel. Hyorin and Changmo show great chemistry in this song.

Up 30 big spots to No. 9 is LABOUM’s first ever top 10 hit “Hwi Hwi.” This is the title track from LABOUM’s mini-album “Miss This Kiss,” and is an addictive dance song that incorporates a whistling sound. The lyrics provide us an adorable depiction of a kiss between two lovers. “Hwi Hwi” was able to win on “Music Bank” last week over IU’s “Can’t Love You Anymore.”

IU has two songs in the top 10 this week. Besides the No. 1 song “Palette,” she also debuts another song “Dear Name” at No. 10. This song is the other title song on IU’s fourth album, and is a pop ballad that reminds us of “Secret” from her second album. “Dear Name” has fantastic string melody and the minimal arrangement highlights IU’s great vocals on this song.

Singles Music Chart - May 2017, Week 1
  • 1 (new) Palette (feat. G-Dragon)
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (-1) Really Really
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 3 (-1) Night Rather Than Day
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 4 (+15) BLUE MOON
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 4 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+4) KNOCK KNOCK
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 10 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 6 (–) She’s a Baby
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-3) Plz Don’t Be Sad
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
    • 6 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 8 (-5) The Spring (feat. Hareem)
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 3 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 9 (+30) Hwi Hwi
    • Chart Info
    • 39 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 9 Peak on chart
  • 10 (new) Dear Name
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 10 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-3) Make Me Love You Taeyeon
12 (-7) 봄날 (Spring Day) BTS
13 (+1) 오랜 날 오랜 밤 (Last Goodbye) Akdong Musician
14 (+6) 바래다줄게 (Take You Home) Baekhyun
15 (+3) 좋다고 말해 (Tell Me You Love Me) Bolbbalgan4
16 (+6) Hate That I Miss You Lee Hae Ri
17 (-2) Ninano (feat. Flowsik) Gong Minzy
18 (new) TOMBOY Hyukoh
19 (new) 오늘 취하면 (Wine (feat. Changmo)) Suran
20 (new) 아프지 마요 (Be Well) SECHSKIES
21 (new) Leather Jacket Hyukoh
22 (new) Sad Song SECHSKIES
23 (new) Lonely (feat. Taeyeon) Jonghyun
24 (+11) 에라 모르겠다 (FXXK IT) Big Bang
25 (-2) 첫눈처럼 너에게 가겠다 (I Will Go To You Like The First Snow) Ailee
26 (-10) Fingertip GFRIEND
27 (-17) I’ll Be Yours Girl’s Day
28 (-17) Wee Woo PRISTIN
29 (-12) Fool WINNER
30 (-4) Beautiful Crush
31 (-10) 부담이 돼 (Anymore (feat. Whee In)) Jungkey
32 (-19) 재밌어? (Love Is) Teen Top
33 (new) At The End Lee Changsub
34 (-16) Movie BTOB
35 (-8) 봄날의 소나기 (Paper Umbrella) Yesung
36 (-3) 나랑 사귈래 (Will You Go Out With Me) DIA
37 (–) 쉽다 (Easy Love) SF9
38 (+4) All I Wanna Do (K) (Feat. Hoody, Loco) Jay Park
39 (-10) Yesterday Block B
40 (new) Back:Hug SNUPER
41 (-9) Stay With Me Chanyeol, Punch
42 (-18) 아름다워 (Beautiful) MONSTA X
43 (-7) 그 사람이 너라서 (Because Of You) Park Hyung Sik
44 (-5) 그대라는 사치 (Amazing You) Han Dong Geun
45 (new) RUMOR K.A.R.D
46 (-15) 불장난 (Playing With Fire) BLACKPINK
47 (-1) The Song Zion.T
48 (-6) 이쁘다니까 (You Are So Beautiful) Eddy Kim
49 (-4) 넘어와 (Come Over (feat. Baek Yerin)) Dean
50 (-7) 비가와 (Rain) Soyou, Baekhyun
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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 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 Music Core, MBC PLUS Show Champion) – 40%

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