KPB Classique ⚣ 2018-2019 Edition ~ FINALE

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KPB CLASSIQUE
2018-2019 EDITION

Spawned from conversations between @Glitterizer and @Untouchable Ace, The KPB Classique Rate idea began as an idea to give some love and attention to those forgotten years of boy music in K-Pop.

Let's be real...even in the year of our Lord 2023, the boys do not have it easy on K-PopJustice. Any month on the charts that has male songs make the top 5 is considered a "slow month," the yearly SOTY rate often has about a 10% max of boy songs (and for many voters, that's about 9% too much!), and it's generally considered a "win" if a boy song is talked about for more than 3 posts in the General Discussion thread.

But NO MORE! When @Glitterizer started the yearly Boy Rate in 2020 (coincidentally, the same year I joined the subforum and dove head first into the world of K-Pop), the message was clear: there were boy group loving members on this forum (misandry be damned!) and perhaps all we needed was a concentrated area to show said love.

But what about the years before the boy rate began? There's a wealth of excellent music from the 2010s, and this Classique Rate (the first annual) is here to celebrate those years. The first edition will celebrate the years of 2018-2019, and provided the world doesn't end and/or Peter doesn't pull the plug on this forum, this will be an annual rate (for a couple years) working our way backwards through the decade prior to now. (Next year would likely cover 2017-2015, and the final year would cover 2010-2014).

Let's dive into the nitty gritty, shall we?

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1. There are 50 songs, 25 from 2019, and 25 from 2018. Rate all of them. Each song can be awarded a 0-10, with your extra special fave getting your coveted "11." You may give decimal point scores (.25, .5, and .75 only please). You are not required to give a song an 11 (but you should), and you are not required to give songs a 0.

2. Submit your ballots to @boom bazooka joe via PM with the attached Song List below. You would make me even happier if you sent it in a fancy little spreadsheet, but that's up to you. Ballots are due by end of day Sunday January 7th.

3. Commentary is encouraged.
While not required, I love to bulk up elimination posts with your thoughts, good or bad. I especially encourage commentary for your 11. I will require commentary for any score below a 4 -- if you're gonna hate you better be able to back it up!

4. Don't troll.
With any versus rate, I do not expect you to like/love everything, but this rate is meant to celebrate music, especially from artists and groups that don't often get a lot of shine here, so if the majority of this playlist isn't for you, perhaps opt out. Ballots with a lower average than 6.00 will likely be asked to reconsider.

5. Enjoy men. They suck a lot of the time, but they do release some good bawps, and this rate is to celebrate them!

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2018
(10 songs pre-selected via monthly charts)

Baby Don't Stop - NCT U
Blooming Day - EXO-CBX
Countless - SHINee
Good Evening - SHINee
Love Shot - EXO
Now or Never - SF9
One of Those Nights (feat. Crush) - Key
Shine - PENTAGON
Tempo - EXO
Under My Skin - Taemin

(15 songs selected via user submitted ballots)
Complete - ONF
Days Gone By - Day6
Fake Love - BTS
Gravity - EXO
I'm Not Afraid - Holland
Idol (feat. Nicki Minaj) - BTS
Look - GOT7
Love Scenario - iKon
Lullaby - GOT7
Nanana - IMFACT
Scentist - VIXX
Seoul - RM of BTS
Shinin' - Jonghyun
Singularity - V of BTS
Touch - NCT 127



2019
(10 songs pre-selected via monthly charts)

9 and 3 Quarters (Run Away) - TXT
Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) - BTS
CROWN - TXT
Famous - Taemin
Jopping - SuperM
Obsession - EXO
SUNSET - KNK
Under Cover - A.C.E.
WANT - Taemin
You Calling My Name - GOT7

(15 songs selected via user submitted ballots)
Baby You Are - EXO
Bet Bet - NU'EST
Blue Orangeade - TXT
Highway to Heaven - NCT 127
HIT - Seventeen
I Wanna Be - Key
Love Talk - WayV
Mikrokosmos - BTS
MIROH - Stray Kids
Movie Star - CIX
Our Summer - TXT
Savanna - OnlyOneOf
Side Effects - Stray Kids
Superhuman - NCT 127
Valkyrie - ONEUS

Playlists
YouTube
Spotify
Apple Music

*In regards to Highway to Heaven and Love Talk, since both of those released MVs with their English versions, and are generally considered the more popular versions, the English versions were included in all the playlists. For the sake of this rate, you are welcome to listen to and score whichever version you prefer between the English and Korean/Mandarin versions.

And here's an easily PMable list below the spoiler tag.
9 and 3 Quarters (Run Away) - TXT -
Baby Don't Stop - NCT U -
Baby You Are - EXO -
Bet Bet - NU'EST -
Blooming Day - EXO-CBX -
Blue Orangeade - TXT -
Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) - BTS -
Complete - ONF -
Countless - SHINee -
CROWN - TXT -
Days Gone By - Day6 -
Fake Love - BTS -
Famous - Taemin -
Good Evening - SHINee -
Gravity - EXO -
Highway to Heaven - NCT 127 -
HIT - Seventeen -
I Wanna Be - Key -
I'm Not Afraid - Holland -
Idol (feat. Nicki Minaj) - BTS -
Jopping - SuperM -
Look - GOT7 -
Love Scenario - iKon -
Love Shot - EXO -
Love Talk - WayV -
Lullaby - GOT7 -
Mikrokosmos - BTS -
MIROH - Stray Kids -
Movie Star - CIX -
Nanana - Imfact -
Now or Never - SF9 -
Obsession - EXO -
One of Those Nights (feat. Crush) - Key -
Our Summer - TXT -
Savanna - OnlyOneOf -
Scentist - VIXX -
Seoul - RM -
Shine - PENTAGON -
Shinin' - Jonghyun -
Side Effects - Stray Kids -
Singularity - V of BTS -
SUNSET - KNK -
Superhuman - NCT 127 -
Tempo - EXO -
Touch - NCT 127 -
Under Cover - A.C.E. -
Under My Skin - Taemin -
Valkyrie - ONEUS -
WANT - Taemin -
You Calling My Name - GOT7 -
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PART 1 OF THE RATE IS HERE!
*IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS THREAD, IGNORE THIS POST -- THIS PART OF THE RATE IS OVER

In a desire to make this rate's song inclusions more collaborative and indicative of what users like now, I am requesting a Eurovision style ballot of your personal favorite songs from 2019/2018 to fill out the rest of the song list.

I am currently seeking 15 songs from 2019 and 15 songs from 2018. I will be including 15 exactly from each year.

@Glitterizer was kind enough to compile all the boy songs that charted in the monthly charts, and all the boy songs that competed in KSOTY for your review. You are in no way required to use this song list to make your picks, but it can be a good starting point for those who need some reminders.

Your ballot should be submitted to me in the following format:
30 pts: SONG / ARTIST (YEAR)
27 pts: SONG / ARTIST (YEAR)
25 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
23 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
21 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
19 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
17 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
15 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
13 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
11 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
9 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
7 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
5 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
3 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)
1 pts: SONG / ARTIST(YEAR)


A few notes:
1. You should only submit 1 ballot of 15 songs featuring your personal favorites from both 2018 and 2019.

2. You are not required to submit a ballot in order to participate in the rate. Though I hope you will.

3. You are not required to submit a full 15 song ballot. Though I hope you will.

4. You are not required to submit an even amount of songs from each year. It's literally impossible with 15 songs.

5. Don't forget 2018. Based on current ballots, 2019 is going to have no trouble getting enough entries, but 2018 could use some love. Consider that, as your 2018 faves are more likely to be included with no issues.

6. Ballots are due Monday, November 20th by End Of Day. That is two weeks from now. I would rather not extend, as there will still be a considerable voting period after that.

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50. BTS | Idol (feat. Nicki Minaj)
49. RM | Seoul
48. V | Intro: Singularity
47. iKon | Love Scenario
46. BTS | Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)
45. EXO | Love Shot
43. *TIE* Stray Kids | Side Effects
43. *TIE* BTS | Fake Love
42. Holland | I'm Not Afraid
41. A.C.E. | Under Cover
40. Pentagon | Shine
39. SEVENTEEN | HIT
38. VIXX | Scentist
37. SuperM | Jopping
36. OnlyOneOf | Savanna
35. Key | I Wanna Be (feat. Soyeon)
34. TOMORROW X TOGETHER | Blue Orangeade
33. NU'EST | Bet Bet
32. BTS | Mikrokosmos
31. SHINee | Countless
30. Taemin | Under My Skin
26. *TIE* Stray Kids | MIROH
26. *TIE* ONEUS | Valkyrie
26. *TIE* TOMORROW X TOGETHER | Our Summer
26. *TIE* IMFACT | Nanana
24. *TIE* Jonghyun | Shinin'
24. *TIE* EXO | Tempo
23. EXO-CBX | Blooming Day
22. Taemin | Famous
21. EXO | Baby You Are
20. GOT7 | Look
18. *TIE* Key | One Of These Nights (feat. Crush)
18. *TIE* Day6 | days gone by
17. CIX | Movie Star
16. NCT 127 | Touch
15. EXO | Obsession
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Calling everyone else!

You are being tagged because ILY and even if you never responded to my DM I won't hold it against you... ;), you have participated in at least ONE year of the Boy Rate (or you post in the boy thread), and I would love for you to participate if you are interested! And if you aren't just tell me to fuck off and I won't include you in future tags. <3

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@Attis
@aux
@bbynewyear
@BEST FICTION
@Cotton Park
@Crisp X
@drod93
@eliminathan
@FunkyButChic
@Inland Empire
@Joli Chat
@lalaclairi_
@Monado
@Overdose
@ry123
@Sanctuary
@superloves
@TéléDex
@thommyh

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