Are any ONCEs (TWICE’s fandom) present here? Or are you all busy jamming and streaming the latest release of TWICE? Anyway, we have come to bring exciting news to the fandom, and how the nine-member girl group truly never misses. Last January 20, TWICE dropped a pre-release single and an English track entitled MOONLIGHT SUNRISE. And significantly, TWICE tops charts of Spotify and iTunes worldwide with this release, well, who wrote this MOONLIGHT SUNRISE, then?

Spotify and itunes charts, who wrote moonlight sunrise
Photo Courtesy of Pandora Music via JYPETWICE

TWICE topping charts

Well, no wonder TWICE would go skyrocketing the charts with this release. Even with its teasers, we know it would be a bop. “I guarantee, I gotcha”, and we get it, they knew they’d be getting the charts once again.

  • The following day of its release, it debuted on the U.S. Spotify Top Songs chart at number 39. Instantly, MOONLIGHT SUNRISE became TWICE’s new career-high in the United States. Not just that though, it’s probably the whole world listening to it that it ranked 60 on the Global Top Songs chart.
  • But wait, there’s more! Yesterday, January 22nd, the MOONLIGHT SUNRISE craze topped around 33 regions around the globe in the iTunes Top Songs chart. It debuted at #2 in the U.S. which makes it TWICE’s highest-charting song in the United States at this moment.


With all the charts and popularity, there’s this question that remains: who wrote and who’s behind this crazy, addictive song?

  • MOONLIGHT SUNRISE came from the words, and composition of the hitmaker earattack, 이우현 (Lee Woo Hyeon), alongside Citizen Queen’s Nina Ann Nelson, and Kaedi Dalley. The song was arranged by ear attack and Lee Woo Hyeon, respectively.

  • Furthermore, the song may be the perfect blend of flirtatious and heart-fluttering lyrics matched with the voices of the TWICE members. We seriously can’t get enough of how each of the members’ voices sounds so heavenly in the song. The music video screams the dreamy and dance-pop vibe that would make you want to throw it back to your youth.

The music video

Moreover, let’s talk about the MOONLIGHT SUNRISE first. We’re pretty sure not moved on with the song, the visuals, and the dance — we’re honest. See, take a look at it below.

  • TWICE members’ “I guarantee I gotcha” certainly took every ONCEs off their seats. May it be Momo’s, Sana’s, Jihyo’s, Dahyun’s, or Chaeyoung’s, it’s crazy how each gave a different vibe along those lines. Momo’s low register while singing that line may have got us on a hook!
  • Speaking of, have you seen how Chaeyoung ate that rap part with a low register? Got a craving, baby, can you feed it? And all her tattoos uncovered?! You’ve got to be kidding, we’re on our knees pleading, Son Chaeyoung!
TWICE MOONLIGHT SUNRISE spotify itunes charts, chaeyoung
Screengrab Image Courtesy of JYP Entertainment via YouTube
  • Of course, Mina and Nayeon singing the lines with the Tequila Sunrise had everyone drunk even though we were alcohol-free. The subtle flirting with the analogies *definitely* held ONCEs hostages of their bubbly and endearing song. Also, you may want to check the cute and aesthetic lyric video they posted yesterday on YouTube!
Screengrab Image Courtesy of JYP Entertainment via YouTube

What’s next for the girl group?

Speaking of youth, TWICE gears to release their 12th mini album entitled “Our Youth”. The EP is slated to drop on March 2023.

  • Furthermore, the Japanese members, Mina, Sana, and Momo, popularly known as MiSaMo are rumored to debut as a sub-unit trio. No further details have been set out about this, but we hope it would come out this year!
MiSaMo TWICE, rumored unit
Image Courtesy of TWICE Wiki Fandom
  • TWICE has been actively releasing singles and albums yearly, so if you want to stan them, it’s never too late! The nine-member girl group consists of Im Nayeon, Yoo Jeongyeon, Hirai Momo, Minatozaki Sana, Park Jihyo, Myoui Mina, Kim Dahyun, Son Chaeyoung, and Chou Tzuyu.

Let’s congratulate TWICE for topping the Spotify and iTunes charts! You may also want to listen to their previously released English track titled “The Feels”. Did we answer your question on who wrote MOONLIGHT SUNRISE? Well, the girls stole our hearts before, and now it’s guaranteed that they got us. How’s your streaming of MOONLIGHT SUNRISE going?

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SOURCES: TWICE on Twitter, JYP Entertainment on YouTube, Soompi
Fond of writing poetry and reading. Zeane keeps herself sane through Kpop, and a bit of purchasing the albums too. She enjoys taking photos, most of the time the moon and sunsets. Zeane casually plays CoDM, rhythm games, or just whatever she finds interesting in the application stores, just a piece of gaming info right there.