Davichi remain unstoppable on this week's Gaon digital chart as their latest single Cry Again climbs to No. 1.
This gives the vocal duo their eighth No. 1 single since the Gaon chart started in 2009. It's also their first chart-topper since 2013's The Letter; none of their singles in 2014 reached the top, which may have factored into their decision to leave longtime record label Core Contents Media last year.
Further down, Nine Muses' new single Drama soars to No. 13, giving the group their highest-charting single to date. The sassy Drama beats the group's previous peak of No. 16 for Gun, and No. 17 for Dolls.
A few spots lower, 4minute's pre-release ballad Cold Rain debuts at No. 15. It's not a great position by 4minute's standards, but their official single Crazy drops next week so you can expect that to chart much higher.
Last and sadly least, Lizzy jumps 50 spots to No. 38 with her first solo single Not An Easy Girl. While it's good to see her enter the top forty, the song is essentially a flop compared to the high chart positions her two girl groups After School and Orange Caramel usually reach.
Check out this week's key K-pop hits below.
No. 1. Davichi - Cry Again
No. 2. INFINITE H - Pretty
No. 13. Nine Muses - Drama
No. 15. 4minute - Cold Rain
No. 38. Lizzy - Not An Easy Girl
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Military service is mandatory in South Korea, with all men in the country ages between 18-35 required to spend roughly two years serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force. Not only does this help keep the country safe, it also provides a tonne of military bases for girl groups to perform at! Korean girl groups are hugely popular in the military, and new survey has found out just which ones are the most-loved among men serving their country.
1. A Pink
2. Girl's Day
3. Nine Muses
5. miss A
8. Ladies' Code
11. Girls' Generation
12. Dal Shabet
14. After School
A Pink, who are known for their pure, virginal image, have a huge male fanbase, so seeing them top this list isn't a shock. Girl's Day have also become a favourite among Korea's male population since making a sexy transformation last year, and Nine Muses have always been big on the military circuit -- they even once said they like performing for the army the best because they get bigger cheers than on regular music programs.
We should mention that this survey only included the sixteen groups listed, which explains why a group like Rainbow didn't make the cut. Also, the reason for a superstar act like Girls' Generation --easily the biggest star in K-pop today-- being so low would be because they're so popular that they don't need to perform for the military as often as newer groups, who are always looking for ways to promote themselves.
Anyway, check out some hot K-pop military performances below!
[Via One Hallyu]