ebruary commemorates the commercialisation of love, but this month’s OH! Chart update surprisingly isn’t inundated with romance. Sure we’ve got some love songs, but the South Korean music industry still saw quite the range of releases at the top.
Besides the same artists dominating digital rankings (see: ZICO, Changmo, IU, et. al.), we’ve also got LOONA with a song produced by Lee Soo Man of highly questionable Korean entertainment label fame. There was also IZ*ONE, rising from the post-scandal ashes, while GFriend released their first comeback since the Big Hit acquisition. And of course, lest we forget Big Hit’s prodigal sons, BTS.
But which ones were your faves? Vote now and take your pick!
OH! Chart? What’s That Again?
OH! Chart is a monthly music charting system that is unique to the OneHallyu community. 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 retrieved 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%).
January Recap: RV Chart Domination, Part Deux
Red Velvet obliterated everyone on OH! Chart for the second month in a row, the first to do so since our relaunch. And they’re still charting this month, a testament to how much both South Korea and our readers still love Psycho. This song has longevity in spades, and then some, and I daresay a huge part of it is because of Wendy. Say what you will about her, but she might just be the best main vocalist of an active girl group in the business right now.
But let’s not dilly dally. You scrolled down to see the poll, so without further ado, let’s move on to voting for the best of the commercially successful in South Korea. Don’t worry, multifandom stans, you can still pick more than one. No need to sacrifice any of your faves.
Vote for Your Fave February Chart-Toppers!
- So What - LOONA (23%, 27 Votes)
- Psycho - Red Velvet (17%, 20 Votes)
- Crossroads - GFriend (13%, 15 Votes)
- Blueming - IU (9%, 11 Votes)
- ON - BTS (8%, 10 Votes)
- HIP - Mamamoo (8%, 9 Votes)
- FIESTA - IZ*ONE (7%, 8 Votes)
- I Give You My Heart - IU (4%, 5 Votes)
- Reveal - THE BOYZ (3%, 4 Votes)
- Any Song - ZICO (2%, 2 Votes)
- Here I Am - Baek Yerin (2%, 2 Votes)
- Let Us Go - Crush (2%, 2 Votes)
- Meteor - CHANGMO (2%, 2 Votes)
- Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers - Jang Beom June (2%, 2 Votes)
- Late Night - Noel (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 63
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Scroll up for an explanation on how OH! Chart works if you forgot how to read for a while there.