Of all in the music industry that we love apart from acronyms, award plaques and accreditations, is definitely CHART! Top Hits, Top Viral, Top Trending…
As record business and streaming platforms in Asia continue to boom and shape up into a pivotal region to impact global charts, we thought it would be interesting to run a combined chart to get an overview of what’s hot in the region (as…weird as it is, we don’t see any now!)
The Top 30 Asian Chart combines Spotify Top 30 Country Charts on every Friday of the week for 8 ASEAN countries Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Simple framework but interesting findings!
* Each song is given a index weightage, #1 with 50 points, #2 with 49 points etc in each country’s charts to generate a total sum. Songs are then ranked with the highest to lowest of their points weightage.
Ranked at #1, ‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo sits on top of the Asian charts. Thanks to the track being viral and a hot PR topic on Tiktok, it has translated into the most-streamed weekly song in Asia.
Ranked at #2 and #7, BTS is the only K-pop group to have their releases on the charts after months of post-release.
Ranked at #9, representing Taiwan, indie singer-songwriter Crowd Lu 盧廣仲‘s latest soundtrack ‘刻在我心底的名字’ is the highest-charting non-English song.
Hit us for feedbacks or suggestions if this chart serves you well! : )
Meanwhile, stay tuned for next week’s Asian Chart!