Welcome to Week Two of our weekly K-pop Chart, bringing you the Top 40 songs in the UK.

The chart is based on real numbers and solid facts, using a simple combination of complex formulae to find out the best of the best in the UK for K-Pop. Similar to the Korean charts, the UK K-Pop Chart uses sales numbers, votes from the fans and broadcast exposure, to calculate automatically without bias, the Top 40 K-Pop singles and albums in the UK.

If you’re curious about how the chart works there are some interesting facts over on our UKP Chart page, here you can find out how the chart is compiled and, if you’ve got your thinking cap on, there’s even some maths in there!

This weeks chart does not include votes, however we are working towards bringing this feature to the site as soon as we can so that you can have even more influence on the chart right here!

 

August Week 3 has seen a lot of changes in the UK K-Pop charts.

Three new entries into the Top 10, a new No. 1 Song, and Cube Entertainment losing its iron grip on the top of the charts.
These seem to show that UK fans have begun purchasing their music more digitally, which is a positive sign for the industry!

 

MBLAQ have shot to the top spot with No Love, beating out Shadow by BEAST, who have tumbled down to No. 6 on the chart.

Trouble Maker are still stirring up some trouble, climbing two spots up to claim No. 2, proving that the song still has legs and then some in the UK, beating out the new entries from Big Star with 일단 달려 and the resurgent ZE:A and their release The Ghost of Wind. ZE:A are hotly rising among idol groups thanks to their member Park Hyungshik‘s meteoric rise in fame and popularity across all demographics through his performance in the MBC variety show “Real Man”.

Like their labelmates, 4Minute and Hyuna are not doing so well either, with Volume Up and Ice Cream falling 3 and 5 places respectively, though they still remain in the Top 10.

G-Dragon & TOP maintain their solid No. 9 spot, chased hotly on their heels by Miss A who climb 4 places to round off the top 10 with I Don’t Need a Man.

 

New entries into the chart this week include 2NE1 with Do You Love Me, entering at a modest No. 23 on the UK K-Pop chart. With the large fanbase of Blackjacks in the UK, we think many fans are waiting until a physical CD to purchase their songs.

Henry finally makes an appearance on the chart at No. 28 with Trap, joined at No. 29 by Infinite with their comeback track Destiny.

f(x) have not made the splash in the UK that they have in Korea, with Rum Pum Pum Pum making its entry at No. 31, two positions above Brown Eyed Girls with Kill Bill and three above B.A.P. with Badman, and Ailee only manages to chart at No. 38 with U&I.

 

So without further ado, the first UKP K-pop Top 40 songs…

1

MBLAQ – NO LOVE

Release: July 19th 2013

New

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1

TROUBLE MAKER – TROUBLE MAKER

Release: November 30th 2011

Up

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1

BIGSTAR – 일단 달려 RUN & RUN

Release: August 8th 2013

New

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1

ZE:A – THE GHOST OF WIND

Release: August 8th 2013

New

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1

4MINUTE – VOLUME UP

Release: April 8th 2012

Down

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1

BEAST – SHADOW

Release: July 19th 2013

Down

1

IU – GOOD DAY

Release: December 9th 2010

Up

1

HYUNA – ICE CREAM

Release: October 21st 2012

Down

1

GD&TOP – KNOCKOUT

Release: March 28th 2012

Down

1

MISS A – I DON’T NEED A MAN

Release: October 15th 2012

Up

 

Rank Rank Song Artist(s)
Down 4 11 Hands Up 2PM
Up 3 12 Ma Boy SISTAR19
Down 2 13 Huh 4Minute
Up 2 14 Flower Power Girls’ Generation
Down 9 15 I, My, Me, Mine 4Minute
Non Mover 16 Don’t Leave GD&TOP
Up 5 17 Roly-Poly T-ara
Down 13 18 Is It Poppin’? 4Minute
Down 6 19 Bad Girl Good Girl Miss A
Down 12 20 A.D.T.O.Y. 2PM
Up 4 21 You & I IU
Up 1 22 Be My Baby Wonder Girls
New 23 Do You Love Me 2NE1
Down 14 24 Beautiful Night Beast
Down 1 25 Good-Bye Baby Miss A
Up 6 26 Baby Good Night GD&TOP
Down 7 27 High High GD&TOP
New 28 Trap Henry
New 29 Destiny Infinite
Down 13 30 Griefer J Rice
New 31 Rum Pum Pum Pum F(x)
Down 13 32 Stand By Me SHINee
New 33 Kill Bill Brown Eyed Girls
New 34 Badman B.A.P
Down 4 35 Breathe Miss A
Down 9 36 Turn It Up T.O.P
Down 19 37 What’s Your Name? 4Minute
New 38 U&I Ailee
New 39 We Are Bulletproof Part.2 BTS
Down 12 40 NoNoNo APink

 

It’s great to see over ten new entries this week, with three making the top 5, MBLAQ even taking the top spot! Some of these artists are the fan favourites that many of you expected to see in the chart last week so it’s clear to see that even a small amount of time can make a great deal of difference.

We’re still proving that we don’t always like the current trends however as tracks from past months or even years continue to make up the Top 40.

If you want to see just how much this week differs from last take a look at the Singles Chart from August Week 2 here.

 

What do you think about the rankings?
Did you buy any of the new releases this week?
Did last weeks chart influence you to head to a UK online retailer and buy any tracks there?

The album chart for August Week 2 can also be found here.

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  • ★☆ Steph ☆★

    Flower Power is J-Pop, not K-Pop…

    • Ryan

      SM have classified Flower Power as both in their official release for most digital retailers. I think iTunes lists it as K-Pop too.

  • ukispinkcherry

    yay so happy to see mblaq topping the charts ^_^ and its so refreshing to see lesser known bands like bigstar high up

  • Omny

    Hello I’m one of MBLAQ fans (we call ourselves A+) and I’m very happy that UK audiences like MBLAQ’s No Love. Please check their other songs too.. they always bring good music.
    MBLAQ hwaiting!

  • Shades-of Blaq

    Holy freakin’ ghaaad! This is what I have been waiting for. You rock MBLAQ and A+! Jjang!!!!

  • Steve Levine

    Wow MBLAQ did really well!

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