[MHN Roh Pooleun] A remix of Rain's 2017 song 'Gang' reached the top of the local music charts within hours of its release Thursday.
The collaboration between Rain and rappers Jay Park, HAON, pH-1 and Sik-K, was the most listened-to song on music streaming service Melon. It also ranked No. 1 in the charts on Genie and Bugs as of Friday morning.
Rain’s song “Gang” went viral after a high school girl uploaded a dance cover on her YouTube channel last November, imitating Rain’s original choreography while dressed in costume. Others copied her video, giving birth to memes that poke fun at the narcissistic lyrics of the song and out-of-style dance moves.
The newfound popularity led to the music video of "Gang” reaching more than 13 million views on YouTube as of Friday, as well as more than 100,000 comments.
Remix of Rain's 'Gang' with H1GHR MUSIC tops local charts