Weekly Charts: August 23 - August 29
Some listeners are celebrating the final moments of summer with a bang, some ending the season with straight chilling in bed, and some recovering from a summer break-up. Check out this week’s charts to see what songs people are listening to in the last week of August as their end of summer anthems!
LOVING OUT LOUD
BTS concluded the summer and their Love Yourself trilogy with the explosive release of “IDOL” on August 24. A fusion between South African gqom and South Korean traditional music creates a fiery dance track that has listeners dashing to the dance floor. Tied in with bright and outrageous visuals referencing South Korean culture and lyrics exuding confidence, the group sends a strong message of unapologetic self-love. Currently taking the number one spot on Instiz and Mnet’s weekly charts, BTS will have listeners loving themselves out loud.
STUCK IN BED
Feel cozy and can’t seem to budge from your bed? Neither can 10cm with the release of “Mattress” on August 23. A mattress alone is comfortable, but sharing this peaceful setting with your favorite person transforms your bed into your whole world, as expressed by Kwon Jungyeol in this dreamy acoustic song. With the singer engaging with household items like brooms, curtains, and—obviously—mattresses, the music video conveys finding joy even in the simplest things when you’re with a loved one. Currently topping the Top 10 in weekly music charts like Bugs! and MelOn, the soothing vocals and calming guitar chords of “Mattress” is the best song to end a day with a serene night.
SUMMER BREAKUP SOUNDTRACKS
Ben sings for the broken hearts with “Love, ing” from her first album, Recipe, released on May 8. Even after three months after its initial release, “Love, ing” has been rising on the charts. Through this heartbreaking ballad, listeners empathize with Ben with her emotion-filled vocals expressing how she’s still painfully in love with her ex who has happily moved on. Topping the Top 20 on weekly music charts like Genie, MelOn and Gaon, Ben becomes a ballad favorite who channels the true emotions of listeners.
Roy Kim reminisces his past love with “No Longer Mine,” released on August 23 as part of the Familiar Wife OST. Although a past flame is extinguished, Roy Kim remembers cherished memories of moonlit walks and watching his lover’s favorite movies that have become habitual even post-breakup. Their absence may be painful, but it signifies how important they became in someone’s life. Taking the 16th spot on Instiz and Mnet weekly charts, “No Longer Mine” reminds listeners to find a reason smile through the tears by remembering special moments to cherish with every breakup.