'Cause You're My FavOriTe: PJ00s 16 - The Stan LOONA Edition: We Have A Winner! | The Popjustice Forum

'Cause You're My FavOriTe: PJ00s 16 - The Stan LOONA Edition: We Have A Winner!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Oleander, May 25, 2019.

  1. [​IMG]


    Hello everyone.

    And welcome to the LOONAVERSE.

    [​IMG]
    The time has come for PJ00s 16, the contest where we make our fave flops from the 00's fight to the death to find out which is the superior underrated track.

    However, this installment is going to be a bit different. @soratami and I have decided to embrace our mutual admiration for the talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique group known as LOOΠΔ, but before we explain to you who they are, let's take care of the formal stuff.


    Here are the rules for your PJ00s 16 entries:

    • must have been first released between 01.01.2000-12.31.2009
    • no UK top 20 hits
    • no US top 20 hits
    • no tracks from a US or UK top 10 album
    • no covers or prominent samples of famous songs
    • no relatively famous/chart-successful cover versions of your desired entry (if it's the original version) recorded by a different act
    • no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest (semi-finals or finals)
    • relatively unknown/underrated on Popjustice - so as a general benchmark, nothing from an artist with more than 10 pages of discussion on PJ (across all their artist threads) - yep, this rule is back this round.
    • no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJ00s (list of past entries here), PJSC (see the wiki), or PJOPS (list of entries here; the '00s crossover round list can be found here). Additionally, no entry that has been previously vetoed in PJ00s (in general, these acts will most likely be vetoed again, unless the reason for the veto was that the song was previously entered in a different song contest).
    • Songs that fail these objective criteria will vetoed by the round hosts. Songs that pass these criteria should be PMed to our esteemed veto panel (which this round, will consist of @berserkboi, @Empty Shoebox, and @Robsolete) for their decisions, with at least a 2/3 majority vote required for a song to be be included in the contest. The hosts will PM you to let you know if your song has passed or failed veto once the panel renders a verdict.
    Repeat artists guideline:
    • the same act (in any form - solo, group, featured, etc.) cannot be entered for FIVE rounds since their last appearance (i.e., a non-winning round 8 act can be reentered no sooner than round 13, and in round 9, non-winning acts from rounds 1-4 are generally eligible again)
    • for the winner of each round, that artist cannot be entered again (in any form - solo, group, featured) for the subsequent TEN rounds
    • if the same artist wins TWO rounds of PJ00s in any form (solo artist, group, feature, etc.), that artist is no longer eligible for future PJ00s rounds

    Please submit your entries in a single PM that includes both hosts, @Oleander and @soratami.

    The deadline to submit entries is:

    June 4th at 11:59PM PST
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
  2. For this edition of the contest, we have decided to teleport you to LOOΠΔ's homeground...

    THE LOONAVERSE

    But before we get any further, allow me to answer the big question that is on your minds.


    Who is LOOΠΔ?

    [​IMG]


    LOOΠΔ is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry Creative. Its twelve members were revealed in a periodic fashion, corresponding to their Korean name Idarui Sonyeo (이달의 소녀), which translates to "Girl of the Month". LOOΠΔ commenced their pre-debut project in August 2016, with each member releasing a promotional single over the next eighteen months, as well as forming three sub-units which also had their own releases: LOOΠΔ 1/3, LOOΠΔ Odd Eye Circle and LOOΠΔ yyxy. Their debut EP as a full ensemble, [+ +] was released on August 20, 2018, and was supported by the lead single FavOriTe and their official debut single Hi High. The group is famous for its extensive, lore-driven backstory which revolves around the girls from each sub-unit being awakened and finding each other within their own worlds. Despite each sub-unit inhabiting its own world, they all exist within the same universe, the LOONAVERSE. The subunits eventually unite and form LOOΠΔ.

    And now for the other big question that you are all dying to know the answer to.


    What is The LOONAVERSE?

    [​IMG]

    The LOONAVERSE is a universe that exists on a möbius strip. The members of LOONA 1/3 reside on earth and portray realistic girls that can be found on streets or at schools. ODD EYE CIRCLE lives between earth and space, aka the middle earth. They display changing and mutative characteristics while suggesting love should be taken control of instead of being passive. Lastly, yyxy inhabit a 'utopia', known as 'Edenism', beyond earth and the middle earth. They decide to escape their 'Eden' in order to discover themselves.

    And here is a more poetic description:

    [​IMG]


    Their lore is so extensive that fans have created very long videos trying to explain it all. In case any of you who are unfamiliar with the group think I'm kidding, well......the proof is in the pudding.







    And those are just the first 3 videos in a fan-created series of over 30 videos that keeps growing as more and more music videos are released by the group.

    The lore is so extensive that there are even memes about it:

    [​IMG]

    Anywho, that was your crash course in all things LOONA.

    Next up it's time to explain the little side activity we have for y'all.​
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  3. Now, if you thought you'd be able to participate in this contest without being exposed to LOOΠΔ's music then you are sadly mistaken because that's exactly what the side activity tied into the round's theme is all about!

    Well, sort of.

    The time has come to introduce you all to this round's side activity....

    Fly Like A Butterfly: The LXXΠΔ Tournament

    [​IMG]

    While the opening post for this contest was very extensive, I didn't really go in-depth about LOOΠΔ's music. One of the many reasons that the group is as beloved and celebrated by fans and critics alike is that true to their multi-faceted and unique debut process and lore-fueled backstory, they have managed to create one of the most diverse discographies in K-Pop. I'd go as far as saying that they also have one of the most diverse discographies of any musical group period.

    Sadly, we don't have the time to expose all of you who aren't already fans to all of the songs that the group has released thus far so you can get the full experience of their wonderfully diverse discography. That being said, @soratami and I have come up with a great little activity inspired by a select portion of the group's songs which includes the solo songs by the 12 members who are:

    [​IMG]

    However, there is a twist as for this tournament you won't actually be deciding which LOOΠΔ song is the best one. We already did that in the ☽ Rate Talent. Rate LOOΠΔ. ☾ the pre-debut rate. I won't spoil the winner of the rate but just know that getting to the end was a bloody mess that nearly destroyed the entire sub-forum. Much like the little survival game I hosted called The K-Pop Hunger Games did.

    Instead, in a not so subtle effort to get y'all to listen to more K-Pop in general, you will be voting on 32 K-pop songs from different girl groups that are similar to the 16 selected LOOΠΔ tracks in some form be it sonically, thematically, visually, etc... The 32 songs have been divided into 16 categories with each category being linked to one of the LOOΠΔ songs. While the tournament won't officially open until the voting period for the main contest starts, let me give you a little preview of what's in store.

    As I explained in the opening post, all 12 LOOΠΔ girls got to debut as soloists with their own single so the first 12 categories are inspired by those songs. In some cases, we decided to go for the B-side from the girl's single album instead of the title track because we felt it was a more appropriate choice.

    In the days leading up to the deadline of the voting period, we will be doing little write-ups for each of the match-ups in the first round of the tournament detailing the songs we have selected but for now, here are the 16 categories inspired by LOOΠΔ's releases, starting with the categories inspired by the 12 solo songs:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Orange Caramel - Lipstick v.s. SPICA - You Don't Love Me

    [​IMG]
    Blackpink - Stay v.s. After School - Because of You

    [​IMG]
    Lovelyz - Destiny v.s. GFriend - Navillera

    [​IMG]
    BOL4 - Travel v.s. SISTAR - Lonely

    [​IMG]
    Wonder Girls - Be My Baby v.s. Girl's Day - Darling

    [​IMG]
    EXID - Night Rather Than Day v.s. (G)I-DLE - Hann (Alone)

    [​IMG]
    Dreamcatcher - What v.s. KARA - Pandora

    [​IMG]
    Twice - Likey v.s. Fanatics-Flavor - Milkshake

    [​IMG]
    2NE1 - I Love You v.s. Dalshabet - B.B.B. (Big Baby Baby)

    [​IMG]
    Miss A - I Don't Need A Man v.s. 4Minute - Volume Up

    [​IMG]
    WJSN (Cosmic Girls) - Secret v.s. OH MY GIRL - Secret Garden
    [​IMG]
    9Muses - Remember v.s. Apink - %%
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
    PopZeitgeist, Rem, thommyh and 15 others like this.
  4. [​IMG]

    A Fine Frenzy - Rangers @londonrain
    Anika Moa - Falling In Love Again @thommyh
    Ashana - U Gonna Get It @Filippa
    Ashbury Heights - Christ @OspreyQueen
    Auf der Maur - Real a Lie @2014
    Birgit - Hardrocking Diva @Sprockrooster
    Bowling For Soup - When We Die @unnameable
    Courtney Jaye - Can't Behave @pop3blow2
    Da Buzz - Your Love Will Shine on Me @tylerc904
    DJ KOO - Let Me (feat. Hana) @Ana Raquel
    Eisblume - Iceflowers @əʊæ
    Emilia de Poret - Pick Me Up @livefrommelbs
    Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind @ohnostalgia
    Erika - Relations (Radio Mix) @DJHazey
    Eye Q - The World Outside My Door @saviodxl
    Friends - Love Did It @Hudweiser
    Gitta - No More Turning Back @Robsolete
    Heather Nova - I'm No Angel @Jeffo
    Heinz Winckler - Next Stop Happiness @CasuallyCrazed
    HINOI Team - I’M GONNA CARRY ON @vague
    Hitomi - Japanese Girl @popknark2
    Joée - Sunshine @iheartpoptarts
    Kate Hall - Is There Anybody Out There @Derek
    Killing Heidi - Heavensent @berserkboi
    Lena Philipsson - Stopp! Nej! Gå härifrån! @WoW73
    Lesley Roy - I'm Gone, I'm Going @imaduck
    Linda Bengtzing - Inga pojkar i världen @WowWowWowWow
    Linda Leen - Don't Break My Wings @Zar-Unity
    Linda Teodosiu - Reprogram My Heart @Conan
    Marit Larsen - If A Song Could Get Me You @soratami
    Midnight Youth - All On Our Own @savilizabeths
    Milena Vučić - Luče @Maki
    Mindy Smith - Hurricane @ComeOnGloria
    Mirah - La Familia (Guy Sigsworth Remix) @Oleander
    Northern Line - All Around The World @Eric
    Puretone - Stuck In A Groove @CorgiCorgiCorgi
    S.E.S. - Just In Love @RUNAWAY
    Sahara Hotnights - Visit to Vienna @KamikazeHeart
    Selwyn - Buggin' Me @Untouchable Ace
    Shy'm - La première fois @One Stop Candy Shop
    Som Dam Bi - Saturday Night @Empty Shoebox
    STEFY - Where Are The Boys @ryjm
    Tokio Hotel - Automatic @Mina
    Vive la Fête - Aventures Fictives @nnnumb
    Wir Sind Helden - Soundso @DominoDancing
    Zoë Badwi - Release Me @Island




    The playlist is missing:

    HINOI Team - I’M GONNA CARRY ON
    Eisblume - Iceflowers
    DJ KOO - Let Me (feat. Hana)
    Ashana - U Gonna Get It
    Northern Line - All Around The World
    Gitta - No More Turning Back

    The Spotify list has 41 songs on it (including 2 versions of "If A Song Could Get Me You" as it has variable availability). Some may not be playable in your country. If you don't see 41 songs on the list (listenable or not), you may have to change your unplayable songs settings in Spotify.



    You have until June 28th at 11:59 PM PST to get your votes in!
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
    Zar-Unity, WowWowWowWow, Rem and 10 others like this.
  5. [​IMG]

    Final Leaderboard

    #1 A Fine Frenzy - Rangers // londonrain = 118
    #2 Marit Larsen - If A Song Could Get Me You // soratami = 108
    #3 Hitomi - Japanese Girl // popknark2 = 101
    #3 STEFY - Where Are The Boys // ryjm = 101
    #5 Som Dam Bi - Saturday Night // Empty Shoebox = 96
    #6 Heather Nova - I'm No Angel // Jeffo = 93
    #7 Puretone - Stuck In A Groove // CorgiCorgiCorgi = 92
    #8 Mirah - La Familia (Guy Sigsworth Remix) // Oleander = 91
    #9 Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind // ohnostalgia = 89
    #10 Linda Teodosiu - Reprogram My Heart // Conan = 88
    #10 Lesley Roy - I'm Gone, I'm Going // imaduck = 88
    #12 Shy'm - La première fois // One Stop Candy Shop = 87
    #13 HINOI Team - I’M GONNA CARRY ON // vague = 84
    #14 Da Buzz - Your Love Will Shine on Me // tylerc904 = 76
    #15 Lena Philipsson - Stopp! Nej! Gå härifrån! // WoW73 = 75
    #16 Emilia de Poret - Pick Me Up // livefrommelbs = 73
    #17 Mindy Smith - Hurricane // ComeOnGloria = 68
    #18 Erika - Relations (Radio Mix) // DJHazey = 65
    #19 Friends - Love Did It // Hudweiser = 62
    #20 Vive la Fête - Aventures Fictives // nnnumb = 61
    #21 Ashbury Heights - Christ // OspreyQueen = 54
    #22 Northern Line - All Around The World // Eric = 53
    #22 DJ KOO - Let Me (feat. Hana) // Ana Raquel = 53
    #24 Bowling For Soup - When We Die // unnameable = 51
    #25 Eisblume - Iceflowers // əʊæ = 44
    #26 Ashana - U Gonna Get It // Filippa = 40
    #26 Heinz Winckler - Next Stop Happiness // CasuallyCrazed = 40
    #28 Auf der Maur - Real a Lie // 2014 = 38
    #29 Gitta - No More Turning Back // Robsolete = 36
    #29 Midnight Youth - All On Our Own // savilizabeths = 36
    #29 Selwyn - Buggin' Me // Untouchable Ace = 36
    #29 Courtney Jaye - Can't Behave // pop3blow2 = 36
    #33 Eye Q - The World Outside My Door // saviodxl = 35
    #34 Linda Bengtzing - Inga pojkar i världen // WowWowWowWow = 34
    #34Wir Sind Helden - Soundso // DominoDancing = 34
    #34 Killing Heidi - Heavensent // berserkboi = 34
    #37 Milena Vučić - Luče // Maki = 33
    #38 Zoë Badwi - Release Me // Island = 31
    #39 S.E.S. - Just In Love // RUNAWAY = 29
    #40 Tokio Hotel - Automatic // Mina = 27
    #41 Kate Hall - Is There Anybody Out There // Derek = 22
    #42 Linda Leen - Don't Break My Wings // Zar-Unity = 20
    #43 Sahara Hotnights - Visit to Vienna // Kamikazeheart = 17
    #44 Joée - Sunshine // iheartpoptarts = 17
    #45 Anika Moa - Falling In Love Again // thommyh = 33/2=16.5
    #46 Birgit - Hardrocking Diva // Sprockrooster = 11[/QUOTE]



    PJ0046 Line-up

    #1 // londonrain = Leader

    #2 // soratami = Sub-Unit Leader

    #3 // popknark2 = Lead Vocalist
    #3 // ryjm = Lead Rapper
    #5 // Empty Shoebox = Lead Dancer

    #6 // Jeffo = Main Vocalist
    #7 // CorgiCorgiCorgi = Main Vocalist
    #8 // Oleander = Main Vocalist
    #9 // ohnostalgia = Main Rapper
    #10 // Conan = Main Rapper
    #10 // imaduck = Main Rapper
    #12 // One Stop Candy Shop = Main Dancer
    #13 // vague = Main Dancer
    #14 // tylerc904 = Main Dancer

    #15 // WoW73 = Vocalist
    #16 // livefrommelbs = Vocalist
    #17 // ComeOnGloria = Vocalist
    #18 // DJHazey = Vocalist
    #19 // Hudweiser = Vocalist
    #20 // nnnumb = Vocalist
    #21 // OspreyQueen = Vocalist
    #22 // Eric = Vocalist
    #22 // Ana Raquel = Rapper
    #24 // unnameable = Rapper
    #25 // əʊæ = Rapper
    #26 // Filippa = Rapper
    #26 // CasuallyCrazed = Rapper
    #28 // 2014 = Rapper
    #29 // Robsolete = Rapper
    #29 // savilizabeths = Rapper
    #29 // Untouchable Ace = Dancer
    #29 // pop3blow2 = Dancer
    #33 // saviodxl = Dancer
    #34 // WowWowWowWow = Dancer
    #34 // DominoDancing = Dancer
    #34 // berserkboi = Dancer
    #37 // Maki = Dancer
    #38 // Island = Dancer

    #39 // RUNAWAY = Visual
    #40 // Mina = Visual
    #41 // Derek = Visual
    #42 // Zar-Unity = Visual
    #43 // Kamikazeheart = Visual
    #44 // iheartpoptarts = Visual

    #45 // thommyh = Left group due to "creative differences"

    #46 // Sprockrooster = 11 = Maknae

    [​IMG]

    PJ0046 Debut Mini-Album

    #1 Rangers (A Fine Frenzy cover)
    #2 Red Light (f(x)) cover)
    #3 See you at 17 열일곱
    [/QUOTE]​
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
    Untouchable Ace, Rem, vague and 9 others like this.
  6. Alright, you heathens can post about how disgusted you are that I am forcing you to listen to K-pop now.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
    Rem, thommyh, KamikazeHeart and 14 others like this.
  7. They're like TT, just like TT.
     
    thommyh, vague, Filippa and 5 others like this.
  8. They sure are.

     
    Rem, vague, Island and 6 others like this.
  9. But enough spoilers about PJ00s 17: YES or YES ~The TWICE Round~.
     
    vague, Island, berserkboi and 3 others like this.
  10.  
    vague, berserkboi, londonrain and 2 others like this.
  11. Remember this.....you all collectively asked for this by making me the winner of PJ00s 15. You only have yourselves to blame.

    [​IMG]
     
    Rem, KamikazeHeart, vague and 12 others like this.
  12. You were right. We were not ready.

    Do you have a tentative date for the end of voting? I'm away for a bit in June so I might miss it.
     
    vague, Maki, Island and 4 others like this.
  13. And a million thanks to @vague unnie for all the gifs and other pieces of artwork!

    We couldn't have done this without all of your help!

    [​IMG]
     
    Rem, vague, Maki and 10 others like this.
  14. Well that didn't work out as planned.

    [​IMG]
     
    Rem, KamikazeHeart, Maki and 7 others like this.
  15. The voting period should be around 3 weeks, so you'll probably still have most/all of the first week of July to vote.
     
    vague, berserkboi, He and 2 others like this.
  16. Once you come to the dark side and listen to the songs in the tournament, you will realize what a gift I have given you.

    Speaking of, the first tournament battle write-up is coming #soon.
     
    Rem, vague, Maki and 5 others like this.
  17. As long as it's after the 25th of June, can you promis_9 me that?
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.