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2KPJ18: The Year-End Review/Musings Thread

Discussion in 'K-pop' started by Squashua, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. I just realized I forgot WJSN singles that are both firmly in my top 20 (10 in Save Me Save You case).


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  2. The title of the thread has now been changed so feel free to post your lists, etc. xoxo
     
  3. Here's mine:

    5: BESTie - Hot Baby
    4: BESTie - Hot Baby
    3: BESTie - Hot Baby
    2: BESTie - Hot Baby
    1: BESTie - Hot Baby
     
  4. Not because they're particularly good or are, and not because I like them or not... but these are songs from 2018 that play in my head, for one reason or another, all the fucking time. My head is like a jukebox and sometimes someone else is dropping the coins.* I don't know who it is. I'm sure I'm not the only one. But anyway:

    My 2018 Stuck In My Head List:
    (could also be my "Songs I Annoy People At Work With By Singing Badly and Sloppily List")

    Pristin V: "Spotlight" (alternates with "Twilight" by OMG)
    DEAN: "instagram" (so much)
    Red Velvet: "Look" (jiggum jiggum jiggum beno issen gonny dah yogi gogi jogi mmmumblemumble...)*
    SNSD Oh!GG: "Little Touch"
    SHINee: "De Re Ro Gah" (SHINee in my head a lot, actually. I don't know why.)
    LOONA: "Hi High" (hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi mumblemumblemumblemumbum hi hi hi hi....)
    Blackpink: "Really" (malhae joe....)
    CLC: "Black Dress"
    "Eekalips" (of course)*
    Jimin Park: "April Fools (0401)" (one of the many oh ay oh ay oh songs)
    Red Velvet: "Red Flavor" (usually completely out of nowhere it just hits and sticks. gumgumee hahnay...)*

    Not necessarily my top ten favorites (though I do like them all), just the ones that get stuck the most....

    *I know its from 2017 leave me alone forum correcter person.

    EDIT: I forgot about #Cookie Jar. See below.
     
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  5. I posted a similar list in the main charts sub-forum already but here's one without boring Western pop and more Loona to make myself feel like I actually have good taste in music.

    Fave songs:
    1. LOOΠΔ — favOriTe
    2. (G)I-DLE — LATATA
    3. Jonghyun — 빛이 나 Shinin'
    4. fromis_9 — LOVE BOMB
    5. LOOΠΔ — Hi High
    6. SHINee — Countless
    7. TAEMIN — ECLIPSE
    8. SHINee — 데리러 가 Good Evening
    9. (G)I-DLE — HANN (Alone)
    10. LOOΠΔ — 열기
    11. LOOΠΔ — Perfect Love
    12. LOOΠΔ — Stylish
    13. DIA — Pick Up The Phone
    14. fromis_9 — Pitapat (Dkdk)
    15. Weki Meki — Crush
    16. SF9 — Now or Never
    17. April — Oh! My Mistake
    18. TWICE — YES or YES
    19. Dreamcatcher — What
    20. WJSN — SAVE ME, SAVE YOU

    Fave albums:
    1. LOOΠΔ — [+ +]
    2. SHINee - The Story Of Light
    3. (G)I-DLE — I Am
    4. Jonghyun — Poet | Artist
    5. WJSN — WJ PLEASE?
    6. DIA — Summer Ade
    7. Boa — WOMAN
    8. Dreamcatcher — Alone in the City
    9. TWICE — YES or YES
    10. GFRIEND - Sunny Summer
     
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  6. Ok my Spotify Wrapped has been reminding me of a LOT of absolute faves that I somehow forgot. Some of them that I think would go otherwise unmentioned:

    Kassy "I Want Love"
    N.Flying "Hot Potato"
    Seventeen "Call Call Call"
    GFriend "Flower Garden"
    AOA "Ladi Dadi"
    Laboum "Hwi Hwi" because it was the best song of 2018 and it is ALSO still the best song of 2018.

    Just a few faves that might not end up on a ballot for a SOTY rate, but were good to me this year. I haven't even started compiling a list for a rate yet. God bless my mental health when i do. Hide the scissors because the stress might make me cut myself some bangs.
     
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  7. "#CookieJar" - not mentioned in my list above but should have been - is my "Sleep In The Car."

    I can't stop it sometimes. And it's not like I have a cookie jar somewhere to trigger it. I don't eat cookies. Like, at all. It plays in my head so often, I'm almost starting to like it. I wish it was "Aitai Tai" because that's a fucking masterpiece.
     
  8. Underrated bop of the year:

     
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  9. Get your hand in the cookie jar darling.

    I love that song a lot as much as how controversial it is. And girls were serving lqqks in the music video too.
     
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  10. All joking aside, I genuinely love this song and would love too see it in some lists:
     
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  11. Because I'm at work with nothing to do:

    Who has been your favourite artist / group this year so far?
    SHINee. Always.

    Best comeback?
    SHINee and all of Twice's "comebacks". Oh and BoA. And WJSN.

    Most surprising turnaround?
    Probably me suddenly deciding that Gfriend are the best thing since sliced bread.

    Biggest disappointment?
    IZONE/Product 48.

    What songs did you love in January but now are a bit meh towards (or vice-versa)?
    Can't think of any recent examples, but OMG's "Remember Me" is a song that I used to play on repeat that I don't really like anymore.

    Has this year lived up to 2017 / 2016 / whichever "golden age" you felt K-Pop peaked at?
    I've stopped comparing recent k-pop to the "golden age" because I feel like k-pop is so much better now. Albums are actually good now!

    Live performances you have been enjoying?
    n/a

    Indie or alt finds you feel like everyone missed?
    Does Fromm count?
     
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  12. BEST FICTION'S MOST PLAYED K-POP TOP 15
    Number in brackets is placement on Overall Chart
    TOP SONGS
    1. Siren - Sunmi (#1)

    2. Heroine - Sunmi (#3)
    3. Roller Coaster - Chungha (#9)
    4. Hi High - LOONA (#10)
    5. Shine - Pentagon (#15)
    6. Gashina - Sunmi (#16)
    7. DDU-DU DDU-DU - BLACKPINK (#17)
    8. I'm So Sick - A Pink (#18)
    9. Time for the Moon Night - GFRIEND (#19)
    10. YES or YES - Twice (#20)
    11. BLACK DRESS - CLC (#21)
    12. What is Love? - Twice (#26)
    13. I LOVE YOU - EXID (#27)
    14. love4eva - LOONA yyxy (#28)
    15. Lady - EXID (#29)

    TOP ALBUMS
    1. Warning - Sunmi (#2)

    2. Heroine (Digital Single) - Sunmi (#3)
    3. SQUARE UP - BLACKPINK (#5)
    4. Full Moon - Sunmi (#9)
    5. OFFSET - Chungha (#10)
    6. Time of the Moon Night - GFRIEND (#11)
    7. [+ +] - LOONA (#13)
    8. REBOOT - Wonder Girls (#15)
    9. BLACK DRESS - CLC (#16)
    10. YES or YES - Twice (#21)
    11. Positive - Pentagon (#23)
    12. ONE & SIX - A Pink (#24)
    13. What is Love? - Twice (#27)
    14. Twicetagram - Twice (#30)

    15. beauty&thebeat - LOONA yyxy (#35)

    TOP ARTISTS
    1. Sunmi (#3)

    2. Twice (#5)
    3. LOONA (#6)
    4. GFRIEND (#7)
    5. Wonder Girls (#8)
    6. EXID (#9)
    7. BLACKPINK (#10)
    8. Chungha (#12)
    9. CLC (#13)
    10. A Pink (#22)
    11. Pentagon (#23)
    12. Red Velvet (#27)
    13. LOONA ODD EYE CIRCLE (#30)
    14. LOONA yyxy (#37)
    15. EXO (#40)
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
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  13. I made..... A lot of lists nñn

    For girl groups, the more rookie ones really brought it this year.
    TITLES:
    1. Dreamcatcher - What
    2. LOONA - Hi High
    3. EXID - I Love You
    4. APRIL - Oh! my mistake
    5. Gugudan - The Boots
    6. Momoland - Bboom Bboom
    7. Red Velvet - RBB
    8. APINK - I'm so sick
    9. TWICE - Yes or Yes
    10. (G)i-dle - HANN

    ALBUM TRACKS:
    1. OH MY GIRL - Twilight
    2. Dreamcatcher - Wonderland
    3. Red Velvet - Butterflies
    4. LOONA - Yeolgi
    5. TWICE - Sweet Talker
    6. WJSN - I-Yah
    7. AOA - Ladi Dadi
    8. APRIL - Love Clock
    9. Gfriend - Sweety
    10. Gugudan - Dear

    For boygroups it was really a struggle to make these lists without using the same five groups which is why one of them only has five songs nñn

    TITLES:
    1. SHINee - Good Evening
    2. NCT U - Baby Don't Stop
    3. EXO-CBX - Blooming Day
    4. Pentagon - Shine
    5. NCT 127 - Touch
    6. EXO - Tempo
    7. Leslie Grace feat Super Junior - Lo Siento
    8. iKon - Love Scenario
    9. Seventeen - Oh My!
    10. ACE - Take Me Higher

    ALBUM TRACKS:
    1. EXO - Gravity
    2. SHINee - Undercover
    3. BTS - Paradise
    4. EXO-CBX - Vroom Vroom
    5. NCT 127 - Replay

    Soloists I put them together only because I didn't want to make this post even longer. I also included solo tracks by group members.

    TITLES:
    1. Yubin - Thank U Sooo Much
    2. Ha:tfelt - Pluhmm
    3. Taeyeon - Something New
    4. Hyolyn - See Sea
    5. SUNMI - Siren
    6. J-Hope - Daydream
    7. RM - mono
    8. Junhyung feat 10cm - Sudden Shower
    9. Key feat Crush - One of Those Nights
    10. Kim Donghan - Sunset
    ALBUM TRACKS:
    1. Yubin - Game Over
    2. Hwasa - Be Calm
    3. J-Hope - P.O.P.
    4. Ha:tfelt - Cigar
    5. RM - moonchild
    6. SUNMI - Black Pearl
    7. Taeyeon - Baram x3
    8. Jungkook - Euphoria
    9. Junhyung feat Baek A Yeon - Collection
    10. KEY - Chemicals


    I made one for Japanese releases overall, both new releases and Japanese version of Korean songs.

    1. Momoland - Baam
    2. OH MY GIRL BAHNANA - Banana Allergy Monkey
    3. Red Velvet - Aitai Tai
    4. Taemin - Eclipse
    5. EXO - Electric Kiss
    6. EXO-CBX - Watch Out
    7. NCT 127 - Chain
    8. SHINee - From Now On
    9. BTS - Airplane Pt 2
    10. TWICE - Brand New Girl

    Last, but not least, albums. Didn't split this one, it's also the longest list just because why not?

    1. SHINee - The Story of Light
    2. Dreamcatcher - Escape the Era
    3. LOONA - ++
    4. EXO-CBX - Blooming Days
    5. Yubin - TUSM
    6. J-Hope - Hope World
    7. Red Velvet - RBB
    8. OH MY GIRL - Remember Me
    9. BTS - Love Yourself: Tear
    10. EXO - Don't Mess Up My Tempo
    11. SUNMI - Warning
    12. NCT 127 - Regular Irregular
    13. RM - mono
    14. Taeyeon - Something New
    15. KEY - FACE
     
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  14. TALENT.
     
  15. SAV’S TOP 20 TITLE TRACKS 2018
    1. LOVE BOMB - fromis_9
    2. What is Love? - TWICE
    3. Save Me, Save You - WJSN
    4. Hi High - LOONA
    5. Sorry - The Rose
    6. My Pace - Stray Kids
    7. Bbibbi - IU
    8. love4eva - LOONA yyxy
    9. Power Up - Red Velvet
    10. You and I - DREAMCATCHER
    11. Awkward Silence - Stray Kids
    12. Sunny Summer - GFriend
    13. Bboom Bboom - MOMOLAND
    14. Love Scenario - iKon
    15. Crush - Weki Meki
    16. Get It - Pristin V
    17. Remember Me - Oh My Girl
    18. I’m So Sick - Apink
    19. What - DREAMCATCHER
    20. Bingle Bangle - AOA
    Honourable Mentions to Puzzle Moon (GWSN), Yes or Yes (TWICE), favORite (LOONA), DKDK (fromis_9), Secret Garden (Oh My Girl), honestly I wish this list was so much longer.

    SOME NOTEWORTHY ALBUM TRACKS
    • Love o’clock - WJSN
    • Heat - LOONA
    • Perfect Love - LOONA
    • Euphoria - BTS
    • BEAUTIFUL - iKON
    • Blue Lemonade - Red Velvet
    • Sweet Talker - TWICE
    • HO! - TWICE
    • one way - LOONA yyxy
    • rendevous 18.6y - LOONA yyxy
    • Candy (so good) - The Rose
    NOTE: Sometimes I’m terrible at listening to albums so there will be plenty of gems I’ve missed here.

    Who has been your favourite artist / group this year so far?
    LOONA. They have definitely taken over TWICE as my ult group.

    Most surprising turnaround?

    Maybe Weki Meki finally having a song that I absolutely loved.

    Biggest disappointment?

    Blackpink. We waited so long for a comeback and I didn’t love any of the small handful of songs. Everything felt so average and below my expectations. Though the title track has definitely grown on me, it’s still far from the best they can do.

    What songs did you love in January but now are a bit meh towards (or vice-versa)?

    Initially I didn’t get the hype for Bboom Bboom but goddamn do I now get the hype for Bboom Bboom.

    Has this year lived up to 2017 / 2016 / whichever "golden age" you felt K-Pop peaked at?

    As a girl group stan, this year was incredible. Girls really did run the world. Female rookies definitely came to slay. I actually think this was a very strong year for Kpop.

    Indie or alt finds you feel like everyone missed?

    Does The Rose count. If you haven’t listened to them yet, you absolutely need to!
     
  16. They're incredible. Every track is a gem.

    Then again, I like a lot of stuff that most people don't. I love "Euphoria" and especially "I34430." Have I mentioned that I love "instagram?"
     
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  17. @junglefish

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  18. Minstrelmoo. #Cookie Jar... There are worst things to worry about on this list. Poor it. Thoughts and prayers.
     
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  19. thank you, I suppose.
     
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