Popular songs returning to music charts is nothing new, but it is something exciting when that song is Big Bang’s hit, “Bang Bang Bang.”
The Big Bang song, released in June, returned to the top of Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart this week. The song is so popular that it appeared in the number three spot on the chart for the week of Oct. 17.
“Bang Bang Bang” has been on the Billboard chart for 18 weeks.
Big Bang are currently touring North America, and have two shows coming up this weekend in Newark, New Jersey. The group has had a lot of coverage related to the tour, and “Bang Bang Bang” has become one of the group’s most popular songs as of late.
K-pop songs often appear on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, and Big Bang has snagged several top spots throughout the year due to multiple singles released from the group’s “MADE” album project series.
“Bang Bang Bang” originally debuted on the chart in the number one spot in June . Its return to one of the top spots on the chart several months laters highlights the group’s popularity both in South Korea and abroad.
During the week of Oct. 17, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” took the number one spot while Kuana Torres Kahele & Napua Greig’s “Lava” from the Disney short came in second place on the World Digital Songs chart.
Along with doing well internationally, “Bang Bang Bang” has had stellar standing on Korean music charts. As of Oct. 7, “Bang Bang Bang” was still in the top thirty on Korea’s Gaon chart, along with several other “MADE” songs.
Big Bang’s North American Tour has received glowing coverage from outlets including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times , Fuse, and more.
Big Bang’s held shows last weekend in California and are currently in Mexico. They will hold two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday and then will head to Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday .
Tamar Herman is a multi-media journalist and the co-founder of KultScene. She is a freelance writer and copy editor, and has written for MTV Iggy and Noisey.