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Busker Busker song a late bloomer

Mar 30,2013
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A year-old song reached No. 1 on the K-pop Hot 100 Chart on Billboard yesterday.

“Cherry Blossom Ending” by Busker Busker, former contestants on Mnet’s survival audition program “Super Star K,” hit the top of the overseas K-pop chart after it swept the music charts in Korea earlier this week.

It was the first time for an already-released song to rank so high on local music charts.

Shocked Korean music industry experts analyzed that the phenomenon occurred because the song contains seasonal content.

“It has become the song for the spring season,” said composer Brave Brothers to Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily. “It brings out some nostalgia, and makes listeners comfortable.”

Others pointed to the quality of the song.

“There are many songs that signal spring, but not all of them become a hit like ‘Cheery Blossom Ending,’” said Kang Tae-gyu, a pop culture critic. “People were reminded of the love that passed them by around this time last year.”


By Lee Sun-min



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