Gaon Charts December 2015

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for December this Thursday. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month.


Gaon Korean Album Chart

Picking up from a slow month in November, Korean indie albums sold better during December. hyukoh‘s 22 got another pressing selling out the week of release–total sales for 2015 now at 3,998 copies. Lucid Fall‘s 7th full-length album sold nearly as much during a couple of weeks, available not just in music stores but also through a home shopping network.

Monthly RankAlbumMonthly SalesWeekly Ranks
30 [new] Lucid Fall -
누군가를 위한
52 [new] hyukoh - 221,500x-x-x-x-8
71 [new] Dickpunks - 29,798x-12-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 471 copies) were the following:

4947Standing Egg - inner
4972Winterplay - Two Fabulous Fools
5091Joa Band - 저기 우리가 있을까
5092Standing Egg - inner
5142Bily Acoustie - 보통의 겨울
5151Yolhoon - Yolhoon
5159Sugarbowl - Yours
5195Dickpunks - Viva Primavera
5196Dickpunks - Hello Goodbye
5197Dickpunks - 찍지말고 뛰어 2013 Live Concert
5269Bily Acoustie - 보통의 겨울
5291Galaxy Express - Walking On Empty
5373TODA - The Moment

The release of Dickpunks‘ new mini-album 29, sparked an interest also in earlier Dickpunks releases. Standing Egg and Bily Acoustie both put out new albums in the beginning of December and each managed to get on the weekly chart twice. Yi Sung Yol and Clazzi‘s joint project Yolhoon had the first EP released mid-month, gaining some interest from CD buyers. Aside from Galaxy Express‘ 4th full-length album, making its 3rd appearance on the weekly album chart during September, all other indie releases charting during December had been released a month prior.


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.

As Oh Hyuk‘s single for tvN hit drama Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) has been hovering near the top of Gaon’s Korean digital chart during December, hyukoh’s “위잉위잉” has been moving around the bottom of the chart with “와리가리” disappearing after half a year.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
3 [-1]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"3-6-2-2-3
54 [new]Nell - "3인칭의 필요성"24-61-x-x-x
62 [-32]Soyou & Kwon Yeong Jeol - "어깨"63-69-69-77-57
98 [-41]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"86-x-94-x-83

Only the Korean indie songs that made the monthly chart appeared on the weekly digital chart during the month of December.

Gaon Korean Download Chart

The Korean download chart of December is looking the same as the digital chart.

Monthly RankSongMonthly DownloadsWeekly Ranks
3 [-1]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"415,2747-11-3-2-5
49 [new]Nell - "3인칭의 필요성"125,38420-67-x-x-x
64 [-39]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"105,00566-79-65-77-61
87 [-36]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"92,03879-95-82-91-67

In addition to the songs above, also Standing Egg’s “Miss You” appeared on Gaon’s weekly Korean download chart during December.

Gaon Korean Streaming Chart

While Psy kept Oh Hyuk out of the top position on both the digital and download chart, the positions are reversed on Gaon’s Korean streaming chart for December.

Monthly RankSongMonthly StreamsWeekly Ranks
1 [+13]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"22,502,0222-2-2-1-1
39 [-24]Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol - "어깨"5,282,46631-41-45-47-47
64 [-25]hyukoh - "위잉위잉"3,852,19252-71-73-79-74
79 [new]Nell - "3인칭의 필요성"3,106,83647-65-x-x-x

Only the Korean indie songs that made the monthly chart appeared on the weekly streaming chart during the month of December.

Gaon BGM Chart

Although not nearly as full of Korean indie songs as it was earlier in the year, December at least offered twice as many indie songs on the chart as the two preceding months. Unlike the other digital charts, the BGM chart does not separate foreign and Korean entries.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
6 [-1]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"7-6-7-8-6
99 [new]Nell - "3인칭의 필요성"39-x-x-x-x

Only the Korean indie songs that made the monthly chart appeared on the weekly BGM chart during the month of December.


Gaon Mobile Chart

Although starting 2015 strong with plenty of Korean indie music on Gaon’s mobile charts in January, December saw the lowest count of indie songs on the mobile chart of the entire year.

Monthly Ringtone
Monthly Ringback
Tone Rank
4 [+5] 1 [+3] Oh Hyuk - "소녀"
-62 [-28]One More Chance - "널 생각해"
-100 [new]Nell - "3인칭의 필요성"

Additionally Acoustic Collabo‘s “응원가” and Sistar‘s Soyou & 10cm‘s Kwon Jeong Yeol‘s duet “어깨” appeared on the weekly mobile chart during December.


Gaon Korean Noraebang Chart

With hyukoh’s “위잉위잉” on the way out from Gaon’s Korean noraebang chart in December, the band’s leader Oh Hyuk has swiftly claimed the top spot for his new drama song.

Monthly RankSongWeekly Ranks
1 [hot]Oh Hyuk - "소녀"8-3-2-1-1
44 [-10]10cm - "스토커"29-41-46-45-49
75 [+10] Cherry Filter - "낭만 고양이"92-86-78-71-67
94 [-53]Hyukoh - "위잉위잉"71-91-94-96-x
95 [-5]Busker Busker - "정류장"98-x-98-93-98


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