While idol groups have topped the realtime charts with releases such as BTS‘s “BLACK SWAN” and “ON”, IZ*ONE‘s “FIESTA”, and more, Melon‘s Daily Top 100 chart is tougher to break into.
It counts the number of unique listeners within 24 hours. Even if a fan streams a song multiple times a day, she will only be counted as one listener.
YG Entertainment groups WINNER and BLACKPINK are the latest boy and girl groups respectively who reached #1 on the Melon Daily Top 100 chart.
WINNER achieved this with their 2019 hit “AH YEAH”.
With Seungyoon participating in the music and him, Mino, and Seunghoon writing the lyrics, it is a group song with a deceptively bright and playful melody.
WINNER is one of the top boy groups with the most songs that reached #1 on Melon’s daily chart with “REALLY REALLY” and “EVERYDAY”.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK grabbed an all-kill with their pre-release single “How You Like That”.
Teddy co-wrote the track with Danny Chung, R.Tee, and 24. It has been on the chart for nine days as of July 7, making it the idol song that peaked at first place the longest in 2020. In comparison, TWICE‘s “MORE & MORE” and Apink‘s “Dumhdurum” peaked at #1 for one day.
BLACKPINK also broke a number of records with this release, from charting worldwide in iTunes to quickly gaining millions of YouTube views.
In order to top Melon’s daily chart, netizens have pointed out that a group needs to have a strong fanbase and must be well-liked by the general public.
Melon previously announced changes to the way they manage their realtime charts.