Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1

There is a major upset on top of the chart this week. Veteran male soloist Lim Chang Jung’s “Ordinary Song” is anything but ordinary as it moves up 20 big spots and leaps over many top idol artists to No. 1 this week. “Ordinary Song” just edged out last week’s No. 1 2NE1’s “Come Back Home” by four points. Congratulations to him.

Lim started his singing career in 1995, and reached a peak in the early 2000′s. Nearly all his album title songs reached No. 1 on the chart back then. He abruptly quit singing after releasing his 10th album in 2003 to focus on his acting career. In 2009 Lim came back to the music scene and released his 11th album. He regained a lot of popularity last year with the song “About Me.”

“Ordinary Song” is the title track of Lim Chang Jung’s 12th album, his first full length album in nearly five years. It is a vintage Lim Chang Jung style sad ballad in which he sings about the internal turmoil of a man. The sorrowful string melody and Lim’s heart-wrenching voice increase the sadness of this song.

Rounding out the top three is 4minute’s latest hit “Whatcha Doin’ Today,” moving up 10 spots to No. 3. This is the title song from 4minute’s fifth mini-album and refers to greetings between good friends. The song was created by Brave Brothers and has an additive upbeat melody. “Whatcha Doin’ Today” won on M!Countdown this week and will be a serious contender for our top spot next week.

There are two other new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 24 spots to No. 8 is Hong Dae Kwang’s “Thank You My Love,” his second top 10 song this year. From his mini-album “The Silver Lining,” “Thank You My Love” is a sweet and romantic ballad about what it is like before a date. Hong Dae Kwang did a good job singing about the joy of being in love.

There is also a surprise new entry to the top 10 at No. 9 this week. Unheralded rapper Loco scores his first top 10 hit “Hold Me Tight.” Loco was the winner of the hip-hop survival program “Show Me The Money” and subsequently made his debut in 2012. “Hold Me Tight” has a listener friendly melody and easy to remember lyrics that successfully crossover to mainstream. This week it moves up 13 spots to No. 9.

Singles Music Chart – April 2014, Week 1 1 (+20) Ordinary Song Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: Lim Chang Jung Vol. 12 Artist/Band: Lim Chang Jung Music: Super Touch Lyrics: Super Touch, Lim Chang Jung Genres: Pop Ballad Chart Info 21 Previous rank 2 Number of week on chart 21 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 2 (–) Come Back Home Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: 2NE1 Vol. 2 Artist/Band: 2NE1 Music: Teddy, PK, Dee. P Lyrics: Teddy Genres: Electronic Chart Info 2 Previous rank 5 Number of week on chart 1 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 3 (+10) Whatcha Doin’ Today Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: 4minute Mini-Album Vol. 5 Artist/Band: 4minute Music: Brave Brothers Lyrics: Brave Brothers Genres: Pop/Dance Chart Info 13 Previous rank 2 Number of week on chart 13 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 4 (-3) Mr. Mr. Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: Girls’ Generation 4th Mini-Album Artist/Band: Girls’ Generation Music: The Underdogs Lyrics: Cho Yoon Kyung, Kim Hee Jung Genres: Pop/Dance Chart Info 1 Previous rank 5 Number of week on chart 1 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 5 (+18) Catallena Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: Orange Caramel Third Single Artist/Band: Orange Caramel Music: Lee Ki, Yong Bae Lyrics: Lee Ki, Yong Bae Genres: Pop/Dance Chart Info 23 Previous rank 3 Number of week on chart 3 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 6 (-1) Some (feat. Lilboi of Geeks) Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: Soyu+Junggigo Digital Single “Some” Artist/Band: Soyu, Junggigo Music: Kim Do Hoon, Xepy, Esna Lyrics: Junggogo, Min Yeon Jae, Xepy, Esna, Lilboi Genres: R&B Chart Info 5 Previous rank 8 Number of week on chart 1 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 7 (-3) Can’t Stop Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: CNBlue 5th Mini-Album Artist/Band: CN Blue Music: Jung Yong Hwa, Heaven Light Lyrics: Jung Yong Hwa, Heaven Light Genres: Pop Rock Chart Info 4 Previous rank 5 Number of week on chart 2 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 8 (+24) Thank You My Love Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: The Silver Lining Artist/Band: Hong Dae Kwang Music: Day7 Lyrics: Day7 Genres: R&B Ballad Chart Info 32 Previous rank 2 Number of week on chart 32 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 9 (+13) Hold Me Tight (feat. Crush) Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: Loco Digital Single “Hold Me Tight” Artist/Band: Loco Music: Gray, Crush Lyrics: Loco, Crush Genres: Hip-Hop Chart Info 22 Previous rank 2 Number of week on chart 22 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album 10 (-2) Only You Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 1 Album: 2NE1 Vol. 2 Artist/Band: 2NE1 Music: Teddy, PK Lyrics: Teddy, Masta Wu Genres: Electronic Chart Info 8 Previous rank 5 Number of week on chart 7 Peak on chart WatchWatch the music video BuyBuy the album Rank Song Artist/Band 11 (-5) 보름달 (Full Moon (feat. Lena)) Sunmi 12 (-9) 보고 싶어…운다 (Missing You…Crying) Lyn 13 (+27) 그런 남자 (That Kind Of Guy) Bro 14 (+7) Delicious Toheart 15 (-8) 지구가 태양을 네 번 (Four Times Around The Sun) Nell 16 (new) 뜨래요 (Dduraeyo (feat. Angri of 3B)) BaeChiGi 17 (-7) Something Girl’s Day 18 (+10) 나 때문에 (Because Of Me) Ali 19 (-4) 너의 모든 순간 (Every Moment Of You) Sung Si Kyung 20 (+28) 내게기대 (Lean On Me (feat. Park Se Young)) Standing Egg 21 (new) 야생화 (Wild Flower) Park Hyo Shin 22 (-13) 짧은 치마 (Miniskirt) AOA 23 (new) 그 중에 그대를 만나 (Meet Him Among Them) Lee Sun Hee 24 (new) 심장이 뛴다 (Beat) 100% 25 (–) 널 사랑한다, 지운다, 또 운다 (Love You, Erase You, And I Cry) Shin Yong Jae 26 (-9) 금요일에 만나요 (Friday (feat. Jang Yi Jung of History)) IU 27 (-7) 뛰뛰빵빵 (Beep Beep) BtoB 28 (new) 유나야 (Una Ya) Jo Sung Mo 29 (new) 사이드미러걸 (Feat. 산체스 of 팬텀) (Side Mirror Girl (Feat. Sanchez of Phantom() Louie (Geeks) 30 (+8) 날 부르네요 (You’re Calling Me) Gummy 31 (+8) 내 얘기야 (My Story) Park Soo Jin 32 (+2) A Tempo Ga In 33 (-15) 그대라구요 (It’s You) Jung Eun Ji 34 (+10) 우리 사이 (Be A Man) MBLAQ 35 (–) 그린라이트 (Green Light) TROY 36 (-24) 숨소리 (Breath) Taeyeon & Jonghyun 37 (new) Fallin` (Feat. 박재범) Swings 38 (new) 너에게만 반응해 (Feat. 이소은) (Fall To Fly) Lee Seung Hwan 39 (-7) Thank U Very Much BESTie 40 (new) 별일 없니? (How Are You) Gavy NJ 41 (new) Your Love 2BiC 42 (new) 사랑은 없다 (There Is No Love) Timber, Lim Jung Hee 43 (-32) 썸남썸녀 (Feat. 휘성) (Peppermint Chocolate) K.Will, Mamamoo 44 (-20) 그대가 분다 (Wind That Blows) MC The Max 45 (new) Wild Boy (With Kang Seung Yoon, Song Min Ho) Yoon Jong Shin 46 (-5) 한 사람을 위한 마음 (Heart Only For One Person) Shin Jae 47 (-33) 노래가 늘었어 (Singing Got Better) Ailee 48 (-26) 오늘 같은 눈물이 (Tears Like Today) Huh Gak 49 (-19) 나 요즘 (Lately) Vanilla Acoustic 50 (new) I’m Good E-Sens

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 and the airplay of each song, making it an unbiased and objective tally of what’s going on in the world of K-Pop. Our chart is composed of the following sources:

GAON Music Chart – 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20% 
TV Music Show charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, MNet M!Countdown) – 45%

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Kim Soo Hyun shows his manly charm on the cover of “Elle” magazine
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S” Kangta and Lee Ji Hoon take the “Immortal Song 2″ stage as a duo
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Hong Jin Young and Namgoong Lock Lips on “We Got Married”
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Nell’s “Green Nocturne” is a Reflective Song
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