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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 29 days ago

SHINee's Key shows disappointment in the current music chart system of rapid changes

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SHINee's Key talked about the rapid changes in music charts. 

On November 14, Key and H.O.T's Jang Woo Hyuk guested on JTBC's 'Give Me a Meal.' During the show, Key commented, "I envy H.O.T sunbaenim's generation." 

He explained, "In our generation, the changes are too fast and the vibe of 'the best hit of the year' has disappeared. At the time (of H.O.T sunbaenims), a song lasted one to two years when it became a hit. Nowadays, it's long if it stays for like 3 weeks."

 

MC Kang Ho Dong agreed and said, "The changes are too fast." 




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ummyeaa 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

I agree, this is something GD has also expressed before, it's sad but it's very hard for a good song to even make a big impact now a days =/

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myma 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

Or if it is a hit, and sticks around for a while, then everyone piles on just because they can.

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zedi 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

what the point if there is fandom who will accuse the artists for cheating?

and shti about the song every time ? in social media?

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jenny21 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

That's because of competition & how saturated the music industry is now.

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mipcy 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

Agreed wholeheartedly. Nowadays even if a song is mediocre, people make it seem like it's the best song in the world; millennials and hype trend even when things are just okay. But despite everything, if a song is good it will stand the test of time.

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MXKpopFan 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

its generation Z. Millennials are more 2nd gen. Its definitely 3rd gens playground rn

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StCatMouse 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

It's even safe to say some Millenials might have even been listening to the first gen if they started early as the generation extends to those born in the very early 80s.The current generation are the Post-Millenials or as MXKpopFan mentioned, the Generation Z.

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myma 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

this man speaks the truth

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Desirea 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

With 100 new Kpop groups debuting every year of course songs can't stay popular for a long time because at any given time multiple groups are having comebacks. Look at November and how many old groups are having comebacks while new rookies are entering the market. Before you were really not getting music from all over the world as well. Kpop was in the Korean market and not well known other places, but that is understandable it's sung in Korean and was on the radio. With the internet you not only have competition in Korea, you have competition all over the planet. Also right now it's sometimes based on the size of your fandom and not the quality of the music. Even when a fandom knows an album sucks or is just average, if it's their faves they will buy it and act like it's the greatest thing on the planet. I'm older and in my generation if you liked a song from a different group you would buy it and listen to it. Before it was about the music and not the artists themselves. Now it's about the artists first and then about the music. So you have entire fandoms that will buy anything their faves put out even if they really don't like it themselves, but they would defend the songs. Some fans even refuse to listen to music from other idols even if the song is good.

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DDM1112 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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vteebby 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

he speaks the truth. i mean people still remember HOT Candy and they still sing it to this day. i only consider HITS if everyone knows them and it lasts longer than a couple weeks. even if the group is trending now or popular they haven't come out with a "hit" yet like before

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FriedChickenLove 29 days ago 0
29 days ago
Well we gotta understand availability is an issue back then. 9/10 the hit song would hit the radio before the album would come out. You had to wait x amount of of times before an album dropped and when it did here's the next hit song. The internet in a way was a saviour and a curse to the industry. Also back during H.O.T's day group straight up dropped albums, full fledge albums with all the songs the plan on making singles with. Nowaday it's release one single, wait x amount of months, this single, a full album isn't that common nowadays for kpop. Fans were a little more patient back then, than they are now, albeit they were also a wee bit more violent lol.
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EyeSpy 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

That's the unfortunate, but inevitable, negative consequence of a system that churns out acts faster than I can cook a decent meal. With the dizzying stream of debuts and comebacks -- and the constant, unpleasant push toward competition -- there's never time to slowly savor and enjoy the success of any one soloist, band, or group.


That's why I just stick to my favorites and enjoy them at my leisure -- really digging in and getting to know and appreciate their music.


It's a shame, really, that only in the rarest cases is longevity even a remote possibility for these k-entertainers. They spend years training, only to see their work digested then regurgitated in a week -- by some lookalike / soundalike newcomers.

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unitforever 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

in my opinion people back then enjoy music and not too robotic like now.Now,even theres a better song,people wouldn't listen and interest since it wasn't their bias.Luckily in some country there's still people enjoy music rather than fandom

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liliez143 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Preach key preach~

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Anpanman 29 days ago 16
29 days ago

Their latest album is my own personal hit of the year. I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to it

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kizaru_hijin 28 days ago 15
28 days ago

cute how hard you longan lychee try to seem nice, just for some likes, when its you, who demanded shinees disbandment after onews "scandal", who you also hated a lot and called him a rapist, like the typical sexist scum, that you are...

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Anpanman 28 days ago 5
28 days ago

Nurses, it's using its phone to shitpost its delusions again~

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Chuck_T 27 days ago 8
27 days ago

Oh I thought ((wished)))) you had died, this time i'll pray harder

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yerewenseuljoy 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

key be here telling the truth as it is. not just the music but the fans got worse too. if they weren't so easy to claim everything their faves did as the best then companies would work harder for better quality.

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junsukiyoo 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

Well, i've been following kpop since Shinhwa and DBSK era till now and i admit those days were the best. If you win a bonsang or daesang, it means that your talents and songs are so well appreciated within Korea back then because digital points are not so important right now. An award was meant for their hard work and records without including how big your fandom are. I believe this the reason why the 2nd gen fandom like DBSK, SJ, BB, have so many loyal fans bcs they've been ups and downs together with them not like millenial fans these days how so toxic they are right now.

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eager_beaver 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

There's always at least another perspective on any given issue. Here it is that if one song becomes a massive hit and its popularity lasts a long time, then all other good songs are smothered by that success. In the current system many songs get to shine, albeit a short time each. And one could ask, why should one song be popular for a long time? For what purpose? Why should one song be so clearly and overwhelmingly "the song of the year?" Why was the old system he talks about better than the current one?


Any time when a person starts talking about how things were better before, there's a risk that the person will be seen as nothing more than nostalgic (and that they are getting old), that he or she is supporting something just because they're used to it because they themselves experienced it in the past. There's nothing inherently better with a few songs dominating the charts for long times compared to the current situation. The times are just different.

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jokerfish 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

... Like yeah, there's another perspective to everything but it doesn't mean it's correct or important. I'm going be honest with you, Key's not saying anything radical here. All the music charts agree with him - which is why they are constantly amending their rules to counteract 1 day #1. The reason why song stick around for a long time is because people still enjoy hearing them; but with a new top 10 everyday radio station can't keep playing the song as long as people probably want- which means the song dies an early death and that sucks for all the people who worked hard on them. No one wants their creative effort to have the lifespan of a tissue.

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maplebaconcookie 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

i agree! yes, key!!!!

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adnirvs 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

The main reason, i believe, is that there are many groups and many songs being released back to back. So ppl have more options to choose from almost every day.

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ruben 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

i think thats amazing, because that makes music more richer because all different perspectives, also that means the money they are making is among a lot of people and not a duopoly of two huge groups like before

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Claudia_Palacio 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

the problem is today the market is saturated and the music is more easier to access than before, in the times of HOT the competition was actually minimal compared at present, so it was possible that a song was a big hit during long time.

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k_POPisBESTNT 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

have you guys seen the new rookie in bts?

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Rural_Juror 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

You tell 'em, Key!

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AlexisChan 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

.... no one said anything about that pink hair on Woohyuk....

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Stopudelulu 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

well bts' spring day stays on melon 50 for almost 2 years. It will be back soon after all this fandom based comeback subside in a month time

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whatever101 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

sure beats America where 1 song will spend close to 4 months in the Top 5, who dafuq wants that ?? zzzzzz

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bangeryun94 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

And played repeatedly for years.

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tvladss 28 days ago 3
28 days ago

More competition = more good songs coming out. Idols might not like it but it's good for us fans because we get more quality content.

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KBSwoo 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

lol "fans" dont' care about music, they just spam refresh their fucking bias' MV all day.

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Menece 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

That is hilarious and sad.

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PinKookiE 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

You get more good songs as well as more bad songs and its disappointing how this bad songs become hits just because of fans or because its a trendy group.

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shizun 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Love Scenario is the exception.


This song will be remembered by generations.

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DelightGalaxy 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

well... if the song is a hit it cant disappear. for example, See "spring day" of bts it is still charting at melon charts.


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Anythingyg 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

ikon broke the code

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aylmao 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

weird flex but ok

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pandabarrels 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

I don't think you know how to use that meme lol.

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aylmao 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

I do, 8 ppl are just too retarded to understand. Key is lowkey going like "haha wow I wish i was in your generation where everything was SOOOO easy everything is soooooooo difficult these days compared to when you were popular hahahahaha its so much harder to be a celebrity these days" totally not flexing fact that i'm thriving in such a "hard" time btw

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pink_oracle 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Omg, having the same song playing on the radio and in the shops for two years?!? That sounds bloody awful.

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