M Countdown

M Countdown (Korean엠카운트다운) is a South Korean music program broadcast by Mnet. It airs live every Thursday with live streaming available internationally via M Countdown On Air on their website. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from CJ E&M Center Studio in Sangam-dong, Mapo District, Seoul.[1]

M Countdown
M Countdown 2018 Logo.png
The logo of M Countdown
GenreMusic
Presented byLee Dae-hwi
Han Hyun-min
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes691 (as of November 19, 2020)
Production
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)CJ E&M
DistributorCJ E&M
Release
Original networkMnet.png
Picture format480i (2004–2009)
1080i (2010–present)
Original releaseJuly 29, 2004 (2004-07-29) –
present
External links
Website

SegmentsEdit

Segments previous airing include B'SHOP where songwriter Bang Si-hyuk introduces some hit songs, and MCD DRAMA where the hosts act out scenarios. The current segment airing is MCD NEWS which reports the latest music industry news, and MCD Ranking which ranks celebrities with certain topics.

As of April 26, 2018, the chart featured on M Countdown was calculated by combining Digital Single Sales (45%), "Album Sales (15%), Social Media Points (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (20%), "Global Fan Votes (global fan votes through Mwave, Mnet Japan and Mnet America + SMS Votes) (10%), and "Mnet Broadcast Points (10%).

The perfect score is 11,000 points. As of May 2019, only Exo, Big Bang, Shinee, BTS, Twice, and NU'EST have achieved the perfect score under the last two scoring systems. Previously, only Girl's Generation achieved the perfect 10,000 points twice in the scoring system between 2013–2014.

Official hostsEdit

AB6IX's Lee Dae-hwi (left) and Han Hyun-min (right) are the current hosts of M Countdown since April 2019.

Between April 2017 and April 2018, each episode of the show was hosted by special guesting hosts. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the show was hosted by a "Global MC Crew", which was made up of idol members who are capable of speaking foreign languages.[4]

List of first-place winnersEdit

2004Edit

List of First Place winners

July

  • 07.29 – BoA – "My Name" [950 points]

August

  • 08.05 – TVXQ – "The Way U Are"
  • 08.12 – TVXQ – "The Way U Are"
  • 08.19 – TVXQ – "The Way U Are"
  • 08.26 – Seven – "Passion"

September

October

  • 10.07 – Shinhwa – "Brand New" [964 points]
  • 10.14 – Shinhwa – "Brand New" [971 points]
  • 10.21 – No Show
  • 10.28 – Lee Soo-young – "Hwilili"

November

  • 11.04 – Rain – "It's Raining"
  • 11.11 – Rain – "It's Raining"
  • 11.18 – No Show
  • 11.25 – TVXQ – "Believe"

December

  • 12.02 – TVXQ – "Believe"
  • 12.09 – TVXQ – "Believe"
  • 12.16 – Wheesung – "Incurable"
  • 12.23 – Wheesung – "Incurable"
  • 12.30 – No Show

2005Edit

List of First Place winners

January

  • 01.06 – MC the Max – "Don't Say You're Happy"
  • 01.27 – g.o.d – "An Ordinary Day"

February

March

  • 03.03 – Tei – "Love Is... Only One"
  • 03.17 – Jo Sungmo – "Mr. Flower"
  • 03.31 – Buzz – "Coward"

April

  • 04.07 – Buzz – "Coward"
  • 04.21 – Buzz – "Coward"
  • 04.28 – Jewelry – "Super Star"

May

June

  • 06.23 – YB – "I Think I Loved You"
  • 06.30 – MC Mong – "Invincible"

July

  • 07.07 – Buzz – "Leaving on a Journey to Me"
  • 07.28 – BoA – "Girls on Top"

September

  • 09.15 – SS501 – "Never Again" [900 points]

October

  • 10.13 – TVXQ – "Rising Sun" [942 points]
  • 10.27 – Lee Min-woo – "Bump"

2006Edit

List of First Place winners

January

  • 01.05 – SS501 – "Snow Prince" [925 points]
  • 01.19 – SS501 – "Snow Prince" [945 points]

February

March

  • 03.02 – Lee Seung-gi – "Words That Are Hard To Say" [943 points]
  • 03.16 – Lee Hyori – "Get Ya!" [943 points]
  • 03.30 – Lee Seung-gi – "Words That Are Hard To Say" [915 points]

April

  • 04.27 – Seven – "I Know" [936 points]

May

  • 05.11 – SG Wannabe – "Partner For Life" [911 points]
  • 05.18 – SG Wannabe – "Partner For Life" [905 points]

June

  • 06.01 – Buzz – "Don't Know Men" [902 points]
  • 06.22 – Shinhwa – "Once In A Lifetime" [909 points]

July

August

September

  • 09.14 – Psy – "Entertainer" [922 points]
  • 09.28 – Lee Seung-gi – "Please" [904 points]

October

  • 10.12 – Lee Seung-gi – "Please" [914 points]
  • 10.26 – TVXQ – ""O"-Jung.Ban.Hap." [943 points]

November

  • 11.09 – TVXQ – ""O"-Jung.Ban.Hap." [941 points]

December

  • 12.07 – TVXQ – "Balloons" [902 points]
  • 12.21 – SG Wannabe – "Song of Love" [885 points]

2007Edit

List of First Place winners

January

  • 01.04 – Son Hoyoung – "Love Brings Separation" [868 points]
  • 01.18 – SS501 – "4 Chance" [879 points]

February

  • 02.01 – SS501 – "4 Chance" [883 points]
  • 02.15 – Epik High – "Fan" [951 points]

March

  • 03.01 – Epik High – "Fan" [936 points]
  • 03.15 – Epik High – "Fan" [931 points]
  • 03.29 – Ivy – "Sonata of Temptation" [919 points]

April

May

  • 05.10 – Ivy – "If You're Gonna Be Like This" [930 points]
  • 05.24 – SG Wannabe – "One Summer's Day Dream" [919 points]

June

  • 06.07 – The Grace – "One More Time, OK?" [903 points]
  • 06.21 – Yangpa – "Love.. What is it?" [897 points]

July

  • 07.05 – SeeYa – "Love's Greeting" [942 points]
  • 07.19 – F.T. Island – "Love Sick" [897 points]
  • 07.26 – F.T. Island – "Love Sick" [876 points]

August

  • 08.16 – Fly to the Sky – "My Angel" [896 points]
  • 08.30 – SeeYa – "Shall We Marry" [887 points]

September

October

November

December

2008Edit

List of First Place winners

January

February

March

  • 03.13 – Jewelry – "One More Time" [924 points]
  • 03.27 – Gummy – "I'm Sorry" [916 points]

April

May

  • 05.08 – MC Mong – "Circus" [912 points]
  • 05.22 – MC Mong – "Circus" [943 points]

June

  • 06.12 – MC Mong – "Circus" [923 points]
  • 06.19 – Taeyang – "Look Only At Me" [936 points]
  • 06.26 – Taeyang – "Look Only At Me" [951 points]

July

August

September

October

November

  • 11.06 – Rain – "Rainism" [933 points]
  • 11.27 – Rain – "Rainism" [939 points]

December

2009Edit

List of First Place winners

January

  • 01.08 – SS501 – "U R Man" [938 points]
  • 01.15 – SS501 – "U R Man" [928 points]
  • 01.22 – Seungri – "Strong Baby" [953 points]

February

  • 02.05 – Seungri – "Strong Baby" [946 points]
  • 02.19 – Seungri – "Strong Baby" [951 points]
  • 02.26 – Seungri – "Strong Baby" [942 points]

March

  • 03.05 – Kara – "Honey" [933 points]
  • 03.12 – Kara – "Honey" [960 points]
  • 03.26 – Kara – "Honey" [953.0 points]

April

May

  • 05.07 – 2PM – "Again & Again" [970.2 points]
  • 05.14 – 2PM – "Again & Again" [973.4 points]
  • 05.21 – 2PM – "Again & Again" [975.0 points]
  • 05.28 – 2PM – "Again & Again" [946.5 points]

June

  • 06.04 – SG Wannabe – "I Love You" [945.1 points]
  • 06.12 – SG Wannabe – "I Love You" [938.1 points]
  • 06.18 – V.O.S – "Trouble" [941.9 points]
  • 06.25 – V.O.S – "Trouble" [946.0 points]

July

  • 07.02 – 2PM – "I Hate You" [941.3 points]
  • 07.09 – 2PM – "I Hate You" [968.0 points]
  • 07.16 – 2PM – "I Hate You" [969.8 points]
  • 07.23 – 2NE1 – "I Don't Care" [977.9 points]
  • 07.30 – 2PM – "I Hate You" [962.6 points]

August

September

October

November

  • 11.05 – Shinee – "Ring Ding Dong" [972.6 points]

2010Edit

List of First Place winners

February

  • 02.25 – 2AM – "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" [976 points]

March

  • 03.04 – Kara – "Lupin" [938 points]
  • 03.11 – Kara – "Lupin" [931 points]
  • 03.18 – T-ara – "I Go Crazy Because Of You" [938 points]
  • 03.25 – Beast – "Shock" [918 points]

April

  • 04.01 – 2AM – "I Did Wrong" [938 points]
  • 04.08 – Rain – "Love Song" [926 points]
  • 04.15 – Rain – "Love Song" [959 points]
  • 04.22 – Lee Hyori – "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" [942 points]
  • 04.29 – 2PM – "Without U" [943 points]

May

  • 05.06 – 2PM – "Without U" [930 points]
  • 05.13 – 2PM – "Without U" [931 points]
  • 05.20 – Seo In-guk – "Love U" [939 points]
  • 05.27 – Wonder Girls – "2 Different Tears" [927 points]

June

  • 06.03 – MBLAQ – "Y" [930 points]
  • 06.10 – CNBLUE – "Love" [868 points][5]
  • 06.17 – 4Minute – "HuH" [859 points]
  • 06.24 – Seo In-young – "Goodbye Romance" [907 points]

July

  • 07.01 – CNBLUE – "Love" [922 points]
  • 07.08 – Taeyang – "I Need a Girl" [964 points]
  • 07.15 – Taeyang – "I Need a Girl" [939 points]
  • 07.22 – Miss A – "Bad Girl Good Girl" [940 points]
  • 07.29 – Seven – "Better Together" [940 points]

August

  • 08.05 – Seven – "Better Together" [920 points]
  • 08.12 – G.NA – "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" [905 points]
  • 08.19 – DJ DOC – "I'm This Person" [912 points]
  • 08.26 – No Show (Jo Sungmo – "I Wanna Cheat")

September

October

  • 10.07 – 2NE1 – "Can't Nobody" [887 points]
  • 10.14 – Beast – "숨 ("Breath") [924 points]
  • 10.21 – Miss A – "Breathe" [892 points]
  • 10.28 – 2PM – "I'll Be Back" [951 points]

November

  • 11.04 – 2PM – "I'll Be Back" [946 points]
  • 11.11 – Psy – "Right Now" [907 points]

December

  • 12.09 – T-ara – "Why Are You Being Like This" [920 points]
  • 12.16 – T-ara – "Yayaya" [907 points]
  • 12.23 – IU – "Good Day" [901 points]
  • 12.30 – GD & TOP – "Oh Yeah" [943 points]

2011Edit

List of First Place winners

January

February

  • 02.03 – No Show (Seungri – "What Can I Do")
  • 02.10 – Seungri – "What Can I Do" [943 points]
  • 02.17 – G.NA – "Black & White" [941 points]
  • 02.24 – G.NA – "Black & White" [907 points]

March

April

  • 04.07 – CNBLUE – "Intuition" [9,654 points]
  • 04.14 – CNBLUE – "Intuition" [8,901 points]
  • 04.21 – 4Minute – "Mirror Mirror" [9,117 points]
  • 04.28 – Big Bang – "Love Song" [8,901 points]

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • 12.01 – No Show (T-ara – "Cry Cry")
  • 12.08 – T-ara – "Cry Cry" [8,757 points]
  • 12.15 – Trouble Maker – "Trouble Maker" [9,167 points]
  • 12.22 – Trouble Maker – "Trouble Maker" [9,043 points]
  • 12.29 – Trouble Maker – "Trouble Maker" [8,972 points]

2012Edit

List of First Place winners

January

February

  • 02.02 – MBLAQ – "This Is War" [8,869 points]
  • 02.09 – F.T. Island – "Severely" [8,637 points]
  • 02.16 – Seven – "When I Can't Sing" [8,876 points]
  • 02.23 – F.T. Island – "Severely" [8,689 points]

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • 08.02 – Beast – "Beautiful Night" [8,696 points]
  • 08.09 – Beast – "Beautiful Night" [8,876 points]
  • 08.16 – Beast – "Beautiful Night" [8,951 points]
  • 08.23 – Psy – "Gangnam Style" [8,423 points]
  • 08.30 – Psy – "Gangnam Style" [8,561 points]

September

October

  • 10.04 – No Show (G-Dragon – "Crayon")
  • 10.11 – No Show <M Countdown Smile Thailand> (G-Dragon – "Crayon")
  • 10.18 – Gain – "Bloom" [7,533 points]
  • 10.25 – No Show (K.Will – "Please Don't...")

November

  • 11.01 – K.Will – "Please Don't..." [8,418 points]
  • 11.08 – Lee Hi – "1,2,3,4" [7,890 points]
  • 11.15 – Lee Hi – "1,2,3,4" [8,454 points]
  • 11.22 – No Show (Lee Hi – "1,2,3,4")
  • 11.29 – No Show (Lee Seung-gi – "Return")

December

2013Edit

List of First Place winners

January

February

  • 02.07 – Sistar19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer" [8,086 points]
  • 02.14 – Sistar19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer" [9,642 points]
  • 02.21 – Sistar19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer" [9,140 points]
  • 02.28 – Shinee – "Dream Girl" [9,168 points]

March

  • 03.07 – Shinee – "Dream Girl" [9,459 points]
  • 03.14 – Shinee – "Dream Girl" [8,403 points]
  • 03.21 – Lee Hi – "It's Over" [8,449 points]
  • 03.28 – Davichi – "Just The Two Of Us" [7,263 points]

April

  • 04.04 – Infinite – "Man In Love" [8,810 points]
  • 04.11 – Lee Hi – "Rose" [8,802 points]
  • 04.18 – Psy – "Gentleman"
  • 04.25 – No Show <M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan> (Psy – "Gentleman") [8,356 points]

May

  • 05.02 – Psy – "Gentleman" [8,157 points]
  • 05.09 – 4Minute – "What's Your Name?" [7,923 points]
  • 05.16 – 4Minute – "What's Your Name?" [8,380 points]
  • 05.23 – Shinhwa – "This Love" [8,283 points][7][8]
  • 05.30 – Shinhwa – "This Love" [8,642 points]

June

July

August

  • 08.01 – Beast – "Shadow" [8,373 points]
  • 08.08 – f(x) – "Rum Pum Pum Pum" [9,079 points]
  • 08.15 – 2NE1 – "Do You Love Me" [8,017 points]
  • 08.22 – Exo – "Growl" [8,154 points]
  • 08.29 – No Show <M Countdown What's Up LA> (Exo – "Growl")

September

  • 09.05 – Exo – "Growl" [6,817 points]
  • 09.12 – G-Dragon – "Black" [6,604 points]
  • 09.19 – No Show <Incheon Korean Music Wave 2013> (G-Dragon – "Black")
  • 09.26 – G-Dragon – "Crooked" [7,369 points]

October

November

  • 11.07 – Trouble Maker – "Now" [7,783 points]
  • 11.14 – Trouble Maker – "Now" [8,001 points]
  • 11.21 – No Show (Miss A – "Hush")
  • 11.28 – No Show <2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards Replay> (2NE1 – "Missing You")

December

2014Edit

List of First Place winners
Date Artist Song Points
January 2 No Show <M Countdown 2014 New Year Special> (Exo) "Miracles in December (song)" N/A
January 9 Rain "30 Sexy" 6,285
January 16 TVXQ "Something" 9,244
January 23 No Show (TVXQ) N/A
January 30 No Show (TVXQ) N/A
February 6 Girl's Day "Something" 9,047
February 13 7,332
February 20 Soyou & Junggigo "Some" 8,272
February 27 7,252
March 6 Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 9,363
March 13 10,000
March 20 2NE1 "Come Back Home" 8,869
March 27 7,585
April 3 No Show <M Countdown No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014> (4Minute "Whatcha Doin' Today") 6,555
April 10 Apink "Mr. Chu" 8,323
April 17 No Show (Akdong Musician) "200%" N/A
April 24
May 1
May 8 Apink "Mr. Chu" 9,577
May 15 Exo-K "Overdose" 9,706
May 22 8,368
May 29 Infinite "Last Romeo" 6,473
June 5 7,063
June 12 Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" 7,303
June 19 9,255
June 26 No Show (Beast) "Good Luck" N/A
July 3 Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" 8,353
July 10 No Show (K.Will) "Day 1" N/A
July 17 f(x) "Red Light" 9,772
July 24 <M Countdown 10th Anniversary Special> B1A4 "Solo Day" N/A
July 31 Sistar "Touch My Body" 7,359
August 7 No Show (Sistar) N/A
August 14 No Show <2 Nights in LA Special> (Block B) "H.E.R"
August 21 Winner "Empty" 8,005
August 28 7,986
September 4 Sistar "I Swear" 7,661
September 11 Super Junior "Mamacita" 7,638
September 18 Winner "Empty" 7,042
September 25 Girls' Generation-TTS "Holler" 8,751
October 2 <Special Broadcast> Girls' Generation-TTS N/A
October 9 Ailee "Don't Touch Me" 7,417
October 16 Roy Kim "Home" 8,596
October 23 Gaeko "No Make Up" 6,709
October 30 <Halloween & 400th Episode Highlight Broadcast> Epik High "Happen Ending" N/A
November 6 Epik High 7,209
November 13 7,588
November 20 Kyuhyun "At Gwanghwamun" 7,947
November 27 No Show (Kyuhyun) N/A
December 4 No Show
December 11
December 18 No Show (Apink) "Luv"
December 25 Christmas Special (Apink) "Luv" 7,791

2015–presentEdit

Triple CrownEdit

The term triple crown refers to when a song achieves three wins (consecutive or non-consecutive) on the show. After that, it is removed from the chart.

List of Triple Crowns
Artist Song Wins
2004
TVXQ "The Way U Are" August 5, August 12, August 19
Seven "Passion" August 26, September 2, September 9
Shinhwa "Brand New" September 30, October 7, October 14
TVXQ "Believe" November 25, December 2, December 9
2005
Buzz "Coward" March 31, April 7, April 21
2007
Epik High "Fan" February 15, March 1, March 15
2008
MC Mong "Circus" May 8, May 22, June 12
Taeyang "Look Only At Me" June 19, June 26, July 3
Wonder Girls "So Hot" July 10, July 17, July 24
Lee Hyori "U-Go-Girl" July 31, August 14, August 21
Big Bang "Day by Day" August 28, September 4, September 11
TVXQ "Mirotic" October 9, October 23, October 30
2009
Seungri "Strong Baby" January 22, February 5, February 19
Kara "Honey" March 5, March 12, March 26
2PM "Again & Again" May 7, May 14, May 21
2PM "I Hate You" July 2, July 9, July 16
2NE1 "I Don't Care" July 23, August 6, August 13
G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" September 10, September 17, September 24
2010
2PM "Without U" April 29, May 6, May 13
2NE1 "Can't Nobody" September 23, September 30, October 7
2011
Seungri "What Can I Do" January 27, February 3, February 10
Big Bang "Tonight" March 3, March 10, March 17
CNBLUE "Intuition" March 31, April 7, April 14
f(x) "Pinocchio (Danger)" May 5, May 12, May 19
Beast "Fiction" May 26, June 2, June 9
Super Junior "Mr. Simple" August 11, August 18, August 25
Girls' Generation "The Boys" October 27, November 3, November 10
Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" December 15, December 22, December 29
2012
Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" May 10, May 17, May 24
Infinite "The Chaser" May 31, June 7, June 14
f(x) "Electric Shock" June 21, June 28, July 5
Super Junior "Sexy, Free & Single" July 12, July 19, July 26
Beast "Beautiful Night" August 2, August 9, August 16
Psy "Gangnam Style" August 23, August 30, September 6
G-Dragon "Crayon" September 27, October 4, October 11
Lee Hi "1,2,3,4" November 8, November 15, November 22
Lee Seung-gi "Return" November 29, December 6, December 13
2013
Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" December 20, December 27, January 3
Girls' Generation "I Got a Boy" January 10, January 17, January 24
Sistar19 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" February 7, February 14, February 21
Shinee "Dream Girl" February 28, March 7, March 14
Psy "Gentleman" April 18, April 25, May 2
Shinhwa "This Love" May 23, May 30, June 6
Sistar "Give It To Me" June 20, June 27, July 4
Exo "Growl" August 22, August 29, September 5
2014
Exo "Miracles in December" December 19, December 26, January 2
TVXQ "Something" January 16, January 23, January 30
Akdong Musician "200%" April 17, April 24, May 1
Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" June 12, June 19, July 3
Winner "Empty" August 21, August 28, September 18
Epik High "Happen Ending" October 30, November 6, November 13
2015
Shinhwa "Sniper" March 12, March 19, March 26
Exo "Call Me Baby" April 9, April 16, April 30
Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" August 27, September 3, September 10
Taeyeon "I" October 15, October 22, October 29
2016
Psy "Daddy" December 17, December 24, January 7
iKon "Dumb & Dumber" January 14, January 21, January 28
GFriend "Rough" February 4, February 11, February 18
Twice "Cheer Up" May 5, May 19, May 26
Exo "Monster" June 16, June 23, June 30
GFriend "Navillera" July 21, July 28, August 4
2017
Big Bang "Fxxk It" December 22, January 5, January 12
Mamamoo "Yes I Am" June 29, July 6, July 13
Exo "Ko Ko Bop" July 27, August 3, August 10
Wanna One "Energetic" August 17, August 24, August 31
2018
iKon "Love Scenario" February 1, March 1, March 8
Blackpink "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" June 28, July 5, July 12
2019
Seventeen "Home" January 31, February 7, February 14
X1 "Flash" September 5, September 12, September 19
2020
Itzy "Wannabe" March 19, March 26, April 2
"Not Shy" September 3, September 10, September 17

Achievements by artistsEdit

Most No. 1 winners

Most No. 1 winners

Rank Artist Count
1st Exo 25
2nd Big Bang 23
Twice
4th Girls' Generation 18
5th TVXQ 17
Red Velvet
6th 2NE1 15
7th 2PM 14
Highlight
Super Junior
GFriend
8th Infinite 13
9th f(x) 12
Shinee
Psy
Mamamoo
10th Shinhwa 11
Winner
BTS
Most Triple Crowns winners

Most Triple Crowns winners

Rank Artist Count
1st Exo 5 songs
2nd TVXQ 4 songs
3rd 2PM 3 songs
Shinhwa
Girls' Generation
Psy
Big Bang
8th 2NE1 2 songs
Seungri
f(x)
Super Junior
Highlight
G-Dragon
Taeyang
Epik High
GFriend
iKon
Itzy
Top 20 Highest Scores (1st System)

Top 20 Highest Scores (1st System) 29 July 2004 – 3 March 2011

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st 2NE1 "I Don't Care" 981.3 2009/08/13
2nd 979.8 2009/08/06
3rd 977.9 2009/07/23
4th 2AM "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" 976 2010/02/25
5th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 975.7 2009/09/24
6th 2PM "Again & Again" 975 2009/05/21
7th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 974.5 2009/09/17
8th 2PM "Again & Again" 973.4 2009/05/14
9th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 973.2 2009/09/10
10th Shinee "Ring Ding Dong" 972.6 2009/11/05
11th Shinhwa "Brand New" 971 2004/10/14
12th Brown Eyed Girls "Abracadabra" 970.9 2009/09/03
13th 2PM "Again & Again" 970.2 2009/05/07
14th "I Hate You" 969.8 2009/07/16
15th 968 2009/07/09
Super Junior "Sorry, Sorry" 2009/04/09
17th Girls' Generation "Kissing You" 965 2008/02/28
18th Shinhwa "Brand New" 964 2004/10/07
Taeyang "I Need a Girl" 2010/07/08
20th Seungri "V.V.I.P." 963 2011/01/27
TVXQ "Mirotic" 2008/10/30
Top 10 Highest Scores (2nd System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (2nd System) 10 March 2011 – 15 December 2011

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 40%, Album Sales 10%, Asian/Global Fan Vote 15%, Preferences of Music Experts 10%, Real-Time Charts 15%, SMS Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st CNBLUE "Intuition" 9,654 2011/04/07
2nd Kara "Step" 9,314 2011/09/22
3rd Wonder Girls "Be My Baby" 9,290 2011/11/17
4th CNBLUE "Intuition" 9,255 2011/03/31
5th Beast "Fiction" 9,253 2011/06/02
6th 9,191 2011/06/09
7th Girls' Generation "The Boys" 9,180 2011/10/27
8th Big Bang "Tonight" 9,171 2011/03/17
9th Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" 9,167 2011/12/15
10th Super Junior "Mr. Simple" 9,155 2011/08/18
Top 10 Highest Scores (3rd System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (3rd System) 22 December 2011 – 23 August 2012

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 45%, Album Sales 10%, Global Fan Vote 15%, Mnet Broadcasting 5%, Preferences of Music Experts 10%, Real-Time Charts 5%, SMS Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" 9,357 2012/05/17
2nd 9,355 2012/05/10
3rd f(x) "Electric Shock" 9,296 2012/06/21
4th Big Bang "Fantastic Baby" 9,204 2012/03/22
5th 9,096 2012/03/15
6th "Blue" 9,081 2012/03/08
7th Shinee "Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)" 2012/03/29
8th Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" 9,043 2011/12/22
9th 8,972 2011/12/29
10th Beast "Beautiful Night" 8,951 2012/08/16
Top 10 Highest Scores (4th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (4th System) 30 August 2012 – 20 February 2014

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 50%, Album Sales 10%, Age Preference 20%, Global Fan Vote 5%, Live Show Preferences 10%, SMS Vote 5%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation "I Got a Boy" 10,000 2013/01/10
2nd 9,988 2013/01/17
3rd Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" 9,795 2013/01/03
4th Sistar19 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" 9,642 2013/02/14
5th Shinee "Dream Girl" 9,459 2013/03/07
6th Busker Busker "Love, at first" 9,419 2013/10/03
7th 9,415 2013/10/10
8th Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" 9,267 2012/12/20
9th TVXQ "Something" 9,244 2014/01/16
10th Shinee "Dream Girl" 9,168 2013/02/28
Top 10 Highest Scores (5th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (5th System) 27 February 2014 – 4 June 2015

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 50%, Album Sales 10%, Social Media Points (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) 10%, Preference Points (global fan votes + age range preference) 10%, Mnet Broadcast Points 10%, SMS Votes 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 10,000 2014/03/13
2nd f(x) "Red Light" 9,772 2014/07/17
3rd Shinee "View" 9,762 2015/06/04
4th Exo-K "Overdose" 9,706 2014/05/15
5th Big Bang "Loser" 9,669 2015/05/14
6th Apink "Mr. Chu" 9,577 2014/05/08
7th Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 9,363 2014/03/06
8th Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" 9,255 2014/06/19
9th Shinee "View" 9,037 2015/05/28
10th 2NE1 "Come Back Home" 8,869 2014/03/20
Top 10 Highest Scores (6th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (6th System) 11 June 2015 – 12 April 2018

Scoring System: Digital Music Sales (50%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Score (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (15%), Popularity Score (global fan votes + age range preference) (10%), Mnet Broadcast Score (10%) + SMS Voting Score (10%)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Exo "Power" 11,000 2017/09/14
BTS "DNA" 2017/09/28
3rd Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 10,988 2015/09/03
4th 10,961 2015/09/10
5th Taeyeon "I" 10,929 2015/10/15
6th Red Velvet "Rookie" 10,903 2017/02/16
7th "Red Flavor" 10,877 2017/07/20
8th Exo "Monster" 10,849 2016/06/23
9th Wanna One "Energetic" 10,844 2017/08/24
10th "Boomerang" 10,805 2018/03/29
Top 10 Highest Scores (7th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores 26 April 2018 – 21 May 2020

Scoring System: Digital Music Sales (45%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Score (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (20%), Global Fan Votes (10%), Mnet Broadcast Score (10%), SMS Live Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st BTS "Fake Love" 11,000 2018/05/31
Shinee "I Want You" 2018/06/21
BTS "Boy with Luv" 2019/04/25
Twice "Fancy" 2019/05/02
NU'EST "Bet Bet" 2019/05/09
BTS "On" 2020/03/05
NU'EST "I'm in Trouble" 2020/05/21
8th X1 "Flash" 10,945 2019/09/19
9th Twice "Dance the Night Away" 10,933 2018/07/19
10th Iz*One "Fiesta" 10,914 2020/02/27
Top 10 Highest Scores (8th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (Latest System) May 28, 2020 – present

Scoring System: Digital Sales (Melon, Genie, FLO) (45%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media (YouTube MV views) (15%), Global Fan Vote (15%), Mnet Broadcast (Mnet TV, MCD Stage, M2 Contents) (10%), Live Vote (for 1st nominees only) (10%)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Seventeen "Left & Right" 10,705 pts 2020/07/02
2nd NCT 127 "Punch" 9,778 pts 2020/05/28
3rd Twice "More & More" 9,356 pts 2020/06/11
4th Cosmic Girls (WJSN) "Butterfly" 9,235 pts 2020/06/18
5th (G)I-DLE "Dumdi Dumdi" 8,842 pts 2020/06/13
6th GFriend "Apple" 8,536 pts 2020/07/23
7th (G)I-DLE "Dumdi Dumdi" 8,521 pts 2020/08/20
8th Blackpink "How You Like That" 8,167 pts 2019/07/09
9th ITZY "Not Shy" 7,443 pts 2020/09/17
10th Blackpink "How You Like That" 7,432 pts 2020/08/01
Top 10 Highest Scores (All Time)

Top 10 Highest Scores (All Time)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Exo "Power" 11,000 2017/09/14
BTS "DNA" 2017/09/28
"Fake Love" 2018/05/31
Shinee "I Want You" 2018/06/21
BTS "Boy with Luv" 2019/04/25
Twice "Fancy" 2019/05/02
NU'EST "Bet Bet" 2019/05/09
BTS "On" 2020/03/05
NU'EST "I'm in Trouble" 2020/05/21
10th Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 10,988 2015/09/03

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