On Sept. 2, SOON ENT revealed the result of their latest survey about the "Top 5 Best Autumn Songs," and songs by IU and AKMU, who are two of the biggest acts in K-pop, were chosen.
SOON ENT is a new media comprehensive entertainment company that surveys influencers on various topics. In their latest survey, the agency asked 60 influencers with 170 million followers overall to determine the representative autumn songs in the music industry of South Korea.
IU Autumn Morning Selected as the Number 1 Song Perfect for the Autumn Season by Influencers
As a result of SOON ENT's newest survey, IU Autumn Morning, which was released back in 2017. It is a remake of Yang He Eun's hit song of the same name dropped in 1991.
"Autumn Morning" served as the title track for IU's second remake album "A Flower Bookmark 2," which marked the female soloist's celebration of the ninth anniversary of her debut.
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In the survey, IU Autumn Morning received 24 votes, which is almost half of the votes given by the influencers.
At the time of its release, "Autumn Morning" was a commercial success as it ranked first on major Korean music charts. It also debuted at No. 1 on the Gaon Digital, becoming IU's seventeenth No. 1 track on the tally.
"Autumn Morning is described as a minimalistic folky track that begins a cappella style, which runs for a full minute before a guitar sound comes in.
IU's soft vocals further created a warm and soothing atmosphere for the song. The lyrics are about a man recalling one of his best memories from his casual fall morning in the past.
AKMU NAKKA with IU Chosen as One of the Songs Ideal for the Autumn Season by Influencers
"NAKKA" is the title track for AKMU's latest EP, "Next Episode," which was released in July of the year. AKMU member Lee Chanhyuk wrote the lyrics for the song and also co-composed it with MILLENIUM. Featuring IU, the song was inspired by the movie "The Greatest Showman."
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AKMU NAKKA conveys the message of being together until the end despite the hindrances that come in the way. In the survey of SOON ENT, the song got 10 votes.
"NAKKA" debuted at No. 3 on the Gaon Digital Chart for the week ending on July 31 with 26,546,406 points. It continues to rank inside the Top 5 on the chart, with its latest position being No. 4 for the week ending on Aug. 28.
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On the latest Gaon Download Chart, AKMU NAKKA with IU fell to No. 10 and climbed down to No. 5 on the Gaon Streaming Chart.
Meanwhile, "Next Episode" is AKMU's first collaboration album and it features artists such as IU, Crush, Lee Sun Hee, Sam Kim, Beenzino, Zion.T, and Choi Jung Hoon.
Here are the Top 5 Best Songs for the Autumn Season, according to Influencers:
- IU Autumn Morning
- Jannabi For Lovers who Hesitate
- AKMU NAKKA with IU
- VIBE Fall in Fall
- Lee Juck Don't Worry, dear
What other songs by Korean artists do you think are perfect for the autumn season? Tell us in the comments below!
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Written by Mhaliya Scott