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  • Seems like idol groups are finally gaining back momentum in South Korea, 7 songs in the top 10 of melon are idol group songs.


    This is great compared to the solo artist domination in 2019/2020 and early 2021.


    I prayed for 10/10 idol group songs back in April/May when we saw the release schedule, with so many top tier idol groups releasing.

  • Is there any big idol group coming back in June/July?


    Exo could've made it 8/10 but DFTF underperformed terribly (not surprising tho they didnt promote it at all)

    I was also looking for Lisa's single to get in the top 10 at least.


    Only Loona is left for June i think. But i dont think they've ever charted on Melon 24HRs.


    BTS is coming out with a single album in July, with Butter and a new song included, i'm assuming it's Permission to Dance. It obviously has a shot at #1 with a MV.


    Soyeon is coming out in July as well with her debut.

  • Soyeon from T-ara, or a different Soyeon?

  • Soyeon from T-ara, or a different Soyeon?

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    I'm pretty damn excited :danceb:

  • Epik High releasing a teaser midnight tomorrow


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  • Epik High releasing a teaser midnight tomorrow


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    Wonder if this will even do well, their last comb didn't and it had way more promo

    Also every damn song called smth with rain lately

  • It's really interesting how Baekhyun managed to chart higher and overall better than EXO.


    And I just realized 2002 surpassed TTN to become the longest charting song by a female artist on Melon, and it will probably beat I'm Not The Only One as the longest charting Western song on Melon and 4th overall. This song is a monster.

  • And people said AIIYL wasnt a national hit


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  • And people said AIIYL wasnt a national hit


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    This song exists in a weird vacuum with PWF, DTNA, IDOL, and DNA as songs that could go either way.

  • This song exists in a weird vacuum with PWF, DTNA, IDOL, and DNA as songs that could go either way.

    The songs u listed, are really huge hits that stand the test of time. Charted in multiple years and have great longevity.


    Some of them might not be the biggest song in respective year, that dont really take awat the credit and achievement from them.

  • The songs u listed, are really huge hits that stand the test of time. Charted in multiple years and have great longevity.


    Some of them might not be the biggest song in respective year, that dont really take awat the credit and achievement from them.

    In AIIYL's case, the longest charting top 100 girl group hit on Gaon, though. The other songs were all huge as well, but don't have such an achievement.

  • Also, is Psycho considered a national hit?

    No. Its performance is similar to dalla dalla and hip. None of which are national hits.


    This song exists in a weird vacuum with PWF, DTNA, IDOL, and DNA as songs that could go either way.

    I agree they are really in between and the effect was felt afterwards than its initial release.

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  • There are 2 types of national hits. Which stands test of time and keep charting, getting uls every year.


    But at same time, songs which initially topped chart and made huge impact are national hits too. Yes they don't have longevity. But you can't deny their success and impact during their release year. Like Sistar's songs etc..

  • In AIIYL's case, the longest charting top 100 girl group hit on Gaon, though. The other songs were all huge as well, but don't have such an achievement.

    DNA and IDOL can't be the longest charting boy group songs because the top 2 songs are by the same group (There's also BTOB in 3rd place with Missing You).


    DNA can be considered the opener for K-pop's current rise in the West, thought. K-pop basically died over here after Gentlemen, until DNA brought BTS to America's attention.

  • There are 2 types of national hits. Which stands test of time and keep charting, getting uls every year.


    But at same time, songs which initially topped chart and made huge impact are national hits too. Yes they don't have longevity. But you can't deny their success and impact during their release year. Like Sistar's songs etc..

    I'm gonna make a post about this.

  • You all speaking about national hits like you are Korean...


    I think the word national hit is used WAY too easily for songs that outside of chart performance have nothing.


    Imo, they are only a handful of songs that i'd be ready to call a national hit, which is that i assume everyone in korea knows and it would be Love Scenario, Cheer Up, D4, Dynamite and possibly Red Flavor.


    These are the most mentionned songs, still used in media and shows etc, they are other songs that could possibly be national hits like TT or Spring Day but since im not korean, i can't really say wether these are national hits or not.

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