M Countdown

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M Countdown
MCountdown2021Logo.png
The logo of M Countdown
GenreMusic
Presented byMiyeon
Nam Yoon-su
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes714 (as of June 17, 2021)
Production
Running time120 minutes
Production companyCJ E&M
DistributorCJ E&M
Release
Original networkMnet
Picture format480i (2004–2009)
1080i (2010–present)
Original releaseJuly 29, 2004 (2004-07-29) –
present
External links
Website

M Countdown (Korean엠카운트다운) is a South Korean music program broadcast by Mnet. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from CJ E&M Center Studio in Sangam-dong, Mapo District, Seoul.[1]

Broadcast[edit]

M Countdown airs live on domestic television at 6PM KST every Thursday. Live streaming is available internationally via the M Countdown On Air page on Mwave's website.

In the Philippines, online multi-view live broadcast of the show is available via gigafest.smart.[2] It began airing on the free-to-air TV5 network from January 31, 2021—episodes are shown every Sunday.[3]

Segments[edit]

Current Segments include MCD Dance Challenge, Storage M, and M Studio. Previous Segments that airing includes B'SHOP where songwriter Bang Si-hyuk introduces some hit songs, MCD DRAMA where the hosts act out scenarios, MCD NEWS which reports the latest music industry news, and MCD Ranking which ranks celebrities with certain topics.

Official hosts[edit]

(G)I-dle's Miyeon (left) and actor Nam Yoon-su (right) began hosting M Countdown as of the February 18, 2021 broadcast.

Between April 2017 and April 2018, each episode of the show was hosted by special guest presenters. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the show was hosted by a "Global MC Crew" of idols who spoke foreign languages.[7][unreliable source?]

M Countdown chart[edit]

As of April 26, 2018, the chart featured on M Countdown was calculated by combining Digital Single Sales (45%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Points (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (20%), Global Fan Votes (global fan votes through Mwave, Mnet Japan and Mnet America + SMS Votes) (10%), and Mnet Broadcast Points (10%), for a total of 11,000 points. As of May 2019, only Exo, Shinee, BTS, Twice, and NU'EST have achieved the perfect score under the then two most recent scoring systems (sixth and seventh systems). Previously, only Girls' Generation achieved the perfect score of 10,000 points, twice, under the fourth and fifth scoring systems in 2013 and 2014.

Winners[edit]

While previous revisions of this article included winners for 2004–2007, that information was not supported by any secondary sources since its initial addition in 2011. A lack of coverage of the show on Naver for those particular years makes sourcing the information difficult. As such, those sections have been removed from the page and only winners from 2008 to present are cited.

Triple Crowns[edit]

The term triple crown refers to when a song achieves three wins (consecutive or non-consecutive) on the show. After that, it is removed from the chart and is no longer eligible for first place. The following is a list of all songs that have achieved a triple crown on M Countdown from 2008 to present.

List of Triple Crown winners
Artist Song Wins
2008
MC Mong "Circus" May 8, May 22, June 12
Taeyang "Look Only At Me" June 19, June 26, July 3
Wonder Girls "So Hot" July 10, July 17, July 24
Lee Hyori "U-Go-Girl" July 31, August 14, August 21
Big Bang "Day by Day" August 28, September 4, September 11
TVXQ "Mirotic" October 9, October 23, October 30
2009
Seungri "Strong Baby" January 22, February 5, February 19
Kara "Honey" March 5, March 12, March 26
2PM "Again & Again" May 7, May 14, May 21
2PM "I Hate You" July 2, July 9, July 16
2NE1 "I Don't Care" July 23, August 6, August 13
G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" September 10, September 17, September 24
2010
2PM "Without U" April 29, May 6, May 13
2NE1 "Can't Nobody" September 23, September 30, October 7
2011
Seungri "What Can I Do" January 27, February 3, February 10
Big Bang "Tonight" March 3, March 10, March 17
CNBLUE "Intuition" March 31, April 7, April 14
f(x) "Pinocchio (Danger)" May 5, May 12, May 19
Beast "Fiction" May 26, June 2, June 9
Super Junior "Mr. Simple" August 11, August 18, August 25
Girls' Generation "The Boys" October 27, November 3, November 10
Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" December 15, December 22, December 29
2012
Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" May 10, May 17, May 24
Infinite "The Chaser" May 31, June 7, June 14
f(x) "Electric Shock" June 21, June 28, July 5
Super Junior "Sexy, Free & Single" July 12, July 19, July 26
Beast "Beautiful Night" August 2, August 9, August 16
Psy "Gangnam Style" August 23, August 30, September 6
G-Dragon "Crayon" September 27, October 4, October 11
Lee Hi "1,2,3,4" November 8, November 15, November 22
Lee Seung-gi "Return" November 29, December 6, December 13
2013
Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" December 20, December 27, January 3
Girls' Generation "I Got a Boy" January 10, January 17, January 24
Sistar19 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" February 7, February 14, February 21
Shinee "Dream Girl" February 28, March 7, March 14
Psy "Gentleman" April 18, April 25, May 2
Shinhwa "This Love" May 23, May 30, June 6
Sistar "Give It To Me" June 20, June 27, July 4
Exo "Growl" August 22, August 29, September 5
2014
Exo "Miracles in December" December 19, December 26, January 2
TVXQ "Something" January 16, January 23, January 30
Akdong Musician "200%" April 17, April 24, May 1
Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" June 12, June 19, July 3
Winner "Empty" August 21, August 28, September 18
Epik High "Happen Ending" October 30, November 6, November 13
2015
Shinhwa "Sniper" March 12, March 19, March 26
Exo "Call Me Baby" April 9, April 16, April 30
Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" August 27, September 3, September 10
Taeyeon "I" October 15, October 22, October 29
2016
Psy "Daddy" December 17, December 24, January 7
iKon "Dumb & Dumber" January 14, January 21, January 28
GFriend "Rough" February 4, February 11, February 18
Twice "Cheer Up" May 5, May 19, May 26
Exo "Monster" June 16, June 23, June 30
GFriend "Navillera" July 21, July 28, August 4
2017
Big Bang "Fxxk It" December 22, January 5, January 12
Mamamoo "Yes I Am" June 29, July 6, July 13
Exo "Ko Ko Bop" July 27, August 3, August 10
Wanna One "Energetic" August 17, August 24, August 31
2018
iKon "Love Scenario" February 1, March 1, March 8
Blackpink "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" June 28, July 5, July 12
2019
Seventeen "Home" January 31, February 7, February 14
X1 "Flash" September 5, September 12, September 19
2020
Itzy "Wannabe" March 19, March 26, April 2
"Not Shy" September 3, September 10, September 17
2021
(G)I-dle "Hwaa" January 21, January 28, February 4
NCT Dream "Hot Sauce" May 20, May 27, June 3

Achievements by artists[edit]

Most No. 1 winners

Most No. 1 winners

Rank Artist Count
1st Exo 25
Twice
3rd Big Bang 23
4th Girls' Generation 18
5th TVXQ 17
Red Velvet
6th 2NE1 15
7th 2PM 14
Highlight
Super Junior
GFriend
Shinee
8th Infinite 13
Mamamoo
9th f(x) 12
Psy
BTS
Itzy
10th Shinhwa 11
Winner
Most Triple Crowns

Most Triple Crowns

Rank Artist Count
1st Exo 5 songs
2nd TVXQ 4 songs
3rd 2PM 3 songs
Shinhwa
Girls' Generation
Psy
Big Bang
8th 2NE1 2 songs
Seungri
f(x)
Super Junior
Highlight
G-Dragon
Taeyang
Epik High
GFriend
iKon
Itzy
Top 10 Highest Scores (1st System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (1st System) July 29, 2004 – March 3, 2011

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st 2NE1 "I Don't Care" 981.3 2009/08/13
2nd 979.8 2009/08/06
3rd 977.9 2009/07/23
4th 2AM "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" 976 2010/02/25
5th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 975.7 2009/09/24
6th 2PM "Again & Again" 975 2009/05/21
7th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 974.5 2009/09/17
8th 2PM "Again & Again" 973.4 2009/05/14
9th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 973.2 2009/09/10
10th Shinee "Ring Ding Dong" 972.6 2009/11/05
Top 10 Highest Scores (2nd System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (2nd System) March 10, 2011 – December 15, 2011

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 40%, Album Sales 10%, Asian/Global Fan Vote 15%, Preferences of Music Experts 10%, Real-Time Charts 15%, SMS Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st CNBLUE "Intuition" 9,654 2011/04/07
2nd Kara "Step" 9,314 2011/09/22
3rd Wonder Girls "Be My Baby" 9,290 2011/11/17
4th CNBLUE "Intuition" 9,255 2011/03/31
5th Beast "Fiction" 9,253 2011/06/02
6th 9,191 2011/06/09
7th Girls' Generation "The Boys" 9,180 2011/10/27
8th Big Bang "Tonight" 9,171 2011/03/17
9th Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" 9,167 2011/12/15
10th Super Junior "Mr. Simple" 9,155 2011/08/18
Top 10 Highest Scores (3rd System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (3rd System) December 22, 2011 – August 23, 2012

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 45%, Album Sales 10%, Global Fan Vote 15%, Mnet Broadcasting 5%, Preferences of Music Experts 10%, Real-Time Charts 5%, SMS Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" 9,357 2012/05/17
2nd 9,355 2012/05/10
3rd f(x) "Electric Shock" 9,296 2012/06/21
4th Big Bang "Fantastic Baby" 9,204 2012/03/22
5th 9,096 2012/03/15
6th "Blue" 9,081 2012/03/08
7th Shinee "Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)" 2012/03/29
8th Trouble Maker "Trouble Maker" 9,043 2011/12/22
9th 8,972 2011/12/29
10th Beast "Beautiful Night" 8,951 2012/08/16
Top 10 Highest Scores (4th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (4th System) August 30, 2012 – February 20, 2014

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 50%, Album Sales 10%, Age Preference 20%, Global Fan Vote 5%, Live Show Preferences 10%, SMS Vote 5%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation "I Got a Boy" 10,000 2013/01/10
2nd 9,988 2013/01/17
3rd Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" 9,795 2013/01/03
4th Sistar19 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" 9,642 2013/02/14
5th Shinee "Dream Girl" 9,459 2013/03/07
6th Busker Busker "Love, at first" 9,419 2013/10/03
7th 9,415 2013/10/10
8th Yang Yo-seob "Caffeine" 9,267 2012/12/20
9th TVXQ "Something" 9,244 2014/01/16
10th Shinee "Dream Girl" 9,168 2013/02/28
Top 10 Highest Scores (5th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (5th System) February 27, 2014 – June 4, 2015

Scoring System: Digital Single Sales 50%, Album Sales 10%, Social Media Points (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) 10%, Preference Points (global fan votes + age range preference) 10%, Mnet Broadcast Points 10%, SMS Votes 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 10,000 2014/03/13
2nd f(x) "Red Light" 9,772 2014/07/17
3rd Shinee "View" 9,762 2015/06/04
4th Exo-K "Overdose" 9,706 2014/05/15
5th Big Bang "Loser" 9,669 2015/05/14
6th Apink "Mr. Chu" 9,577 2014/05/08
7th Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr." 9,363 2014/03/06
8th Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips" 9,255 2014/06/19
9th Shinee "View" 9,037 2015/05/28
10th 2NE1 "Come Back Home" 8,869 2014/03/20
Top 10 Highest Scores (6th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (6th System) June 11, 2015 – April 12, 2018

Scoring System: Digital Music Sales (50%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Score (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (15%), Popularity Score (global fan votes + age range preference) (10%), Mnet Broadcast Score (10%) + SMS Voting Score (10%)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Exo "Power" 11,000 2017/09/14
BTS "DNA" 2017/09/28
3rd Girls' Generation "Lion Heart" 10,988 2015/09/03
4th 10,961 2015/09/10
5th Taeyeon "I" 10,929 2015/10/15
6th Red Velvet "Rookie" 10,903 2017/02/16
7th "Red Flavor" 10,877 2017/07/20
8th Exo "Monster" 10,849 2016/06/23
9th Wanna One "Energetic" 10,844 2017/08/24
10th "Boomerang" 10,805 2018/03/29
Top 10 Highest Scores (7th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores April 26, 2018 – May 21, 2020

Scoring System: Digital Music Sales (45%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Score (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (20%), Global Fan Votes (10%), Mnet Broadcast Score (10%), SMS Live Vote 10%

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st BTS "Fake Love" 11,000 2018/05/31
Shinee "I Want You" 2018/06/21
BTS "Boy with Luv" 2019/04/25
Twice "Fancy" 2019/05/02
NU'EST "Bet Bet" 2019/05/09
BTS "On" 2020/03/05
NU'EST "I'm in Trouble" 2020/05/21
8th X1 "Flash" 10,945 2019/09/19
9th Twice "Dance the Night Away" 10,933 2018/07/19
10th Iz*One "Fiesta" 10,914 2020/02/27
Top 10 Highest Scores (8th System)

Top 10 Highest Scores (Latest System) May 28, 2020 – present

Scoring System: Digital Sales (Melon, Genie, FLO) (45%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media (YouTube MV views) (15%), Global Fan Vote (15%), Mnet Broadcast (Mnet TV, MCD Stage, M2 Contents) (10%), Live Vote (for 1st nominees only) (10%)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st SHINee "Don't Call Me" 10,990 2021/03/04
2nd NCT Dream "Hot Sauce" 10,800 2021/05/20
3rd Seventeen "Left & Right" 10,705 2020/07/02
4th Twice "Alcohol-Free" 10,123 2021/06/17
5th NCT 127 "Punch" 9,778 2020/05/28
6th (G)I-DLE "Hwaa" 9,594 2021/01/21
7th Iz*One "Panorama" 9,364 2020/12/17
8th Twice "More & More" 9,356 2020/06/11
9th Cosmic Girls (WJSN) "Butterfly" 9,235 2020/06/18
10th Astro "ONE" 9,097 2021/04/15
Top 10 Highest Scores (All Time)

Top 10 Highest Scores (All Time)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Exo "Power" 11,000 2017/09/14
BTS "DNA" 2017/09/28
"Fake Love" 2018/05/31
Shinee "I Want You" 2018/06/21
BTS "Boy with Luv" 2019/04/25
Twice "Fancy" 2019/05/02
NU'EST "Bet Bet" 2019/05/09
BTS "On" 2020/03/05
NU'EST "I'm in Trouble" 2020/05/21
10th SHINee "Don't Call Me" 10,990 2021/03/04

Similar programs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ @LiveSmart (January 19, 2021). "Catch the newest hits and biggest comebacks at the #SmartMCountdown. Enjoy the Philippine exclusive livestream of the M COUNTDOWN via gigafest.smart every Thursday at 5pm! Get ready to stan your K-pop idols" (Tweet). Archived from the original on February 1, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
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