K-pop Chart Report: Huh Gak Hits The Top, EXO and 2NE1 Stay Strong

It looked like 2NE1's "Do You Love Me" was severely under-performing when it debuted at No. 3 on the Gaon chart last week (as opposed to the usual No. 1s that the group is accustomed to). However, this week, the song's been able to show some staying power by holding on to the No. 3 spot for another seven days. It's a much better showing than their last single, "Falling In Love," which opened at No. 1 with blockbuster sales, but then plunged six spots in its second week.

This week's chart-topper belongs to Superstar K2 vocalist, Huh Gak, who arrives in first place with his summery new single, "That You're Mine." He dethrones rapper, San E, who slips one spot with "Story of Someone I Know."

Rookie R&B artist, Bumkey, debuts at No. 4 with his new single, "Attraction," which stars Crayon Pop's Ellin in the music video. Speaking of Crayon Pop, "Bar Bar Bar," falls one place to No. 6 this week. It's a shame that the trending girl group were unable to secure the top spot with their addictive hit --which has become a huge sensation in Korea-- but they were able to reach No. 1 on the K-pop Hot 100 last week, which is said to be more accurate than Gaon if Billboard is to be believed. In other good Crayon Pop news, the group's 2012 single, "Dancing Queen," has started crawling back up the charts recently: this week, it rises 23 places to No. 156.

EXO's "Growl" falls three spots to No. 5, which is impressive considering the group's chart history. They've been consistently ranking higher and higher with every single they've released so far, and with a peak of No. 2, "Growl" is their highest to date. The song has already secured three first place wins on music programs (and counting), cementing EXO's status as the hottest new boy band in K-pop right now.

JYP Entertainment's Lim Jeong Hee debuts at No. 7 with "Luv Is," f(x)'s "Rum Pum Pum Pum" falls to No. 8, and Brown Eyed Girls' "Kill Bill" leaves the top ten, falling five places to No. 11.

Meanwhile, Cube Entertainment will be happy to see the longevity of B2ST and A Pink, who are at No. 15 and No. 16 with "Shadow" and "NoNoNo," respectively.

ZE:A's "The Ghost of Wind" jumps to No. 21 this week to become their highest-charting single to date, while Ladies Code's "Hate You" tumbles 24 spots to No. 37, and B.A.P's "Badman" falls 28 spots to No. 49.

In a bit of Western pop news, Katy Perry's "Roar" and Lady Gaga's "Applause" debut at No. 59 and No. 60, respectively, which is a big accomplishment considering that foreign artists rarely ever even reach the top 100 in Korea.

Last and probably least this week is K-pop "twerk group," Wassup, who climb 20 places to No. 175 with their self-titled debut single.

Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!

No. 3. 2NE1 - Do You Love Me

No. 4. Bumkey feat. Dynamic Duo - Attraction

No. 5. EXO - Growl

No. 156. Crayon Pop - Dancing Queen

No. 175. Wassup - Wassup

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