After what feels like an eternity, January is finally at an end and this week saw fans abuzz with excitement. With a multitude of long-awaited comebacks and a live-stream concert from BLACKPINK, February is certainly starting off on the right foot; so for the final time this month the UKP Team have gone over this week’s tracks and picked some of the best – and a few to look out for in the days ahead.

This Week’s Top Picks

Despite the song stressing that she’s not cool, Hyuna is proving exactly why she is one of biggest idol personalities on stage. Originally delayed for health reasons, the veteran artist is finally serving quintessential attitude & charm with a moombahton bop to shake off the new year blues.

Insomnias have waited a long time for this specific comeback; where Handong would return from her overseas activities and reunite with the group. As always; Dreamcatcher never disappoint, regardless of how many members are present but Odd Eye cements their unity & power on stage together as they conclude their Dystopia saga.

Next Week’s Ones to Watch

Despite leaving the group back in 2019, Kim Myung Soo is still loved and cherished by fans as L from INFINITE. Set to enlist in the Marine Corps in February, the idol-actor wanted to give his fans a gift before his departure which will be his first official solo single, Memory.

After the fierce debut of Black Mamba, aespa is set to make their first comeback with a digital single next week. This time around, they will be showing off their vocal talents with Forever; a ballad originally released by Yoo Young Jin twenty years ago as part of SM’s Winter Vacation project.

Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:

24th January MINSEO Who’s with me? Who’s with me?
NIve / Lee Young Hyun Wake Me Up (orig. Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc) / Perfect (orig. Ed Sheeran) Begin Again Open Mic Ep.5
Mugamgak Beautiful Life Bike Expedition
Suzy I Know, Even If You Don’t Say Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
10cm Borrow Your Night Romance 101 (webtoon)
Various Artists The Uncanny Encounter Full Soundtrack
We Are The Night Illusion of Dreams Illusion of Dreams
25th January Song Ju Hee (HELLOVENUS Alice) Eventually Eventually
Colde The Museum / A Song Nobody Knows idealism
Golden Child Burn It YES.
U-Know Yunho (TVXQ!) Eeny Meeny (MV feat. Seulgi (Red Velvet)) Eeny Meeny
Han Ga-bin This Mind Phoenix 2020
Sandeul (B1A4) I Feel You She Would Never Know
26th January Various Artists (incl. Ladies’ Code Sojung) SingAgain – Battle of the Unknown (From The “JTBC” TV Show) Ep.10 (Live Album)
Betty Wu (WJSN Xuanyi) We Were in Love We Were in Love
Dreamcatcher Odd Eye Dystopia : Road to Utopia
Kyuhyun (Super Junior) Moving On Moving On
sogumm, DJ Wegun Imagine (feat. Hoody) Imagine (feat. Hoody)
Poetic Narrator Can’t Get Closer One Fine Week 2
Jyunky Mr. Lee Mr. Lee
SEZ sick of it sick of it
U ri Fallin’ Fallin’
27th January NCT 127 First Love First Love
Super Junior Star Star
MBN MISS BACK Cast Finale / We Are The One MBN MISS BACK Part.9
(G)I-DLE HWAA (English Version) / HWAA (Chinese Version) HWAA
IU Celebrity Celebrity
Soohyun & Hoon (U-KISS) I Wish I Wish
SPAX (ex-BLANC7) With U (Prod. LAEN) With U
Various Artists Man in a Veil (Full Soundtrack)
Im Siwan (ZE:A) I And You Run On
28th January N.CUS Shining Star Shining Star
Car, the garden Doesn’t matter Absence
HyunA I’m Not Cool I’m Not Cool
Junggigo Gravity Gravity
Kim Kyujong (SS501) Nostalgia Nostalgia
Yuri (Girls’ Generation) Time of the Time A Week Before Farewell
Various Artists Fly Dragon (Full Soundtrack)
PENTAGON Honey Drop Replay (web drama)
Hyojin (ONF) Before Today is Over True Beauty
29th January DALsooobin (Dalshabet Subin) Sign MBN MISS BACK Part.10
Seulgi (Red Velvet) & BewhY Born Confident Born Confident
Jang Heeyoung I’m Here A Week Before Farewell
Yu Jini (CAP-TEEN) Dead Inside Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
Seungkwan (Seventeen) The Reason Lovestruck in the City
Hwasa (MAMAMOO) Play With Life The Sims 4 (game)
30th January Hwang Chi Yeul all of my life (orig. Park Won) [Vol.82] You Hee yul’s Sketchbook : 52th Voice ‘Sketchbook X Hwang chiyeul’
Woo-Hee (Dalshabet) In Place In Place
Jackson Wang (GOT7) Alone Alone
Sunny Hill Break Up with You Every Night Homemade Love Story
Janet Suhh Days to Remember Lovestruck in the City
Kim Iljin Love Always Misses My Heart No Matter What

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