her successor. It matters not who exactly, but this needed to be a girls-only event for the foreseeable future. Lee Jieun spoketh, and thus Red Velvet rises to #1 in the latest update of our chart with ‘Psycho‘, leaving the boys in their dust.ccording to legend, IU decided that boys have been dominating OH! Chart for far too long and declared that only girls are allowed to be
So how did they do exactly?
OH! Chart Top 15: December 2019 / MONTH 04
|Album Chart: 104,729
Digital Chart: 0
|Album Chart: 202,489
Digital Chart: 0
|Album Chart: 0
Digital Chart: 178,930,989
|7 (*)||Into the Unknown
Idina Menzel ft. AURORA
|9 (-)||Love Poem
|10 (*)||I’MMA DO
Simon Dominic ft. Woo, Keem Hyoeun, Nucksal, Huckleberry P
|11 (-)||How Can I Love The Heartbreak, You’re The One I Love
|14 (*)||The Time I Need
Another update, another month of Gaon’s Digital Chart Top 10 with barely any idols in sight. Except for Mamamoo. Unless you count Baek Yerin as an idol. Even then, the ladies were nowhere close to the top 3, which went to IU (178,930,989 points), Noel (151,487,020 points) and Simon Dominic (142,783,926 points). Will this anti-idol curse ever come to an end?
Physical sales has always been the dominated by idols so this section won’t really bring out any shockers either. EXO led the pack with 202,489 copies of ‘Obsession’ sold, followed by Stray Kids (182,300 copies) and Red Velvet (104,729). Ex-Wanna One’s Park Jihoon very nearly ranked higher than Red Velvet with 103,392 copies of his sophomore release ‘360’.
But while Red Velvet ranked decently in the top 3 of the physical chart, votes are where Red Velvet rises as a group. The jury is out and our readers loved ‘Psycho‘, evidenced by 7 votes. This figure is juxtaposed against only 3 for EXO and 2 for Mamamoo and Stray Kids apiece, a stark difference in vote count.
We’ve done the math (aka let our formula and technology do all the work), and Red Velvet is comfortably at the top of the chart in December with 11.51 points. It’s not even a close fight, really. EXO might have charted at #1 had the girlies spent less time arguing among themselves on the bird app and just spent a minute to vote painlessly, but the boys ended up remaining at #2 with 9.72 points. Meanwhile, IU seemingly dropped two spots to #3 with 8.41 points but it’s Blueming instead of Love Poem this time, so the former technically rose two spots.
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: Red Velvet – ‘Psycho’
There’s no room for argument for what I’m about to say. ‘Psycho‘ is without a doubt their best title track since ‘Ice Cream Cake‘. Red Velvet rises above and beyond their entire post-Yeri-debut title track repertoire in one fell swoop with this mid-tempo tune, and I’m saying this as someone who liked Red Flavor at one point. It’ll take the test of time to see how ‘Psycho’ really stands as a potential classic but the odds feel right with this one.
The only section that I wish was done differently is the rap, but it didn’t take away how masterfully executed everything else about ‘Psycho’ is. Nobody was given lines that sent them well out of their vocal depth, and the verses flow seamlessly together. Well done, ladies.