K-Pop Risers & Fallers: October 2023

Rather 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 September 20th to October 23rd.


Fantasy Boys – New Tomorrow *Biggest Riser*
Rating: 7.75 → 8.25

TXT – Chasing That Feeling
Rating: 8.25 → 8.5


Ailee – Ra Ta Ta (ft. Lil Cherry) *Biggest Faller*
Rating: 8.25 → 8

Kep1er – Galileo
Rating: 8.5 → 8.25

tripleS EVOLution – Invincible
Rating: 8.25 → 8

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