Gaon Digital Chart

The Gaon Digital Chart is the music industry standard record chart in South Korea for singles, provided by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and published weekly by the Gaon Music Chart.[1] The chart provides rankings on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, which are based on an aggregate of downloads, streaming and background music,[2] compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers Bugs, Genie, KakaoMusic, Melon, Mnet, Naver Music, Olleh Music, and Soribada.[3]

In addition to rank ranking all songs, it also supplies separate rankings for domestic and international releases. It started tracking sales in 2009, which were published the following February.[4][5]

HistoryEdit

The Gaon Music Chart was launched on February 23, 2010, by the domestic Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Music Content Industry Association. It was originally planned to be a bi-annual chart when the Gaon Charts launched in early 2010.[5] Eventually, the chart covered this and was released weekly and monthly like all the other charts.[citation needed]

Lists of number onesEdit

International chartEdit

Songs with the most weeks at number oneEdit

7 weeksEdit

6 weeksEdit

5 weeksEdit

4 weeksEdit

Artist with most number one songsEdit

IU holds the record for the most number one songs with a total of 24. Big Bang are next with 10. 2NE1, Sistar, and Twice each have 9 (the latter two earned all 9 number one songs consecutively), while Huh Gak, Girls' Generation, and Davichi have 8, followed by Zion.T, Taeyeon, Park Hyoshin, and BTS with 7.

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist IU Big Bang 2NE1, Sistar, Twice Huh Gak, Girls' Generation, Davichi Zion.T, Taeyeon, Park Hyo-shin, BTS
Total songs 24 10 9 8 7

Artist with most weeks at number oneEdit

IU holds the record for most weeks at number one (46) followed by Big Bang (19), Twice and BTS (15), Sistar (12), 2NE1 and Zico (11), Girls' Generation, Davichi, and Taeyeon (10), Ailee and PSY (9), then iKON, BLACKPINK, and Miss A (8).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Artist IU Big Bang Twice, BTS Sistar 2NE1, Zico, AKMU Girls' Generation, Davichi, Taeyeon Ailee, PSY iKON, BLACKPINK, Miss A
Total weeks 46 19 15 12 11 10 9 8

Artist with most months at number oneEdit

IU holds the record for most months at number one (12) followed by Big Bang (8), Davichi, 2NE1, and PSY (4), then Girls' Generation, BLACKPINK, Wonder Girls, and G-Dragon (3).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Artist IU Big Bang Davichi, 2NE1, PSY Girls' Generation, BLACKPINK, Wonder Girls, G-Dragon
Total months 12 8 4 3

Year-end chartEdit

2010
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate points Yearly Sales
1 "Bad Girl, Good Girl" Miss A JYP Entertainment 805,177,964 3,119,784
2 "Nagging" IU & Seulong LOEN Entertainment 760,005,040 3,008,795
3 "Sick Enough to Die" MC Mong IS Entermedia Group 667,681,012 2,698,185
4 "Go Away" 2NE1 YG Entertainment 620,931,026 2,444,933
5 "Oh!" Girls' Generation SM Entertainment 615,916,330 3,316,889
6 "2 Different Tears" Wonder Girls JYP Entertainment 612,819,160 2,790,298
7 "Still Eating Well" Homme JYP Entertainment 608,648,207 2,533,104
8 "Then Then Then" Supreme Team Amoeba Culture 583,746,890 1,973,089
9 "Confession" Hot Potato Daeum Entertainment 578,141,618 2,331,998
10 "Hoot" Girls' Generation SM Entertainment 563,799,214 2,138,179
2011
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate score Yearly Sales
1 "Roly Poly" T-ara Core Contents Media 364,153,533 4,826,000
2 "Having An Affair" Park Myeong Soo & G-Dragon feat. Park Bom MBC 351,036,352 3,625,939
3 "Please" Kim Bum Soo MBC 336,397,420 2,848,317
4 "Lonely" 2NE1 YG Entertainment 320,954,351 2,935,930
5 "Don't Cry" Park Bom YG Entertainment 320,214,905 2,512,950
6 "Pinocchio (Danger)" f(x) SM Entertainment 316,835,223 2,603,271
7 "I Am the Best" 2NE1 YG Entertainment 316,657,233 3,467,674
8 "Tonight" Big Bang YG Entertainment 315,062,421 2,314,355
9 "On Rainy Days" Beast Cube Entertainment 309,357,651 2,588,038
10 "A Story Only I Didn't Know" IU LOEN Entertainment 300,332,766 2,118,880
2012
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate score Yearly Sales
1 "Gangnam Style" PSY YG Entertainment 422,421,666 3,842,109
2 "Cherry Blossom Ending" Busker Busker CJ E&M 345,286,318 3,399,202
3 "Alone" SISTAR Starship Entertainment 328,241,151 3,203,685
4 "Loving U" SISTAR Starship Entertainment 319,781,095 3,017,035
5 "Fantastic Baby" Big Bang YG Entertainment 289,919,209 3,339,871
6 "I Love You" 2NE1 YG Entertainment 286,364,520 2,777,520
7 "Lovey-Dovey" T-ara Core Contents Media 273,723,497 3,758,864
8 "All For You" Jung Eunji & Seo In Guk Jellyfish & A Cube Entertainment 269,049,917 2,499,273
9 "Heaven" Ailee YMC Entertainment 265,436,439 3,227,917
10 "Blue" Big Bang YG Entertainment 262,850,290 3,365,275
2013
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate score Yearly Sales
1 "Gentleman" PSY YG Entertainment 241,561,865 1,604,778
2 "Shower of Tears" Baechigi feat. Ailee YMC Entertainment 214,989,454 1,880,676
3 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" SISTAR19 Starship Entertainment 210,610,064 1,723,704
4 "Bom Bom Bom" Roy Kim CJ E&M 209,513,707 1,490,031
5 "Tears" Leessang Jungle Entertainment 204,199,418 1,806,317
6 "What's Your Name?" 4Minute Cube Entertainment 199,657,346 1,477,832
7 "Monodrama" Huh Gak Cube Entertainment 196,088,511 1,645,880
8 "Turtle" Davichi Core Contents Media 190,020,576 1,439,190
9 "Give It to Me" SISTAR Starship Entertainment 169,597,316 1,486,661
10 "Be Warmed" Davichi Core Contents Media 162,985,325 1,316,544
2014
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Yearly Sales
1 "Some" Soyou & Junggigo Starship Entertainment 2,212,895
2 "Eyes, Nose, Lips" Taeyang YG Entertainment 1,613,109
3 "Wild Flower" Park Hyo Shin Jellyfish Entertainment 1,736,507
4 "A Midsummer Night's Sweetness" San E & Raina Pledis Entertainment 1,537,798
5 "The Meaning of You" IU feat. Kim Chang Wan LOEN Entertainment 1,570,757
6 "Your Scent" Gary feat. Jungin Jungle Entertainment 1,346,118
7 "Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms" IU & HIGH4 LOEN Entertainment 1,403,026
8 "Mr. Chu (On Stage)" Apink Cube Entertainment 1,290,794
9 "200%" AKMU YG Entertainment 1,436,302
10 "Friday" IU feat. Yijeong LOEN Entertainment 1,460,219
2015
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Yearly Sales
1 "Bang Bang Bang" Big Bang YG Entertainment 1,581,284
2 "Loser" Big Bang YG Entertainment 1,505,163
3 "Living in the Same Time" Naul CJ E&M Music 1,510,162
4 "Bae Bae" Big Bang YG Entertainment 1,421,715
5 "Eat" Zion.T Amoeba Culture 1,461,722
6 "Shouldn't Have" Baek A-yeon feat. Young K JYP Entertainment 1,454,361
7 "Call Me Baby" EXO SM Entertainment 951,930
8 "Wi Ing Wi Ing" Hyukoh Cashmier Record 1,493,141
9 "Sugar" Maroon 5 Interscope 1,346,468
10 "Leon" IU & Park Myeong Soo MBC Entertainment 1,381,196
2016
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Yearly Sales
1 "Cheer Up" Twice JYP Entertainment 1,839,566
2 "Anywhere" MC the Max 325 E&C 1,702,444
3 "Rough" GFriend Source Music 1,903,126
4 "This Love" Davichi Music&NEW 1,671,196
5 "I Don't Love You" Urban Zakapa MakeUs Entertainment 1,613,745
6 "You Are My Everything" Gummy Music&NEW 1,600,720
7 "I Am You, You Are Me" Zico Seven Seasons 1,573,331
8 "Making a New Ending for This Story" Han Dong Geun Pledis Entertainment 1,321,706
9 "The Love I Committed" Im Chang Jung NH Media 1,261,063
10 "Always" Yoon Mirae Music&NEW 1,454,125
2017
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Yearly Sales
1 "I Will Go to You Like the First Snow" Ailee YMC Entertainment 2,488,341
2 "Through the Night" IU LOEN Entertainment 2,181,372
3 "Like It" Jong Shin Yoon CJ E&M 1,780,037
4 "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran Warner Records 1,936,653
5 "You, Clouds, Rain" Heize feat. Shin Yong Joe CJ E&M 1,725,668
6 "Tell Me You Like Me" Bolbbalgan4 Shofar Music 1,777,488
7 "Palette" IU feat. G-Dragon LOEN Entertainment 1,817,177
8 "Knock Knock" Twice JYP Entertainment 1,627,915
9 "Last Goodbye" AKMU YG Entertainment 1,806,453
10 "Really Really" Winner YG Entertainment 1,632,127
2018
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate points
1 "Love Scenario" iKon YG Entertainment 1,232,928,610
2 "Good Old Days" Jang Deok Cheol Limez Entertainment 1,140,111,375
3 "Every Day, Every Moment" Paul Kim SM Entertainment 1,006,784,017
4 "Bboom Bboom" Momoland MLD Entertainment 968,768,861
5 "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink YG Entertainment 968,214,913
6 "Pass By" Nilo PurplePine Entertainment 919,050,840
7 "Gift" MeloMance Heaven Company 915,842,576
8 "Way Back Home" Shaun DCTOM Entertainment 877,004,722
9 "Only Then" Roy Kim MMO Entertainment 870,444,304
10 "Travel" Bolbbalgan4 Shofar Music 861,213,547
2019
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
# Song Artist Label Aggregate points
1 "2002" Anne-Marie Warner Records 1,053,371,198
2 "If There Was Practice in Love" Lim Jae Hyun Kakao M 942,146,327
3 "Every Day, Every Moment" Paul Kim SM Entertainment 934,028,405
4 "The Day Was Beautiful" Kassy Nextar Entertainment 915,887,603
5 "Boy with Luv" BTS featuring Halsey Big Hit Entertainment 899,390,340
6 "After You've Gone" MC the Max 325 Entertainment 893,285,031
7 "Me After You" Paul Kim MMO Entertainment 880,765,876
8 "Gotta Go" Chungha MNH Entertainment 857,703,141
9 "Four Seasons" Taeyeon SM Entertainment 842,426,105
10 "For the Lovers Who Hesitate" Jannabi Peponi Music 829,369,708
2020 (September)
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs (as of September)
# Song Artist Label Aggregate points[6]
1 "Any Song" Zico KOZ Entertainment 846,957,100
2 "Meteor" Changmo Ambition Musik 677,874,760
3 "Aloha" Jo Jung Suk JAM Entertainment 645,592,565
4 "Blueming" IU Kakao M 636,649,274
5 "Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers" Jang Beom June Stone Music Entertainment 635,354,909
6 "Eight" IU feat. Suga Kakao M 573,324,559
7 "Psycho" Red Velvet SM Entertainment 573,084,050
8 "Start Over" Gaho Blending Entertainment 556,548,036
9 "Late Night" Noel JYP Entertainment 514,768,126
10 "How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You're the One I Love" AKMU YG Entertainment 475,491,370

ReferencesEdit

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