Show! Music Core
|Show! Music Core|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||404 (as of April 12, 2014)|
|Running time||65 minutes|
|Original channel||MBC (live)
MBC Music (tape delay)
|Picture format||1080i (ATSC)|
|Original run||October 29, 2005 – Present|
Show! Music Core (Hangul: 쇼! 음악중심; hanja: 音樂中心; Syo! Eum-ak Joong-sim) is a South Korean music television program broadcast by MBC. It airs live every Saturday at 4:00PM-KST. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is currently hosted by Noh Hong-chul, Kim Sohyun & SHINee's Minho and it is broadcast from MBC Dream Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Prior to the current Show! Music Core, numerous music programs with similar content were aired on MBC. Below is the list in chronological order.
|Broadcast Date||Program Name|
|1989||Show Network (쇼 네트워크)|
|1991||Everyone's Popular Songs (여러분의 인기가요)|
|1993||Choice Best Popular Songs (결정 최고 인기가요)|
|1993||Popular Songs Best 50 (인기가요 베스트 50)|
|1998||Live Young Times (생방송 젊은 그대)|
|April 25, 1998 - January 23, 1999||Music Camp (음악캠프)|
|February 1999 - April 1999||Family Camp (가족캠프)|
|May 8, 1999 - July 30, 2005||Live Music Camp (생방송 음악캠프)|
Live Music Camp was cancelled due to a broadcast accident of revealing genitalia.
After a brief hiatus, Show! Music Core began airing on October 29, 2005 with charts similar to its predecessors. However, the charts were removed on January 7, 2006 and continues to air without any charts or awards. Even without the weekly chart award, the show was known for its special production and stages.
From 2007 to 2008, a Mobile Ranking segment was used to rank the popularity of songs downloaded to mobile phones and from online music sites.
In March 11, 2013, MBC announced they will return their chart system after 7 years without the segment. Ranking system was reinstalled on April 20, 2013 with first place trophy given to the top song amongst the nominees on each week.
Music Core brought back the show's chart on April 20, 2013. First place winners are determined using the ranking system below. List also shows the current and former scoring computation used. As of June 8, 2013, 4 nominees had decreased to 3 nominees.
|Period Covered||Chart System |
|April 20–27, 2013||Physical Album + Digital Sales 40%, Music Video Views 15%,
Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2000 people) 20%, Live Voting 25% (for 1st place nominees only)
|May 04, 2013 - June 01, 2013||Physical Album + Digital Sales 60%, Music Video Views 10%,
Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2000 people) 10%, Live Voting 20% (for 1st place nominees only)
|June 08, 2013 - Present||Physical Album + Digital Sales 70%, Music Video Views 10%,
Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2000 people) 10%, Live Voting 10% (for 1st place nominees only)
List of First Place Winners
Achievements by Artists
- Epik High received the first ever Music Core award on October 19, 2005.
- INFINITE grabbed the first award of the revived Music Core ranking chart in 2013 since its abolishment in 2006.
- In a first on the June 8th episode, all the number 1 nominees (Beast, Lee Hyori, CL) were not present at the live broadcast/recording.
- On the March 22nd episode, all the number 1 nominees (Girls' Generation, Soyou & JunggiGo, 2NE1) were not present at the live encore.
Chart Winner Mix-up
On the April 20th episode, MBC has introduced a brand new ranking system for ‘Music Core’, and as such has nominated INFINITE, K.Will, Davichi, and Lee Hi for #1 on the charts. K.Will was mistakenly announced as the winner. He looked confused as if he couldn’t believe it, and as he was about to say his thanks, the ‘Show! Music Core’ staff quickly informed everyone on stage that there had been a mistake and that INFINITE were the actual winners. K.Will was quick to laugh it off and say, “It’s okay, I’m okay.” He even shouted, “I love INFINITE!” However, the INFINITE members themselves looked unsure and confused about accepting the trophy.
Afterwards, the staff of the show was highly criticized by viewers. The staff made a statement on their official board and said,
"This is the ‘Show! Music Core’ staff. There was a mistake in announcing the 1st place winner on the April 20th broadcast. This was a mistake because the text votes were mixed up for the two 1st place nominees. The two team’s scores are 100% fair results. The text votes accumulation company has promised to work harder to keep this from happening again. Please excuse us for not running a smooth live broadcast. Thank you." 
- Show! Music Core: K-Pop Festival in Vietnam - 29 November 2012 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Performers: TVXQ, Kara, FT Island, Son Dam-bi, Hyuna, T-ara, Yang Yo-seob, Sistar, Infinite, Miss A, Teen Top, B1A4, Chaos, B.A.P, Ailee, Fiestar
- SBS The Music Trend
- KBS Music Bank
- M.net M! Countdown
- Arirang TV Pops in Seoul
- Arirang TV Wave K (formerly called The M-Wave; currently called Simply K-Pop)
- jTBC Music On Top
- MBC Music Show Champion
- Naked Bodies Shown for Five Seconds on Live TV
- (Korean) "공중파 가요프로, 확 바뀐다". Segye News. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- (Korean) "'쇼! 음악중심', 7년 만에 순위제 부활 '시청자 투표가 관건'". NATE. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
- (Korean) Official Show! Music Core homepage. List of Show! Music Core Chart Ranking. MBC. Retrieved 23 April 2013
- (Korean) "음악중심' 치명적 방송사고, 1위가 바뀌었다'". NATE. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.