SISTAR have hung onto the No. 1 spot for a second week with their latest single, "Touch Your Body." The song is still sitting comfortably at No. 1 on the Melon digital music chart, too, so we could potentially see the quartet spend a third week at the top of the Gaon chart. If that happens, then "Touch My Body" will become the longest-running No. 1 in almost two years.
Overall, "Touch My Body" is SISTAR's fifth No. 1 as a full group, and their 11th if you include their subunit, solos, and collaborations. It's this kind of success that's helped them become Korea's second biggest girl group -- after Girls' Generation, of course.
In second place is Block B's "Her," which climbs one spot to No. 2 this week. It's the highest-charting song of Block B's career, and its success is pretty impressive by boy band standards. Male artists generally tend to fare better with physical album sales, while the digital market is dominated by girl groups and OST ballads.
HyunA's racy "Red" debuts at a solid No. 3, matching the position of her signature hit, "Bubble Pop!," but failing to reach the No. 1 and No. 2 peak of both "Ice Cream" and "Change."
JYJ's new single "Back Seat" debuts at No. 6, while all the songs from their latest album, Just Us, are scattered throughout the rest of the top 100.
Further down, Wonder Girls' Yenny, who now goes by the bizarre and confusing name of HA:TFELT, enters at a respectable No. 16 with her first solo single, "Ain't Nobody." The position pales in comparison to her ex-bandmate Sunmi, but is relatively decent by solo female standards, putting her on par with T-ara's Jiyeon and Hyomin.
Speaking of flops, BESTie's "Hot Baby" debuts at a disappointing No. 53. Although this matches "Thank U Very Much" as their highest-charting single, it's still a let down for the group, who should be doing much better at this point.
Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below.
No. 1. SISTAR - Touch My Body
No. 3. HyunA - Red
No. 4. INFINITE - Back
No. 6. JYJ - Back Seat
No. 16. HA:TFELT - Ain't Nobody
No. 53. BESTie - Hot Baby
After being blocked from hitting No. 1 by Girls' Generation last week, 2NE1's finally come back home to the top of the charts! Their new single, "Come Back Home," becomes the 12th No. 1 of the group's career this week (14th if you include Park Bom's solo hits).
If that isn't impressive enough, 2NE1 also has a total of 9 songs in the top twenty this week!
Last week's chart-topper, Girls' Generation's "Mr.Mr," falls to No. 4, while Soyou and Junggigo's unstoppable "Some" bounces back to No. 2 (and could possibly reach No. 1 again next week).
Rookie girl group 1PS makes an impressive debut with "Because I'm Your Girl," which rockets in at No. 29, while BESTie's "Thank U Very Much" jumps 65 places to No. 53. That might not sound like much, but it is -- going top thirty with a first single is huge for an unknown rookie group like 1PS, while BESTie's boost makes "Thank U Very Much" their highest-charting song to date, and their first to crack the top 100 since "Pit-a-Pat."
Speaking of rookie girl groups, STELLAR's "Marionette" is still in the top 100 after exactly one month, sitting at No. 77 this week. Not bad!
Check out this week's key K-pop hits below.
No. 1. 2NE1 - Come Back Home
No. 5. CNBLUE - Can't Stop
No. 7. Lyn - Miss you... Crying
No. 29. 1PS - Because I'm Your Girl
No. 53. BESTie - Thank U Very Much
SHINee had some crazy competition on the charts this past week, but the boys were still able to debut at No. 1 with their latest single, "Everybody." They dethroned IU's "The Red Shoes," which slips to No. 2, to claim the sixth chart-topper of their career. Pretty impressive when you consider that they were up against the likes of IU, T-ara, K.Will, and a slew of big OST tracks.
Speaking of T-ara, the group shoots fifteen spots to No. 5 this week with their big comeback single, "No. 9." The top five entry easily trumps the No. 11 peak of T-ara N4's "Countryside Life" back in May, and is just one spot lower than the No. 4 peak of last year's "Sexy Love."
Welcome back, girls!
Meanwhile, the new K.Will single, "You Don't Know Love," arrives at No. 4, but is in strong contention to rise to No. 1 next week.
G-Dragon's "Crooked" is showing some serious longevity, bouncing back to No. 10 after more than a month on the chart.
Nine Muses' new single, "Gun," makes a surprising debut at No. 16, marking a career high for the group. It's been lagging on the digital charts, though, so expect a huge drop next week.
More than a month after its initial release, Ladies' Code's "Pretty Pretty" spends another week in the top forty at No. 33. This longevity further proves that Ladies' Code is the biggest rookie girl group to debut this year (Crayon Pop debuted last year, FYI).
Another rookie girl group, AOA, enter at No. 40 with"Confused." Not too bad, but not great, either.
Former After School songstress, Kahi, slips to No. 51 with "It's Me" after debuting at a disappointing No. 45 last week. It's a shame to see it doing so badly, but not a surprise considering the stiff competition right now.
Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!
No. 1. SHINee - Everybody
No. 4. K.Will - You Don't Know Love
No. 16. Nine Muses - Gun
No. 40. AOA - Confused