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Prime Okay-Pop Songs of 2023 (So Far)

Prime Okay-Pop Songs of 2023 (So Far)


Bias List Mid-Year Best OfI’m heartened by the truth that solely two (!) of my prime ten singles of 2022 had been launched earlier than the month of July.

That’s a reasonably placing determine, and one I can simply see replicating this 12 months. It’s no secret that I’ve been underwhelmed by the primary six months of 2023. It’s not that Okay-pop high quality has been universally horrible. There have been many respectable songs. There simply haven’t been many standouts that get me enthusiastic about the place the trade goes.

With that hesitant introduction, I’m right here to share my favourite songs of 2023 to date. I plan on doing the identical for J-pop and world pop within the coming days, however at this time it’s all about Okay-pop.

The checklist isn’t very lengthy this 12 months, and there’s just one track I might lock into my prime ten proper now. Two or three others would possibly get there in time, relying on the power of the following few months. I’ll allow you to guess which track(s) I’m speaking about 🙂

What had been your favourite singles throughout the first half of 2023?

IVE – I Am

An undisputed knockout from one of the constant teams within the trade. The ultimate refrain is pop excellence, delivering a guitar-fueled climax price ready for. (full evaluation)

Key – Killer

Key continues to increase his worldview, embracing synthwave for this propulsive stunner. At this level, he’s mastered this sound. (full evaluation)

SHINee – The Feeling

SHINee’s pre-release turned out to be the best second on their new album. The Feeling is an absolute pleasure bomb, full of thumping percussion and muted brass thrives. (full evaluation)

Tempest – Harmful

I’ll all the time be a sucker for a strong funk beat, and Tempest delivered probably the most head-nodding groove of the spring. Its bounding vitality grew to become a staple on my playlist. (full evaluation)

U-KISS – The Great Escape

Second-gen sounds return with this bombastic dance observe. It’s so good to listen to an older group embrace upbeat vitality, placing all of it on the road with highly effective vocals and unyielding tempo. (full evaluation)

aespa – Spicy

(full evaluation)

B.I – Die For Love (ft. Jessi)

(full evaluation)

CRAVITY – Groovy

(full evaluation)

from20 – Dangerous Revenge

(full evaluation)

NCT Dream – Damaged Melodies

(full evaluation)

STAYC – Teddy Bear

(full evaluation)

The Wind – Island

(full evaluation)



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