We all know that there are more than just the title track to a K-Pop album, but do we honestly listen to them all? We tend to only listen to the entire album if it belongs to our K-Pop biases. For other K-Pop artists, we usually only remember or even listen to the title tracks. Maybe that’s why everyone is coming back with multiple title tracks.
Either way, we’ve compiled a list of 7 K-Pop songs that you absolutely have to listen to. Although they weren’t chosen as the title track of the specific album, these tracks are way too good to pass up. They honestly needed to be individually promoted.
Last week, we had a poll asking our readers to vote on which SM Entertainment boy band’s debut song they obsessed with the longest. The voting options were between TVXQ‘s “Hug”, Super Junior‘s “Twins”, SHINee‘s “Replay”, EXO‘s “MAMA”, and NCT U‘s “The 7th Sense”. After a week-open voting, the winner has been declared…
Although all 5 SME debut songs were amazing as they were addictive, it appears EXO fans have pulled through to show just how obsessive EXO can be! Congratulations to EXO, and we can’t wait to see what obsessive song you’ll put out next!
Thank you for all your votes, and make sure to vote for this week’s poll too!
EXO released its 2nd mini album, ‘Overdose’, in May 2014. The title song, ‘Overdose’, is an urban style dance song based on Hip Hop and R&B. The song was made by one of the prominent global producing team, which had participated in famous pop singers like Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake. The lyrics talks about a man who is addicted to fatal love which feels like overdose of sweet drug.
The song was for EXO fans who are addicted to EXO, and fans actually are crazy for the song. The song really hit, but the time was so bad for EXO. At the time, LuHan and Kris left the team, so SM and EXO members were suffering from the sudden absence of the two members. Fans assume the song will make more hit if it was released in the different time. Anyway, let’s see why the song is considered as the best legendary song of EXO.
Hanteo chart is Korea’s one of the reputable record lable companies. They gather the statistics of artists’ album sales in Hanteo stores by the day, week, month, and year. Did you hear about ‘Chodong’? The phrase means the total number of album sales recorded in its first week of release in Korea. So which K-Pop group had the highest first-week sales on Hanteo chart? To help you figure out where your fave fits on the K-popularity scale, A NAVER blogger has rounded up and ranked the first-week sales of all the Korean pop groups.
Here’re TOP 58 K-Pop groups that sell amazing number of albums in first week sales for albums are counted from January 1st in 2008 to the first week of May in 2016.
EXO’s winter special album ‘Sing For You’ has snagged #1 on physical album sales charts. The album is #1 on Hanteo for the week of December 10th-16th, ranking not only on the weekly chart but also the yearly charts as well. Previously, EXO second full-length album “EXODUS” had ranked #1 on the Hanteo chart as well. Following the release, it has hit #1 in China, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It hit #2 in Indonesia, #3 in Russia and #4 in Turkey.
* Out of the top 20 Albums, only 3 belong to non SM groups (BTS, SEVENTEEN and JYJ).
* Since BTS made it into top 5, BIGBANG’s Tonight out of top 10.