Kpop songs that topped Melon in 2022: no BTS or BLACKPINK, BIGBANG is a “queen”?

Korean streaming platform Melon recently released their chart statistics for 2022, and attention is being focused on BIGBANG. 

Melon, a leading music platform in Korea, recently revealed their 2022 statistics of idol group songs. In particular, songs that reached #1 in the year on the daily, weekly, and monthly charts are unveiled, leading to a lot of fans being surprised by the absence of BLACKPINK and BTS

idol group song
BTS and BLACKPINK had no song that reached #1 in Melon in 2022

Judging from these statistics, it is no exaggeration to say that 2022 is “the year of girl groups”, with female artists completely winning over the public’s favor. 

In particular, (G)I-DLE and IVE both received outstanding successes with 2 songs each in Melon’s list. For (G)I-DLE, “TOMBOY” and  “Nxde” both made it to the 1st ranking in Melon’s daily and weekly chart, while IVE’s “Love Dive” and “After Like” were listed for the daily, weekly, and monthly categories. 

gi-dle i love
(G)I-DLE experienced 2 successful comebacks in 2022 
IVE Love dive thumbnail
Despite debuting not long ago, IVE has become a representative Kpop artist 

2022 also bear witness to numerous “monster rookies”, including NewJeans – who is creating a sensation with their unique concept and music direction. Despite debuting mere months ago, their song “Ditto” has topped the daily and weekly chart, while “Attention” top everything, including the monthly chart. 

Newjeans thumbnail
NewJeans is considered a “monster rookie” 2022

What netizens pay attention to, however, is the lack of male artists in Melon’s list. In fact, BIGBANG’s “Still Life” is the only male artist song that topped Melon in 2022, despite being released around the same period with (G)I-DLE and IVE’s megahits “TOMBOY” and “Love Dive”. In addition, “Still Life” even recorded the highest unique listeners within 24 hours, and spent 35 days at #1, the highest among all idol groups. 

Bigbang-Still Life
BIGBANG is the only male representative in Melon’s list with “Still Life”

With such achievements, BIGBANG has proven themselves as “KingBang”, having seen overwhelming popularity despite their long absence. In addition, while Melon’s list is filled with 4th generation idols, BIGBANG, who is from the 2nd generation, is still running strong without any promotion. 

Netizens are also interested in the fact that BIGBANG stands among so many girl group, and even jokingly call them “Queen Bang”. Below are some comments: 

  • BIGBANG is a girl group
  • BIGBANG used to battle against 2nd and 3rd generation groups… Now they are going against the 4th generation
  • The most jaw-dropping thing is that “TOMBOY”, “Still Life”, and “Love Dive” was released around the same time. Meanwhile, BIGBANG did not have any promotion and was still so successful..
  • A rising 4th generation girl group: BIGBANG
  • BIGBANG is truly KingBang! Or should I call them Queen Bang…
  • The reason why BIGBANG’s longevity is so insane is because of their outstanding music 
  • There’s really no replacing BIGBANG in the Kpop scene 

Following the full list of idol group songs that reached Melon’s #1 in 2022: 

Daily chart: 

  • “TOMBOY” – (G)I-DLE 
  • “Still Life” – Big Bang
  • “Love Dive” – IVE
  • “Attention” – NewJeans
  • “After Like” – IVE
  • “Nxde” – (G)I-DLE
  • “Ditto” – NewJeans

Weekly chart: 

  • “TOMBOY” – (G)I-DLE 
  • “Still Life” – Big Bang
  • “Love Dive” – IVE
  • “Attention” – NewJeans
  • “After Like” – IVE
  • “Nxde” – (G)I-DLE
  • “Ditto” – NewJeans

Month chart:

  • “Still Life” – Big Bang
  • “Love Dive” – IVE
  • “Attention” – NewJeans
  • “After Like” – IVE

Source: Pann

Back to top button