After scouring the world of K-Pop for this year's best songs, the writers of Last Sandwich voted the "Live" version of KISU's "Cheeseburger" as the undisputed Top K-Pop Single of 2023.
Unbelievably, for the third year in a row, a song about a burger has won the award for Top K-Pop Single. Previous winners include the 2022 hit smash, "Hamburger," by EXN, and 2021's tear-jerker, "Hamburger," by Roku. In another shocker, at number two is another one of our favorite singers, Yena, with the exhuberent bubblegum popper, "Hate Rodrigo".
Our entire list of Top 10 K-Pop Songs for 2023 are in the chart below.
Top 10 K-Pop Songs of 2023
Cheeseburger (Live Version)
KISU (with JINHONG) 기수 (with 진홍)
Yena (최예나) (Feat. 우기 ((여자)아이들))
Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's Wife
LE SSERAFIM (르세라핌)
Sandara Park (산다라박)
Back to the City
Fifty Fifty (피프티피프티)
LE SSERAFIM (르세라핌)
Below are the MVs for all the songs contained in our list.
1. Cheeseburger by KISU (with JINHONG)
In February of 2023, KISU and JINHONG performed the live version of their hit Sandwich Rock smash entitled "Cheeseburger". Honestly, we must be in heaven because they're singing about our favorite thing... a sandwich.
Here is the original MV that was released in 2022.
2. Hate Rodrigo (Feat. 우기 ((여자)아이들)) by Yena (최예나)
Yena has a knack for creating the most positive, uplifting songs in K-Pop.
3. Teddy Bear by STAYC(스테이씨)
Originally, this tune was #10 on our list, however, it's gradually moved up the chart as the year progressed. We've slowly grown to love the adorable cute nature of this song.
Of course, how can you show STAYC and Teddy Bear without showing the dance? It's soooooo adorable!!
4. Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's Wife by LE SSERAFIM (르세라핌)
The dancing in their MV is phenomenal. We should be judging the song on it's own merits, but the MV is just incredible.
5. Festival by Sandara Park (산다라박)
Who doesn't love Dara?
6. Like Crazy by Jimin (지민)
Great music, great singing, everything you can ask for in a Top 10 K-Pop song.
7. Tinnitus by TXT (투모로우바이투게더)
Very original tune.
8. Back to the City by Kep1er(케플러)
Kep1er was formed through an Mnet competion show called Girls Planet 999, and as a result, they ended up with 9 members. To be honest, it's a little overwhelming trying to put names to all their faces.