[Weekly KPOP Chart] 4th Week of January 2023

It is a Sunday, so another Weekly KPOP Chart post! This time it is for the fourth week of January 2023. I am currently busy counting votes for the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards, so I better back to that. I have provided an update on that down below. There is an album review coming up later today and new song reviews for new and old releases starting from tomorrow. But for now, here are the Weekly KPOP Charts for the 4th Week of January 2023.

Update on the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards

As we reach the end of the month, I thought I give you a bit of an update on the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards. As mentioned previously, I was aiming to finalise the results of the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards and post something by the end of the month. However, it has taken me much longer then anticipated to finalize the results – I have completed counting the votes for the Best Artist of 2022 and have made a start on the votes for Best Song of 2022. Don’t worry, I am not counting each vote separately (I am not that insane), but I do need to account for spelling variations and vetting votes that don’t follow the rules I clearly

The results will now officially be out in February – just unsure when exactly. Once I can work out a date, I will let you know!

Recap & New releases of the Week

As mentioned earlier this week, it was a slow one due to the Korean New Year holiday in South Korea. As a result, not many comebacks occurred. I did manage to write a review of YESUNG’s Small Things and TXT’s Sugar Rush Ride, whilst also publishing album reviews for BAEKHO and KIHYUN‘s respective mini-albums.

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

  • SHOOTING STAR – XG
  • Look Where We Are – Kang Daniel , 220 Kid, Willim
  • Miracle – Wendy (Red Velvet) & Melomance
  • Fireworks – AIMERS
  • GRAVITY – ONEWE
  • chrOme arts – OnlyOneOf

Throwback Corner

The throwback song of the week is actually a medley of songs by one of my favourite groups of all time – VIXX. Earlier this month, VIXX members LEO, KEN and HYUK reunited for the release of Gotta Be Fine (which ranks in the third position this week on the charts) and serves as VIXX’s first comeback since 2018. LEO, KEN and HYUK also went onto MCountDown to perform Shangri-La, Chained Up and Voodoo Doll.

Non-Korean Release of the Week

The Non-Korean release of the week is VERNON’s Black Eye, which ranks in the 13th position this week. Black Eye is VERNON’s first solo mixtape single and was released on December 23 of last year. It was also the Non-Korean release of the 2nd Week of January 2023. A more detailed review will be coming your way in the future as part of the International Song Reviews segment.

The Charts

Congratulations to cignature for topping the Weekly KPOP Chart for the 4th Week of January 2023 with their latest single, AURORA. For more of the charts, keep on reading.

4th Week of January 202322nd Jan – 28th Jan 2023
Pos.SongArtistStatus
1AURORAcignature(▲ 4)
2PuzzleSF9(▲ 2)
3Gonna Be AlrightVIXX(▲ 71)
4MadnessMoonbin & Sanha (ASTRO)(▲ 38)
5Beautiful LiarMONSTA X(▲ 7)
6FAM (Korean Ver.)Stray Kids(▼ 6)
7CheshireITZY(▲ 50)
8HALAZIAATEEZ(▲ 35)
9Cotton CandyJinyoung (GOT7)(▼ 6)
10DittoNewJeans(▲ 48)
11CandyNCT DREAM(▲ 47)
12Wild FlowerRM (BTS) with youjeen(▲ 3)
13Black EyeVernon (SVT)(▲ 1)
14too lateChunji (Teen Top)(▲ 44)
15Love WarBE’O(▼ 8)
16MOONLIGHT SUNRISETWICE(▲ 30)
17The MomentHVLF (Jihun – KNK)(▲ 22)
18Still LifeRM (BTS) with Anderson Paak(▲ 14)
19WHEN I MOVEKARA(▲ 1)
20FlashShinhwa WDJ(▲ 54)
21We’re DoneKim Dohee(▲ 53)
22Sugar Rush RideTXT(NEW)
23Small ThingsYESUNG (SUPER JUNIOR)(NEW)
24beatMill (OnlyOneOf)(▲ 50)
25Rose BlossomH1-KEY(▲ 49)
26DreamersJungkook (BTS)(▼ 9)
27Forgive MeBoA(▲ 47)
28Back DownP1Harmony(▲ 16)
29PRESENTMoonbyul (MAMAMOO)(▲ 45)
30DragonTEMPEST(▲ 44)

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:

[Weekly KPOP Chart] 3rd Week of January 2023

Apologies once again for the delay in the Weekly KPOP Charts post. I did mention earlier in the week that the post will come out on Tuesday, but due to some timing issues I couldn’t get it out in time (a.k.a. I started it pretty late in the evening). But as I always say, better late than never.

Also, Weekly KPOP Charts posts usually come out on Sunday, but this past Sunday was the Lunar New Year. As I celebrate this cultural holiday, I opted to not post on that day (hence the delay to Tuesday, which ended up blowing out to today). Anyhow, before we proceed with the Weekly KPOP Charts for the 3rd Week of January 2023, I want to wish everyone a prosperous year ahead, with an abundance of good luck, peacefulness and good health. Now with the formalities out of the way, here are the Weekly KPOP Charts for the 3rd Week of January 2023.

Recap & New releases of the Week

Last week, I covered 4 new songs releases (GOT the beat’s Stamp On It, YENA’s Love War, cignature’s AURORA and Jinyoung’s Cotton Candy) and ONEUS’ 8th mini-album review, MALUS.

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

  • Go or Back – KOTA (SUNNY HILL) ft. D-Hack
  • MOONLIGHT SUNRISE – TWICE

Throwback Corner

The throwback song of the week is SECRET’s Love Is Move. This is one of my favourite tracks from the group. It had the a nice dosage of retro, fun and sexy. Plus it was a catchy release released at the height of carreer.

Non-Korean Release of the Week

The Non-Korean release of the week is Jungkook’s Dreamers, which ranks in the 17th position this week. Dreamers was released as part of the soundtrack for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was played in Qatar last year. Jungkook also performed Dreamers at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Dreamers was also the Non-Korean Release of the Week for the 1st Week of December 2022.

The Charts

Congratulations to Stray Kids for topping the Weekly KPOP Chart for the 3rd Week of January 2023 with their latest single, FAM (the Korean version). FAM was released as part of the group’s ‘second Korean compliation album, SKZ-Replay, which dropped at the end of last year. I have plans to review FAM and SKZ-Replay sometime in the future, so watch out for both a song and album review. But for now, keep on reading for more of the charts.

3rd Week of January 202315th Jan – 21st Jan 2023
Pos.SongArtistStatus
1FAM (Korean Version)Stray Kids(▲ 15)
2Stamp On ItGOT the beat(NEW)
3Cotton CandyJinyoung (GOT7)(NEW)
4PuzzleSF9(=)
5AURORAcignature