14 LIKE THIS Pentagon from the Demo_01 mini album Cube Entertainment 30 POINTS Last Month's Position: N/A Peak Position: 14 Months on Chart: 1 VOTERS: 8 - @Monkey0 5 - @BEST FICTION, @LightningRider 4 - @Squashua, @karmarisma, @Slice of Life Why are we eliminating one of the best releases this month at a dismal 14th place??? Tragique. Pop Injustice. Like This is the latest single of ten-piece boy group from Cube Entertainment, Pentagon. And it is a seriously amazing song. Hui did that! He's my new favourite idol songwriter. Like This is easily Pentagon's best single yet and it's a shame they're not making a breakthrough already. Like, these guys have it all. Vocals, visuals and now a certified emoti-bop. What more can South Korea want??? I love how this doesn't sound like anything nowadays. They could have easily came back with a safe tropi-bop a la the other boy groups but they made a conscious effort to come back with a fresh sound. We need to help Pentagon happen, unnies! Kino and the rest are too pretty to flop!!! My only criticism is that weird-ass breakdown-rap whatever after the first chorus. What in the actual fuck. Since when did Hyunseung join Pentagon? Even the whiny voice is an exact copy. That was so unnecessary and totally destroyed the momentum the song was building. Fortunately it immediately ended. If someone could make me a copy of the song without that part, I would love you forever. xoxo Dddddd Squashua unnie also came for that tragique part of the song. YATH. Kill it with fire, unnie. Is Pentagon successful and at least mid-tier yet? They've been drumming up a lot of support with their song-writing efforts (for songs I can't remember right now... oops) and you can see why they're heading towards being this gen's B1A4. Like This aims for that rousing stadium pop-rock with the chants, the distant delivery of the verses and the bristle of emotions dotted around all over the place. Where it falls for me, and why it only gets 4 points, is I HATE the first rap section, especially the guy with the whiny voice. It's so off-putting and unnecessary that it dampens a 9/10 song to a 7/10 - it's that bad. That being said, I hope their support starts building as this is the best thing they've released so far and they deserve more recognition for their talents. I'm so mad you have already seen Kino and the other boys live, karmarisma unnie. Please tell us more stories! Is this Pentagon's answer to Chainsmokers' disappointingly repetitive discography? Obviously not, because it's better than anything they've released. It feels like Pentagon made their own version of Seventeen's 'Don't Wanna Cry' which is not a bad thing, because 'Like This' is a solid song. And I tell you, Jinho and Hui are really incredible singers live. LightningRider unnie is seriously hard to please these days, damn. Simon Cowell realness. I stan. This feels more like the song you have after your hit single, not so much your attempt at one, but it’s still a better direction than they’ve previously had. I just know y'all are gonna piss off Monkey0 unnie with the way you treated ha Pentagon babies. ANGST ANGST MELANCHOLY HEARTBREAK - my favourite themes! --- 13 ALL NIGHT Girls' Generation from the Holiday Night album SM Entertainment 32 POINTS Last Month's Position: 2 Peak Position: 2 Months on Chart: 2 VOTERS: 9 - @Alouder98 8 - @Aries 7 - @Overdose 5 - @ajmkv 2 - @karmarisma 1 - @GeiPanda I LIKE TO PARTYYYYYYYYYYYYY *synthy sounds* - Mother Teresa, no doubt Last month's second placer exits the top 10 altogether. Oh wow. The competition is proving to be tough huh. All Night is the other Girls' Generation single off their new album, Holiday Night. And it is honestly such a jam still. I don't know how anyone can hate it? It's one of those songs that just ooze euphoria and good vibes and happiness and butterflies and Shaman Unnie. It's such a perfect little song. The music video is a cute little affair too and has great replay value. I'm still in awe of Sooyoung's beauty, teebs. She looks sensational. Dddd yath karmarisma. YoonA may be releasing absolute turd solo songs but I can't fault ha iconic I Like To Party line. Soshi queens have been sticking around for a while, but that's just because All Night gets better the more you listen to it and it would be a lie to say that I don't get hyped when I hear Yoona's legendary 'I like to party' . Seohyun and Taeyeon MAKE this song. It truly is a shame, ajmkv unnie. I mean, I'm still so bitter that this flopped while Korea stanned the shite Party too much. Bye. It's such a crime that this was overlooked. K-Pop is truly something else these days if SNSD of all groups are flopping... oh well. Oh, you wanted to shame Hyoyeon, Overdose unnie? Just show ha the latest Gaon ranking of Holiday and All Night, cyst. Kekeke. I'm just playing. The second this kicks in I'm ready to dance. I'm living my fringe outfit fantasy by the time the chorus kicks in and putting Hyoyeon to shame once that breakdown hits.