These Are The Most Popular Songs In Korea So Far This Year

The first half of this year has been graced with plenty of amazing songs, collaborations, and duets from various Korean artists.

Some songs, however, have been able to attract much recognition from the public leading to hundreds of thousands of downloads from the citizens of South Korea. In fact, two songs have already surpassed the coveted one million downloads mark already this year, with a few more likely to hit the milestone soon as well.

Here are the top 10 best selling singles of 2017 thus far:

1. Ailee “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” – 1,374,515

Ailee‘s single, “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow”, originates from the OST of the highly popular drama Goblin that captured the hearts of Korean viewers. Her single has stayed on Melon‘s top singles since its release.


2. Akdong Musician “Last Goodbye” –  1,073,688

The sibling duo Akdong Musician made an astounding comeback with their single “Last Goodbye”. The single has gained the love of so many listeners, proving the musical prowess the two siblings hold.


3. TWICE “Knock Knock” – 911,277

It comes to no surprise that the nation’s girl group TWICE would be at the top of the best-selling songs of 2017, with their catchy song “Knock Knock”. The girls are about to shake up the music scene once again this year with their comeback this month.


4. Crush “Beautiful”– 910,237

Another hit single from the famous drama Goblin is Crush’s “Beautiful”. The song has captured the hearts of many with the singer’s soft voice belting out the emotional lyrics of love.


5. Bolbbalgan4 “Tell Me You Love Me” – 862,061

Bolbbalgan4‘s single “Tell Me You Love Me” is one of the cutest songs about the struggles of confessions and love. The sweet tune of the song definitely makes it quite catchy.

6. Soyou “I Miss You” – 835,291

Following the list of songs from Goblin is SISTAR‘s Soyou and her single “I Miss You”. The melancholy song definitely grabs at the heartstrings.


7. Red Velvet “Rookie” – 814,316

Despite how absurd the song sounded at first, Red Velvet‘s “Rookie” instantly grew with the public, making the song one of the most listened to of 2017.


8. Chanyeol & Punch “Stay With Me” – 809,788

It was the original first single of Goblin “Stay With Me” by EXO’Chanyeol and Punch that created the foundation for the rest of the amazing singles for the drama’s OST. The single instantly became on of the public’s favorite, staying high on the music charts for several weeks.


9. Kwanghee X Gaeko “Your Night” ft. OhHyuk –794,599

The Kwanghee X Gaeko collaboration for “Your Night” ft. OhHyuk on Infinite Challenge had impressive results as the song instantly became one of the public’s favorite songs.


10. Zion.T “The Song” – 726,607

Zion.T made an amazing comeback with the catchy single “The Song”. The catchy and lighthearted melody of the song makes it easy to jam to. Despite his “wish” for the song to not become popular, it definitely did!