Show! Music Core
Show! Music Core (Korean: 쇼! 음악중심; Hanja: 쇼! 音樂中心; RR: Syo! Eumakjungsim), or simply Music Core is a South Korean music television program broadcast by MBC. It airs live every Saturday at 15:15 (KST). The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from MBC Dream Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi.
|Show! Music Core|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||743 (as of October 23, 2021)|
|Running time||80 minutes|
|Production company||MBC Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i (ATSC)|
2160p (DVB-T2) (trial run from February 13 – March 12, 2016)
|Original release||October 9, 2005 –|
|Revised Romanization||Syo! Eumakjungsim|
Prior to the current Show! Music Core, numerous music programs with similar content were aired on MBC. Below is the list in chronological order.
|Broadcast date||Program name|
|October 30, 1989 – November 2, 1990||Show Network (쇼 네트워크)|
|November 9, 1990 – April 30, 1993||Everyone's Popular Songs (여러분의 인기가요)|
|May 7, 1993 – October 8, 1993||Choice Best Popular Songs (결정 최고 인기가요)|
|April 21, 1995 – January 17, 1998||Popular Songs Best 50 (인기가요 베스트 50)|
|January 24, 1998 – April 18, 1998||Live Young Times (생방송 젊은 그대)|
|April 25, 1998 – January 23, 1999||Music Camp (음악캠프)|
|February 30, 1999 – May 8, 1999||Family Camp (가족캠프)|
|May 15, 1999 – July 30, 2005||Live Music Camp (생방송 음악캠프)|
After a brief hiatus, Show! Music Core began airing on October 29, 2005, with charts similar to its predecessors. However, the charts were removed on January 7, 2006, and it continues to air without any charts or awards. Even without the weekly chart award, the show was known for its special production and stages.
From 2007 to 2008, a "Mobile Ranking" segment was used to rank the popularity of songs downloaded to mobile phones and from online music sites.
On March 11, 2013, MBC announced that they would return their chart system after seven years without the segment. The ranking system was reinstalled on April 20, 2013, with a first-place trophy given to the top song amongst the nominees for each week.
November 21, 2015, MBC announced that their chart system would be removed once again. The MBC variety department said: "Instead of the ranking system, we intend to show more diverse genres of music and continue to work hard to be a representative music program of Korea.”
On February 11, 2016, MBC announced a trial phase of their simultaneous live broadcast of Show! Music Core in HD and UHD (ultra-high-definition) utilizing a dedicated 4K camera, in preparation for their launch of UHD broadcasts scheduled for 2017. The trial phase had taken place February 13 through March 12, 2016.[needs update]
On April 5, 2017, MBC announced that they would, yet again, return to their chart ranking system since April 22, 2017.
Music Core brought back the show's chart on April 20, 2013. First-place winners are determined using the ranking system below. The list also shows the current and former scoring computation used. As of June 8, 2013, four nominees had decreased to three nominees. This chart is called M-chart, and tracking from Monday to Monday of the following week.
|Period covered||Chart system|
|Broadcast||Digital sales||Physical album||Video views|
|April 20–27, 2013||N/A||30%||10%||15%||45% (20% committee + 25% live-vote)|
|May 4, 2013 – June 1, 2013||50%||10%||30% (10% committee + 20% live-vote)|
|June 8, 2013 – June 14, 2014||60%||20% (10% committee + 10% live-vote)|
|June 21, 2014 – November 14, 2015||50%||30% (15% committee + 15% live-vote)|
|April 22, 2017 – August 17, 2019||5% (MBC radio)||25% (10% committee + 15% live-vote)|
|August 24, 2019 – March 14, 2020||60% (50% gaon + 10% Vibe*)|
|March 21, 2020 – July 18, 2020||35% (10% committee + 10% pre-vote* + 15% live-vote)|
|July 25, 2020 – September 19, 2020||50%|
|September 26, 2020 – February 20, 2021||60% (50% gaon + 10% FLO*)|
|February 27, 2021 – May 8, 2021||10% (MBC TV + Radio)||15%||25% (5% committee + 10% pre-vote + 10% live-vote)|
|May 8, 2021 - May 29, 2021||50%|
|June 5, 2021 - present||10%||20% (5% committee + 5% pre-vote + 10% live-vote)|
Asterisk (*) indicates the criteria that are for first place nominees only.
Based source and explanations for each criteria, in alphabetical order:
- Broadcast: MBC radio (April 22, 2017 - now) + TV (February 27, 2021 - now).
- Digital sales: Numbers of download, streaming based on Gaon digital chart. During the time that Vibe and FLO sponsor Music Core, this also include Vibe and FLO respectively as a separate criteria and that criteria is for 1st place nominees only
- Live-vote: Voting during the show. Currently via text message + Mubeat app (June 5, 2021 - now). Always for 1st place nominees only.
- Physical sales: Number of copies, based on Gaon album chart
- Pre-vote: Mubeat app. Before February 27, 2021; this criteria is only for 1st place nominees only. This is held from Tuesday to Thursday (mean 4 days prior to 2 days prior; before February 27, 2021 is Tuesday to Friday, which mean 4 days prior to a day prior).
- Video views or SNS: YouTube views, only count from official MV.
- Viewer committee: A survey via official Music Core website, 2000 MBC accounts will be randomly chosen to be part of viewer committee voting. This is held from Wednesday to Thursday.
The Top 50 songs of the week are featured on the show, where the Top 30–11 songs are shown via two marquee (one is for 30-21 and another is for 20-11) in the last of two different stages and the Top 10–4 songs are featured by the hosts. The hosts then showcase the Top three songs and announce who will be the winner of the week. The Number 1 song on the chart is the winner of that week's chart and receives an award. Every songs that have been released no more than two months and not got quintuple crown (i. e: 5 wins in this show) yet are eligible on chart. However, OST, songs released through audition program and deemed unsuitable (at MBC's discretion) is not eligible. For top 50 songs of the week (full chart), it will be posted on music show's official website every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday of the following week.
From May 20, 2017 to February 20, 2021; rules was every songs that is not released no more than three months are eligible. Before May 20, 2017; every songs, regardless of when it release or number of time get the first place, are eligible.
List of winnersEdit
2019 – presentEdit
Achievements by artistsEdit
Starting from February 27, 2021, Show! Music Core implemented the Quintuple Crown, which is a song that has received first place five times. After that, the song is removed from the chart and ineligible to win again.
Show! Music Core rankingEdit
- For the 600th Episode special broadcast on August 11, Choi Minho and Noh Hong-chul joined as special MCs, while Ong Seong-wu was absent.
- Guest MCs during this period include: Park Sung-kwang (October 6-13); Juyeon (October 6); Shownu, Minhyuk, Bomin, Donghyun, Hyunjin and Bang Chan from Stray Kids (all for the episode dated October 27); Chanyeol (November 17); Cha Eun-woo (December 8-15) and Kang Seung-yoon (December 22).
- Mina was absent for the episode dated December 8, while Mark Lee was absent for the episodes dated October 6 and October 27.
- Guest MCs during this period include CNU (January 19) and Cha Eun-woo (January 19 - February 2).
- Guest MCs during this period include: I.N (September 21, December 28); Inseong (September 28); Ren (November 2); Hyojin (November 16) and Park Ji-hoon (December 7).
- Chani was absent for the episodes dated September 21, November 16, December 7 and December 28, while Hyunjin was absent for the episode dated September 28.
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- Official website (in Korean)