[Weekly KPOP Chart] 2nd Week of January 2023

As mentioned earlier today, I will be posting another Weekly KPOP Chart post today for the 2nd Week of January 2023 – i.e. the week that just passed. I got some posts to draft up for the next couple of weeks, as I am planning on going on another break the next week over. So today, it is another week post. So let’s get going!

Recap & New releases of the Week

This week, I covered 3 new songs releases (SF9’s Puzzle, MONSTA X’s Beautiful Liar, TAEYANG and Jimin’s VIBE) and 2 older tracks (Moonbyul’s PRESENT and Got the Beat’s Step Back). In addition to those five reviews, I also posted an album review for (G)I-DLE’s I LOVE mini-album from October of last year.

The following songs were also released this week and have been entered into the Weekly KPOP Charts system:

  • I ≠ DOLL – Huh Yunjin (LE SSERAFIM)
  • Because of You – Tritops
  • Moonlight – Henry
  • Reason – Dreamcatcher
  • PRIMROSE – PRIMROSE

Throwback Corner

The throwback song of the week is TAEYANG’s Wedding Dress to celebrate TAEYANG’s grand return to the music industry. Wedding Dress is a nostalgic song for me, as it was one of my first exposures to KPOP (before I knew what KPOP even was). That was way back in 2009. I didn’t get into KPOP until 2010. Anyhow, it is one of the iconic releases at the time, so Wedding Dress is a true throwback.

Non-Korean Release of the Week

The Non-Korean release of the week is VERNON’s Black Eye, which ranks in the 10th position this week. Black Eye is VERNON’s first solo mixtape single and was released a couple of weeks back on December 23 of last year. A more detailed review will be coming your way in the future as part of the International Song Reviews segment.

The Charts

Congratulations to MONSTA X for topping the Weekly KPOP Chart for the 2nd Week of January 2023 with their latest single, Beautiful Liar. For more of the charts, keep on reading.

2nd Week of January 20238th Jan – 14th Jan 2023
Pos.SongArtistStatus
1Beautiful LiarMONSTA X(NEW)
2MadnessMoonbin & Sanha (ASTRO)(▼ 1)
3PRESENTMoonbyul (MAMAMOO)(▲ 37)
4PuzzleSF9(NEW)
5DittoNewJeans(▼ 1)
6Will Spring Come?Def. (JAY B – GOT7)(▲ 26)
7Back DownP1Harmony(▲29)
8MAGICARTBEAT(▲ 45)
9OMGNewJeans(▼ 7)
10Black EyeVernon (SVT)(▲ 48)
11Super Freaky GirlsA.iRiD(▲ 47)
12CheshireITZY(▲ 3)
13Forgive MeBoA(▲ 1)
14UnknownJeongmin (BF)(▲ 44)
15FAM (Korean Ver.)Stray Kids(▲ 43)
16Like a dreamKim Sung Kyu (Infinite)(▲ 35)
17DawnKevin Oh(▲ 39)
18VIBETAEYANG (BIGBANG) ft. Jimin (BTS)(NEW)
192022 (Forever)DKZ(▲ 39)
20Tap TapVERIVERY(▲ 9)
21POPPYSTAYC(▼ 8)
22HALAZIAATEEZ(▼ 19)
23Beautiful ChristmasRed Velvet & aespa(▼ 16)
24beatMill (OnlyOneOf)(▼ 16)
25Come AliveJackson Wang(▲ 14)
26CelebrateSuper Junior(▲ 32)
27The Beauty of AcceptanceNELL(▲ 31)
28STARBIGONE ft. Goopy(▲ 30)
29Twinkle, TwinkleILY:1(▲ 29)
30Wanna DoU-Kwon (BLOCK B) ft. Woosoo(▲ 28)

Songs leaving the charts

The following songs have wrapped up their nine week run in the charts system, and will no longer be on the charts starting next week:

  • Bad Cupid – YOUNITE
  • Remembered – Park Bom
  • LIMBO! – NATURE
  • Alone – HIGHLIGHT
  • Unknown – Jeongmin (BF)
  • Young Boy – NINE.i
  • Lights – Kim Jonghyeon
  • Big Revolution – J-JUN ft. SUGIZO
  • DREAM – SEVENTEEN
  • TAPE – Shinwoo (BLANC7)
  • Poison Rose – CRAXY
  • Draw (MY TIME) – ICHILLIN’
  • KOONG – Yong Junhyung
  • Back In Vogue – AlexA
  • Hair Cut – Xdinary Heroes
  • Journey For Myself – Jeong Eunji (APINK)
  • Only You – Gaho
  • Dawn – Kevin Oh
  • Dearest – Ryu Sujeong
  • VAGABOND – TRENDZ
  • Lay Low – YooA (OH MY GIRL)
  • Melody – YooA (OH MY GIRL)

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