WEEKLY CHARTS: SEPTEMBER 20 - SEPTEMBER 26
We are officially transitioning into autumn and more tracks are being released to suit the chilly mood of the season. As the temperature begins to fall, new songs are heating up the charts. Some may warm our hearts with their gentle lyrics; others might comfort us as we shed a tear or two; and the rest may just pump up the season with fresh new dances. Check out what new music can satisfy your autumn mood with this week’s charts.
FALLEN LEAVES, FALLEN LOVE
Roy Kim is struggling with his emotions in “The Hardest Part,” released on September 18. His latest balled conveys his fading rose-colored vision and his decision to move on from his barren relationship full of “meaningless hellos and goodbyes.” Although the singer has clearly moved on, ignoring his girlfriend’s calls and changing his look for a fresh start, his true emotions emerge from his detached facade as he dismantles his room in anguish and dashes back to his love, hoping for another chance at eternal love. Currently the number one spot on MelOn, “The Hardest Part” accurately conveys the confused and conflicting emotions that emerge from heartbreak.
Following Roy Kim in the charts is Lim Changjung with “There has Never Been a Day I Haven’t Loved You” off of his 14th album released on September 19. Amidst the tearful heartbreak ballads released this month, Lim Changjung adds a positive spin on his breakup experience. While the singer expresses regret over the end of such wonderful chemistry, the music video features heart-fluttering memories (and U-KISS’s Jun as the male lead!) that continue to make his heart race to this day. As the current number two spot on MelOn, Genie, and Instiz, take a break from the tears and reflect on good memories from your past relationships with Lim Changjung’s new ballad.
JYP NATION ON THE CHARTS
GOT7 are lucid dreaming in “Lullaby,” from their Present: YOU album released on September 17. “Lullaby” perfectly describes the feeling of finding your dream partner who makes your wildest fantasies come true. The seven members fall in love with everything from head to toe, particularly their lover’s sweet voice that’s gentle like a “lullaby” that transforms their dreams into reality. Currently number seven on Instiz and three on Mnet, this hyper-house inspired track will keep you wide awake.
Jimin Park refuses to play anymore games with “April Fools” from her EP jiminxjamie, released on September 4. Her latest R&B track shares her troubles with her fool of a boyfriend who is nothing but insincere and unloyal, making their relationship seem like a joke. The humorous music video elevates the lyrics as Jimin, tired of his clowning, knocks out her boyfriend and uses this to her advantage to snoop through his phone. She then hides his unconscious body as she celebrates with a party. Trending at number 20 on Bugs!, “April Fools” is the anthem for those ready to break it with the jokesters.
HISTORY IN OUR VEINS
Gummy’s “Fade Away” is this week’s hot OST from 100 Days My Prince. Following the passionate love plot between Prince Lee Yul and and the determined Hong Shim, “Fade Away” expresses one’s worry of inevitable separation from a lover; but no matter the time or immeasurable distance, their love will be immortalized as their history lives within each other. Taking the number ten spot on Soribada, this dramatic OST will have listeners believing in a romance that transcends time.