Gaon Digital Chart

The Gaon Digital Chart is the music industry standard record chart in South Korea for singles, provided by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and published weekly by the Gaon Music Chart.[1] The chart provides rankings on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, which are based on an aggregate of downloads, streaming and background music.[2] In addition to rank ranking all songs, it also supplies separate rankings for domestic and international releases. It started tracking sales in 2009, which were published the following February.[3][4] It is compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers Bugs, Genie, KakaoMusic, Melon, Mnet, Naver Music, Olleh Music, and Soribada.[5]


The Gaon Music Chart was launched on February 23, 2010, by the domestic Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Music Content Industry Association. It was originally planned to be a bi-annual chart when the Gaon Charts launched in early 2010.[4] Eventually, the chart covered this and was released weekly and monthly like all the other charts.

Lists of number ones

International chart

Songs with the most weeks at number one

6 weeks

5 weeks

4 weeks

3 weeks

Artist with most number one songs

The current holder who has the most number one songs since 2010 is IU with 22. She is followed by Big Bang (10 songs), 2NE1, Sistar and Twice (both 9 consecutive songs), Huh Gak, Girls' Generation and Davichi (8 songs), Zion.T and Taeyeon (7 songs).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist IU Big Bang 2NE1, Sistar, Twice Huh Gak, Girls' Generation, Davichi Zion.T, Taeyeon
Total songs 22 10 9 8 7

Artist with most weeks at number one

The current holder who has spent the most weeks at number one is IU with 40 weeks. She is followed by, Big Bang (18 weeks), Twice (14 weeks), 2NE1 and Sistar (11 weeks), Girls' Generation, Davichi (10 weeks).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist IU Big Bang Twice 2NE1, Sistar Girls' Generation, Davichi
Total weeks 40 19 14 11 10

Artist with most months at number one

The current top 5 holders who have spent the most months at number one are IU with 9 months, Big Bang (8 months), Davichi, 2NE1 and PSY (4 months), Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls and G-Dragon (3 months).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Artist IU Big Bang Davichi, 2NE1, PSY Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, G-Dragon
Total months 9 8 4 3

Year-end chart

Songs originally by Western artists and sung in English have been omitted from this list; otherwise those would have affected the 2015, 2017 and 2019 lists.

Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelAggregate scoreYearly Sales
1"Bad Girl Good Girl"Miss AJYP Entertainment805,177,9643,119,784
2"Nagging"IU & SeulongLOEN Entertainment760,005,0403,008,795
3"Sick Enough to Die"MC MongIS Entermedia Group667,681,0122,698,185
4"Go Away"2NE1YG Entertainment620,931,0262,444,933
5"Oh!"Girls' GenerationSM Entertainment615,916,3303,316,889
6"2 Different Tears"Wonder GirlsJYP Entertainment612,819,1602,790,298
7"Still Eating Well"HommeJYP Entertainment608,648,2072,533,104
8"Then Then Then"Supreme TeamAmoeba Culture583,746,8901,973,089
9"Confession"Hot PotatoDaeum Entertainment578,141,6182,331,998
10"HOOT"Girls' GenerationSM Entertainment563,799,2142,138,179
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelAggregate scoreYearly Sales
1"Roly Poly"T-araCore Contents Media364,153,5334,826,000
2"Having An Affair"Park Myeong-su & G-Dragon feat Park BomMBC351,036,3523,625,939
3"Please"Kim Bum-sooMBC336,397,4202,848,317
4"Lonely"2NE1YG Entertainment320,954,3512,935,930
5"Don't Cry"Park BomYG Entertainment320,214,9052,512,950
6"Pinocchio (Danger)"F(x)SM Entertainment316,835,2232,603,271
7"I Am the Best"2NE1YG Entertainment316,657,2333,467,674
8"Tonight"Big BangYG Entertainment315,062,4212,314,355
9"On Rainy Days"BeastCube Entertainment309,357,6512,588,038
10"A Story Only I Didn't Know"IULOEN Entertainment300,332,7662,118,880
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelAggregate scoreYearly Sales
1"Gangnam Style"PSYYG Entertainment422,421,6663,842,109
2"Cherry Blossom Ending"Busker BuskerCJ E&M345,286,3183,399,202
3"Alone"SISTARStarship Entertainment328,241,1513,203,685
4"Loving U"SISTARStarship Entertainment319,781,0953,017,035
5"Fantastic Baby"Big BangYG Entertainment289,919,2093,339,871
6"I Love You"2NE1YG Entertainment286,364,5202,777,520
7"Lovey-Dovey"T-araCore Contents Media273,723,4973,758,864
8"All For You"Jung Eun-ji & Seo In-gukJellyfish & A Cube Entertainment269,049,9172,499,273
9"Heaven"AileeYMC Entertainment265,436,4393,227,917
10"Blue"Big BangYG Entertainment262,850,2903,365,275
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelAggregate scoreYearly Sales
1"Gentleman"PSYYG Entertainment241,561,8651,604,778
2"Shower of Tears"Beachigi ft AileeYMC Entertainment214,989,4541,880,676
3"Gone Not Around Any Longer"SISTAR19Starship Entertainment210,610,0641,723,704
4"Bom Bom Bom"Roy KimCJ E&M209,513,7071,490,031
5"Tears"LeessangJungle Entertainment204,199,4181,806,317
6"What's Your Name?"4MinuteCube Entertainment199,657,3461,477,832
7"Monodrama"Huh GakCube Entertainment196,088,5111,645,880
8"Turtle"DavichiCore Contents Media190,020,5761,439,190
9"Give It to Me"SISTARStarship Entertainment169,597,3161,486,661
10"Be Warmed"DavichiCore Contents Media162,985,3251,316,544
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelYearly Sales
1"Some"Soyou & JunggigoStarship Entertainment2,212,895
2"Eyes, Nose, Lips"TaeyangYG Entertainment1,613,109
3"Wild Flower"Park Hyo-shinJellyfish Entertainment1,736,507
4"A Midsummer Night's Sweetness"San E & RainaPledis Entertainment1,537,798
5"The Meaning of You"IU feat Kim Chang-wanLOEN Entertainment1,570,757
6"Your Scent"Gary feat Jung-inJungle Entertainment1,346,118
7"Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms"IU & High4LOEN Entertainment1,403,026
8"Mr. Chu (On Stage)"A PinkCube Entertainment1,290,794
9"200%"Akdong MusicianYG Entertainment1,436,302
10"Friday"IU feat YijeongLOEN Entertainment1,460,219
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelYearly Sales
1"Bang Bang Bang"Big BangYG Entertainment1,581,284
2"Loser"Big BangYG Entertainment1,505,163
3"Living in the Same Time"NaulCJ E&M Music1,510,162
4"Bae Bae"Big BangYG Entertainment1,421,715
5"Eat"Zion.TAmoeba Culture1,461,722
6"Shouldn't Have"Baek A-yeon feat Young K of DAY6JYP Entertainment1,454,361
7"Call Me Baby"ExoSM Entertainment951,930
8"Wi Ing Wi Ing"HyukohCashmier Record1,493,141
9"Leon"IU & Park Myung SooMBC Entertainment1,381,196
10"Only You"Miss AJYP Entertainment1,170,883
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelYearly Sales
1"Cheer Up"TwiceJYP Entertainment1,839,566
2"Anywhere"MC the Max325 E&C1,702,444
3"Rough"GFriendSource Music1,903,126
4"This Love"DavichiMusic&NEW1,671,196
5"I Don't Love You"Urban ZakapaMakeUs Entertainment1,613,745
6"You Are My Everything"GummyMusic&NEW1,600,720
7"I Am You, You Are Me"ZicoSeven Seasons1,573,331
8"Making a New Ending for This Story"Han Dong GeunPledis Entertainment1,321,706
9"The Love I Committed"Im Chang-jungNH Media1,261,063
10"Always"Yoon Mi-raeMusic&NEW1,454,125
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelYearly Sales
1"I Will Go to You Like the First Snow"AileeYMC Entertainment2,488,341
2"Through the Night"IULOEN Entertainment2,181,372
3"Like It"Jong Shin YoonCJ E&M1,780,037
4"You, Clouds, Rain"Heize feat Shin Yong JaeCJ E&M1,725,668
5"Tell Me You Love Me"Bolbbalgan4Shofar Music1,777,488
6"Palette"IU feat G-DragonLOEN Entertainment1,817,177
7"Knock Knock"TwiceJYP Entertainment1,627,915
8"Last Goodbye"Akdong MusicianYG Entertainment1,806,453
9"Really Really"WinnerYG Entertainment1,632,127
10"Beautiful"CrushAmoeba Culture1,603,189
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs
#SongArtistLabelAggregate points
1"Love Scenario"iKonYG Entertainment1,232,928,610
2"Good Old Days"Jang Deok CheolLimez Entertainment1,140,111,375
3"Every Day, Every Moment"Paul KimMMO Entertainment1,006,784,017
4"Bboom Bboom"MomolandMLD Entertainment968,768,861
5"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"BlackpinkYG Entertainment940,214,913
6"Pass By"NiloPurplePine Entertainment939,050,840
7"Gift"MeloManceHeaven Company915,842,576
8"Way Back Home"ShaunDCTOM Entertainment877,004,722
9"Only Then"Roy KimMMO Entertainment870,444,304
10"Travel"Bolbbalgan4Shofar Music861,213,547
2019 (December)
Yearly Top 10 Best-Charting Songs (as of December 4th)
#SongArtistLabelAggregate points
1"The Day Was Beautiful"KassyNextar Entertainment882.400.427
2"Every Day, Every Moment"Paul KimMMO Entertainment880.881.270
3"If There Was Practice in Love"Lim Jae HyunKakao M877.161.010
4"After You've Gone"MC the Max325 Entertainment877.129.530
5"Boy with Luv"BTS feat HalseyBig Hit Entertainment843.025.704
6"Gotta Go"ChunghaMNH Entertainment842.710.057
7"Me After You"Paul KimMMO Entertainment840.205.603
8"Four Seasons"TaeyeonSM Entertainment799.054.538
9"For the Lovers Who Hesitate"JannabiPeponi Music795.564.555
10"Dalla Dalla"ItzyJYP Entertainment765.328.251


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