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…
MBLAQ – NO LOVE
Release: July 19th 2013
TROUBLE MAKER – TROUBLE MAKER
Release: November 30th 2011
BIGSTAR – 일단 달려 RUN & RUN
Release: August 8th 2013
ZE:A – THE GHOST OF WIND
Release: August 8th 2013
4MINUTE – VOLUME UP
Release: April 8th 2012
BEAST – SHADOW
Release: July 19th 2013
IU – GOOD DAY
Release: December 9th 2010
HYUNA – ICE CREAM
Release: October 21st 2012
GD&TOP – KNOCKOUT
Release: March 28th 2012
MISS A – I DON’T NEED A MAN
Release: October 15th 2012
|Down 4||11||Hands Up||2PM|
|Up 3||12||Ma Boy||SISTAR19|
|Up 2||14||Flower Power||Girls’ Generation|
|Down 9||15||I, My, Me, Mine||4Minute|
|Non Mover||16||Don’t Leave||GD&TOP|
|Down 13||18||Is It Poppin’?||4Minute|
|Down 6||19||Bad Girl Good Girl||Miss A|
|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|
|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|
|Down 4||35||Breathe||Miss A|
|Down 9||36||Turn It Up||T.O.P|
|Down 19||37||What’s Your Name?||4Minute|
|New||39||We Are Bulletproof Part.2||BTS|
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.