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[Korean Slang] #36 역주행(Move up the chart)

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Do you have a good song that only you know? Sometimes unknown songs become popular and move up the music charts🔺


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans say “move up the chart”!

✔역주행 is used to refer to a song that moved up the chart.

This word means ‘wrong-way driving’ or ‘counterflow driving’ in transportation terms. As a neologism, it refers to songs that gain popularity long after their release.

This 역주행, often driven by social media, broadcasts, or remakes, can lead to a rise in music charts or rankings.

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A: 역주행했던 ‘브레이브 걸스’의 “롤린(Rollin’)” 알고 있었어?

Did you know “Rollin’” by “Brave Girls” that moved up the chart during COVID-19?

B: 응, 그거 발매됐을 때 군대에서 많이 들었어.

Yeah, I listened to that a lot in the military when it came out.


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An example of ‘역주행’한 K-pop


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