Gaon Charts September 2015

The monthly Gaon charts for November were published last week, but as I still haven’t gotten around to posting on the Korean indie entries on the various Gaon charts for September in spite of having all the tables prepared it’s time to catch up. Just like July and August September was looking good for hyukoh even with chart rankings declining.


Gaon Korean Album Chart

Although few Korean indie releases made it onto Gaon’s Korean album chart for September, there were a couple of relatively strong sellers. After going out of print during spring it appears hyukoh’s debut EP 20 got a new pressing in September, selling out again the week of release. Also much anticipated, Autumn Vacation‘s 3rd full-length album, was released on September 1st and appeared on the weekly album charts for 3 weeks straight.

Monthly RankAlbumMonthly SalesWeekly Ranks
22 [new] Autumn Vacation - 세 번째 계절2,6354-43-57-x-x
28 [new] Hyukoh - 202,000x-x-13-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 September (i.e. less than 300 copies) were the following:

3684debindebshow - SHOW
3844Galaxy Express - Walking On Empty
3852Sweetpea - 하늘에 피는 꽃(Remastering)

After being featured on the monthly album chart for August, Galaxy Express‘ 4th full-length album did make a brief comeback on the weekly album chart. Also very worth noting is that the re-issue of sweetpea‘s 2nd full-length album managed to chart in spite of being released on vinyl.


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.

Another couple of hyukoh songs dropped off the digital charts between August and Septemer. A few songs remain, as does hyukoh’s contribution to Infinite Challenge (무한도전)‘s annual concert as The 5 Emperor.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
9 [new]Soyou & Kwon Yeong Jeol - "어깨"x-x-x-2-2
14 [-5]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"6-9-18-25-37
17 [-10]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"13-13-16-21-25
28 [-14]hyukoh - "와리가리"22-24-32-37-44
93 [-44]hyukoh - "Hooka"69-86-93-x-x

In addition to the hyukoh songs listed above, also “큰새” remained on the weekly digital chart the first week of September. Nell‘s “Star Shell” entered the digital chart at #73 the week and stayed for an extra week.

Gaon Korean Download Chart

September’s Korean download chart was very similar to the overall digital chart of the month.

Monthly RankSongMonthly DownloadsWeekly Ranks
4 [new]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"395,217x-x-x-2-2
18 [-13]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"198,2777-14-24-44-48
21 [-6]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"175,17115-20-22-35-31
31 [-11]hyukoh - "와리가리"128,42125-38-38-47-45
96 [-43]hyukoh - "Hooka"63,58264-88-99-x-x

Same weeks as for the digital chart, other songs to appear on the weekly Korean download chart during September were hyukoh’s “큰새” and Nell’s “Star Shell”.

Gaon Korean Streaming Chart

Same songs as on the Korean digital chart, but with different ranking is what the Korean streaming chart of September had to offer.

Monthly RankSongMonthly StreamsWeekly Ranks
9 [+12]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"13,602,8405-6-14-23-28
11 [-9]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"13,009,78310-9-11-17-16
22 [-14]hyukoh - "와리가리"9,031,56819-19-22-32-36
24 [new]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"8,842,284x-x-x-4-3
81 [-35]hyukoh - "Hooka"3,372,59557-67-80-99-x

During the first couple of weeks of September also hyukoh’s “큰새” could be found on the streaming chart. Nell’s “Star Shell” showed up on the streaming chart at #92 the week after release.

Gaon BGM Chart

Sistar‘s Soyou has a history of releasing a few duets a year and has done so also in 2015. Together with 10cm‘s Kwon Yeong Jeol she recorded “어깨 (Lean On Me)” for release end of September and it charted well on all digital charts, including the more difficult BGM chart. Unlike the other digital charts, the BGM chart does not separate foreign and Korean entries.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
17 [new]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"x-x-x-3-5
99 [-83]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"61-84-x-x-x

Besides the 2 songs above, also Okdal‘s 4 years old “수고했어, 오늘도” showed up at #74 the last week of September.


Gaon Mobile Chart

Gaon’s mobile chart for September had much more to offer in the category of Korean indie music than the other Gaon charts.

Monthly Ringtone
Monthly Ringback
Tone Rank
8 [new]7 [new]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"
47 [+23] 14 [+18] One More Chance - "널 생각해"
69 [-33]72 [-49]eSNa - "사랑할수록 그립다"
75 [+46] 43 [+43] Okdal - "수고했어, 오늘도"
90 [-8]-The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"
97 [+31] 44 [+27] Acoustic Collabo - "응원가"
-82 [+29] Acoustic Collabo - "묘해, 너와"
-86 [+1] 406 Project - "넌 나 어때"
-96 [+1] J Rabbit - "바람이 불어오는 곳"
-98 [+15] Acoustic Collabo - "너무 보고 싶어"

While there was no hyukoh on Gaon’s mobile chart for the month of September, “위잉위잉” could be found on the weekly charts for the first 3 weeks of the month. 406 Project’s “넌 나 어때“, SEENROOT’s “오빠야 (Sweet Heart)” and Acoustic Collabo’s “그대와 나, 설레임” also charted during month.


Gaon Korean Noraebang Chart

With Gaon’s Korean noraebang chart for September hyukoh claimed a 3rd month with “위잉위잉” in top. “와리가리” disappeared since August, but hyukoh anyway managed to have 2 songs charted thanks to The 5 Emperor making an entrance.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
1 [-]Hyukoh - "위잉위잉"1-1-1-1-3
54 [hot]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"33-38-56-68-77
94 [-26]Cherry Filter - "낭만 고양이"89-95-x-96-96
96 [-5]Busker Busker - "정류장"99-x-93-95-92

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