Black Pink’s hit outnumbered the runner-up to more than 10 million points
Gaon‘s digital music chart managed by the Korean Music Industry Association is a little different from Billboard (USA) and Official Chart (UK). It is instead of just analyzing the number of downloads and streams, this chart of Gaon also collects statistical data from ringtones, and even the times that song is used in shows and games. However, when publishing the results, Gaon relied on the download and stream indexes primarily.
This year, the song that has the highest digital score on Gaon is ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ (Black Pink), with 85,411,467 points at week 25 and 71,397,403 at week 26. “BBIBBI” of “Digital Music Queen” IU is at second place with 74,803,413 points.
Notably, BigBang’s ‘Flower Road‘ unexpectedly landed at No. 3 with 74,232,321 points. And the remaining position in the Top 5 belongs to ‘Don’t Give It To Me‘ of Loco and Hwasa with 70,871,768 points.