|Show! Music Core|
MBC Show Music Core Logo
|Presented by||Mina, Chani, Hyunjin|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||664 (as of January 18, 2020)|
|Running time||65 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (ATSC)|
2160p (ATSC 3.0) (trial run from February 13 - March 12, 2016)
|Original release||October 9, 2005 -|
Show! Music Core (Korean: ?! ?) is a South Korean music television program broadcast by MBC. It airs live every Saturday. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from MBC Dream Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do.
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|
|October 30, 1989 - November 2, 1990||Show Network (? ?)|
|November 9, 1990 - April 30, 1993||Everyone's Popular Songs (? ?)|
|May 7, 1993 - October 8, 1993||Choice Best Popular Songs ( ?)|
|April 21, 1995 - January 17, 1998||Popular Songs Best 50 (? 50)|
|January 24, 1998 - April 18, 1998||Live Young Times ( )|
|April 25, 1998 - January 23, 1999||Music Camp (?)|
|February 30, 1999 - May 8, 1999||Family Camp (?)|
|May 15, 1999 - July 30, 2005||Live Music Camp ( ?)|
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 it 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.
On March 11, 2013, MBC announced they would return their chart system after seven years without the segment. The ranking system was reinstalled on April 20, 2013, with a first-place trophy given to the top song amongst the nominees for each week.
November 21, 2015, MBC announced that their chart system would be removed once again. The MBC variety department said "Instead of the ranking system, we intend to show more diverse genres of music and continue to work hard to be a representative music program of Korea."
On February 11, 2016, MBC announced a trial phase of their simultaneous live broadcast of Show! Music Core in HD and UHD (ultra-high-definition) utilizing a dedicated 4K camera, in preparation for their launch of UHD broadcasts scheduled for 2017. The trial phase had taken place February 13 through March 12, 2016.[needs update]
On April 5, 2017, MBC announced that they would, yet again, return to their chart ranking system since April 22, 2017.
Music Core brought back the show's chart on April 20, 2013. First-place winners are determined using the ranking system below. The list also shows the current and former scoring computation used. As of June 8, 2013, four nominees had decreased to three nominees.
|Period covered||Chart system|
|April 20-27, 2013||Physical album and digital sales 40%, music video views 15%, viewers committee pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 20%, live voting 25% (for first-place nominees only)|
|May 4, 2013 - June 1, 2013||Physical Album + Digital Sales 60%, Music Video Views 10%, Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 10%, Live Voting 20% (for 1st place nominees only)|
|June 8, 2013 - June 14, 2014||Physical Album + Digital Sales 70%, Music Video Views 10%, Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 10%, Live Voting 10% (for 1st place nominees only)|
|June 21, 2014 - November 14, 2015||Physical Album + Digital Sales 60%, Music Video Views 10%, Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 15%, Live Voting 15% (for 1st place nominees only)|
|April 22, 2017 - August 17, 2019||Physical Album + Digital Sales 60%, Music Video Views 10%, Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 10%, MBC Radio Broadcast 5%, Audience Live Voting 15% (for 1st place nominees only)|
|August 24, 2019 - present||Physical Album + Digital Sales 60%, Music Video Views 10%, Viewers Committee Pre-voting (by 2,000 people) 10%, MBC Radio Broadcast 5%, Streaming HOT Chart 10% (for 1st place nominees only), Audience Live Voting 15% (for 1st place nominees only)|