Finally finished compiling the chart showing BLACKPINK's charting performance on the GAON Digital Top 100:
This chart shows you how long a song stayed on the GAON Digital Top 100 chart. (Note that this only tracks digital performance - streams, downloads, etc., not physical album sales.) The solid lines are for title tracks of albums / EPs with new songs, the dashed lines are for B-sides. (I did not include B-side tracks, like Kick It, that only appeared once on the Top 100, as that would just clutter up the chart with insignificant data)
Note: For those who may not know or who may be confused between GAON and Melon, GAON is the official record chart for the music industry of Korea. Melon is just one of the digital streaming platforms in Korea, albeit the most popular one. A good analogy would be GAON = Billboard, while Melon = Spotify. GAON combines data from all the major Korean digital music platforms, including Melon, Flo, Genie, Bugs, Naver, Kakao Music, etc.
Some interesting statistics:
|Song||No. of weeks on Top 100 chart|
|Playing With Fire||51|
|As If It's Your Last||67|
|See U Later||4|
|Kill This Love||26|
|Don't Know What to Do||10|
|How You Like That||34 (ongoing)|
|Ice Cream (with Selena Gomes)||15|
|Lovesick Girls||20 (ongoing)|
|Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi. B.)||6|
Average of all Tracks that charted in the GAON Digital Top 100 = 24.21 weeks on Top 100 chart *
Average of all Title Tracks that charted in the GAON Digital Top 100 = 33.37 weeks on Top 100 chart*
* note that these two figures do not include the numbers for How You Like That and Lovesick Girls, as they are still ongoing.
Some interesting things I spotted:
- Playing with Fire actually lasted longer on the Top 100 than D4 did, by one week. Although clearly D4 charted better overall.
- At first, I thought a good pattern that I spotted was that the release of a new album / EP title track would cause previous tracks that were still charting to experience a massive bump. This happened with PWF when AIIYL was released, and again with AIIYL when D4 was released. However, the pattern appeared to be broken when KTL was released. There was no noticeable increase in D4's charting performance, and it continued to slide. I don't know how to explain that.
- Forever Young and Stay are very interesting opposites. Forever Young is a B-side that charted really more like a title track, while Stay was a title track that charted more like a B-side. I have a sneaking suspicion this could be due to music show promotions, but I don't know enough about how much Stay was promoted relative to Forever Young that might explain this difference. Anyone have any ideas?