Late last week I was on Melon's real-time chart checking Nicole's "MAMA" ranking when I as shocked to see EXID's three-month-old flop, "Up & Down," sitting in the top fifty. The song continued to climb over the next few days, and has since peaked at a lofty No. 9.
Some of you probably noticed that I've been M.I.A. for the past couple of weeks, and some of you were probably like "Who?". In a nutshell, both my laptop and my website broke at the same time, which was fucking annoying but didn't really surprise me (when it rains, it pours). My homegirl Zainab sorted the site out for me, but it took a while due to some unexpectedly difficult technical issues.
Korea is obsessed with random rankings, surveys, and polls. Most of it's just inane shit that isn't worth reading ("So-and-so voted the celebrity people most likely want to read a bedtime story to"), but I get a kick out of popularity rankings. The downside is that most of them are usually biased or uninformed, like the new 2014 Girl Group Popularity Ranking that Sports Chosun published today.