Once dubbed a “digital monster”, Oh My Girl flops on the charts with their new song? 

Oh My Girl is having a surprisingly disappointing performance on domestic digital charts with “Real Love”. 

On March 28, Oh My Girl made a comeback with the 2nd full album “Real Love” and the title track of the same name. After participating in Queendom and releasing back-to-back hits namely “Nonstop”, “Dolphin”, “Dun Dun Dance” within the last few years, Oh My Girl has become one of the most outstanding 3rd generation girl groups. They were even considered one of the “digital monsters” in Korea. Therefore, Oh My Girl‘s first comeback in 2022 with “Real Love” was expected to bring the group their next hit. 

Oh My Girl-Real Love
On March 28, Oh My Girl returned with “Real Love”
Real Love MV – Oh My Girl

However, “Real Love” falls short of expectations and ends up performing poorly on the charts. On Melon, “Real Love” has dropped to an even lower rank than Oh My Girl’s previous title track released nearly a year ago, “Dun Dun Dance”.

Oh My Girl-Real Love
“Real Love” charts even lower than “Dun Dun Dance”
Dun Dun Dance MV – Oh My Girl

Besides recording underwhelming digital rankings, the physical sales of “Real Love” are also disappointing. After 6 days, “Real Love” only sold about 48,240 copies. This number is not even close to the first day sales of Oh My Girl’s 8th EP Dear OHMYGIRL (53 thousand copies).

Oh My Girl-Real Love
After 6 days, the full album “Real Love” only sold nearly 48,240 copies

Netizens commented on Oh My Girl’s “flopped” comeback:

  • “Drip” is a much better option for the title track than “Real Love”
  • The song is a bit hard to listen to.
  • Is it because WM Entertainment is acting irresponsibly after being acquired by RBW?
  • They need to release an upbeat and catchy song like Nonstop/Dun Dun Dance or something with a fairytale concept like Secret Garden/The Fifth Season to fix this.
  • The song itself is a disappointment 
  • The song sucks. I expected more from them.
  • Honestly, Real Love sounds awful, the production team did not do well this time. This song is not good enough for a title or a b-side.

Before this comeback, Oh My Girl achieved much success with their previous releases. The group even surpassed TWICE to achieve a record with “Nonstop“. As of August 2021, “Nonstop” has charted in Melon’s Top 100 for 480 consecutive days, thereby beating the record of 479 days held by TWICE‘s “Cheer Up”. Besides, the popular b-side song “Dolphin” also ranked 3rd when it stayed on the chart for 474 days.


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