Mnet’s Superstar K winner Heo Gak apparently made an impact in Korea. Three songs from this guy made it to the Top 20 of the November 2010 chart of Cyworld. Don’t really know this guy but congrats still. Topping Cyworld is no piece of cake.
After the Bugs 2010 Top 100 was released a few days ago, I’ve been reading a lot of comments stating certain online charts are more reliable and some are garbage. And that music shows are such a big deal. Just to clear the misunderstanding of these people that are obviously new to Kpop, the most reliable online chart out there is Cyworld. If a song top Cyworld, you can guarantee that the song is popular in the nation of Korea.
Music shows are unreliable because it can be rigged by fans. As I’ve always been saying in my posts, music shows rely so heavily on album sales. And it is a known fact, though undocumented, that idol fans, especially those included in large fan group, buys a number of the same album week after week to get their idols on top. You might say it’s normal but we’re talking about here popularity. It might be popular to the fan club but in the nation, it’s a not. A delusion made by some hard core fans. An example that happened this year is Super Junior. I apologize to ELFS, nothing against them. Bonamana won numerous music show awards during it’s promotion but if you go to Korea, it’s not really that known.
So to new Kpop fans, be humble and logical. Winning in Music Bank isn’t really a big deal. Again, be humble. And if you want to know what songs are a hit, go to cyworld. Be very scared if your idols are winning in music bank but doesn’t even chart in cyworld. Cough 2pm cough. I apologize for this brutal honesty. But what I stated is the truth.
01 Heo Gak – Always
02 Baek Ji Young – That Woman
03 2AM – You wouldn’t Answer My Calls
04 B2ST – Beautiful
05 Heo Gak – Happy Me
06 4Men – Hello!
07 Kang Seung Yoon feat. Swings – By Instinct
08 SNSD – Hoot
09 Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면
10 Brown Eyed Soul – If It Were the Same
11 San E – Lovesick
12 Supreme Team feat. Young Jun – Then Then Then
13 Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star
14 2NE1 – Slow
15 Far*East Movement – Like A G6 (Feat. The Cataracs & Dev)
16 Gummy – I Love You Even If I Die
17 Park Boram – If Time Goes
18 Gummy & Bobby Kim – Love Recipe
19 SG Wannabe – Sunflower
20 Heo Gak – Running In The SKy