The Top 10 Highest Scoring Wins on "Show! Music Core"

Since first going to air back in October, 2005, MBC's "Show! Music Core" has aired 756 episodes, with thousands of groups performing tens of thousands of performances.

Here's a quick recap of how their current scoring system works (as of 5 June, 2021):

  • Broadcast - 10% (1,000 points)
  • Digital - 50% (5,000 points)
  • Physical - 10% (1,000 points)
  • SNS - 10% (1,000 points)
  • Voting - 20% (2,000 points)

To be eligible to win on "Show! Music Core", the song can not have been released more than two months prior, and must not have achieved a quintuple crown on the show. It is not necessary to attend "Show! Music Core".

Today, we take a look at the highest-scoring performances on "Show! Music Core" of all time.

Note: Due to the changing nature of how "Show! Music Core" is scored, all of these entries have higher scores than is currently possible to achieve on the show. Don't worry, though - that series of articles is coming soon!

10th: BLACKPINK - "How You Like That" (10,464 points)

To start off this list, we're opening with one of the world's biggest girl group's.

YG's globally famous girl group BLACKPINK, along with their hit song "How You Like That", come in tenth on this list of the highest-scoring wins on "Show! Music Core".

The song - which came out after a more than year-long hiatus from the iconic girl group - became a viral sensation, with BLINKS and other fandoms voting for the song.

BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" win on "Show! Music Core" was the song's fifth win (out of thirteen total), and marked the group's 26th music show win overall.

Their performance on the program on 11 July, 2020, received a total of 10,464 points.

9th: BTS - "On" (10,518 points)

It really doesn't take very long for the globally iconic biggest boy ground in the world - BTS - to make their way onto the lists in this series of articles.

In their first appearance on this list - but certainly not their last - we bring to you BTS' "On".

"On" received a score of 10,518 points on "Show! Music Core" on 7 March, 2020, making it ninth in the highest scoring "Show! Music Core" wins of all time.

The win was the song's seventh, and marked the group's 81st win overall.

8th: BTS - "Dynamite" (10,602 points)

BTS makes a second appearance on this list straight after their previous one, and with another one still to come.

BTS' nex entry on this list of "Show! Music Core" wins goes to their English-language hit "Dynamite", which received a near-perfect score of 10,602 points on 26 September, 2020.

Easily the single most successful song by number of wins in BTS' discography, "Dynamite" went on to receive a total of 30 music show wins over the course of its promotions, of which this was its fifteenth.

This marked BTS' 107th music show win.

6th: Kang Daniel - "Antidote" (10,702 points)

I know - we've skipped the entry that comes in seventh place on this list. But don't worry, we'll get to it eventually.

Former Wanna One member Kang Daniel makes his return to this series of articles, this time as a soloist, with "Antidote".

With an amazing score of 10,702 points, Kang Daniel's win on the show is the most recent entry on this list, occurring on 24 April, 2021.

The win marked a fourth music show win for "Antidote", and Kang Daniel's 18th music show win overall.

5th: Apink - "Dumhdurum" (10,780 points)

Second generation IST Entertainment girl group Apink, who are currently promoting with their new hit song "Dilemma", comes in fifth and in the middle of our list.

But it is with the six-member girl group's previous song, "Dumhdurum", that the group came near the top of this list.

With the broadcast on 25 April, 2020, the group received a total of 10,780 points.

The near-perfect score marked the fifth win for "Dumhdurum", but also marked Apink's 49th music show win.

4th: Twice - "More & More" (10,871 points)

JYP Entertainment's ultra-famous girl group Twice also makes this list with their 2020 hit song "More & More".

But it was their 13 June, 2020 win on "Show! Music Core" that was recognisable, as it achieved a total of 10,871 points.

The win was the fourth of nine the song would receive, and marked TWICE's 101st win overall.

3rd: Red Velvet - "Psycho" (10,895 points)

Red Velvet finally makes an appearance in this series of articles, this time with their iconic hit song "Psycho".

On "Show! Music Core", "Psycho" received a total of 10,895 points on their 4 January, 2020 win.

It marked the song's second win out of a total of nine, right before the group when on a more than one-year hiatus due to Wendy's injuries sustained during a fall from a stage.

7th, 2nd, and 1st: BTS - "Life Goes On" (11,881 points)

See - I told you we'd be going back to our seventh place entry eventually.

Holding three of the top ten slots for highest scoring wins on "Show! Music Core", it's BTS' "Life Goes On".

Their win on 28 November, 2020, came in seventh on this list, achieving a total of 10,656 points.

Meanwhile, their win on 12 December came in second on the list, with a total of 10,981 points.

And one week prior to this - on 5 December - they won the show with an astounding and as-yet unmatched 11,881 points.

These three wins mark the 115th, 121st, and 118th wins for the group respectively, as well as the first, fifth, and third wins for the song.

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The Top 10 Highest Scoring Wins on "Show Champion"

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Ford Carter

Ford Carter is an online blogger studying journalism who's hundreds of articles across half a dozen fansites from the music and television industries have now been read more than 300,000 times. From his home in regional Australia, you'll often find him binging kdramas or rewatching old editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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