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Songs from 'Descendants of the Sun' soundtrack rule music charts

All Headlines 12:22 March 08, 2016

SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean television series "Descendants of the Sun" swept the top spots in major music charts here, thanks to the drama's immense success, data showed on Tuesday.

As of 11 a.m., three songs from the soundtrack of the military melodrama landed high in multiple music charts. "This Love," a ballad sung by K-pop duo Davichi, topped MelON, Genie Music, Naver Music, Bugs Music, Monkey3 and Soribada.

"Everytime" a pop duet song by Chen of K-pop boy band EXO and Punch, topped the weekly music chart and download chart of Gaon.

"Always," a melodious ballad by female rapper Yoon Mi-rae, also ranked No. 1 on the weekly soundtrack and mobile music charts of the same music rater.

In addition to the big-name artists, the songs apparently emerged triumphant on the back of the undaunted popularity of "Descendants of the Sun," starring actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo.

In the show, Song plays Yoo Si-jin, an army lieutenant in the war-torn country of Uruk, who falls in love with outspoken doctor Kang Mo-yeon.

In the fourth and latest episode, aired on March 4, the show hit 23.7 percent in viewership, dwarfing its rivals in the same timeslot.

"Descendants of the Sun" is broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. on KBS 2TV.

jwc@yna.co.kr
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