Former Wonder Girls' star, Sunmi, can now proudly call herself a successful solo artist following the high debut of her first solo single, "24 Hours." The sexy electro-pop track enters the Gaon chart at No. 2 this week, which is the same position that the last Wonder Girls single, "Like This," peaked at.
"24 Hours" was narrowly blocked from the spot by Yoon Mi Rae's "Touch Love," which is taken from one of the most popular TV dramas in Korea right now, Master's Sun. Yoon Mi Rae is widely recognized as the best female rapper in Korea, so it's odd to see her having so much success with an OST ballad instead of one of her stellar hip-hop tracks.
Other OST ballads conquering the charts this week are Baek Ji Young's "Crying" from KBS2's Good Doctor at No. 3, and another Master's Sun track called "Crazy of You," which is performed by SISTAR's Hyorin and drops to No. 4 after peaking at No. 2 last week. Rounding out the top five is Lim Kim's latest digital single, "Rain."
EXO's "Growl" slips one spot to No. 6, marking the first time that it's left the top five since its release in early August. The song has already won twelve music program awards, including two triple crowns, making it one of the top K-pop hits of 2013.
New entries in this week's top ten start with TEEN TOP's "Rocking" at No. 7, which ties "Going Crazy" to become their highest-charting single to date. Lyn's "I Like This Song" arrives one spot lower at No. 8, followed by SPICA's "Tonight" at No. 10. "Tonight" is SPICA's highest-charting single by far (their previous peak was "Russian Roulette" at No. 36). The girl group's new-found success can be credited towards K-pop legend, Lee Hyori, who is currently starring alongside the group in a new reality show in which her mission is to turn them into top stars.
Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!
No. 2. Sunmi - 24 Hours
No. 5. Lim Kim - Rain
No. 7. TEEN TOP - Rocking
No. 10. SPICA - Tonight