BIG POP GIRLS 2021 - THE FINALE

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I was originally going to write a pun with Taylor's "All Too Well (Taylor's Version) (10 Minute Version) (From The Vault)" by quoting its lyrics, but the reality is that I haven't been here before on this little town street. I'm very aware of what an event BPG is for the forum and while I can't promise to be like its previous hosts, I can promise the same malicious gay [REDACTED] that one expects every year. 2021 was a weird year for music, one that gave rise to three new inductees to the BPG canon and saw the return of two BPGs. To put it lightly, I'm aware the line-up is different, but I feel it represents the year pop music had. There's only been a handful of rates I've hosted where anyone could win, this is one of them.

RULES
  1. Give a score of 1-10 to every song in the list. Decimals (0.25, 0.5, 0.75) are allowed, nothing else. If you send me a ballot with any other decimals than these, I will tell you to round them off yourself.
  2. You are allowed one 0 and one 11 in the entire rate. The 0 should go to your most disliked song, and the 11 to your absolute favourite track. You don’t have to use your 0 or your 11 if you wish to do so.
  3. Commentary is only allowed for your zero and eleven. If you send me commentary for any other songs, trust the duchess, I will not be including it.
  4. Please, for the love of Lorde, send me your ballots using the PM format below. I do not want to see spreadsheets, Google Docs, etc. If I receive one of these, you will be prosecuted.
  5. Don't be a fucking troll.
Let's have a look at the line-up, shall we?

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PLANET HER - DOJA CAT

Our first inductee to the canon is Doja Cat with her third album Planet Her. I'm not going to cosplay as @chartdata but the chokehold she's had on the charts this year is something to behold of. Planet Her is one of the most eclectic albums of the year, worthy of every accolade thus far. But will she make it far in the rate?

1. Woman
2. Naked
3. Payday (feat. Young Thug)
4. Get Into It (Yuh)
5. Need To Know
6. I Don't Do Drugs (feat. Ariana Grande)
7. Love To Dream
8. You Right (feat. The Weeknd)
9. Been Like This
10. Options (feat. JID)
11. Ain't Shit
12. Imagine
13. Alone
14. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)
15. Up And Down
16. Tonight (feat. Eve)
17. Ride
18. Why Why (feat. Gunna)

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EVERMORE - TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor returns with her ninth album, evermore. Despite Taylor owning 2021 with her re-recorded albums, evermore has been slightly forgotten by her in the large scheme of things. Ditching J*ck Ant*n*ff for most of the album's production, opting for Aaron Dessner's talents, evermore pushes Taylor further into the alternative realm. But will she make top five again with one of these songs?

1. willow
2. champagne problems
3. gold rush
4. 'tis the damn season
5. tolerate it
6. no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)
7. happiness
8. dorothea
9. coney island (feat. The National)
10. ivy
11. cowboy like me
12. long story short
13. marjorie
14. closure
15. evermore (feat. Bon Iver)
16. right where you left me
17. it's time to go

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SOUR - OLIVIA RODRIGO

TikTok sensation, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series alumni and scholar of the Swiftie™ University, Miss Olivia Rodrigo came out of nowhere to devour the competition in 2021. Olivia is easily one of the biggest breakthroughs in music, she immediately smashed right out of the gate and never took her foot off the gas pedal. But can the chart domination translate to the rate?

1. brutal
2. traitor
3. drivers license
4. 1 step forward, 3 steps back
5. deja vu
6. good 4 u
7. enough for you
8. happier
9. jealousy, jealousy
10. favorite crime
11. hope ur ok

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HAPPIER THAN EVER - BILLIE EILISH

Billie Eilish returns with her sophomore album - a slightly more muted affair in comparison to when we all fall asleep, where do we go?. Happier Than Ever sees Billie naturally mature in both her lyrics and production. Despite the critical acclaim, Billie faced a generally weird backlash. But will the new hair colour get the girls stanning again?

1. Getting Older
2. I Didn't Change My Number
3. Billie Bossa Nova
4. my future
5. Oxytocin
6. GOLDWING
7. Lost Cause
8. Halley's Comet
9. OverHeated
10. Everybody Dies
11. Your Power
12. NDA
13. Therefore I Am
14. Happier Than Ever
15. Male Fantasy

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IF I CAN'T HAVE LOVE, I WANT POWER - HALSEY

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power sees Halsey course correct her discography towards an edgier, more engaging sound. The album follows Halsey's experiences during her pregnancy perceived through a horror lens in one of this year's most arresting listens. But will the voters connect with the album?

1. The Tradition
2. Bells in Santa Fe
3. Easier than Lying
4. Lilith
5. Girl is a Gun
6. You asked for this
7. Darling
8. 1121
9. honey
10. Whispers
11. I'm not a woman, I'm a god
12. The Lighthouse
13. Ya'aburnee

1. Woman -
2. Naked -
3. Payday (feat. Young Thug) -
4. Get Into It (Yuh) -
5. Need To Know -
6. I Don't Do Drugs (feat. Ariana Grande) -
7. Love To Dream -
8. You Right (feat. The Weeknd) -
9. Been Like This -
10. Options (feat. JID) -
11. Ain't Shit -
12. Imagine -
13. Alone -
14. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) -
15. Up And Down -
16. Tonight (feat. Eve) -
17. Ride -
18. Why Why (feat. Gunna) -

1. willow -
2. champagne problems -
3. gold rush -
4. 'tis the damn season -
5. tolerate it -
6. no body, no crime (feat. HAIM) -
7. happiness -
8. dorothea -
9. coney island (feat. The National) -
10. ivy -
11. cowboy like me -
12. long story short -
13. marjorie -
14. closure -
15. evermore (feat. Bon Iver) -
16. right where you left me -
17. it's time to go -

1. brutal -
2. traitor -
3. drivers license -
4. 1 step forward, 3 steps back -
5. deja vu -
6. good 4 u -
7. enough for you -
8. happier -
9. jealousy, jealousy -
10. favorite crime -
11. hope ur ok -

1. Getting Older -
2. I Didn't Change My Number -
3. Billie Bossa Nova -
4. my future -
5. Oxytocin -
6. GOLDWING -
7. Lost Cause -
8. Halley's Comet -
9. OverHeated -
10. Everybody Dies -
11. Your Power -
12. NDA -
13. Therefore I Am -
14. Happier Than Ever -
15. Male Fantasy -

1. The Tradition -
2. Bells in Santa Fe -
3. Easier than Lying -
4. Lilith -
5. Girl is a Gun -
6. You asked for this -
7. Darling -
8. 1121 -
9. honey -
10. Whispers -
11. I'm not a woman, I'm a god -
12. The Lighthouse -
13. Ya'aburnee -

VOTES DUE
17th of JANUARY


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ELIMINATIONS

#74 - Up And Down
#73 - Why Why (feat. Gunna)
#72 - enough for you
#71 - Imagine
#70 - 1 step forward, 3 steps back
#69 - happier
#68 - Everybody Dies
#67 - Ride
#66 - Alone
#65 - hope ur okay
#64 - Options (feat. JID)
#63 - it's time to go
#62 - dorothea
#61 - traitor
#60 - Tonight (feat. Eve)
#59 - favorite crime
#58 - Halley's Comet
#57 - Darling
#56 - The Lighthouse
#55 - coney island (feat. The National)
#54 - Lost Cause
#53 - Whispers
#52 - The Tradition
#51 - Been Like This
#50 - closure
#49 - long story short
#48 - Lilith
#47 - You Right (feat. The Weeknd)
#46 - Ain't Shit
#45 - Love To Dream
#44 - 1121
#43 - GOLDWING
#42 - OverHeated
#41 - right where you left me
#40 - Getting Older
#39 - Payday (feat. Young Thug)
#38 - Ya'aburnee
#37 - cowboy like me
#36 - Bells in Santa Fe
#35 - Naked
#34 - jealousy, jealousy
#33 - Therefore I Am
#32 - I Don't Do Drugs (feat. Ariana Grande)
#31 - Get Into It (Yuh)
#30 - I Didn't Change My Number
#29 - 'tis the damn season
#28 - evermore (feat. Bon Iver)
#27 - happiness
#26 - Woman
#25 - my future
#24 - Need To Know
#23 - drivers license
#22 - Male Fantasy
#21 - champagne problems
#20 - brutal
#19 - tolerate it
#18 - ivy
#17 - Billie Bossa Nova
#16 - gold rush
#15 - Your Power
#14 - deja vu
#13 - Girl is a Gun
#12 - no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)
#11 - Easier than Lying
#10 - You asked for this
#9 - marjorie
#8 - honey
#7 - NDA
#6 - Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)
#5 - good 4 u
#4 - Oxytocin
#3 - I'm not a woman, I'm a god
#2 - willow
#1 - Happier Than Ever
 
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