There are songs that are famous enough to unite all generations just by playing them.
Examples include H.O.T’s “Candy”, which dominated the 1990s, and Lee Hyo-ri’s “10 Minutes”, which overwhelmed the 2000s.
However, there are some unfortunate masterpieces that unexpectedly did not take first place on music programs despite receiving love from the whole country.
Let’s meet “legendary songs” which were huge hits that made people hum as soon as they came out, but unfortunately missed the top spot on music shows.
1. Rainbow’s “A”
Rainbow was greatly loved by performing the so-called belly dance with the song “A”.
The song was released in 2010, but it is still widely talked about as Rainbow’s representative song.
However, at the time of its release, the song never won No.1 on a music show, and it was regretted by many people as it missed the first place on music sites.
2. Brown Eyed Girls’ “How Come”
Brown Eyed Girls‘ “How Come” took second place more than five times on music shows.
It seems that they did not win the first place because the timing overlapped with Wonder Girls’ “Nobody” and TVXQ’s “Mirotic”.
However, Brown Eyed Girls later released “Abracadabra”, took the top spot and became a sensation.
3. U-Kiss’ “Man Man Ha Ni”
U-Kiss‘s leader Soohyun recently appeared on the YouTube channel “Current Status Olympics” and revealed that he had never won No.1 on a music show.
In the video, leader Soohyun expressed his desire to take first place on a music show.
Regarding this, many people were puzzled about the fact that “Man Man Ha Ni” did not take first place at the time of promotion, and that U-Kiss did not win first place on music shows.
4. ZE:A’s “Mazeltov”
ZE:A‘s “Mazeltov” captivated music listeners’ ears with unique lyrics such as “Friday, Saturday, Sunday” and “Latin girl, Mexican girl, Korean girl”.
The song is still receiving a lot of love, but unfortunately, it did not win the top spot on music shows at the time of promotion.
ZE:A Ha Min-woo, who transformed into a solo artist in 2019, confessed that his goal was to win first place on music programs.
5. T-ara’s “Roly Poly”
When appearing on JTBC’s “Famous Singers 2” in April, T-ara Qri said that the hit song “Roly Poly” had never won No.1.
“Roly Poly” set a milestone of ranking 2nd for 12 consecutive weeks on KBS2’s “Music Bank”.’
The song was loved for its simple choreography and retro concept and is still being talked about as T-ara’s representative song.
6. SHINee’s “Replay”
SHINee became the standard for “younger guys” thanks to their debut song “Replay”.
However, when appearing on the YouTube channel “MMTG” last year, SHINee confessed that during the promotion of “Replay”, they failed to win the top spot on music shows due to Wonder Girls’ “So Hot” and Alex Chu’s “Flowerpot”.
Released in 2008, “Replay” proved its steady popularity as it was covered by various junior singers such as TXT and NCT Dream.
7. aespa’s “Next Level”
aespa‘s “Next Level”, which caused the “digeut dance” syndrome last year, surprisingly did not win No.1 on music shows at the time of promotion.
On “SM CONGRESS 2021”, which was broadcast live on the YouTube channel “SMTOWN” last year, aespa expressed their feelings that they were happy to be nominated for the first place with “Next Level”.
Afterwards, aespa topped various music shows such as MBC’s “Show! Music Core” and SBS’ “Inkigayo” with “Savage”, establishing themselves as a representative girl group of the 4th generation.
8. BE’O’s “Counting Stars”
BE’O‘s “Counting Stars”, known for its lyrics “Pearl in the night sky”, has never taken first place on a music show.
BE’O was nominated for the top spot on MBC’s “Show! Music Core” alongside idol group IVE and singer IU last January, but unfortunately came in third.
BE’O, who made his name known by appearing on “Show Me The Money 10” last year, is currently presenting great performances through various concerts, causing the audience to sing along.