IU Prevails With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 1

IU Prevails With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 1

IU’s Palette has become our new No. 1 song! This song wasn’t even on our chart last week, but with its promotion in full swing, it picked up three wins on music shows last week on Inkigayo, M!Countdown, and on the new Music Core chart ranking. Palette is the first song in more than three years to debut at No. 1 on our chart. Congratulations to IU!

Palette is one of the two title songs from IU’s fourth album. This self-written synth pop song by IU is about her own story growing up, with the lyrics about the beauty of youth. G-Dragon is featured on this song, making it a mega collaboration between superstars.

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The strength of Palette caused last week’s top two songs WINNER’s Really Really and EXID’s Night Rather Than Day to drop one spots to No. 2 and 3, respectively.

There are three other new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 15 spots to No. 4 is a collaboration between SISTAR’s Hyorin and rising hip-hop artist Changmo. Their duet BLUE MOON is an RB song about a man and a woman confessing to each other how they feel. Hyorin and Changmo show great chemistry in this song.

Up 30 big spots to No. 9 is LABOUM’s first ever top 10 hit Hwi Hwi. This is the title track from LABOUM’s mini-album Miss This Kiss, and is an addictive dance song that incorporates a whistling sound. The lyrics provide us an adorable depiction of a kiss between two lovers. Hwi Hwi was able to win on Music Bank last week over IU’s Can’t Love You Anymore.

IU has two songs in the top 10 this week. Besides the No. 1 song Palette, she also debuts another song Dear Name at No. 10. This song is the other title song on IU’s fourth album, and is a pop ballad that reminds us of Secret from her second album. Dear Name has fantastic string melody and the minimal arrangement highlights IU’s great vocals on this song.

Singles Music Chart – May 2017, Week 1

1 (new) Palette (feat. G-Dragon)

1 Number of week on chart


Music: Kang Seung Yoon, Kang Wok Jin, MINO

Lyrics: Kang Seung Yoon, MINO, Lee Seung Hoon

4 Number of week on chart

3 (+9) Night Rather Than Day

Album: EXID Mini-Album Eclipse

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, KeeBomb, LE

Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, KeeBomb, LE

3 Number of week on chart

Album: Hyorin, Changmo Digital Single BLUE MOON

Artist/Band: Hyorin, Changmo

Lyrics: Seo Ji Eum, Changmo

Album: TWICE Special Album Twicecoaster: Lane 2

Music: Lee Woo Min “Collapsedone”, Mayu Wakisaka

Lyrics: Shim Eun Ji, Lee Woo Min “Collapsedone”, Mayu Wakisaka

10 Number of week on chart

Album: Zico Digital Single Shes a Baby

Album: Highlight 1st Mini-Album

6 Number of week on chart

8 (+9) The Spring (feat. Hareem)

Album: Jung Eun Ji 2nd Mini-Album

Music: Double Sidekick, Long Candy


Music: Kamen Rider, Ohrn, Wahle

2 Number of week on chart

첫눈처럼 너에게 가겠다 (I Will Go To You Like The First Snow)

All I Wanna Do (K) (Feat. Hoody, Loco)

넘어와 (Come Over (feat. Baek Yerin))

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About the Soompi Music Chart

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music chart or television ranking. It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea as well as the hottest trending artists on Soompi, making it a unique chart that reflects what’s going on in K-pop not only in Korea but around the world. Our chart is composed of the following sources:

GAON Singles+Albums+Social Chart – 25%

Various Internet Charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Genie) – 15%

TV Music Show Charts (SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, MBC Music Core, MBC PLUS Show Champion) – 40%