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...