Weekly Charts: April 11 - April 17
Entering the third week of April comes a blend of musical styles topping the charts this spring season. This week’s charts feature a talented rapper on the rise with a song for champions, a balladist’s emotional rendition of a widely loved song, and a world-renowned group sharing their universal story of love from growth.
LOVE CONQUERS ALL
BTS live in a rose-hued world with “작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv)” from their sixth EP, Map of the Soul: Persona released on April 12. The group enters a new chapter of self-development with an introspective look at a blossoming love that grows from self-love. Their latest collaboration with Halsey illustrates the power of unconditional love that sends one’s spirit to new heights. Achieving a perfect all-kill status of music charts, listeners feel showered in love through the cheery and funky pop song’s lyrics embedded with BTS and Halsey’s spunky vitality.
Lee Youngji touches the sky at the top of success with “Go High” released on April 13 from High School Rapper 3 Final. Produced by hitmaker CODE KUNST, the reality competition contestant inspires listeners with the humbling journey to success. Rather than focusing on the bumpy starting point, encouragement is what makes the taste of victory even sweeter at the end with her feature with fellow rappers, Changmo and Woo, who serve as the support line that uplifts her in trying times. Taking the number three spot on NAVER, “Go High” represents an anthem for champions with its motivating lyrics and victorious beat that earned Lee Youngji this season’s winning crown.
Paul Kim captivates listeners with his charming vocals of “Ending Scene” released digitally on March 30 from You Heeyeol’s Sketchbook 10th Anniversary Project: 5th Voice “Sketchbook X Paul Kim” Vol. 11. Through a rendition of IU’s notable “Ending Scene,” Kim isolates his vocals that breathe life into emotional lyrics. The singer’s take on the heartbreaking ballad adds another layer of emotions that touches the universal story of an extinguished love that still lingers as it pulls on the heartstrings of NAVERlisteners, reaching number three on the music chart.