Gaon Charts August 2015

August came to an end during last week and today is Thursday–that means that the Gaon charts for August are now published. Much like July, this has been a good month for hyukoh.


Gaon Korean Album Chart

If one was to study Gaon’s album chart for August, it seems the month was not a particularly good one for Korean indie music with only Galaxy Express’ 4th full-length selling enough hard copies to be ranked.

Monthly RankAlbumMonthly SalesWeekly Ranks
91 [new] Galaxy Express - Walking On Empty37329-x-x-x-x

The albums that did appear on the album chart during the month, but didn’t sell enough to qualify for the monthly chart of August (i.e. less than 321 copies) were the following:

3287Goonam - Sun Power
3291Busker Busker - 버스커 버스커 1집
3363Yi Sung Yol - SYX
3445Romantic Punch - Fight Club
3467we hate jh - The Naive Kids
3583Busker Busker - 버스커 버스커 1집

Fewer than usual and predominantly older releases, but Romantic Punch‘s latest EP and we hate jh‘s first full-length album both managed to chart the same week they came out.


Gaon Korean Digital Chart

Gaon’s digital chart combines the results of Gaon’s download, streaming and background music charts. Few indie songs make the joint chart, but all new songs to enter any of the related charts are added to Indieful ROK’s Gaon Digital 2015 YouTube playlist.

While some hyukoh songs have dropped off the digital charts since July, the digital chart for August still lists plenty of hyukoh. Participating on Infinite Challenge (무한도전) is what boosted hyukoh’s popularity in the beginning of the summer as the band collaborated with comedian Jeong Hyeong Don for Infinite Challenge’s annual concert as The 5 Emperor.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
7 [-4]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"5-5-10-16-13
9 [new]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"x-x-x-4-6
14 [-12]hyukoh - "와리가리"7-9-20-22-22
49 [-34]hyukoh - "Hooka"34-40-65-67-69
67 [-5]hyukoh - "큰새"45-57-79-83-86
95 [-60]hyukoh - "Ohio"65-79-x-x-x

Additionally, hyukoh’s Oh Hyuk was featured on a new Primary track called “Rubber” which entered the monthly chart at #59. No other Korean indie songs managed to chart on the overall digital weekly charts during the month of August

Gaon Korean Download Chart

Out of the many hyukoh songs that placed themselves on the Korean download chart for the month of July only half remained till August, but that’s still as many as 5.

Monthly RankSongMonthly DownloadsWeekly Ranks
5 [new]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"542,553x-x-9-5-7
15 [-12]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"338,2186-9-28-18-15
20 [-19]hyukoh - "와리가리"250,41811-14-34-23-25
53 [-42]hyukoh - "Hooka"128,42137-47-67-67-64
62 [-25]hyukoh - "큰새"115,22443-59-80-82-83
88 [-62]hyukoh - "Ohio"77,13270-76-x-x-x

Also hyukoh’s “공드리” showed up on the Korean download chart for the second week of August. The week after Acourve‘s latest single “Rainy” made a brief appearance at #98.

Gaon Korean Streaming Chart

The Korean streaming chart for August is looking very similar to the download chart, with only positions differing.

Monthly RankSongMonthly StreamsWeekly Ranks
2 [+3]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"21,065,5601-3-5-12-10
8 [-6]hyukoh - "와리가리"15,814,5526-7-10-19-19
21 [new]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"10,067,181x-x-x-4-5
46 [-28]hyukoh - "Hooka"6,293,424x-50-39-43-54
67 [+22]hyukoh - "큰새"4,399,59453-56-68-80-82
88 [-36]hyukoh - "Ohio"3,338,00164-74-96-x-x

During the first couple of weeks of August, also hyukoh’s “공드리” could be found on the streaming chart.

Gaon BGM Chart

Gaon’s background music chart has less of hyukoh than the other digital charts, with the same songs on the chart for August as in July. Unlike the other digital charts, the BGM chart does not separate foreign and Korean entries.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
16 [-7]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"18-27-24-41-61
28 [new]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"x-x-x-8-47
77 [-61]hyukoh - "와리가리"57-82-x-x-x

Additionally Ukulele Picnic‘s “사는게 니나노” appeared on the BGM chart for the first week of August


Gaon Mobile Chart

It seems the mobile charts are updated also after publication, but here’s what Gaon’s mobile charts looked like for August on September 12th.

Monthly Ringtone
Monthly Ringback
Tone Rank
12 [+6]12 [-11]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"
33 [-29]56 [-50]hyukoh - "와리가리"
36 [new]23 [new]eSNa - "사랑할수록 그립다"
70 [-3]32 [+7] One More Chance - "널 생각해"
82 [new]-The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"
-71 [+67]Acoustic Collabo - "응원가"
-86 [-27]Okdal - "수고했어, 오늘도"
-87 [+68]406 Project - "넌 나 어때"
-97 [+27]J Rabbit - "바람이 불어오는 곳"
-99 [new]Coffee Boy - "행복의 주문"

Other songs that could be found on Gaon’s mobile charts during August without making the monthly chart are Acoustic Collabo‘s “너무 보고 싶어” and “묘해, 너와”; hyukoh’s “큰새” and “공드리”; Acourve’s “Rainy”; and 원효로 1가 13-25‘s “Sweet Love Virus“.


Gaon Korean Noraebang Chart

Since claiming the top spot on the Noraebang chart last week of July, hyukoh’s “위잉위잉” has stuck to it. “와리가리” on the other hand appears to have had its best time during July, when it peaked at #50.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
1 [+18] Hyukoh - "위잉위잉"1-1-1-1-1
68 [-4]Cherry Filter - "낭만 고양이"73-66-65-72-89
72 [+75] Hyukoh - "와리가리"51-58-82-x-x
91 [+1] Busker Busker - "정류장"95-92-94-96-99

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