Show! Music Core

Show! Music Core (Korean쇼! 음악중심; Hanja쇼! 音樂中心; RRSyo! 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
Show! Music Core.png
Show! Music Core logo used since mid-2019
GenreMusic
Presented by
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes743 (as of October 23, 2021 (2021-10-23))
Production
Running time80 minutes
Production companyMBC Entertainment
DistributorMBC
Release
Original network
  • Munhwa Broadcasting Company.svg (live)
  • MBC M logo.svg (tape delay)
Picture format1080i (ATSC)
2160p (DVB-T2) (trial run from February 13 – March 12, 2016)[1]
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 9, 2005 (2005-10-09) –
present (present)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
쇼! 음악중심
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSyo! Eumakjungsim
McCune–ReischauerSyo! Ŭmakchungsim

HistoryEdit

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)

Live Music Camp was cancelled due to a broadcast accident of revealing genitalia.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.”[5]

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][1]

On April 5, 2017, MBC announced that they would, yet again, return to their chart ranking system since April 22, 2017.[6]

PresentersEdit

List of current presenters
Iz*One's Kim Min-ju (left) has hosted Show! Music Core since June 2020. NCT 127's Jungwoo (center) and Stray Kids' Lee Know (right) joined as co-hosts in August 2021.
Date Host(s)
October 29, 2005 – April 29, 2006 Shin Dong-wook, Hong Soo-ah
May 6 – November 4, 2006[7] Brian, Jang Mi-inae
November 11, 2006 – March 31, 2007 Brian, Kim Hyun-joong
April 7, 2007 Brian, Bae Seul-ki
April 14, 2007 Brian, HyunA, Ahn So-hee
April 21, 2007 Brian, Younha
April 28, 2007 Brian, Ivy
May 5, 2007 Brian, Nam Gyu-ri
May 12 – June 30, 2007 Brian, Ahn So-hee, Hyuna
July 7 – November 3, 2007 Brian, Kang-in
November 10, 2007 – April 26, 2008 T.O.P, Ahn So-hee, Sunye
May 10, 2008 – March 28, 2009 Seungri, Daesung, Sol Bi
April 4, 2009 – February 27, 2010 Tiffany, Yuri
March 6, 2010 Sooyoung, Tiffany, Seohyun
March 13, 2010 – May 22, 2010 Tiffany, Yuri
May 29, 2010 Sunye, Yubin, Yonghwa
June 5, 2010 Eunhyuk, Siwon, Krystal
June 12, 2010 Seungyeon, Hara, Kim Hyun-joong
June 19, 2010 Yuri, Yonghwa, Seohyun
June 26 – July 31, 2010 Tiffany, Yuri
August 7, 2010 Krystal, Onew
August 14, 2010 Nichkhun, Suzy, Krystal, Onew
August 21, 2010 IU, Doojoon, Gikwang
August 28, 2010 Jinwoon, Hyomin, Jiyeon
September 4, 2010 Tiffany, Yuri, Oh Sang-jin
September 11, 2010 Hyuna, Hongki, Sunhwa
September 18, 2010 Eunhyuk, Lizzy, Krystal
September 25 – October 23, 2010 Various Special MCs
October 30, 2010 – July 9, 2011 Onew, Min-ho, Suzy, Jiyeon
July 16 – October 8, 2011 Suzy, Ji-yeon
October 15, 2011 – January 28, 2012 Tiffany, Yuri
February 4, 2012 Hongki, Jaejin, Jonghoon
February 11, 2012 Chunji, Niel, L.Joe
February 18, 2012 Taeyeon, Seohyun
February 25 – March 31, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
April 7, 2012 Yonghwa, Hyoyeon, Seohyun
April 14, 2012 – July 21, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
July 28, 2012 Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, Ji-yeon
August 4, 2012 Doojoon, Bora, Dasom
August 11, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
August 18, 2012 – August 25, 2012 Doojoon, Yoseob, Bora
September 1, 2012 – September 15, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
September 22, 2012 Kwanghee, Siwan, Sunhwa, Zinger
September 29, 2012 Kwanghee, Hyoseong, Sunhwa
October 6, 2012 – October 13, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
October 20, 2012 Hyoseong, Sunhwa
October 27, 2012 – November 3, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
November 10, 2012 Daehyun, Min, Suzy
November 17, 2012 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
November 24, 2012 Lee Joon, Sunhwa
December 1, 2012 Lee Joon, Oh Yeon-seo
December 8, 2012 – January 12, 2013 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
January 19, 2013 Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin
January 26, 2013 – February 2, 2013 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
February 9, 2013 – February 23, 2013 Jinyoung, Sandeul, Baro
March 2, 2013 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
March 9, 2013 Jokwon, Jinwoon, Jaekyung
March 16, 2013 Jokwon, Seulong, Minah
March 23, 2013 – April 13, 2013 Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
April 6, 2013 Woohyun, L, Sung-kyu (Infinite)
April 20, 2013 – June 28, 2014 Noh Hong-chul, Kim Sohyun and Choi Minho
June 29, 2013 Haha in lieu of Choi Minho
July 6, August 3 and 10, 2013, February 8, 2014 Park Hyung-sik (ZE:A) in lieu of Choi Minho
August 24, 2013 Yoseob in lieu of Choi Minho
October 5, 2013 Chanyeol in lieu of Choi Minho
October 19, 2013 K.Will in lieu of Choi Minho
October 26, 2013 Hyomin in lieu of Choi Minho
November 30, 2013 Suzy in lieu of Choi Minho
January 4, 2014 Sehun & Xiumin in lieu of Choi Minho
January 18, 2014 B1A4 in lieu of Choi Minho
April 5, 2014 Henry in lieu of Choi Minho
May 31, 2014 L & Sung-kyu in lieu of Choi Minho & Noh Hong-chul
June 7, 2014 N in lieu of Choi Minho
July 19, 2014 Zico
August 30, 2014 Hara
September 6, 2014 Choi Minho, Kim Sohyun, Zico
September 13, 2014 Choi Minho, Kim Sohyun, Junho
September 20, 2014 – March 14, 2015 Choi Minho, Kim Sohyun, Zico
March 21, 2015 SinB, Kim Sohyun, Zico
March 28, 2015 – April 18, 2015 Choi Minho, Kim Sohyun, Zico
April 25, 2015 Kangnam, Bomi, Kyunsung
May 2, 2015 – November 14, 2015 N, Choi Minho, Yeri
November 21, 2015 – September 24, 2016 Kim Sae-ron, Kim Min-jae
October 1, 2016 – April 15, 2017 Kim Sae-ron, Cha Eun-woo, Lee Soo-min
April 22, 2017 – January 27, 2018 Cha Eun-woo, Xiyeon
February 3, 2018 Bobby, B.I, Yeri
February 24, 2018 – September 22, 2018 Ong Seong-wu, Mina, Mark[a]
September 29, 2018 – January 12, 2019 Mina, Mark Lee[b][c]
January 19, 2019 – February 9, 2019 Mina[d]
February 16, 2019 – May 30, 2020 Mina, Chani, Hyunjin[e][f]
June 13, 2020 – February 13, 2021 Chani, Hyunjin, Kim Min-ju
February 20, 2021 Kim Hyun-soo in lieu of Hyunjin
February 27, 2021 Yeji in lieu of Hyunjin
March 6, 2021 Minho in lieu of Hyunjin
March 13, 2021 Kim Sejeong in lieu of Hyunjin
March 20, 2021 Park Ji-hoon in lieu of Hyunjin
March 27, 2021 Mina in lieu of Hyunjin
April 17, 2021 Joohoney in lieu of Hyunjin
April 24, 2021 Cha Eun-woo in lieu of Hyunjin
May 1, 2021 to May 22, 2021, June 12, 2021 to July 3, 2021 Chani, Yeji, Kim Min-ju
May 29, 2021 Mark in lieu of Hyunjin
June 5, 2021 Joy in lieu of Hyunjin
July 10, 2021 Wooyoung in lieu of Hyunjin
July 17, 2021 Yeji in lieu of Hyunjin
From August 14, 2021 Kim Min-ju, Jungwoo, Lee Know

Chart systemEdit

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 Voting
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

2005Edit

List of first place winners
Month Date Artist Song
October October 29 Epik High "Fly"
November November 5
November 12
November 19 g.o.d. "2 Love"
November 26
December December 3
December 10
December 17 Tei "Screaming I Miss You"
December 24 MC the Max "Love is Supposed to Hurt"
December 31

2013Edit

List of first place winners
Month Date Artist Song Points
April April 20 Infinite "Man in Love" 7,587
April 27 Psy "Gentleman" 6,847
May May 4 Cho Yong-pil "Bounce" 7,698
May 11 Roy Kim "Spring Spring Spring" 8,333
May 18 B1A4 "What's Going On?" 8,479
May 25 Shinhwa "This Love" 7,634
June June 1 8,540
June 8 Beast "Will You Be Okay?" 7,348
June 15 Exo "Wolf" 6,392
June 22 Sistar "Give It To Me" 7,717
June 29 8,473
July July 6 Roy Kim "Love Love Love" 8,270
July 13 Dynamic Duo "BAAAM" 7,885
July 20 2NE1 "Falling In Love" 7,691
July 27 Infinite "Destiny" 9,770
August August 3 Beast "Shadow" 8,368
August 10 <Music Core Summer Special – No Chart>
August 17 <Music Core 2013 Korea Music Festival in Sokcho – No Chart>
August 24 Exo "Growl" 8,666
August 31 8,074
September September 7 6,925
September 14 <Music Core Pre-record Show – No Chart>
September 21 <Music Core K-POP Festival – No Chart>
September 28 Soyou & Mad Clown "Stupid In Love" 6,364
October October 5 Busker Busker "Love, at first" 8,219
October 12 7,493
October 19 IU "The Red Shoes" 9,846
October 26 Shinee "Everybody" 9,641
November November 2 K.Will "You Don't Know Love" 7,647
November 9 Trouble Maker "Now" 8,450
November 16 <Music Core Pre-record Show – No Chart>
November 23 Davichi "The Letter" 6,614
November 30 2NE1 "Missing You" 8,454
December December 7 Hyolyn "One Way Love" 7,295
December 14 Exo "Miracles in December" 7,458
December 21 9,032
December 28 <Music Core Year End Chart Special – No Chart>

2014Edit

List of first place winners[8]
Date Artist Song Points
January 4 IU "Friday" 7,802
January 11 Girl's Day "Something" 6,748
January 18 TVXQ "Something" 7,753
January 25 B1A4 "Lonely" 7,311
February 1 <Music Core Pre-record Show – No Chart>
February 8 B1A4 "Lonely" 7,162
February 15 B.A.P "1004 (Angel)" 8,575
February 22 Soyou & Junggigo "Some" 7,158
March 1 7,259
March 8 <Music Core 400th Episode Special> (TVXQ) "Spellbound" 9,050
March 15 Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 8,303
March 22 7,537
March 29 <No Chart>
April 5 Park Hyo-shin "Wild Flower" 7,576
April 12 Apink "Mr. Chu" 9,447
April 19 AKMU "200%" 7,446
April 26 7,965
May 3 8,490
May 10 8,754
May 17 Exo-K "Overdose" 9,257
May 24 7,633
May 31 Fly to the Sky "You You You" 6,784
June 7 Gary & Jungin "Your Scent" 6,201
June 14 Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" 7,518
June 21 Beast "No More" 8,330
June 28 "Good Luck" 10,000
July 5 7,777
July 12 7,274
July 19 f(x) "Red Light" 9,074
July 26 Girl's Day "Darling" 7,344
August 2 Infinite "Back" 7,154
August 9 Sistar "Touch My Body" 9,151
August 16 8,360
August 23 Block B "H.E.R" 8,239
August 30 Taemin "Danger" 7,368
September 6 Sistar "I Swear" 6,532
September 13 Super Junior "Mamacita" 6,993
September 20 6,035
September 27 <No Chart>
October 4
October 11 Girls' Generation-TTS "Holler" 8,220
October 18 Roy Kim "Home" 8,527
October 25 <No Chart>
November 1 Beast "12:30" 9,197
November 8 8,555
November 15 MC Mong "Miss Me Or Diss Me" 7,353
November 22 Kyuhyun "At Gwanghwamun" 7,455
November 29 Toy "Three of Us" 6,832
December 6 Apink "Luv" 9,237
December 13 7,822
December 20 7,185
December 27 <No Chart>

2015Edit

List of first place winners[8]
Date Artist Song Points
January 3 Apink "Luv" 8,207
January 10 7,745
January 17 Jonghyun "Déjà-Boo" 8,202
January 24 7,082
January 31 Davichi "Cry Again" 5,716
February 7 Infinite H "Pretty" 9,049
February 14 Zion.T & Crush "Just" 6,112
February 21 4Minute "Crazy" 7,278
February 28 Niel "Love Killer" 6,462
March 7 VIXX "Love Equation" 9,094
March 14 Shinhwa "Sniper" 7,630
March 21 8,186
March 28 <No Show>
April 4 Red Velvet "Ice Cream Cake" 7,199
April 11 Exo "Call Me Baby" 8,833
April 18 9,063
April 25 7,538
May 2 8,738
May 9 Big Bang "Loser" 8,954
May 16 7,961
May 23 Kim Sung Kyu "The Answer" 8,135
May 30 <No Show>
June 6 Shinee "View" 9,251
June 13 Exo "Love Me Right" 9,666
June 20 9,562
June 27 7,096
July 4 AOA "Heart Attack" 7,376
July 11 Big Bang "Sober" 6,563
July 18 Girls' Generation "Party" 9,660
July 25 Infinite "Bad" 8,363
August 1 <No Chart: Ulsan Summer Festival>
August 8 Beast "YeY" 8,473
August 15 Big Bang "Let's Not Fall in Love" 7,524
August 22 9,472
August 29 Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 8,068
September 5 <No Chart>
September 12
September 19 Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 9,699
September 26 iKon "My Type" 8,277
October 3 Park Kyung "Ordinary Love" 6,693
October 10 <No Show>
October 17 <No Chart>
October 24 Taeyeon "I" 9,174
October 31 <No Show: 2015 KBO Pro Baseball Korean Series>
November 7 <No Chart>
November 14 IU "Twenty-Three" 7,503

(Starting from November 14, 2015, the ranking system was abolished but was revived later on April 22, 2017)

2017Edit

List of first place winners[8]
Key
Highest score in 2017
No show was held
Episode Date Artist Song Points
548 April 22 Winner "Really Really" 7,378
549 April 29 IU "Palette" 7,248
550 May 6 7,720
551 May 13 Sechs Kies "Be Well" 8,138
552 May 20 7,412
553 May 27 Twice "Signal" 8,448
554 June 3 8,053
555 June 10 Highlight "Calling You" 7,636
556 June 17 G-Dragon "Untitled, 2014" 7,854
557 June 24 7,359
558 July 1 Mamamoo "Yes I Am" 8,760
559 July 8 Apink "Five" 7,118
560 July 15 5,742
561 July 22 Red Velvet "Red Flavor" 9,427
562 July 29 Special episode, winners were not announced
563 August 5 Exo "Ko Ko Bop" 9,316
564 August 12 9,266
565 August 19 Wanna One "Energetic" 9,703
566 August 26 7,740
567 September 2 6,390
No show, winners were not announced (September 9–November 18)
568 November 25 Wanna One "Beautiful" 8,908
569 December 2 8,291
570 December 9 5,964
571 December 16 5,922
572 December 23 Twice "Heart Shaker" 9,929
December 30 8,994

2018Edit

List of first place winners[8]
Key
Highest score in 2018
No show was held
Episode Date Artist Song Points
573 January 6 Exo "Universe" 9,031
574 January 13 Twice "Heart Shaker" 7,007
575 January 20 Infinite "Tell Me" 6,494
576 January 27 Sunmi "Heroine" 6,010
577 February 3 Jonghyun "Shinin'" 7,975
February 10 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
February 17 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
578 February 24 iKon "Love Scenario" 8,620
579 March 3 8,551
580 March 10 7,929
581 March 17 Wanna One "I Promise You (I.P.U.)" 7,619
March 24 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
582 March 31 Wanna One "Boomerang" 9,289
583 April 7 6,425
584 April 14 Winner "Everyday" 9,112
585 April 21 Twice "What Is Love?" 8,029
586 April 28 8,934
May 5 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
587 May 12 GFriend "Time for the Moon Night" 8,842
588 May 19 7,872
589 May 26 BTS "Fake Love" 8,919
590 June 2 10,000
591 June 9 8,056
592 June 16 Wanna One "Light" 8,025
593 June 23 Blackpink "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" 6,071
594 June 30 8,174
595 July 7 7,273
596 July 14 7,367
597 July 21 Twice "Dance the Night Away" 9,792
598 July 28 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
599 August 4 Twice "Dance the Night Away" 7,440
600 August 11 6,575
601 August 18 Red Velvet "Power Up" 9,387
August 25 No show, No chart, winners were not announced
September 1 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
602 September 8 No chart, winners were not announced
September 15 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
603 September 22 Sunmi "Siren" 6,513
604 September 29 Got7 "Lullaby" 6,123
605 October 6 Im Chang-jung "There Has Never Been a Day I Haven't Loved You" 5,840
606 October 13 iKon "Goodbye Road" 8,577
607 October 20 IU "Bbibbi" 8,067
608 October 27 8,264
609 November 3 7,729
November 10 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
610 November 17 No chart, winners were not announced
November 24 No Show, No chart, winners were not announced
611 December 1 Wanna One "Spring Breeze" 8,123
612 December 8 Mino "Fiancé" 6,961
613 December 15 7,302
614 December 22 Exo "Love Shot" 6,762
615 December 29 No chart, winners were not announced

2019 – presentEdit

Achievements by artistsEdit

List of most No. 1 winners
Rank Artist Count
1st BTS 39
2nd Exo 19
3rd IU 16
4th Wanna One 12
Twice
6th Beast/Highlight 11
Red Velvet
8th Apink 10
9th Blackpink 7
10th Sistar 5
Girls' Generation
Big Bang
Infinite
iKon
Itzy
AKMU
List of longest consecutive No. 1 songs
Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st BTS "Dynamite" 10 times 2020
2nd "Boy With Luv" 9 times 2019
3rd "Life Goes On" 6 times 2020-2021
4th Apink "Luv" 5 times 2014–2015
BTS "On" 2020
"Butter" 2021
7th g.o.d "2 Love" 4 times 2005
AKMU "200%" 2014
Exo "Call Me Baby" 2015
Wanna One "Beautiful" 2017
Blackpink "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" 2018
Zico "Any Song" 2020
12th Epik High "Fly" 3 times 2005
Exo "Growl" 2013
Beast "Good Luck" 2014
Exo "Love Me Right" 2015
Wanna One "Energetic" 2017
iKon "Love Scenario" 2018
BTS "Fake Love"
Twice "Dance the Night Away"
IU "Bbibbi"
Itzy "Icy" 2019
Red Velvet "Psycho" 2020
Blackpink "How You Like That"
Red Velvet "Queendom" 2021
List of top 10 highest scores (1st – 3rd systems)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st IU "The Red Shoes" 9,846 points 2013/10/19
2nd Infinite "Destiny" 9,770 points 2013/07/23
3rd Shinee "Everybody" 9,641 points 2013/10/26
4th Apink "Mr. Chu" 9,447 points 2014/04/12
5th Exo-K "Overdose" 9,257 points 2014/05/17
6th Exo "Miracles in December" 9,032 points 2013/12/21
7th "Growl" 8,666 points 2013/08/24
8th Shinhwa "This Love" 8,540 points 2013/06/01
9th B1A4 "What's Going On?" 8,479 points 2013/05/18
10th Sistar "Give It To Me" 8,473 points 2013/06/29
List of top 10 highest scores (4th system)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Beast "Good Luck" 10,000 points 2014/06/28
2nd Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 9,699 points 2015/09/19
3rd Exo "Love Me Right" 9,666 points 2015/06/13
4th Girls' Generation "Party" 9,660 points 2015/07/18
5th Exo "Love Me Right" 9,562 points 2015/06/20
6th Big Bang "Let's Not Fall in Love" 9,472 points 2015/08/22
7th Shinee "View" 9,251 points 2015/06/06
8th Apink "Luv" 9,237 points 2014/12/06
9th Beast "12:30" 9,197 points 2014/11/01
10th VIXX "Love Equation" 9,094 points 2015/03/07
List of top 10 highest scores (5th system)


Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st BTS "Fake Love" 10,000 points 2018/06/02
"Boy with Luv" 2019/04/27
2nd Twice "Heart Shaker" 9,929 points 2017/12/23
3rd "Dance the Night Away" 9,792 points 2018/07/21
4th Wanna One "Energetic" 9,703 points 2017/08/19
5th Red Velvet "Red Flavor" 9,427 points 2017/07/22
6th "Power Up" 9,387 points 2018/08/18
7th Exo "Ko Ko Bop" 9,316 points 2017/08/05
8th Wanna One "Boomerang" 9,289 points 2018/03/31
9th Exo "Ko Ko Bop" 9,266 points 2017/08/12
10th Winner "Everyday" 9,112 points 2018/04/14
List of top 10 highest scores (6th system)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Red Velvet "Psycho" 10,895 points 2020/01/04
2nd BTS "On" 10,518 points 2020/03/07
3rd Taeyeon "Spark" 9,740 points 2019/11/09
4th Red Velvet "Psycho" 9,398 points 2020/01/11
5th IU "Love Poem" 8,830 points 2019/11/16
6th AKMU "How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You're the One I Love" 8,390 points 2019/10/26
7th BTS "On" 8,288 points 2020/02/29
8th Zico "Any Song" 8,267 points 2020/02/01
9th Exo "Obsession" 8,194 points 2019/12/07
10th Red Velvet "Psycho" 8,047 points 2020/01/18
List of top 10 highest scores (7th – 9th system)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st BTS "Life Goes On" 11,881 points 2020/12/05
2nd 10,981 points 2020/12/12
3rd Twice "More & More" 10,871 points 2020/06/13
4th Apink "Dumhdurum" 10,780 points 2020/04/25
5th BTS "Life Goes On" 10,656 points 2020/11/28
6th "Dynamite" 10,602 points 2020/09/26
7th Blackpink "How You Like That" 10,464 points 2020/07/11
8th BTS "Dynamite" 10,319 points 2020/10/10
9th IU "Celebrity" 10,204 points 2021/02/06
10th Apink "Dumhdurum" 10,147 points 2020/05/02
List of top 10 highest scores (10th and 11th system)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Kang Daniel "Antidote" 10,702 points 2021/04/24
2nd "Paranoia" 10,323 points 2021/02/27
3rd NCT Dream "Hot Sauce" 10,000 points 2021/05/22
4th Shinee "Don't Call Me" 9,546 points 2021/03/06
5th NU'EST "Inside Out" 8,800 points 2021/05/01
6th Rosé "On the Ground" 8,394 points 2021/03/27
7th BTS "Butter" 8,344 points 2021/05/29
8th Lim Young-woong "My Starry Love" 8,292 points 2021/03/20
9th Highlight "Not The End" 7,504 points 2021/05/15
10th IU "Lilac" 6,949 points 2021/05/08
List of top 10 highest scores (12th system)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Aespa "Savage" 9,099 points 2021/10/16
2nd Red Velvet "Queendom" 8,967 points 2021/08/28
3rd NCT 127 "Sticker" 8,602 points 2021/09/25
4th 8,532 points 2021/10/02
5th BTS "Butter" 8,300 points 2021/06/05
6th 8,200 points 2021/06/12
7th Astro "After Midnight" 8,015 points 2021/08/14
8th BTS "Butter" 7,907 points 2021/06/26
9th 7,792 points 2021/06/19
10th The Boyz "Thrill Ride" 7,401 points 2021/08/21
List of top 10 highest scores (all time)
Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st BTS "Life Goes On" 11,881 points 2020/12/05
2nd 10,981 points 2020/12/12
3rd Red Velvet "Psycho" 10,895 points 2020/01/04
4th Twice "More & More" 10,871 points 2020/06/13
5th Apink "Dumhdurum" 10,780 points 2020/04/25
6th Kang Daniel "Antidote" 10,702 points 2021/04/24
7th BTS "Life Goes On" 10,656 points 2020/11/28
8th "Dynamite" 10,602 points 2020/09/26
9th "On" 10,518 points 2020/03/07
10th Blackpink "How You Like That" 10,464 points 2020/07/11

Quintuple CrownEdit

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.[9]

List of Quintuple Crowns
Artist Song Wins
2021
BTS "Butter" May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26

ControversiesEdit

Show! Music Core rankingEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ Mina was absent for the episode dated December 8, while Mark Lee was absent for the episodes dated October 6 and October 27.
  4. ^ Guest MCs during this period include CNU (January 19) and Cha Eun-woo (January 19 - February 2).
  5. ^ 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).
  6. ^ 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.

Similar programsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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