KPB♡2022 | K-Pop Boys Rate 2022 - #17

Which team are you on?


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At first I wasn't really looking forward to doing this rate. It didn't seem like many people were excited for it, and a couple friends even told me they wouldn't bother voting this time... but you know what girls? I love a challenge!!! And while trying to spin the narrative around last year's male K-Pop output into a positive I came up this little gay theme.

I know 2022 wasn't as slayful a year as 2021, but even in our lower moments, we still deserve love. And these poor boys are all vying for yours! Yes, I spelled the concept out. The teams this time also reflect the ups and downs of love: the sweet feelings of caring for someone, the burning flame of desire that moves our bodies, and the tears of heartbreak and moving on.

Anyway, this time the playlist is much shorter, for my own (and your) sanity. It's exactly half of KSOTY, and that's probably the size this rate will stay in the coming years (if this forum doesn't end up in KWANGYA soon).

And just to sweeten the deal a little more, I even brought back a beloved side rate that is sure to be of interest of some of you guys, hehe.

Well, we all know how this goes by now, but let's go over the details...


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This song list is comprised of the 35 songs that received the most points last year in our KPJ monthly charts ran by @Slice of Life + 15 songs submitted by users via a little game we played.

The song list is divided into three thematic Teams. You must choose one Team to pledge allegiance to when sending me your ballot. At the end of the rate I will reveal which Team achieved the highest average score. Pay attention, it's about the highest average score, not the winning song! The results of this competition will influence next year's Boy Boost submission process, as described below:

The first half of slots will be reserved for members of the winning Team. The next quarter will be available for everyone who participated in this rate. The last quarter of slots will be free for all.

You can choose a Team based on your favorite aesthetics just for fun, or try to go for the one you think is likely to win. I divided them very carefully, balancing each team's chart points, so it's definitely anyone's game!



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2 Baddies | NCT 127
Another Life | Key
Blow | Jackson Wang
Crazy | Wonho
DU DU DU | TAN
Eye On You | Wonho
Feelin' Like | PENTAGON
Gasoline | Key
Glitch Mode | NCT Dream
HOT | SEVENTEEN
Illusion | KINGDOM
Replay | Golden Child
Same Scent | ONEUS
Shape on Body | SHINHWA WDJ
SURRENDER | Lee Changsub
The One | DRIPPIN
ZERO | DRIPPIN




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_WORLD | SEVENTEEN
1 of 9 | YOUNITE
10sec | LUCY
Bad News | TEMPEST
Beatbox | NCT Dream
begin | YooJung
Brand New | Xiumin
Candy | NCT Dream
Candy Sugar Pop | ASTRO
CASE 143 | Stray Kids
Dice | Onew
Dream | SEVENTEEN
Hurdle | Suho
Icarus | RoaD-B
NANANA | GOT7
Nonstop | RoaD-B
Runaway | ONF




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Alone | Highlight
Ballroom Extravaganza | DPR Ian
Black Eye | Vernon
Blessed-Cursed | ENHYPEN
Chase | Minho
Devil | Max Changmin
Don't Regret | Wonho
Good Boy Gone Bad | TXT
I Hate You | WOODZ
Maniac | Stray Kids
Phantom | WayV
Silence | DRIPPIN
Skinz | OnlyOneOf
Stranded | Wonpil
Thursday's Child Has Far to Go | TXT
Yeowoobi | Onew





Full Playlist | Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube

Team Flame Playlist | Apple Music | Spotify
Team Sweet Playlist | Apple Music | Spotify
Team Tears Playlist | Apple Music | Spotify


⇨ BALLOT TEMPLATE ⇦

_WORLD | SEVENTEEN -
1 of 9 | YOUNITE -
10sec | LUCY -
2 Baddies | NCT 127 -
Alone | Highlight -
Another Life | Key -
Bad News | TEMPEST -
Ballroom Extravaganza | DPR Ian -
Beatbox | NCT Dream -
begin | YooJung -
Black Eye | Vernon -
Blessed-Cursed | ENHYPEN -
Blow | Jackson Wang -
Brand New | Xiumin -
Candy | NCT Dream -
Candy Sugar Pop | ASTRO -
CASE 143 | Stray Kids -
Chase | Minho -
Crazy | Wonho -
Devil | Max Changmin -
DICE | Onew -
Don't Regret | Wonho -
Dream | SEVENTEEN -
DU DU DU | TAN -
Eye On You | Wonho -
Feelin' Like | PENTAGON -
Gasoline | Key -
Glitch Mode | NCT Dream -
Good Boy Gone Bad | TXT -
HOT | SEVENTEEN -
Hurdle | Suho -
I Hate You | WOODZ -
Icarus | RoaD-B -
Illusion | KINGDOM -
Maniac | Stray Kids -
NANANA | GOT7 -
Nonstop | RoaD-B -
Phantom | WayV -
Replay | Golden Child -
Runaway | ONF -
Same Scent | ONEUS -
Shape on Body | SHINHWA WDJ -
Silence | DRIPPIN -
Skinz | OnlyOneOf -
Stranded | Wonpil -
SURRENDER | Lee Changsub -
The One | DRIPPIN -
Thursday's Child Has Far to Go | TXT -
Yeowoobi | Onew -
ZERO | DRIPPIN -
Your Team? -



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1. There are exactly 50 songs to be rated, and all of them are obligatory.
One listen of the entire playlist takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, so please try not to leave your listening for too close to the deadline. You should try to listen to everything at least a handful of times before scoring. Maybe even watch the MVs and stages, which are often essential! Give growers the chance to grow on you ♡



2.
Rate each song on a scale from 0 to 10. Your favorite song is allowed a score of 11 points.
Half-points and quarter-points (0.25 / 0.5 / 0.75) are allowed. Do NOT rate "on a scale": if your least favorite song is a 4 and your favorite song is a 9, that's fine. You don't *need* to use the whole range. Here's a baseline example of how I personally rate songs:

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3. Any voter with a total rate average below 6.00 will likely have their ballot discarded.
This rate is both for people that already enjoy K-Pop's male artists as well as people that aren't super familiar but would like to get into them more. But if you find yourself disliking most songs, or trolling, then there isn't much of a point in participating, is there?


4. After you finish your scores, send them to me via PM.
You can send them in text form by pasting from the list provided in the post below this one. Please use the provided order so as to make your dear host's life easier! If you wanna be even more lovely, send me a spreadsheet link instead ♡

And when sending your ballt don't forget to say which team you will pledge allegiance to!

(More about this further down)


5. Please try to send commentary! Let me know exactly what you think.
This is extra encouraged for your 11 ♡
I will also request commentary explanation for any songs you scored lower than 4.



The deadline for both the main rate and side rate is

March 15th


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That's right, our side rate is back with a vengeance...
and this time with extra sexualization!




In the 2020 edition, I asked you guys to send me a list of your favorite male idol, specifying that it wasn't about looks, but whichever criteria you wanted to use for "favorite". Well, we are throwing that out the window and doing a Hottest Idols rate, in keeping with our theme of love and sex. Because I can and it's gonna be fun! And you can participate even if you don't vote in the main rate!

But that's not all! Since we didn't have a general readers' poll this year, I'm gonna steal some categories and host one as another part of the side rate, hehe. Male idols only, of course~



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HOTTEST IDOLS


King of KPJ
Prince of KPJ



Send me a PM with a list of the 5 to 15 hottest male idols of 2022, according to you. Only idols that had a proper comeback in 2022 can be submitted. Next to the name of each idol, you must state for which crown you are submitting him to. Each of the two crowns will have its own winner and Top 15.

The King crown is for idols who are generally considered handsome, manly, muscular, etc.
The Prince crown is for the ones who would be described as beautiful, pretty, twink-ish or cute.

I think most idols are pretty easy to place in either crown (Minho fits King, Key fits Prince, etc), but if people end up submitting an idol to different crowns, they will only compete in the one chosen by the majority. Example: if Onew has 4 people submitting him for King, and 6 people submitting him for Prince, and he gets 34 points in total between those voters, then those 34 points will be used to rank him within the Prince crown, which is the one the majority chose for him. I hope that's simple enough to understand!



⇨ BALLOT TEMPLATE ⇦

MAIN CROWNS BALLOT
25 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
23 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
21 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)

19 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
17 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
15 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
14 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
13 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
12 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
11 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)

9 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
7 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
5 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
3 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
1 points: IDOL - GROUP (King/Prince)
ASTRO Members
DPR Ian
DRIPPIN Members
ENHYPEN Members
Golden Child Members
GOT7 Members
Highlight Members
Jackson Wang
Key
KINGDOM Members
Lee Changsub
LUCY Members
Max Changmin
Minho
NCT 127 Members
NCT Dream Members
ONEUS Members
Onew
ONF Members
OnlyOneOf Members
PENTAGON Members
RoaD-B Members
SEVENTEEN Members
SHINHWA WDJ Members
Stray Kids Members
Suho
TAN Members
TEMPEST Members
TXT Members
Vernon
WayV Members
Wonho
Wonpil
WOODZ
Xiumin
YOUNITE Members



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READERS' POLL


Male K-Pop Album of the Year
(full or mini, no singles)
Best Male Group
Best Male Soloist
Song That Should Have Been In This Rate
Best English / Japanese Song
Most Underrated Nugu Group / Soloist
Best Debut


Best MV
Best Choreography
Best Concept / Art Direction

Favorite Vocalist
Favorite Dancer
Favorite Rapper

Most Missed Military Husband
Favorite Fruity-Oppa
Hips That Don't Lie When Doing Girl Group Choreography
Best Social Media / Viral Idols



For the Readers' Poll, vote like you would in the Body Medals: a maximum of 3 picks, ranked. Again, anyone can vote even if you didn't vote in the main rate or in the Hottest Idols poll! You also don't need to vote in every category here, just pick and choose!



⇨ BALLOT TEMPLATE ⇦

Male K-Pop Album of the Year (full or mini, no singles)
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Male Group
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Male Soloist
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Song That Should Have Been In This Rate
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best English / Japanese Song
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Most Underrated Nugu Group / Soloist
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Debut (group or soloist name)
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best MV
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Choreography (song + artist name)
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Concept / Art Direction (album or single-album + artist name)
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Favorite Vocalist
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Favorite Dancer
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Favorite Rapper
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Most Missed Military Husband
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Favorite Suspiciously-Fruity Oppa
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Hips That Don't Lie When Doing Girl Group Choreography
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION

Best Social Media / Viral Idols (one idol or whole group)
5 points: SUBMISSION
3 points: SUBMISSION
1 points: SUBMISSION


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#50: 2 Baddies ♡ NCT 127 (6.0)
#49: Black Eye ♡ Vernon (6.5)
#48: Don't Regret ♡ Wonho (6.5)
#47: Chase ♡ Minho (6.6)
#46: skinz ♡ OnlyOneOf (6.7)
#45: Blessed-Cursed ♡ ENHYPEN (6.7)

#44: NANANA ♡ GOT7 (6.8)
#43: Gasoline ♡ Key (7.0)
#42: 1 of 9 ♡ YOUNITE (7.1)
#41: ZERO ♡ DRIPPIN (7.1)

#40: Good Boy Gone Bad ♡ TXT (7.2)
#39: CASE 143 ♡ Stray Kids (7.2)
#38: _WORLD ♡ SEVENTEEN (7.3)
#37: DREAM ♡ SEVENTEEN (7.3)

#36: Glitch Mode ♡ NCT DREAM (7.4)
#35: Shape on Body ♡ SHINHWA WDJ (7.4)
#34: Feelin' Like ♡ PENTAGON (7.4)

TIE #32: Candy / Beatbox ♡ NCT DREAM (7.5)
#31: HOT ♡ SEVENTEEN (7.5)


#30: Same Scent ♡ ONEUS (7.5)
#29: Alone ♡ Highlight (7.6)
#28: Bad News ♡ TEMPEST (7.6)

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READER'S POLL


Song That Should Have Been In This Rate
Best Japanese Song

Best MV
Best Choreography
Best Art Direction

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HOTTEST IDOLS


KING


#21: Jaejun / TAN (25)
#20: Jay / ENHYPEN (26)
#19: Hongseok / PENTAGON (30)
#18: Kun / WayV (33)
#17: Wyatt / ONF (39)
#16: Suho / EXO (40)
#15: Jeno / NCT DREAM (40)
TIE #13: Juyeon / THE BOYZ (40)
TIE #13: Moonbin / ASTRO (40)
...


PRINCE

TIE #19: Felix / Stray Kids (25)
TIE #19: Junho / DRIPPIN (25)
TIE #19: Minhyun (25)
#18: Sunoo / ENHYPEN (25)
#17: Taehyun / TXT (28)
#16: Taeyong / NCT 127 (31)
TIE #14: Seungkwan / SEVENTEEN (32)
TIE #14: Jungwoo / NCT 127 (32)
#13: Jake / ENHYPEN (34)
#?: Junji / OnlyOneOf (50)
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I love everything and all of this but what about best feet? I’m so disappointed in you.

An excellent 50 song collection teebs, and on first glance, I really can’t pick a team. I guess I’ll have to rank them all and see which team has my best average/most 10s.

Love all the visuals, too! My bestie is sexy AND talented! Xx
 

ohnostalgia

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I’m here, but honestly I’m not excited for a redo of the "losing team" only gets one chance at boy boosting next year. i get that you want to create a competition, but personally the experience was disheartening for me. I was really looking forward to submitting a boy boost to this year but my chances were so low I would’ve had to stalk this thread to get in on the final round when I was finally allowed to participate. And that’s just not possible for a lot of us. I would suggest that if you’re going to keep this competition you reconsider giving an advantage to the second placing team as they didn’t even win anything. Only the first place team gets the advantage. Thank you for listening to my little petition, even if you throw it in the trash ddd.

Anyways I have already chosen my team because it has two of my biases on it. I hope Team Sweet does better than Team Monster last year.
 
I’m here, but honestly I’m not excited for a redo of the "losing team" only gets one chance at boy boosting next year. i get that you want to create a competition, but personally the experience was disheartening for me. I was really looking forward to submitting a boy boost to this year but my chances were so low I would’ve had to stalk this thread to get in on the final round when I was finally allowed to participate. And that’s just not possible for a lot of us. I would suggest that if you’re going to keep this competition you reconsider giving an advantage to the second placing team as they didn’t even win anything. Only the first place team gets the advantage. Thank you for listening to my little petition, even if you throw it in the trash ddd.

Anyways I have already chosen my team because it has two of my biases on it. I hope Team Sweet does better than Team Monster last year.
Honestly that does make more sense so I will consider it!
 
I agree with @ohnostalgia, getting to submit a song for this rate as part of last rate's losing team was a bit of a struggle considering how few spots were available. I think they were all gone in like 5 minutes? I'd say something like batch one being for the winning team, batch two for the people who took part in the previous rate and batch three being open to everyone would probably be a better alternative.
 
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