Weekly Charts: December 6 - December 12
At the second week of December, there are no signs of artists slowing down on new music releases as we inch closer to the end of the year. This week’s music charts show ballad domination with sorrowful songs on faded love, magical melodies, and heartfelt harmonies fitting for this frigid season.
Ben returns this month with the emotional title track “180 Degrees,” released on December 7. The singer witnesses the drastic change of her lover, turning 180 degrees, as time passes—his once glittering eyes growing dull, warm embraces becoming ice cold, and their love dwindling with every passing moment. Taking the number one spot on MelOn, Instiz, and Mnet, Ben shares the cold truth of an extinguished flame.
Kim Dongryul and IU let their imaginations run wild with the single “Fairy Tale,” released on December 7. This powerhouse vocal duo takes listeners on a journey through this orchestral ballad to reminisce their innocent childhood when they dreamt to their heart's content. While these cherished memories fade away with age, Dongryul and IU return back to their youth and fly off to their fantasy world of endless possibilities. Currently number two on Soribada and Bugs! Music chart, create your own storybook with youthful memories with this fantastical track.
AWAY FROM THE WORLD
BTOB’s Changsub finds sanctuary in company with “Gone” from his first album Mark, released on December 11. The newly debuted soloist shares his vocal talent through this sentimental ballad centered on finding peace through loved ones. Regardless of distance, their presence is felt which relieves us from sadness, comforts our loneliness, and creates a new world where two hearts exist. Sitting at number 17 on Genie, disappear with your beloved in your own universe with “Gone.”