After a less than exciting month in K-pop, this week's chart is absolutely bursting with new hits.
YG Entertainment's Akdong Musician are at the top of the pile, debuting at No. 1 with "Time and Fallen Leaves." The calculated seasonal ballad is the fourth chart-topper of the duo's short career.
Rounding out the top five is boy band VIXX with "Error," which becomes their highest-charting single to date.
SECRET's Ji Eun arrives at No. 15 with her sassy new single "Pretty Age 25." Although she missed out on the top ten, the song has outperformed her last single, "Don't Look At Me Like That," which only reached No. 27.
Further down, SM Entertainment's new girl group Red Velvet debut at a so-so No. 33 with their new single, "Be Natural." It's a big drop from their first single, "Happiness," which hit No. 5 in August.
However, Red Velvet's performance is nowhere near as poor as Crayon Pop's new sub-unit Strawberry Milk, who debut at No. 93 with their J-pop-influenced single, "OK."
Check out this week's new K-pop singles below.
No. 1. Akdong Musician - Time and Fallen Leaves
No. 2. Gaeko - No Makeup featuring Zion.T and HA:TFELT
No. 4. Girl's Day - I Miss You
No. 5. VIXX - Error
No. 7. Seo Taiji - Christmalo.win
No. 15. Ji Eun - Pretty Age 25
No. 33. Red Velvet - Be Natural
No. 93. Strawberry Milk - OK
As expected, Taeyang has totally taken over the charts with his second solo album, Rise. Lead single 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' takes the top spot this week, giving the BIGBANG star the sixth solo No. 1 of his career. Further down, "Stay With Me" featuring G-Dragon debuts at No. 7, while the majority of the album's other tracks debuted somewhere in the top 25.
The other big new entry of the week goes to Davichi, whose new Brave Brothers' ballad "Again" arrives at No. 5. Unfortunately, by Davichi standards, No. 5 isn't all that great -- in fact, it's the vocal duo's lowest-position for a single since 2010's "Separating Twice."
Elsewhere, R&B singer Crush debuts at No. 16 with the Gaeko-assisted "Hug Me," while VIXX's "Eternity" slips ten spots to No. 17. One spot lower is SECRET's Hyosung, who remains in the top twenty for another week with "Good-night Kiss."
B.A.P's new digital single "Where Are You? What Are You Doing?" comes in at No. 27, while struggling boy band ZE:A continue to flop as their comeback single "Breathe" limps in at No. 34.
Speaking of struggling, 15&'s "Sugar" slips 36 spots to No. 53 in just its second week, cementing "Sugar" as a certified flop for the JYP vocal duo.
Check out this week's new K-pop hits below.
No. 1. Taeyang - Eyes, Nose, Lips
No. 5. Davichi - Again
No. 16. Crush - Hug Me
No. 27. B.A.P - Where Are You? What Are You Doing?
No. 34. ZE:A - Breathe
There's a new No. 1 song on the K-pop charts this week, with Gary (from hip-hop duo LeeSsang) and Jung In's new duet "Your Scent" sliding straight into the top spot. The song already achieved an all-kill on the real-time digital charts last week, which might have something to do with the fact that it's produced by hitmaker-of-the-moment Duble Sidekick.
Ballad queen Baek Ji Young debuts at No. 5 with "Still In Love," which is actually one of the weaker chart positions she's held in recent years.
Meanwhile, boy band VIXX debuts at No. 7 with "Eternity," making it the second top ten hit of their career thus far. The group's previous best was last year's "Voodoo Doll," which also peaked at No. 7.
One spot lower at No. 8 is INFINITE with "Last Romeo," while Yuna Kim's "Without You Now" rockets 32 spots to No. 9.
For girl group soloists, SECRET's Hyosung continues to do well with "Good-night Kiss," which actually climbs one spot this week to No. 13. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for T-ara's Jiyeon, who drops 10 spots to No. 27 with the moody "1min1sec."
Last but not least, JYP vocal duo 15& debuts at No. 17 with their sassy new single "Sugar," which by their standards is actually quite poor. It's the first time that they've missed the top ten, and with the song already down to No. 70 on the Melon real-time chart, there's little to no chance of it improving next week.
Check out this week's key K-pop hits below.
No. 1. Gary & Jung In - Your Scent
No. 5. Baek Ji Young - Still In Love
No. 7. VIXX - Eternity
No. 13. Hyosung - Good-night Kiss