Weekly Charts: January 24 - January 30
Wrapping up the final week of January are captivating singles ranging from sensuous R&B to comforting ballads to cozy up to this winter. Soloists this week heat up the charts with their warm vocals and heartfelt lyrics that resonate with listeners.
TOP SONG REQUEST
Lee Sora tunes out noise of her breaking heart with “Song Request,” released on January 22. Composed by Epik High’s Tablo, the soothing ballad comforts listeners with its emotionally sincere lyrics accompanied by Sora’s calming vocals. Featuring BTS Suga’s self-written lyrics, the rapper’s verse interjects with words of assurance amongst sorrow, stressing that although one might feel as a burden to some, they serve as a haven for others. Topping various charts like MelOn and Soribada at number one, Lee Sora’s heartfelt ballad has become the most requested song among listeners this season.
R&B soloist Woody released his latest single “Fire Up” on January 23 for his past lover to find their way back to his heart. The singer divulges his heart with sentimental lyrics describing his desires of his old flame returning, filling the various voids in his everyday life. His heart—still burning with passion—drives him to produce this jazzy track, layered with smooth beats and seductive vocals as an honest plea for his blazing babe and a signal back to his heart. Topping Genie and Mnet at the number one spot, Woody heats up the charts with his fiery passion.
GIVE ME THE GREEN LIGHT
Paul Kim yields onto memory lane with “Traffic Light,” released on January 17. Shrouded in smoke and intoxicated by memories on a lonely night, the nostalgic singer eagerly dashes through traffic to reconnect with an old friend to fill his empty heart. The gleaming green light transforms into a beam of hope as he crosses paths with fond memories of their fateful encounter during his journey. Charting Mnet at the number three, cruise down memory lane on your next drive with “Traffic Light.”