GFriend Tops Mnet′s ′Top 10 of the First Half′ Chart
GFriend′s Rough has been selected as the top rated track of the first half of 2016.
According to Mnet′s calculations of the top 10 streamed and downloaded tracks of the first half of 2016, GFriend′s Rough has been revealed to be number 1. Additionally, the keywords for searches for the first half of the year included "Rookie Girl Group" and "OST."
Rough, which was released in January, was part of GFriend′s school series. Upon releasing, the track placed number 1 on February′s monthly chart, placed number 1 in February weekly charts for 2 weeks in a row and placed within the top 10 for 6 weeks in a row.
Other rookie girl groups on the list are also highlighted. This year′s rising girl group, MAMAMOO, placed 8th with You′re the Best and Twice′s Cheer Up also made the list as number 9.
Additionally, 5 out of the top 10 tracks were OST tracks, which prove the rising popularity of OSTs.
The 2nd ranked track is drama Descendants of the Sun OST This Love by Davichi. Descendants of the Sun OST tracks Always by Yoon Mi Rae and You Are My Everything by Gummy also ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively, and the drama′s Talk Love by K.will ranked number 7; proving the popularity of this year′s top drama once again. The last OST on the list was Reply 1988′s Don′t Worry by Lee Juck.
The only male solo artist on the list without an OST was Zico with his urban R&B track I Am You, You Are Me, which ranked 5th. Lastly, M.C THE MAX ranked 6th with title track No Matter Where from their album Pathos.
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