ust in case you haven’t heard, OH! Chart is back! But this time, it’s now a monthly chart that tracks the most outstanding sales with the greatest longevity in the Korean music industry, balanced out by the might of popularity votes. The results are in, and while Korean drama OSTs and ballads dominated the digital charts, the fans have spoken – SEVENTEEN is the reigning king of the charts in September.
OH! Chart Top 15: September 2019 / WEEK 01
|Album Chart: 822,265
Digital Chart: 0
|Album Chart: 368,842
Digital Chart: 0
|Album Chart: 0
Digital Chart: 176,870,416
|4||Good Bye (prod. Jung Key)
|5||All About You
|8||Your Shampoo Scent in The Flowers
Jang Beom June
|9||To You My Light
|10||Story of Night Fall
|11||The Lonely Bloom Stands Alone
Ha Yea Song
Hotel del Luna OSTs might as well get a chart of their own. A single glance would be enough to tell you how well they all did in September. The drama’s representative tune, ‘So Long’ by Paul Kim, remained #1 across multiple digital charts, giving it a digital score of 176,870,416 on Gaon Monthly Digital Chart. Despite the drama’s popularity, BOL4 gave it a run for its money with ‘Workaholic’ (150,919,015), thanks to lyrics that resonated with the general public. Another K-Drama OST, ‘Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers’ by Jang Beom June, ranked at #3, scoring 143,089,884.
Physical sales were a completely different story in September. Where competition was relatively close on the digital charts, Seventeen was the clear leader as they moved 822,265 units of ‘An Ode’, led by title track ‘Fear’. This was more than twice the copies of ‘Feel Special’ sold by TWICE, recording 368,842 units in Gaon’s Album Chart in September. Third place went to X1 who moved 162,996 units of their album ‘Emergency: Quantum Leap’ with their lead single ‘Flash’.
Voting is where ONCEs shine, though, and this month is no different! TWICE earned the support of 36 admirers with ‘Feel Special’. Meanwhile, reborn girl group Dreamcatcher received 18 votes, closely followed by Seventeen with 17 votes.
Despite physical sales’ relatively lower percentage on OH! Chart, Seventeen emerged well ahead of the pack in September with 14.54 points. TWICE clinched #2 with 11.55 points while soloist Paul Kim secured a spot in #3 with 7.10 points.
What is OH! Chart Again?
OH! Chart is a monthly music charting system that is unique to the OneHallyu community and OH! Press readers. It tracks top 10 songs on Gaon Monthly Digital Chart and the top five best-selling albums on Gaon Monthly Album Chart. Thus, only data from exceptional performers will be collected for both categories. We will then aggregate the data and rank the songs based on three voting categories: Streaming and Downloads (55% of votes), Physical Sales (20%) and OH! Press Reader Votes (25%). After each full month, OH! Chart will be updated to reflect the best-selling and most-loved songs.
How the Results are Calculated
The top 10 songs from Gaon Monthly Digital Chart and title songs of the top five albums from Gaon Monthly Album Chart are selected. Only data for exceptional performers from these two charts will be counted towards their scores. Those who perform exceptionally across the board will have the advantage of scoring in all of them. For the final scores, each song’s individual data for one category is divided by the sum of that category, then multiplied by our chosen percentage (i.e. 0.20 for physical sales). The grand totals from all three categories are added together and multiplied by 100, forming the final score.
OH! Chart #1: Seventeen – Fear
Seventeen is hellbent on shedding their fresh concept, delving deep into their dark side with ‘Fear’. And it sure does get the people going, considering the massive commercial success of their third full album. The word on the street says that Japan absolutely adores them (get it, Adore U). I don’t know about ‘Fear’ itself, but their risqué moves definitely have my stamp of approval.
What do y’all reckon? Do the sales speak for themselves? Retweet if you agree.