Gaon Charts October 2015

Continuing to catch up, following the monthly Gaon charts from September here’s what on the charts for October from the realm of Korean indie music.


Gaon Korean Album Chart

The Korean album chart for October offered 3 Korean indie releases. Monni‘s 10th anniversary best album sold nearly 1000 copies in just 5 days. Synth pop sensation OOHYOO, endorsed by ex-Girls’ Generation member Jessica and f(x)‘s Krystal, released her first full-length album 어드벤처 (Adventure) on October 7th, also lending some extra attention to her 2014 EP 소녀감성 (Girl Sense).

Monthly RankAlbumMonthly SalesWeekly Ranks
54 [new] Monni - 10주년 기념 베스트앨범 Fix998x-x-x-x-16
63 [new] OOHYO - 어드벤처838x-24-65-x-x
100 [new] OOHYO - 소녀감성450x-36-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 October (i.e. less than 450 copies) were the following:

4155Ggotjam Project - Look Inside
4170Autumn Vacation - 세 번째 계절
4352Acoustic Collabo - 설렘, 사랑 그리고 그리움
4380Earls - Earls 3-A EARLSTYLE
4461Eastern Sidekick - 굴절률

Besides Autumn Vacation‘s 3rd full-length album, returning to Gaon’s weekly album chart after a couple of weeks without being ranked, all the other Korean indie releases that entered the chart did so the week of release.


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.

hyukoh has been a strong contender on the digital charts since June. Even in October the lead tracks of hyukoh’s 2 EPs remained. Prior to hyukoh 10cm were the indie stars on the Gaon charts. With the release of single 3.1 the duo returned to the digital chart with “10월의 날씨“.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
5 [+4] Soyou & Kwon Yeong Jeol - "어깨"2-4-8-17-18
29 [new]10cm - "10월의 날씨"x-37-11-32-57
44 [-27]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"25-36-38-52-59
69 [-41]hyukoh - "와리가리"44-57-62-78-87
75 [-61]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"37-55-66-92-x
99 [new]Acoustic Collabo - "너를 잊을 수 있을까"x-x-71-51-99

Additionally, hyukoh leader Oh Hyuk was featured on Code Kunst track “Parachute” that entered the digital chart of October at #72.

Korean indie songs that ranked on the weekly digital chart during the month of October without making it all the way to the monthly chart were Sweden Laundry‘s “두 손, 너에게” featuring Choi Baek Ho, and 10cm’s 3.1 B-side “비밀연애”.

Gaon Korean Download Chart

Much like in previous months, the Korean download chart of October was very similar to the overall digital chart of the month.

Monthly RankSongMonthly DownloadsWeekly Ranks
10 [-6]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"318,3682-7-13-25-28
28 [new]10cm - "10월의 날씨"189,129x-23-8-39-66
48 [-27]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"130,82731-40-47-53-59
63 [-32]hyukoh - "와리가리"110,27945-53-66-72-71
74 [-56]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"95,80048-58-73-93-x
91 [new]Acoustic Collabo - "너를 잊을 수 있을까"79,196x-x-50-40-95

In addition to Sweden Laundry’s “두 손, 너에게” and 10cm’s “비밀연애”, also the re-recording of 10cm’s 2nd EP track “Nothing Without You” together with Lee Jung appeared on the weekly Korean download chart during October.

Gaon Korean Streaming Chart

There is often a slight delay from when tracks first appear on Gaon’s download chart until they rank on the streaming chart, explaining why the Korean streaming chart from October is missing a track from the digital chart.

Monthly RankSongMonthly StreamsWeekly Ranks
4 [+20]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"16,721,8843-4-5-8-14
24 [-13]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"7,729,60216-20-27-33-35
45 [new]10cm - "10월의 날씨"5,368,404x-100-16-35-44
46 [-24]hyukoh - "와리가리"5,333,22536-40-46-58-61
50 [-41]The 5 Emperor - "멋진헛간"4,984,86728-37-49-68-78

Just like on the weekly digital and download charts, 10cm’s “비밀연애” appeared on Gaon’s Korean streaming chart during a week in October. Additionally, Acoustic Collabo‘s “너를 잊을 수 있을까” off the duo’s mini album released in the middle of October.

Gaon BGM Chart

At the beginning of the year Gaon’s BGM chart was a good place to find Korean indie songs. Come October and it’s rather the opposite. Unlike the other digital charts, the BGM chart does not separate foreign and Korean entries.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
11 [+6]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"5-9-29-59-74

In addition to the song above, also Okdal‘s “수고했어, 오늘도“, 10cm’s “10월의 날씨”, Acoustic Collabo’s “너를 잊을 수 있을까”, and Yozoh and Jung Jaeil‘s “가을을 남기고 간 사랑” made appearances on the BGM chart during the month of October.

Gaon Mobile Chart

Much like Gaon’s BGM chart, the mobile charts for October contained many fewer Korean indie tracks than usual.

Monthly Ringtone
Monthly Ringback
Tone Rank
6 [+2]4 [+3]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"
-43 [+1]Acoustic Collabo - "응원가"
-45 [-31]One More Chance - "널 생각해"
-54 [-11]Okdal - "수고했어, 오늘도"

Additionally 10cm’s original “Nothing Without You”, “10월의 날씨”, and “스토커”; Acoustic Collabo’s “묘해, 너와”, “그대와 나, 설레임”, and “너를 잊을 수 있을까”; AshGray‘s 2011 first album track “결혼”; and N.EX.T‘s recording of “우리앞의 생이 끝나갈 때” charted on the weekly mobile chart during October.


Gaon Korean Noraebang Chart

After 3 months at the very top of Gaon’s Korean noraebang chart, hyukoh’s “위잉위잉” started to descend in October.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
10 [-9]Hyukoh - "위잉위잉"3-5-10-15-19
82 [+12] Cherry Filter - "낭만 고양이"96-80-82-80-82
87 [+35] 10cm - "스토커"x-x-90-81-68
96 [-]Busker Busker - "정류장"92-93-97-x-x

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