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Underrated Queens of K-Pop: The Rate [The FLOPNALE - Winner Revealed]

Discussion in 'K-pop' started by Squashua, Aug 24, 2016.


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    In the wilderness of K-Pop, the harsh realities of Idol-dom floppage are only escaped by a rare few. These few are largely made up of members of Girls' Generation and HyunA cranking out solos for the top dog companies & maintaining their positions as national treasures - look how they mock the endless batch of embarrassments newcomers:

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    For the brave girls ladies of South Korean music joining together into an all lip-syncing, hair-flicking (probably cutesy these days) band is the only way to try and snatch some fan chants at M! Countdown before the next 15-strong teen heart-throb boyband comes on stage and you're forgotten.


    Well maknaes & visuals of PJ, NOT ANYMORE.


    We're about to give the under-appreciated girl groups of K-Pop their time in the spotlight via a two-stage singles deathmatch...

    What do you think about that L.A. top-tiers?

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    WHO'S ENTERING THE ARENA?


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    Geez and is it any wonder with some of these community college logo designs conjured up by their company's toiler cleaner?

    These 20 23 bands represent those groups that only match their level of perseverance with their ability to flop. Hard. For years and years... They are:

    April // BESTie

    Brave Girls // ChoColat

    CLC // Dal*Shabet

    Fiestar // Hello Venus

    Laboum // Melody Day

    Nine Muses // Oh! My Girl

    Rainbow // RaNia

    Spica // Stellar

    Tahiti // WANNA.B

    Wa$$up
    // 4TEN

    [25/08] EDIT: We have 3 new competitors into the ring!

    Ladies Code // Purfles // SONAMOO

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    So how does this giant cat-fight of Korean proportions begin? How does one reach the lofty heights of a Top 10 placing in a chart for the very first time?

    Here's how it all works:

    $ There will be 6 heats to decide which 54 songs make the final rate-off.
    $$ Math geeks - that means 9 songs per heat go through.
    $$$ Each heat features a collection of songs by (loosely) grouped bands (2-5 per Heat).


    Your job for these heats, giver of attention & breaker of dreams, is to

    RANK the songs in each heat from best to worst


    (1st being best, then 2nd, 3rd e.t.c) via direct message to yours truly.


    Meaning there are no scores or commentary revealed yet until the Final. This will give everyone extra listens & more time to sharpen those knives for scoring the songs that robbed your faves, plus bump up the tension as to who is in the lead/flailing desperately along.

    Details of the Heats, with all the song links, and the deadline for the rankings can be found below. If anything seems confusing/incorrect, just holler & i'll clear it up.


    행운을 빕니다 플롭 별
    haeng-un-eul bibnida peullob byeol!

     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016



  2. HEAT ONE*


    THE FRESH-BLOODS

    April x CLC x Oh! My Girl x SONAMOO x Wanna.B


    APRIL
    Dream Candy
    Muah!
    Snowman
    Tinker Bell (& the Sawori Edition)

    CLC
    Pepe
    Like
    High Heels
    No Oh No


    OH! MY GIRL
    Cupid
    Closer
    Liar Liar
    Windy Day
    Listen to My Word (A-ing)

    SONAMOO
    Déjà vu
    Cushion
    I Like U Too Much

    WANNA.B
    My Type
    Attention
    Hands Up
    Why?



    HEAT TWO**

    THE SASS SELLS (infrequently) SQUAD

    Chocolat x Purfles x Stellar x Spica


    CHOCOLAT
    Syndrome
    I Like It
    One More Day

    Black Tinkerbell

    PURFLES
    1 2 3
    A Bad Thing
    Bad Girl


    STELLAR
    Study
    Marionette
    Mask
    Fool
    Vibrato
    Sting
    Crying

    SPICA
    Doggedly
    Russian Roulette
    Pain Killer
    I’ll Be There
    Lonely
    You Don’t Love Me
    Ghost

    Secret Time


    HEAT THREE***

    THE MEMBER CONVEYOR BELTS

    Dal*Shabet x Nine Muses



    DAL*SHABET
    Supa Dupa Diva
    Pink Rocket
    Hit U
    Mr BangBang
    Have, Don’t Have
    Be Ambitious

    B.B.B (Big Baby Baby)
    Joker
    Someone Like U


    NINE MUSES
    No Playboy
    Figaro
    News
    Ticket
    Dolls
    Wild
    Gun
    Glue
    Drama
    Hurt Locker
    Sleepless Night
    Lip 2 Lip



    HEAT FOUR****

    THE PLUCKY VETERANS

    Brave Girls x Ladies Code x Rainbow x RaNia



    BRAVE GIRLS
    Do You Know
    Easily
    Nowadays You

    Deepened
    High Heels
    Yoo Hoo

    LADIES CODE
    Bad Girl
    Hate You
    Pretty Pretty
    So Wonderful
    Kiss Kiss
    Galaxy

    RAINBOW
    Mach
    Tell Me Tell Me
    Sunshine
    Cha Cha

    Black Swan
    Whoo

    RANIA
    DR Feel Good
    Masquerade
    Pop Pop Pop

    Style
    Just Go
    Demonstrate



    HEAT FIVE*****

    The P.M.As (Positively Masochistic Attitudes)

    Fiestar x Tahiti x Wa$$up x 4TEN


    FIESTAR
    Vista
    We Don’t Stop
    I Don’t Know
    One More
    You’re Pitiful
    Mirror
    Apple Pie

    TAHITI
    Tonight
    Hasta Luego

    Love Sick
    Oppa, You’re Mine
    Phone Number
    Skip
    The Secret


    WASSUP
    Wassup
    Hotter Than A Summer
    Nom Nom Nom
    La Pam Pam Pa
    Shut Up U
    Stupid Liar


    4TEN
    Tornado
    Why
    Go Easy

    Severely


    HEAT SIX******

    B.B.B (Bright, Boppy, Breakthrough-less)

    BESTie x Hello Venus x Laboum x Melody Day


    BESTIE
    Pitapat
    Love Options
    Thank U Very Much
    Hot Baby
    I Need You

    Excuse Me

    HELLO VENUS
    Venus
    What Are You Doing Today?
    Would You Stay For Tea?

    Sticky Sticky
    Wiggle Wiggle
    I’m Ill

    LABOUM
    Pit-a-Pat
    What About You
    Sugar Sugar

    Aalow Aalow
    Journey to Atlantis
    Shooting Love

    MELODY DAY
    Another Parting
    Anxious
    #LoveMe

    Speed Up
    When It Rains
    Color



     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
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  3. THE FINAL - RESULTS

    FULL LIST YOUTUBE PLAYLIST


    1st

    Closer

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    2nd
    Someone Like U


    3rd

    B.B.B (Big Baby Baby)



    4th

    Vibrato

    5th
    Mach

    6th ~ Wild

    7th ~ I'm Ill
    8th ~ Sting
    9th ~ Figaro
    10th ~ Glue


    11th ~ One More
    12th ~ Windy Day
    13th ~ Ticket
    14th ~ Hurt Locker
    15th ~ Pretty Pretty
    16th ~ Deepened
    17th ~ High Heels
    18th ~ Wiggle Wiggle
    19th ~ News
    20th ~ You're Pitiful

    21st ~ Hate You
    22nd ~ Marionette
    23rd ~ Galaxy
    24th ~ Style
    25th ~ Bad Girl [Wildcard]

    26th ~ Liar Liar
    27th ~ Crying
    28th ~ Black Swan
    29th ~ Gun
    30th ~ Black Tinkerbell

    31st ~ Love Options
    32nd ~ Mirror
    33rd ~ Aalow Aalow
    34th ~ Cupid
    35th ~ Mask
    36th ~ Kiss Kiss
    37th ~ 1 2 3
    38th ~ Russian Roulette
    39th ~ Apple Pie
    40th ~ Vista

    41st ~ Sticky Sticky
    42nd ~ Secret Time
    43rd ~ Excuse Me
    44th - Shooting Love
    45th ~ Tornado
    46th ~ Severely
    47th ~ Venus
    48th ~ I Don't Know
    49th ~ Cushion

    50th ~ Muah!

    51st ~ Attention
    52nd ~ Listen to My Word (A-ing)
    53rd ~ Tinker Bell
    54th ~ Love Sick
    55th ~ Thank U Very Much




    Songs Left per Heat:
    HEAT 1 - 1
    HEAT 2 - 0
    HEAT 3 - 0
    HEAT 4 - 0
    HEAT 5 - 0
    HEAT 6 - 0


     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
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  4. Sawori is waiting for you all to vote for APRIL:

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  5. and hacking @Squashua's account to rig the results just in case

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  6. Where are the Pocket Girls though.
    I'm so excited for this. I love flops. (poor Oh My Girl.)
     
  7. Although Bbang Bbang is a tune I believe it's their only single release? All the groups in this thus far have at least 4 flop singles to their unrecognised names so that's the bar to reach alas.

    And I know it's just a matter of time but for now Oh My Girl are flop titans til proven Gfriend.
     
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  8. Screaming.
     
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  9. Perched! I just want to know what was the criteria in choosing our (un)lucky 20 flop girl groups. Not that I'm complaining though, but isn't it a little early to label Oh My Girl and April flops since they only debuted last year?

    Other than that, I am so ready to fight for my flop faves. Bring it on!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  10. LADIES' CODE technically could be added since they have never really done well yet they manage to put out some of the best K-Pop there is. They are definitely one of the most underrated groups of K-Pop in my opinion. SONAMOO is another suggestion but then again, they debuted not too long ago in December 2014.
     
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  11. @ryan_riot92 LADIES CODE I did consider including but I gave them the benefit of the doubt considering the horribleness they had to go through with the car crash was naturally going to scupper any momentum they had.
    SONAMOO were only discounted for having three comebacks compared to everyone else's 4+ but I could add both groups if people don't mind rating more songs?

    @Slice of Life, criteria ended up being the main girl groups I could think of that were
    a) popular in the forum but not top-tier a la Sistar, GG, Twice, GFriend, Wonder Girls e.t.c
    b) have had 4+ comebacks
    c) which have never resulted in a top 10 single.

    OMG & April are really just waiting for their breakthroughs but it's undeniable that they keep churning out songs that haven't quite connected with Korean yet (plus I wanna add Closer, Windy Day and Empress Sawori into the mix to make it even more difficult for y'all)
     
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  12. I was thinking this, if only to give Pretty Pretty the highest score possible.
     
  13. I see you! Anyone who would dare to wrong any of the OMG singles will be on my kill list. Also, I was gonna ask to include Lovelyz but then I Googled and found out that Destiny charted at #7. Look, I'm happy that they're on their way out of nugudom but also kinda sad that they we can't rate their, in my opinion, fairly amazing singles.

    When's this gonna start? I hope not too soon because I haven't finished my 2NE1 Rate scores I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_.
     
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  14. Here it is y'all - find all the video links in the second & third posts & get ready to start making Sophie's Choice decisions over which 9 from each are going to sneak their way through.
     

  15. You're such a...


    ...and I live.
     
  16. Some groups have songs missing. You can't have Rainbow compete without including A or Mach!!
     
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  17. I would honestly switch around 4Ten and Sonamoo's heat placings. 4Ten are 2014 nugus and Sonamoo basically debuted in 2015, and with the age range of the members it seems unfair to lump the latter with older groups.
     
  18. If Closer doesn't win this then there's a problem.
     
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  19. Alas as A is a top ten hit (along with To Me & Sweet Dream) it's done far too well to be included. Mach's Japanese release seemed the predominant one & hit top 10 there so it was a bit of a shady difficult cut on that front. Black Swan alone gives them more than a fighting chance.

    This is a fair point, I wasn't really sure where to put Sonamoo after deciding to include them (to make even-ish song numbered heats) but you're right that they're newer. I'll swizzle that around thanks!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
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  20. Other than "Snowman", I actually like all of the APRIL songs......
     
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