❃ BoA - The Discography Rate (Part 1) ❃ - Final Stats

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~ Hi K-Popjustice ~

It's time to honour the influential artist professionally known as BoA. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut, the timely opportunity to look over the extensive catalogue of such a legend couldn't be missed.

Born as Kwon Bo-ah, BoA is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She was first discovered when she followed her older brother to an SM Entertainment audition in 1998. After two years of intensive training, she debuted at the age of 13 in Korea with the album ID; Peace B in 2000. In parallel, she joined Avex Trax, allowing her to debut in Japan in 2001, and later becoming the first non-Japanese Asian singer to hit number one on Japanese charts.

Since then, she has released 19 albums in total: 9 in Korean, with the 10th one coming this December, 9 in Japanese, and 1 in English, as well as a few extended plays and countless singles. Recognized as one of the most successful entertainers in Korea, she has also been rewarded with more than 50 awards.

Throughout her sprawling career, BoA has dabbled in a variety of genres. Nevertheless, she has remained distinguishable thanks to her distinctive tone and her often frenetic choreography, commonly giving her the title of Queen of K-pop. Having accomplished so much now at 34, she is highly regarded in the entertainment industry, with generations of people looking up to her.

The first part of this rate will focus on her early years, spanning from her Korean debut in 2000 to the singles used to promote her second Japanese greatest hits Best Of Soul in 2005, totaling up to 120 songs.

But which ones will prevail?


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  1. Please give the 119 songs listed below a score between 0 and 10. ONE song will get your 11. I will also allow scores in simple decimals such as .25, .50, and .75. I understand that the amount of songs might be scary. If it helps, you can start with either the Korean or the Japanese albums, with the Extras if you're feeling feisty, or just go in chronologically order. Make good use of the playlists posted below, and please take your time!​

  2. Commentary is encouraged, but not required! If you're used to writing a lot, please continue! It's my first time hosting a rate, and thus uncharted territory for me. With that being said, I want to make it a fun and welcoming experience for everyone.​

  3. I'm aware that some songs, such as Christmas themed ones, are a constant controversial subject on this pink hole. Maybe some voters will also favour the Japanese discography over its Korean counterpart, or some will even prefer the later parts of the songlist after all. Either way, please refrain from trolling. If I notice an alarming amount of low scores, I will have to question your participation. To be clear, whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer willing to dive into her music, your presence is gladly welcome! Moreover, if you dislike a song this strongly, and got a specific reason, don't hesitate to share it with us... for the kiis!​

  4. Some songs have Korean and Japanese versions. The songlist was put together by mainly picking the versions that were released first, but feel free to score whichever you prefer.

  5. Send me your ballot containing your scores and the accompanying commentary in a PM by​

    23rd January 2021 @ 12:00 AM GMT
 
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* denotes songs with multiple versions or MVs, links included in brackets


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ID; Peace B
2000.08.25


ID; Peace B* (Japanese MV)
Come To Me
체념 (Heart-off)
사라 (SARA)
비밀일기 (I'm sorry)
안돼, 난 안돼 (No Way)
차마 (Every Breath You Take)
Whatever
I'm Your Lady Tonight
어린 연인 (Young Lovers)
이별준비 (Letting You Go)
먼 훗날 우리 (Someday Somewhere)* (Amazing Kiss B-side Version)


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Jumping Into The World
2001.03.06


Don't start now
AGAIN
DESTINY
Love letter
Love hurts
POWER* (Listen To My Heart Version)
Let U go
Dreams come true* (Listen To My Heart Version)


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LISTEN TO MY HEART
2002.03.13


LISTEN TO MY HEART
Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ-
気持ちはつたわる
Share your heart (with me)
Amazing Kiss
happiness
Nobody but you
Nothing's gonna change
the meaning of peace (with Koda Kumi or BoA only version)


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NO.1
2002.04.01


NO.1
My Sweetie
늘.. (Waiting)
Tragic
Shy Love
Day
Dear My Love..
난 (Beat It!)
P.O.L (Power of Love)
My Genie
Pain-Love
Happiness Lies
Realize (stay with me)
Azalea


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VALENTI
2003.01.29


VALENTI
JEWEL SONG
B.I.O
世界の片隅で
奇蹟
WINDING ROAD featuring DABO
Searching for truth
Moon & Sunrise
Discovery
flower
BESIDE YOU -僕を呼ぶ声-
Feel the same


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Atlantis Princess
2003.05.31


Time to Begin
아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess)
나무 (Tree)
Milky Way
천사의 숨결 (Beat Of Angel)
선물 (Gift)
이런 내게 (Where Are You)
단념 (Make A Move)
사랑해요 (So Much In Love)
남겨진 슬픔 (Endless Sorrow)
The Show Must Go On
서울의 빛 (The Lights Of Seoul)


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Love & Honesty
2004.01.15


Rock With You
Shine We Are!
SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
LOVE & HONESTY
Midnight Parade
Be the one
EXPECT
OVER ~across the time~
心の手紙
DOUBLE
Easy To Be Hard
Song With No Name ~名前のない歌~


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My Name
2004.06.11


My Name
Spark
I Got U
My Prayer (기도)
완전한 날개 (One Wings - Embracing Each Other)
두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat)
I Kiss
Don't Give a Damn (상관없어)
그럴 수 있겠지...!? (Maybe... Maybe Not!?)
Etude
인사 (Good-Bye)
Feel Me
바보같죠 (Stay In Love)
We (우리)


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Extras

Marry Christmas
Christmas Time
Feliz Navidad
겨울바람
Next Step
Snow White
My Boy
MONDO GROSSO - Everything Needs Love feat. BoA
Westlife - Flying Without Wings (feat. BoA)
Shoo - Snow in My Mind (feat. BoA, Isak N Jiyeon, M.I.L.K.)
PALMDRIVE - HOLIDAY feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS
Earthsong
Romeo
혹시
BRATZ - Show Me What You Got feat. BoA & Howie D. (Backstreet Boys)
이별풍경 (Always)
세상의 어디에서도 (One Way)
TVXQ - Oh holy night (feat. BoA)
BoA w/z SOUL'd OUT - LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG
m-flo loves BoA - the Love Bug
Lollipop
QUINCY
コノヨノシルシ
TVXQ - Tri-Angle (Extended Ver.) (feat. BoA & The Trax)
メリクリ (Meri Kuri)
MEGA STEP
The Christmas Song


ID; Peace B
Come To Me
체념 (Heart-off)
사라 (SARA)
비밀일기 (I'm sorry)
안돼, 난 안돼 (No Way)
차마 (Every Breath You Take)
Whatever
I'm Your Lady Tonight
어린 연인 (Young Lovers)
이별준비 (Letting You Go)
먼 훗날 우리 (Someday Somewhere)
Don't start now
AGAIN
DESTINY
Love letter
Love hurts
POWER
Let U go
Dreams come true
LISTEN TO MY HEART
Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ-
気持ちはつたわる
Share your heart (with me)
Amazing Kiss
happiness
Nobody but you
Nothing's gonna change
the meaning of peace (with Koda Kumi or BoA only version)
NO.1
My Sweetie
늘.. (Waiting)
Tragic
Shy Love
Day
Dear My Love..
난 (Beat It!)
P.O.L (Power of Love)
My Genie
Pain-Love
Happiness Lies
Realize (stay with me)
Azalea
VALENTI
JEWEL SONG
B.I.O
世界の片隅で
奇蹟
WINDING ROAD featuring DABO
Searching for truth
Moon & Sunrise
Discovery
flower
BESIDE YOU -僕を呼ぶ声-
Feel the same
Time to Begin
아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess)
나무 (Tree)
Milky Way
천사의 숨결 (Beat Of Angel)
선물 (Gift)
이런 내게 (Where Are You)
단념 (Make A Move)
사랑해요 (So Much In Love)
남겨진 슬픔 (Endless Sorrow)
The Show Must Go On
서울의 빛 (The Lights Of Seoul)
Rock With You
Shine We Are!
SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
LOVE & HONESTY
Midnight Parade
Be the one
EXPECT
OVER ~across the time~
心の手紙
DOUBLE
Easy To Be Hard
Song With No Name ~名前のない歌~
My Name
Spark
I Got U
My Prayer (기도)
완전한 날개 (One Wings - Embracing Each Other)
두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat)
I Kiss
Don't Give a Damn (상관없어)
그럴 수 있겠지...!? (Maybe... Maybe Not!?)
Etude
인사 (Good-Bye)
Feel Me
바보같죠 (Stay In Love)
We (우리)
Marry Christmas
Christmas Time
Feliz Navidad
겨울바람
Next Step
Snow White
My Boy
MONDO GROSSO - Everything Needs Love feat. BoA
Westlife - Flying Without Wings (feat. BoA)
Shoo - Snow in My Mind (feat. BoA, Isak N Jiyeon, M.I.L.K.)
PALMDRIVE - HOLIDAY feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS
Earthsong
Romeo
혹시
BRATZ - Show Me What You Got feat. BoA & Howie D. (Backstreet Boys)
이별풍경 (Always)
세상의 어디에서도 (One Way)
TVXQ - Oh holy night (feat. BoA)
BoA w/z SOUL'd OUT - LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG
m-flo loves BoA - the Love Bug
Lollipop
QUINCY
コノヨノシルシ
TVXQ - Tri-Angle (Extended Ver.) (feat. BoA & The Trax)
メリクリ (Meri Kuri)
MEGA STEP
The Christmas Song


PLAYLISTS
(Huge thanks to @RUNAWAY)

YouTube (+ MVs only)

Missing tracks:

MEGA STEP


Spotify

Missing or unavailable tracks:

Marry Christmas
Christmas Time
Feliz Navidad
겨울바람
Snow White
My Boy
MONDO GROSSO - Everything Needs Love feat. BoA
Shoo - Snow in My Mind (feat. BoA, Isak N Jiyeon, M.I.L.K.)
PALMDRIVE - HOLIDAY feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS
Romeo
혹시
BRATZ - Show Me What You Got feat. BoA & Howie D. (Backstreet Boys)
Lollipop
MEGA STEP
 
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#119 - 겨울바람
#118 - Westlife - Flying Without Wings (feat. BoA)
#117 - TVXQ - Oh holy night (feat. BoA)
#116 - Feliz Navidad
#115 - Shoo - Snow in My Mind (feat. BoA, Isak N Jiyeon, M.I.L.K.)
#114 - Christmas Time
#113 - The Christmas Song
#112 - Marry Christmas
#111 - 이별준비 (Letting You Go)
#110 - 비밀일기 (I'm sorry)
#109 - 차마 (Every Breath You Take)
#108 - Love letter
#107 - My Genie
#106 - AGAIN
#105 - Dear My Love..
#103 TIE (A) - 이런 내게 (Where Are You)
#103 TIE (B) TVXQ - Tri-Angle (Extended Ver.) (feat. BoA & The Trax)
#102 - 어린 연인 (Young Lovers)
#101 - Nothing's gonna change
#100 - 남겨진 슬픔 (Endless Sorrow)
#99 - Azalea
#98 - 이별풍경 (Always)
#97 - 바보같죠 (Stay In Love)
#96 - My Boy
#95 - Love hurts
#93 TIE (A) - 안돼, 난 안돼 (No Way)
#93 TIE (B) - DESTINY
#92 - Lollipop
#91 - Let U go
#89 TIE (A) - I'm Your Lady Tonight
#89 TIE (B) - 늘.. (Waiting..)
#88 - 체념 (Heart-off)
#87 - 인사 (Good-Bye)
#86 - My Prayer (기도)
#85 - Romeo
#84 - Song With No Name ~名前のない歌~
#83 - P.O.L (Power of Love)
#82 - Share your heart (with me)
#80 TIE (A) - 먼 훗날 우리 (Someday Somewhere)
#80 TIE (B) - Happiness Lies
#79 - Earthsong
#78 - 사라 (SARA)
#77 - Shy Love
#76 - BRATZ - Show Me What You Got feat. BoA & Howie D.
#73 TIE (A) - Whatever
#73 TIE (B) - Pain-Love
#73 TIE (C) - Snow White
#72 - BoA w/z SOUL'd OUT - LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG
#70 TIE (A) - 나무 (Tree)
#70 TIE (B) - PALMDRIVE - HOLIDAY feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS
#68 TIE (A) - Come To Me
#68 TIE (B) - 완전한 날개 (One Wings - Embracing Each Other)
#67 - I Got U
#64 TIE (A) - Feel the same
#64 TIE (B) - The Show Must Go On
#64 TIE (C) - コノヨノシルシ
#63 - Day
#62 - My Sweetie
#61 - 혹시
#60 - 사랑해요 (So Much In Love)
#59 - MEGA STEP
#57 TIE (A) - 선물 (Gift)
#57 TIE (B) - Easy To Be Hard
#56 - 난 (Beat It!)
#54 TIE (A) - Realize (stay with me)
#54 TIE (B) - Feel Me
#53 - 단념 (Make A Move)
#52 - Etude
#51 - happiness
#50 - LOVE & HONESTY
#49 - WINDING ROAD feat. DABO
#48 - 心の手紙
#47 - 천사의 숨결 (Beat Of Angel)
#46 - POWER
#45 - Next Step
#44 - JEWEL SONG
#43 - 世界の片隅で
#42 - flower
#41 - Moon & Sunrise
#40 - 서울의 빛 (The Lights Of Seoul)
#39 - Don't start now
#38 - Tragic
#36 TIE (A) - OVER ~across the time~
#36 TIE (B) - 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat)
#34 TIE (A) - BESIDE YOU -僕を呼ぶ声-
#34 TIE (B) - I Kiss
#33 - We (우리)
#32 - Searching for truth
#31 - SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
#29 TIE (A) - Don't Give a Damn (상관없어)
#29 TIE (B) - メリクリ (Meri Kuri)
#28 - Nobody but you
#27 - Dreams come true
#26 - Discovery
#25 - the meaning of peace (with Koda Kumi or BoA only version)
#24 - ID; Peace B
#23 - EXPECT
#22 - Time to Begin
#21 - Everything Needs Love
#20 - B.I.O
#19 - Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ-
#18 - m-flo loves BoA - the Love Bug
#17 - 奇蹟
#16 - 그럴 수 있겠지...!? (Maybe... Maybe Not!?)
#15 - 気持ちはつたわる
#14 - Spark
#13 - Rock With You
#12 - Midnight Parade
#11 - DOUBLE
#10 - Amazing Kiss
#9 - Be the one
#8 - Shine We Are!
#7 - NO.1
#6 - Milky Way
#5 - 아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess)
#4 - QUINCY
#3 - My Name
#2 - LISTEN TO MY HEART
#1 - VALENTI
 
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@Slice of Life you BETTA stan! The good sis miss Crispy has worked SO HARD on this rate, so hopefully we'll get a good turnout. Also if anyone wants to come for the Christmas songs, you can blame me as I fought for their inclusion. Unfortunately, she just has some....sort of terrible Christmas songs on the (super fucking old) SMTown albums. Also, don't write off some of the collabs y'all haters. HOLIDAY and the Bratz song are fucking BOPPPPPPS!
 
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My apologies, I was meant to post this last night after work, but I quickly passed out dd.

Just to give a small update:
  • Links to Earthsong and the Japanese version of Next Step, both graciously given by @RUNAWAY, have been added under the YouTube playlist.

  • I'm also going to link to the music video for songs that had one. If some of you are interested, I can make a YouTube playlist in chronological order specifically for them as well!

  • Later this week, I'm going to look a bit deeper over the beginning of her career, which I briefly mentioned in the introduction. In parallel, I'll look back on the state of Kpop when she first emerged.

  • I didn't mention it, but I'm aware that the deadline falls right in the middle of holidays. When we get closer to it, if some of you need more time to finish your ballots, I can certainly give an extension. But, let's get those scores started first unnies!

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YATHHHHHHHHH IM SO EXCITED! This is my first time to listen to these albums so I'm hoping to discover a lot of great music.
I was hoping this rate would potentially entice people to explore her music more thoroughly, which means I'm so happy to read this! Without spoiling too much, but after seeing you praise Stacie Orrico on another thread, lemme just say that there's a good amount of early 00's R&B / pop-leaning songs.

You're in for a ride!

@Slice of Life you BETTA stan! The good sis miss Crispy has worked SO HARD on this rate, so hopefully we'll get a good turnout. Also if anyone wants to come for the Christmas songs, you can blame me as I fought for their inclusion. Unfortunately, she just has some....sort of terrible Christmas songs on the (super fucking old) SMTown albums. Also, don't write off some of the collabs y'all haters. HOLIDAY and the Bratz song are fucking BOPPPPPPS!
Yep yep, and let's not forget the ultimate collab bop the Love Bug! As for the turnout, expect some aggressive tagging #soon.


Thank you so much everyone for showing interest in this rate! Hosting it is going to be a learning curve, and your posts already encourage me to keep thinking of ways to improve on it!
 
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I can't promise voting yet since I'm unfamiliar with pretty much everything but I've been obsessed with late 90s / early 00s R&B this year and the songs I started with are all great.


Also wait at the good sis Kenzie killing it since day 1. Time to Begin, Milky Way and My Name are all bops.
 
doushite deaeta no doushite watashi nano
Boy, I fall in love with you
kono shunkan mo

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You’re still my No.1
nal chatji marajweo naye seulpeum garyeojweo
jeo gureum dwie neoreul sumgyeo bicheul dadajweo
geureul aneun i giri nae nunmul moreuge

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Listen to my heart Looking for your dream
Tomanai kaze no naka tadoritsuku kagayaki wo
Shinjiteru

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jigeum nae moseubeun danji
eoje gateun moseupdaero chungbunhanji
naega anin dareun eolgul

gachin georamyeon bulleo jullae MY NAME

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QUEEN OF K-POP
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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The music videos have been hyperlinked in the songlist and here's their YouTube playlist.

I know that @RUNAWAY wanted to help out with the rate, but if you find yourself needing more help in the long run, I'm willing to suffer, dddd.
Hmm I do already have an idea...
I can't promise voting yet since I'm unfamiliar with pretty much everything but I've been obsessed with late 90s / early 00s R&B this year and the songs I started with are all great.


Also wait at the good sis Kenzie killing it since day 1. Time to Begin, Milky Way and My Name are all bops.
You're speaking the truth, and hopefully you'll be able to vote! Otherwise, I'd love to still hear your feedback afterwards.
 

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