The breezy midtempo takes the top spot by a rather large margin, and could very well remain there next week if its current digital sales are anything to go by.
"Some" is the second solo No. 1 for Soyou, and if you add up all of SISTAR's chart-toppers between their solos, group songs, and sub-units, they've amassed nine altogether.
SM the Ballad is the other big winner this week, with their single "Breath" entering at No. 3, followed by "A Day Without You" at No. 8, and "Set Me Free" at No. 18.
Girl's Day's "Something" also leaves the top ten for the first time, dipping down to No. 16 after eight weeks. It's currently the biggest hit of the year and is still ranking high on Korea's various digital charts, so don't expect it to disappear just yet.
Ladies' Code's "So Wonderful" comes in at No. 33, narrowly out-peaking their debut single, "Bad Girl," which peaked one spot lower. It's a disappointing entry by the group's standards considering that their last two singles made the top twenty, but don't count them out just yet -- not only is there a chance that they could jump higher next week, but Ladies' Code are also known for their chart longevity, so "So Wonderful" could end up making decent sales in the long run.
Speaking of longevity, Rainbow Blaxx's "Cha Cha" is at No. 37 exactly one month after its initial release. It's not exactly what you'd classify as a hit, but it's hung around much longer than anybody expected it to.
A big new debut this week is the controversial STELLAR, who enter at No. 42 with "Marionette," and at No. 1 on the Social Chart. This might not sound like much, but considering that up until this point STELLAR's singles barely scraped into the lower end of the top 100, it's not too bad at all. "Marionette" is also one of the most-viewed K-pop videos of the year, amassing over 2 million views in its first week alone, and the song itself is already guaranteed to have a longer chart run than their previous singles, so overall STELLAR's comeback should be considered a success by their standards.
Check out this week's new K-pop hits, below!
No. 1. Soyou & Junggigo - Some
No. 3. SM the Ballad - Breathe
No. 6. Hyorin - Let It Go
No. 33. Ladies' Code - So Wonderful
No. 42. STELLAR - Marionette
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.