Gaon Charts November 2015

Here comes the last piece of catching up on what’s been going on with Korean indie music on Korea’s national music charts from Gaon. Following October, just a day before the December charts are published, here comes November.


Gaon Korean Album Chart

The Korean album chart for November was unusually sparse in terms of indie releases, only listing Kim Sawol‘s first full-length album Suzanne.

Monthly RankAlbumMonthly SalesWeekly Ranks
83 [new] Kim Sawol - 수잔522x-32-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 November (i.e. less than 423 copies) were the following:

4529OOHYO - 소녀감성
4580Eastern Sidekick - 굴절률
45892nd Moon - 두번째달
45972nd Moon - 그동안 뭐하고 지냈니?
4651Joa Band - 저기 우리가 있을까
4680Sugarbowl - Yours
4681Jeong Cha Sik - 집행자
4689Nell - Newton's Apple
4691Nell - Slip Away
4750TheThe - Anybody Here
4756Yksi - NeverEnding Tales
4785Wasted Johnny's - Cross Road
4791Rock 'N Roll Radio - Life Is A Dream, We'll Wake Up And Scream
4972Winterplay - Two Fabulous Fools

Less than half of the releases that showed up on Gaon’s weekly album chart during the month of November had actually been released in November. The November releases that made it were Joa Band‘s 2nd full-length album, Sugarbowl‘s 2nd mini album, Jeong Cha Sik‘s 3rd full-length album, TheThe‘s 8th full-length album, Yksi‘s debut album, and Rock N Roll Radio‘s 1st mini album.


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.

After dominating Gaon’s digital charts throughout the summer, hyukoh‘s presence has lowered since yet even the Korean digital chart of November features the lead tracks of hyukoh’s 2 EPs. Additionally hyukoh leader Oh Hyuk‘s single for tvN hit drama Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) made it to #7 its first week on the chart in spite of being released on the evening of November 21st.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
2 [new]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"x-x-7-1-3
24 [-19]Soyou & Kwon Yeong Jeol - "어깨"23-22-33-34-63
57 [-13]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"58-55-66-61-86
96 [-67]10cm - "10월의 날씨"71-80-x-x-x
98 [-29]hyukoh - "와리가리"88-90-99-x-x

The only other Korean indie song that ranked on the weekly digital chart during the month of November without making it all the way to the monthly chart was Standing Egg‘s “Nobody Knows“.

Gaon Korean Download Chart

The Korean download chart of November is a song short from the total digital chart.

Monthly RankSongMonthly DownloadsWeekly Ranks
2 [new]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"422,587x-x-x-5-1-7
25 [-15]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"146,43030-24-40-40-66
51 [-3]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"108,24663-47-58-52-79
81 [-18]hyukoh - "와리가리"84,21980-70-83-98-x

In addition to the songs above, also 10cm‘s “10월의 날씨“, Standing Egg’s “Nobody Knows” appeared on Gaon’s weekly Korean download chart during November.

Gaon Korean Streaming Chart

Gaon’s Korean streaming chart for November had all the same indie songs as the total digital chart, just with different ranks.

Monthly RankSongMonthly StreamsWeekly Ranks
13 [new]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"9,474,466x-x-31-1-2
15 [-11]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"8,837,07713-13-20-22-31
39 [-15]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"5,353,94040-37-42-38-52
69 [-23]hyukoh - "와리가리"3,430,57764-68-80-89-x
75 [-30]10cm - "10월의 날씨"3,284,48958-67-87-x-x

Additionally, hyukoh’s contribution to this year’s Infinity Challenge concert as part of The 5 Emperor remained on the Korean streaming chart a week into November with “멋진헛간“.

Gaon BGM Chart

In October Sistar‘s Soyou and 10cm’s Kwon Jeong Yeol‘s duet was the only Korean indie song on Gaon’s BGM chart. For November it has been replaced by the new Oh Hyuk track. Unlike the other digital charts, the BGM chart does not separate foreign and Korean entries.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
5 [new]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"x-x-5-2-7

In addition to the song above, also Standing Egg’s “Nobody Knows” appeared on the BGM chart during the month of November.


Gaon Mobile Chart

A slight increase since October, but the mobile charts for November still held many fewer Korean indie tracks than could be found on the same chart earlier in 2015.

Monthly Ringtone
Monthly Ringback
Tone Rank
9 [new]4 [new]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"
58 [-52]36 [-32]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"
-34 [+11] One More Chance - "널 생각해"
-42 [+12] Okdal - "수고했어, 오늘도"
55 [-12]Acoustic Collabo - "응원가"
84 [+30] 10cm - "스토커"

Additionally Acoustic Collabo‘s “너를 잊을 수 있을까” and Standing Egg‘s “Nobody Knows” charted on the weekly mobile chart during November.


Gaon Korean Noraebang Chart

Positions have been changing, but other than that it’s the same indie songs on Gaon’s Korean noraebang chart in November as the month prior.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
34 [+53] 10cm - "스토커"55-48-31-25-29
44 [-31]Hyukoh - "위잉위잉"24-37-44-49-71
85 [-3]Cherry Filter - "낭만 고양이"x-81-79-84-92
90 [+6] Busker Busker - "정류장"100-93-88-90-98


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