[GUIDE] Help f(x) Win on Music Programs!

f(x) are finally making their comeback with their 3rd full album, ‘Red Light’! This year’s competition is tough though and they will need our help to win on music programs.

This guide was made last year and I tried to update it as much as I could; if anything doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll look into it.

Here’s a little guide about music programs translated from here:

Most voting sites for music programs are only open to Korean citizens to sign up for but we can still help in many ways.

Here’s what foreigners can do!

  • Buying our girls’ album can help a lot despite the low percentages for music programs. Either buy it by yourself or with a group of people, just make sure the website you get it from counts on the Hanteo and/or the Gaon Charts! (they usually say if they do)

  • Global Voting! Mnet allows foreign viewers to vote for M!Countdown! You have to sign up but it doesn’t take too long~Also, you can use the same account to vote on the Korean version.


  • Buying the single on the English version of SoribadaIt’s not hard to sign up and It’s foreign fans-friendly! You can find all the information on their site, in English~

  • SNS! Music Core and Inkigayo count SNS points (especially Inkigayo) so make sure to trend #에프엑스 | #RedLight | #에프엑스레드라이트! BUT! Don’t put it more than once in one tweet and avoid adding links or it’ll be taken as spam! If you want to tweet the same thing multiple times (containing the hashtag), you can add a number at the end of the tweet so it won’t be taken as spam. (ex: “I love f(x)! #RedLight 1″ and “I love f(x)! #RedLight 2″ etc.)

  • Watch the Music Video! The view count is part of the scores in some music programs! Either add it to a playlist by itself and leave it on autoplay or simply play it many times. We don’t know exactly what gives more views but we can try!

  • Search! You were going to ask about the ‘Research’ thing, weren’t you? What you have to do is simply search ‘에프엑스‘ or ‘레드라이트‘ on music sites like Soribada, Melon, Bugs, Olleh, and many others! News sites count too! Just click these links: 1 2 3

  • Vote for them on Show Champion! Tutorial HERE

  • Vote for them on Inkigayo using the 엠앤TV톡 app (android, iOS)! Tutorial (note: change your phone’s language to Korean for it to work better.

  • Stream the songs on Melon! Tutorial here~

  • Vote for them on Inkigayo through globfone!

NOTE: What we do on one week counts on the next one! The scores are based on data from the previous week.

Mostly written by hearteumi@functionlove.net, cr to dooroham for news sites links and Inkigayo tutorial~ take out with full credits!

23 thoughts on “[GUIDE] Help f(x) Win on Music Programs!

  1. hyyy i wanna ask what the meaning digital sales?
    is it from itunes?
    and i got stuck in making id mbc
    when i succes fill all the form,then i go to next page
    when i want finish it
    some korean word out..
    can u please tell me what to do?

  2. Ah i see bout the digital sales.i think we as global fans cannot help so much

    And u say we only can use one hashtag #에프엑스 ??
    So it doesn count if we use #에프엑스 #redlight at same time?

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