K-Pop Risers & Fallers: August 2022

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Risers & FallersRather than contain my “Risers and Fallers” feature to a single post in June, I’m going to share a bite-sized version at the end of each month. This will let me account for more songs and make a nice lead-in to the monthly round-up post.

I anticipate most of these ratings adjustments will be negligible: a 0.5 shift here, a 0.25 shift there. But, it’s a fun way to keep track of how my feelings on songs have changed over time – as well as which tracks currently have momentum on my playlist.

And remember, just because a song is marked as a “faller” doesn’t mean I hate it! Falling from a “9” to an “8.75” is no shame. 9+ rated songs occupy a totally different playlist in my music library, so I’m pretty particular about what qualifies. It’s a high bar.

This month’s feature covers the period from July 25th to August 22nd.

Lots of risers this month!


BLACKPINK – Pink Venom 
Rating: 6.75 → 7.25

The Boyz – Whisper
Rating: 7.25 → 7.5

from20 – Chemical
Rating: 8.75 → 9

Girls’ Generation (SNSD) – Forever 1
Rating: 9 → 9.25

INI – Password
Rating: 7 → 7.5

IVE – After Like
Rating: 9 → 9.25

TO1 – Drummin’ *Biggest Riser*
Rating: 8.25 → 9

Wonho – Don’t Hesitate
Rating: 8.25 → 8.5


Luminous – Engine
Rating: 8.25 → 8

TRI.BE – Kiss *Biggest Faller*
Rating: 7.25 → 6.75

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