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K-Pop Hot 100: SISTAR's Three-Week No. 1; Davichi and Boy Bands Return
SISTAR19, the super sub-unit of SISTAR, enjoys yet another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with sexy single "Gone Not Around Any Longer." The girls have proven their supremacy since they are the first unit group to take the No. 1 spot in K-Pop Hot 100 history. The video has earned almost 4 million views -- a far cry from their debut single "Ma Boy" with over 24 million views.
The three-week dominance of "Not Gone" hold back BAE CHI GI's and Ailee's "Shower Of Tears" from rising back to the top spot. As well, Huh Gak's "Monodrama" and Leessang's "Tears" quests were again thwarted as the two swap positions land at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.
Female duo Davichi's "Don't You Know" bows in at No. 5 this week. A traditional ballad, backed by a magnificent 70-piece orchestra, "Don't You Know" is a soundtrack contribution to popular drama series "Iris 2." The girls' sorrowful vocals are in tangent with the show’s dramatic plot. The music video features scenes of the drama's leads Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae's romance. Other soundtrack songs quickly rising to the top tier of the chart include Han Byul's "I'll Be There For You" (at No. 24) and Lee Jin Sung's "I Love You I Hate You" (No. 31).
Meanwhile, Idol girl group Rainbow made their long-awaited comeback to the charts this week. Their new single “Tell Me Tell Me” is the group’s first in over a year and a half. The poppy track combines violins and a pop-rock beat for a sweet slice of K-pop. The accompanying video shows Rainbow’s signature multihued look and cute coordinating outfits. It has earned almost a million views so far. A lot is riding on this comeback with the group remaining mostly stagnant since releasing the strong hit single “To Me.”
Boy bands are making a big statement on the charts this week with some popular groups all making impacts on the chart. TEEN TOP makes the highest debut for the boys with their excellent buzz single "I Wanna Love" making its mark at No. 18. Rising rookies B.A.P. rocket up to the No. 20 position (from No. 59) with the dramatic “One Shot.” B.A.P. is making an impression in America too with their new EP "One World" topping the World Albums Chart too.
With their anticipated comeback single, SHINee leap on the charts at No. 35 with the poppy "Dream Girl." As well, rising newcomers NU’EST make their biggest solo chart appearance to date with ballad single "Hello" starting at No. 45. Which boy band is your favorite?