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Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« on: December 23, 2023, 02:14:35 PM »
:shakeit: :cow:   BEST KPOP SONGS OF 2023!   :cow::shakeit:



Time to vote again for your favorite k-tunes, this time from 2023!



Rules:

You can vote for any Kpop releases from 2023 - that means, album tracks, digital releases are all acceptable! Japanese, Chinese etc releases are not.
Addendum 2020+: Songs that have both Korean artists AND Korean vocals in them are allowed. This means some songs from artists like K/DA qualify.
Addendum 2023+: Let's make the rules even more chill. Just vote for any song you like. Try to keep it kpop tho, but stuff like XG is fine in my book.

Voting is simple: List your top 10 tracks of the year. The #1 gets 10 points, #2 gets 9, #3 gets 8 points, and so on.

This poll will be open for at least a few weeks. So get your lists in, and feel free to tweak them later.

If you can't post for any reason, you can dm me here or in twitter/discord (or just tweet me) with your votes and I will add them to the thread.



Releases:

Here's the wikipedia entry of 2023 in kpop.

Also, a few youtube playlists full of releases, by no means complete:

KPOP Music Videos 2023 (353+ videos)
Female Kpop Songs of 2023 (229+ videos)
Kpop 2023 (857+ videos)



Previous polls: (click the year to visit the corresponding thread)

Year #1 #2 #3
2022 IVE - Love Dive Newjeans - Ditto Newjeans - Hype Boy
2021 Aespa - Savage Everglow - First WJSN The Black - Easy
2020 Loona - Voice / Star Everglow - La Di Da (G)I-DLE - Oh My God
2019 Red Velvet - Psycho Mamamoo - Destiny (G)I-DLE - Lion
2018 IZ*ONE - La Vie en Rose Fromis_9 - Love Bomb Red Velvet - Bad Boy
2017 Winner - Really Really Sunmi - Gashina Mamamoo - Finally
2016 Blackpink - Whistle Blackpink - Playing With Fire Oh My Girl - Step By Step
2015 Oh My Girl - Closer Red Velvet - Automatic IU - Zezé
2014 Poll not held
2013 Crayon Pop - Bar Bar Bar Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy EXO - Growl
2012 T-ara - Lovey-Dovey T-ara - Day by Day Sistar - Alone
2011 Kara - Step T-ara - Roly-Poly IU - You & I
2010 Girls' Generation - Hoot Kara - Lupin Girls' Generation - Run Devil Run



Also, you can check out the song poll archive site for song & user stats, voting trends & top artists, voting similarities between users and more at:

http://dakodako.net/ksong/

Might add some more features during the holidays, who knows...  :P

Anyways, happy holidays and happy voting!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2023, 12:13:32 PM by Stryfe »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2023, 03:16:09 PM »
Let's go!

01. Le Sserafim - Fearnot (Between you, me and the lamppost)
02. IVE - I Am
03. Aespa - Welcome To MY World (feat. nævis)
04. Le Sserafim - Eve, Psyche and Bluebeard's Wife
05. STAYC - Teddy Bear
06. Rocket Punch - Boom
07. Aespa - Drama
08. IVE - Hypnosis
09. NewJeans - Gods
10. NMIXX - Young, Dumb, Stupid

Honorable mentions, in alphabetical order:

Choi Yena - Hate Rodrigo (ft. Yuqi)
Huh Yunjin - <I ≠ DOLL>
IVE - Kitsch
Jo Yuri - Taxi
Kai - Rover
Le Sserafim - Perfect Night
Le Sserafim - Unforgiven
Lim Kim - Confess to You
STAYC - Bubble
Somi - The Way

Random thoughts:
- IVE absolutely slayed this year. They released quite a few new songs and most of them were really good.
- Le Sserafim is still on the rise. I didn't like Unforgiven as much as Antifragile, but there is still a lot to like.
- Aespa became one of my top favorites as well. Welcome to My World blew me away. Such a unique song.
- STAYC has been around for a while, but Teddy Bear and Bubble really won me over. Also thanks to Isa's charisma.
- Glad to see the IZ*ONE soloists are still releasing fun music. They barely missed out on my top 10 this time.
- Disappointed with Lapillus. Didn't enjoy any of their new material. Similar story with Billlie. Better luck next time.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2023, 08:43:35 PM »
Honestly didnt listen too much this year on my own -- a lot of Taylor Swift due to The Eras Tour. But from Kpop I think these were my favs for the year~

1. VIVIZ - MANIAC
2. NewJeans - OMG
3. IVE - Kitsch
4. IVE - I Am
5. NewJeans - Super Shy
6. LE SSERAFIM - Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's Wife
7. NewJeans - ETA
8. FIFTY FIFTY  - Cupid
9. Huh Yunjin - <I ≠ DOLL>
10. LE SSERAFIM - Fearnot


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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2023, 06:04:51 PM »


1. Newjeans - OMG
With Ditto out of the equation, this was a no-brainer. An impeccably produced whimsical earworm
of the highest caliber by FRNK that started another slam dunk year for Newjeans. Can't wait for
what's next. This song, it's about you baby.

2. Newjeans - Super Shy
I was worried at first about bringing in new songwriters and producers, but Frankie Scoca (A+
credentials, btw) & co did an excellent job with preserving the Newjeans sound while injecting
new kind of cute, manic energy into it.

3. Aespa - Better Things
While I embrace the wacky chaos of Aespa's usual sound, Better Things is just a perfectly crafted,
utterly enjoyable, relaxing and chill tune that refuses to leave my headspace even now. So good.

4. IVE - Mine
A nearly flawless little gem. It's kind of cute, it's kind of dark and melancholic... all of its parts
come together really well... I love it.

5. Billlie - Nevertheless
Billage 3 was an amazing ep, all of its songs competing for spots in my top 10. Nevertheless
stands out with its incredible beat and unique vocal melodies. Perhaps it ends a little abruptly,
but it doesn't detract much.

6. Newjeans - ETA
250 was the star of 2022 (well, if we count Ditto, the star of this year as well), and ETA is another
banger from the offbeat k-edm mastermind... we can go whenever, wherever he likes.

7. IVE - Blue Blood
Blue Blood is one of the standout tracks from IVE's wonderful debut album and serves as perfect
opener... it's dark and echo-y, a pulsating beat with just the right amount of strings thrown in...
it sets the mood, it's a whole vibe.

8. Aespa - Welcome to My World
This is probably the most epic song of the year, the theme song of Kwangya. A beautiful, grandiose
tune with just the right dose of the patented Aespa weirdness.

9. Chuu - Howl
LAST MINUTE ADDITION. I literally only listened to this EP for the first time two days before counting
the votes and I was struggling with the idea of adding this song to the top 10 this late. But it's just
too good. The entire EP is a really pleasant experience with some very unique approaches and Chuu's
vocals are just doing things I'm not used to hearing in a kpop release. Howl admittedly should be a
little longer, but everything from the Imogen Heap (Imogen Chuu?) intro, the synthpop stylings and
Chuu singing her ass off make this a must-have on my list.

10. XG - Left Right
For the longest time I thought this was released in 2022, glad I re-checked... anyway I listened to
XG quite a bit in 2023. And now that we relaxed the rules a bit and consider it "kpop enough", it
makes my top 10.

11. IVE - Shine with Me
It's a ballad, I know. I assure you I'm okay tho, no need to call the paramedics, everyone calm down.
It's just so good...


--

In the running / Good stuff

Aespa - Drama, I'm Unhappy, Spicy, Thirsty
Billlie - Enchanted Night, Various & Precious, Extra-Ordinary, The Soul Savior
Chuu - Howl, Aliens, Underwater, Hitchhiker
(G)i-dle - Paradise
Ive - Holy Moly, Baddie
Jeon Somi - The Way
Jihyo - Killin' Me Good, Room, Talking' About It
Jo Yuri - Bitter Taste, Hang On
Kep1er - Back to the City
Kiss of Life - Sugarcoat, Bad News, Nobody Knows
Le Sserafim - Perfect Night
Limelight - Honestly
Lovelution (tripleS) - Speed Love, Girls' Capitalism
Newjeans - New Jeans, Cool with You, ASAP
Nmixx - Love Me Like This, Roller Coaster, Paxxword
Odd Eye Circle - Je Ne Sais Quoi
Pixy - Falling, Flip a Coin, Hide & Seek
Purple Kiss - Sweet Juice, Autopilot
Red Velvet - Chill Kill, Will I Ever See You Again?, Underwater
Tri.be - Stay Together
TripleS - Rising, New Look
XG - Shooting Star


I was suffering from severe kpop fatigue by the last months of the year so my reviewing dwindled...
I may have missed a banger here and there but one can only go through so much lmao...

http://dakodako.net/review/?year=2023

Still, while I was reviewing, it was a big help and I'll probably continue the process once I get my
interest level back up again. Maybe when there's more Newjeans stuff, or something fresh, new
and exciting (Babymonster... no... nope... not yet at least  :P)



TL;DR

1. Newjeans - OMG
2. Newjeans - Super Shy
3. Aespa - Better Things
4. IVE - Mine
5. Billlie - Nevertheless
6. Newjeans - ETA
7. IVE - Blue Blood
8. Aespa - Welcome to My World
9. Chuu - Howl
10. XG - Left Right
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2023, 08:46:19 PM »
RESERVED!! 8)

The year of The Cum Backs!!

Gemini - Love Sick :P

1. IVE - Blue Blood
2. Newjeans - OMG
3. XG - Left Right
4. Aespa - Welcome to My World
5. Twice - Moonlight Sunrise
6.  Le Sserafim - Fearnot
7. (G)i-dle - Paradise
8. FIFTY FIFTY  - Cupid
9. IVE - Shine with Me
10. Aespa - Better Things

Man I swore SNSD dropped a new album or was that last year? XD oh dope Sandara Park new shit


Lots of interesting new tracks! Thank you to all who voted and gonna shuffle these into my grind playlist KEEP LOVIN MUSIC!!!

Honestly didnt listen too much this year on my own -- a lot of Taylor Swift due to The Eras Tour. But from Kpop I think these were my favs for the year~

Hi5 SWIFTIE Kanks. Lol please tell me you went and experienced the tour. I'm still waiting!!!!!!  :hip smile:
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2024, 09:42:06 PM »
1. Cupid - FIFTY FIFTY
2. On the Island - Wheein
3. I AM  - IVE
4. In the Mood - Wheein
5. Lights Out - Sunmi ft. BE'O
6. Autopilot - Purple Kiss
7. Paradise - (G)-IDLE
8. Starry Sea - Mamamoo+
9. Off the Record - IVE
10. Guilty - Taemin

This list was SO DIFFICULT to pare down to 10 because there were so many songs I jammed to *stares at IVE and gidle*. I loved all of IVE's releases and gidle's HEAT album. Ironic that none of the HEAT tracks made it because idk Paradise snuck up out of nowhere. Shoutout to Weeekly, EVERGLOW, XG, Le Sserafim, VIVIZ, and the others who pumped out catchy stuff last year!

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2024, 08:50:30 AM »
Ok gotta post before I overthink it lol

1. Misamo - Do Not Touch
2. Twice - Moonlight Sunrise
3. Junny - Invitation
4. Aespa - Thirsty
5. Aespa - Drama
6. Wheein - On the Island
7. XG - New Dance
8. Wheein - In the Mood
9. Jihyo - Killin Me Good
10. Itzy - None of my Business

Honorable mentions:
(G)-IDLE - Eyes Roll, I Do, Flip It
Misamo - It's Not Easy for You
Aespa - Don't Blink, Welcome to My World
Wheein - Spark
Dreamcatcher - Shatter
Red Velvet - Underwater and actually most of the Chill Kill album (they're still the queens of B sides lol)
XG - Grl Gvng

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2024, 11:17:19 PM »
Here's a list from Amelia!

1. Unforgiven - Le Sserafim
2. Sugarcoat - Natty/KOL
3. I Am - IVE
4. Set Me Free - TWICE
5. Eunoia - Billlie
6. Fast Forward - Somi
7. Shining Bright - CSR
8. Maniac - VIVIZ
9. Honestly - Limelight
10. Mess With My Mind - cignature

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2024, 04:07:18 PM »
Here's the legendary tamatron making us guess what her favorite group is:  :P

1. I AM / IVE
2. Hypnosis / IVE
3. Either Way / IVE
4. Off the Record / IVE
5. Holy Moly / IVE
6. Underwater / Red Velvet
7. Rising / tripleS
8. Shining Bright / CSR
9. Roller Coaster / NMIXX
10. Untie / VIVIZ
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2024, 06:01:30 PM »
what no SNSD?!? :O

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2024, 09:47:59 PM »
1.   Le Sserafim – Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard’s wife
2.   IVE – I AM
3.   MAVE: – PANDORA
4.   Aespa – Drama
5.   (G)I-DLE – I Want That
6.   NewJeans – GODS
7.   Le Sserafim – Perfect Night
8.   Aespa – Welcome to MY World
9.   Aespa – Spicy
10.   Nmixx – Love Me Like This

Honourable mentions:
Aespa – Better Things
Limelight – Blanc Noir
(G)I-DLE - Queencard, Flip It
Dreamcatcher – BONVOYAGE
NewJeans – Super Shy
Everglow - Slay
Babymonster – Batter Up (Excellent debut)
MAVE: – What’s My Name, Assemble

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2024, 03:54:11 PM »
Here's a list from Yuu!

1. New Jeans - Cool with You
2. Taeyang ft Lisa - Shoong
3. Yena ft BE'O - Love War
4. Dreamcatcher - Bon Voyage
5. Riize - Get a Guitar
6. New Jeans - OMG
7. Mamamoo+ - Chico Malo
8. Yuju - Without You
9. Taemin - Guilty
10. (G)i-dle - I Do
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2024, 08:26:57 PM »
Here's my list. Top 100 playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3mCGIsKhxVZHNJi6928PEQ?si=1edfab0f2f054f93

1. NewJeans - OMG
2. aespa - Spicy
3. IVE - I AM
4. NewJeans - Super Shy
5. tripleS - Girls' Capitalism
6. TRI.BE - WE ARE YOUNG
7. IVE - Either Way
8. Billlie - EUNOIA
9. IVE - Kitsch
10. LE SSERAFIM - Perfect Night

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2024, 05:49:36 PM »
Ok I barely made the cut after being given a generous chance by the top 10 overlord to come in with some last minute votes. (Still hate u for making me unleash my inner nerd every year and take this way too seriously.)

1. IVE - Baddie
2. Aespa - Drama
3. Aespa - Better Things
4. IVE - Kitsch
5. New Jeans - ETA
6. Le Sserafim - Eve, Psyche, and the Bluebeard's Wife
7. IVE - Lips
8. Taeyeon - Fabulous
9. New Jeans - OMG
10. New Jeans - Cool With You

I'll submit this before I keep thinking about it and racking my brain. Honorable mention to Chill Kill by Red Velvet it really pained me to not have it on there but I wasn't gonna lie and pretend I wasn't just listening to Aespa IVE and New Jeans all year...speaking of which, terribly pained to have to keep New Jeans and Super Shy off here but....it is what it is....
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2024, 09:24:03 PM »
The votes have been tallied, and results are below. I've also made a Youtube playlist of all songs that got at least 8 points in the vote, so if I you want to get your results that way:

YouTube Playlist for JPHiP's Best Kpop Songs of 2023 - TOP 32

The playlist starts from the tied 29th position songs and finishes with number 1. Everyone just looking for the results can scroll downwards.







 






SPOILERS BELOW











































































I Am, therefore I win, again!



•  IVE repeat their feat from last year and place first with the anthemic I Am and a score of 59 points.






•  Oh my god, Newjeans are also back on the podium with the whimsical OMG and 45 points.






•  Joining the last year's giants in the top 3 are Le Sserafim with Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's Wife and 27 points.





Stats site plug

•  Check out dakodako.net/ksong , a little site for all the song polls we've had so far, stats and comparisons.
•  The yearly pages provide overall stats for each year and the user pages are all about YOU and how you've been voting throughout the years.


Analysis time!

•  12 different people voted on 71 different songs. Last year we had 16 people so I gotta work on my hustle game for the next poll!
•  1st and 2nd place were pretty clear, but the third place was closely contested until the very last set of votes.
•  IVE are the first group to win the poll twice and the first to win on back-to-back years (2022-2023)! They also had Kitsch in the top 10, placing tied 7th.
•  Newjeans also repeat their podium placement from last year. They also had Super Shy in the top 10 at 5th place.
•  Le Sserafim were able to grab a podium spot after barely missing out last year. They also had Fearnot placing in the top 10 at tied 9th.
•  This time it was Aespa narrowly missing out on the podium spot, trailing LSF by just 1 point! They did land the most songs in the top 10, though. (3: Drama, WtMW and Better Things).


More analysis and... more records!?

•  The top 10 consists solely of fourth gen groups and is dominated by IVE, Newjeans, Le Sserafim and Aespa, all with multiple songs. Fifty Fifty's viral hit Cupid rounds out the top 10.
•  A lot of the stalwarts are still missing but Aespa staged a remarkable comeback from last year to contend with kpop's new world order.
•  IVE had a record amount of songs appear in the vote: 11! The previous record was held by IOI (2016) and Twice (2021) with 7. That's 4 more, folks. And with only 12 people voting, too.
•  I Am appeared on the most lists with 7, also scoring most podium spots with 6 (one of them golden).
•  OMG was close behind with 6 appearances and 4 podium spots. It did grab the most #1 spots with 2, though.
•  Speaking of #1 spots, this time there was very little consensus: out of 12 lists, only 2 agreed on what was the best track, the aforementioned OMG. Last year we had three songs grabbing two #1 spots from 16 lists.
•  tamatron's (>:|) top 5 IVE votes stands as a new record top vote streak (as in, starting from 1) for a single group. We've had more votes (nachdenki in 2016 with 6 IOI votes) but they were scattered. Congratulations! :P



The Best Kpop Songs of 2023
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. IVE I Am 59 1 2 3 1 7
2. Newjeans OMG 45 2 2 0 2 6
3. Le Sserafim Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's Wife 27 1 0 0 3 4
4. Aespa Drama 26 0 1 0 3 4
5. Newjeans Super Shy 22 0 1 0 2 3
6. Aespa Welcome to My World 21 0 0 1 3 4
7. Aespa Better Things 17 0 0 2 1 3
7. IVE Kitsch 17 0 0 1 2 3
9. Fifty Fifty Cupid 16 1 0 0 2 3
9. Le Sserafim Fearnot 16 1 0 0 2 3
11. Newjeans ETA 15 0 0 0 3 3
11. Twice Moonlight Sunrise 15 0 1 0 1 2
13. IVE Blue Blood 14 1 0 0 1 2
13. Wheein On the Island 14 0 1 0 1 2
15. Viviz Maniac 13 1 0 0 1 2
16. IVE Either Way 12 0 0 1 1 2
16. IVE Hypnosis 12 0 1 0 1 2
18. Aespa Spicy 11 0 1 0 1 2
18. Newjeans Cool with You 11 1 0 0 1 2
20. Wheein In the Mood 10 0 0 0 2 2
20. IVE Baddie 10 1 0 0 0 1
20. Le Sserafim Unforgiven 10 1 0 0 0 1
20. Misamo Do Not Touch 10 1 0 0 0 1
24. Billlie Eunoia 9 0 0 0 2 2
24. IVE Off the Record 9 0 0 0 2 2
24. XG Left Right 9 0 0 1 1 2
24. Kiss of Life Sugarcoat (Natty solo) 9 0 1 0 0 1
24. Taeyang Shoong! (feat. Lisa) 9 0 1 0 0 1
29. (G)I-DLE Paradise 8 0 0 0 2 2
29. Junny Invitation 8 0 0 1 0 1
29. Mave: Pandora 8 0 0 1 0 1
29. Yena Love War (feat. Be'O) 8 0 0 1 0 1
33. CSR Shining Bright 7 0 0 0 2 2
33. Newjeans Gods 7 0 0 0 2 2
33. Aespa Thirsty 7 0 0 0 1 1
33. Dreamcatcher Bon Voyage 7 0 0 0 1 1
33. IVE Mine 7 0 0 0 1 1
33. Twice Set Me Free 7 0 0 0 1 1
39. (G)I-DLE I Want That 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. Billlie Nevertheless 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. IVE Holy Moly 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. Riize Get a Guitar 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. Stayc Teddy Bear 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. Sunmi & Be'O Lights Out 6 0 0 0 1 1
39. TripleS Girls' Capitalism 6 0 0 0 1 1
46. Le Sserafim Perfect Night 5 0 0 0 2 2
46. Purple Kiss Autopilot 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. Red Velvet Underwater 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. Rocket Punch Boom 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. Somi Fast Forward 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. Tri.be We Are Young 5 0 0 0 1 1
52. IVE Lips 4 0 0 0 1 1
52. Mamamoo+ Chico Malo 4 0 0 0 1 1
52. TripleS Rising 4 0 0 0 1 1
52. XG New Dance 4 0 0 0 1 1
56. Taemin Guilty 3 0 0 0 2 2
56. Mamamoo+ Starry Sea 3 0 0 0 1 1
56. Taeyeon Fabulous 3 0 0 0 1 1
56. Yuju Without You 3 0 0 0 1 1
60. Chuu Howl 2 0 0 0 1 1
60. Huh Yunjin I ≠ Doll 2 0 0 0 1 1
60. IVE Shine with Me 2 0 0 0 1 1
60. Jihyo Killin' Me Good 2 0 0 0 1 1
60. Limelight Honestly 2 0 0 0 1 1
60. Nmixx Roller Coaster 2 0 0 0 1 1
66. (G)I-DLE I Do 1 0 0 0 1 1
66. Cignature Mess With My Mind 1 0 0 0 1 1
66. Itzy None of My Business 1 0 0 0 1 1
66. Nmixx Love Me Like This 1 0 0 0 1 1
66. Nmixx Young, Dumb, Stupid 1 0 0 0 1 1
66. Viviz Untie 1 0 0 0 1 1



Let's meta it up

•  Again, two group tables this time. On the left I've counted every vote, and on the right, only the top vote for that group in each voter's list. Leftmost list can illustrate a wider range of strong material, and the rightmost focuses on the single strongest effort put out by the group. Rightmost list can also weed out group bias in some cases.
•  Four groups stand out this time. IVE, Newjeans, Aespa and Le Sserafim, all from the 4th generation of kpop. Aespa joins the overwhelming trio of last year to make it a fearsome foursome.
•  Even within the top 4, the point totals are quite apart this time, so the standings are very clear. Also, the rankings for the top 4 are the same in both tables.
•  This year, IVE lead in both tables, placing on 10 people's lists with a record 11 different songs. They also have most song appearances with 23 and 11 podiums on the left, 9 on the right.
•  Newjeans appeared on 8 people's lists with 5 different songs. They had 16 song appearances, 6 podiums on the left, 5 on the right. All gold and silver.
•  Aespa place third with 5 different songs appearing on 7 people's lists. They had 14 song appearances, 5 podiums on the left, 4 on the right. Notably, no #1 placements.
•  Le Sserafim nab the fourth place with 4 different songs on 7 people's lists. They had 10 song appearances and 3 podiums on both sides. Notably, all of them #1 placements.
•  IVE, Newjeans and Le Sserafim appropriately all scored the most #1 placements with three each. Curiously, Aespa didn't score a single one.


The Best Kpop Songs of 2023 - by artist
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. IVE 152 3 3 5 12 23
2. Newjeans 100 3 3 0 10 16
3. Aespa 82 0 2 3 9 14
4. Le Sserafim 58 3 0 0 7 10
5. Wheein 24 0 1 0 3 4
6. Twice 22 0 1 0 2 3
7. Fifty Fifty 16 1 0 0 2 3
8. (G)I-DLE 15 0 0 0 4 4
8. Billlie 15 0 0 0 3 3
10. Viviz 14 1 0 0 2 3
11. XG 13 0 0 1 2 3
12. TripleS 10 0 0 0 2 2
12. Misamo 10 1 0 0 0 1
14. Kiss of Life 9 0 1 0 0 1
14. Taeyang 9 0 1 0 0 1
16. Junny 8 0 0 1 0 1
16. Mave: 8 0 0 1 0 1
16. Yena 8 0 0 1 0 1
19. CSR 7 0 0 0 2 2
19. Mamamoo+ 7 0 0 0 2 2
19. Dreamcatcher 7 0 0 0 1 1
22. Riize 6 0 0 0 1 1
22. Stayc 6 0 0 0 1 1
22. Sunmi & Be'O 6 0 0 0 1 1
25. Purple Kiss 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Red Velvet 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Rocket Punch 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Somi 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Tri.be 5 0 0 0 1 1
30. Nmixx 4 0 0 0 3 3
31. Taemin 3 0 0 0 2 2
31. Taeyeon 3 0 0 0 1 1
31. Yuju 3 0 0 0 1 1
34. Chuu 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Huh Yunjin 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Jihyo 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Limelight 2 0 0 0 1 1
38. Cignature 1 0 0 0 1 1
38. Itzy 1 0 0 0 1 1
The Best Kpop Songs of 2023 - by artist
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. IVE 87 3 2 4 1 10
2. Newjeans 61 3 2 0 3 8
3. Aespa 55 0 2 2 3 7
4. Le Sserafim 46 3 0 0 4 7
5. Twice 22 0 1 0 2 3
6. Fifty Fifty 16 1 0 0 2 3
7. (G)I-DLE 15 0 0 0 4 4
7. Billlie 15 0 0 0 3 3
9. Viviz 14 1 0 0 2 3
9. Wheein 14 0 1 0 1 2
11. XG 13 0 0 1 2 3
12. TripleS 10 0 0 0 2 2
12. Misamo 10 1 0 0 0 1
14. Kiss of Life 9 0 1 0 0 1
14. Taeyang 9 0 1 0 0 1
16. Junny 8 0 0 1 0 1
16. Mave: 8 0 0 1 0 1
16. Yena 8 0 0 1 0 1
19. CSR 7 0 0 0 2 2
19. Mamamoo+ 7 0 0 0 2 2
19. Dreamcatcher 7 0 0 0 1 1
22. Riize 6 0 0 0 1 1
22. Stayc 6 0 0 0 1 1
22. Sunmi & Be'O 6 0 0 0 1 1
25. Purple Kiss 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Red Velvet 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Rocket Punch 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Somi 5 0 0 0 1 1
25. Tri.be 5 0 0 0 1 1
30. Nmixx 4 0 0 0 3 3
31. Taemin 3 0 0 0 2 2
31. Taeyeon 3 0 0 0 1 1
31. Yuju 3 0 0 0 1 1
34. Chuu 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Huh Yunjin 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Jihyo 2 0 0 0 1 1
34. Limelight 2 0 0 0 1 1
38. Cignature 1 0 0 0 1 1
38. Itzy 1 0 0 0 1 1

And that's it! Feel free to post your thoughts, feelings and questions about the ranking.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2024, 04:19:32 AM »
Thanks for hosting and providing us with the tasty stats, Stryfe!! In the end, 2023 gave us SO MUCH AMAZING MUSIC.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2023
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2024, 06:08:50 PM »
Thanks, Stryfe! I always look forward to this project and it gives me a reason to keep track of my fav songs throughout the year.

Random thoughts:
- IVE won 'best album' at the end of the year ceremonies and these results prove it's well deserved. Eleven different songs!
- It's interesting for Unforgiven only got one vote, especially considering it was Le Serrafim's main comeback last year.
- NMIXX and ITZY are struggling to keep up, at least within our community.
- I'm surprised there isn't more love for STAYC. I feel they had an amazing year with Teddy Bear and Bubble.

edit:

- Lapillus didn't maintain their momentum either. Zero points. [/Eurovision voice]

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