In the music industry, especially Kpop, timing and luck are two essential things. Not only is timing tricky, but it also depends much on luck. One song might not receive so much attention when it was first released but rises on music charts some years later. Here are 5 Kpop songs stepping on charts years after release.
5 Kpop Songs on Charts Years After Released
1. EXID – ‘Up & Down’
The 5-piece Kpop girl group, EXID, was about to be disbanded. However, the success of the fancam of Hani dancing had saved the girls from disbandment. They even promoted their music again, and it became a turning point for EXID.
2. Brave Girls – ‘Rollin”
The song Rollin’ was initially released in 2017 as the track single for Brave Girls’ EP. However, at that time, KBS informed that Rollin’ was unfit for broadcast because the lyrics contain a slang word that is too vulgar.
However, thanks to a compilation of Brave Girls’ Rollin’ performances they took in the military bases, they received music lovers’ attention. The girls are stepping to #2 in the KPop Girl Group Popularity and Brand Reputation Rankings published by The Korean Business Research Institute, following Blackpink.
On March 14, Brave Girls performed Rollin’ in Inkigayo.
3. N.Flying – ‘Rooftop’
Rooftop by N.Flying was released in January 2019 but only received attention a month after. Nevertheless, the song made N.Flying entered the ‘Top 100’ on MelOn Charts for the first time!
4. 2PM – ‘My House’
Released in 2015, My House by 2PM was not as famous as now. Five years after the release, many idols were doing the My House cover dance challenge.
5. Rain – ‘Gang’
Initially released in 2017, Gang by Rain didn’t receive much attention as it does now. It was brought back in 2019 by a video of a high school student covering the song’s dance. As for 2021, the dance cover video has been viewed more than 6 million times. Meanwhile, the original Gang music video had garnered more than 20 million views.
After the viral video, Sik-K, Jay Park, and HAON released a remix version of Gang.
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