ONTO THE TOP 5 5 POWER EXO from the The War: The Power of Music album (repackage) SM Entertainment 69 POINTS Last Month's Position: N/A Peak Position: 5 Months on Chart: 1 VOTERS: 10 - @karmarisma, @Serg., @eccentricsimply 9 - @Sanctuary, @mokimbird 7 - @Ceir 6 - @BEST FICTION 5 - @Aries 2 - @junglefish 1 - @ajmkv Alright, alright. I'm not gonna bash this song despite disliking it on first listen. I have seen the light (well, sort of) and I don't really think it's a bad song. Power is the NCT Dream-aping new single of EXO and matched their previous single Ko Ko Bop's peak. I mean, that's actually really good for a boy group. A boy group song reaching the top 5 is equivalent to a girl group song getting the number 1 spot. So congrats, EXO-Ls! You did well. Why did I hate this on first listen? I just thought this was so uninspired. Like, I still think this still sounds like a good b-side, but back then I just thought this just didn't need to be a single. And yeah, I was pressed that this wasn't an NCT Dream comeback song. I'm petty like that, okay? But now, I have learned to appreciate this. I like how this is not a serious song. EXO has always been ridiculously serious with their music and persona. It's nice of them to let loose and just be funny. They can be funny when they want to. I know because I laughed at them when I was watching EXO Showtime. I was such a stan back then dddddddd. But unnies, I pose a question to y'all. Do y'all think EXO has a musical identity? Like, how would you describe their music? If SHINee is all about kinda experimental pop music and Super Junior is all about the sound you hear when you poop, what is EXO's sound? I ask this because I have trouble defining their sound too. For a group so successful, it's quite amazing (and maybe a little disappointing) that I don't know their sound. Sure, it's cute that they are serving T-ara-like chameleon qualities by trying different genres with every release. But I still think it's better to have a sound that people will remember you for. Ugh maybe that's just me. Carry on. Here's a footage of ajmkv unnie when he listens to Power. WHY AM I BOPPING? WHY???? Indie chanteuse Ceir unnie enjoys basic music every now and then too. x Just a straight up bop. Simple, fun, and catchy. That’s all that’s really needed. mokimbird unnie, have you done this already? This makes me want to tear my shirt off and scream while running through the streets of Boston. Serg. unnie explains why Power is ha most played song of the month. Cheesy, fun video accompanied by one of their most interesting choreographies and of course song is incredibly catchy and my most played song of the month which is why it's on the top And karmarisma unnie just entered a dark phase in her life by becoming an EXO-L. How is the experience so far, babe? x From the first listen, I knew this was immediately making my Top 10 songs of the year. This is the first EXO track that just hit me, snatched my soul and stole my money after one listen from just the opening 20 seconds. I'm not even an EXO-L but I splurged on that cheesy graphic novel album. But just when I thought my soul had been snatched enough, I saw EXO perform Power live last Friday and THEY.WENT.OF. They were so perfect live that I relive the experience every time I listen to this song. What an absolute pop hit. I could probably write a whole essay on how much I love this song. The instrumental is just as good/if not better than this song.