7.46875 GENEROUS UNNIES: (10) @Reboot, @Coming Century, @Sanctuary, @nikkysan, @yuuurei, @junglefish, @vague, @Love Deluxe (9.5) @Slice of Life, @Rem (9.25) @Oleander CHEAP UNNIES: (4) @Mikl C, @Serg. (4.5) @Gintoki (5) @ryjm, @Ana Raquel, @Empty Shoebox, @Vesperly, @Vixen (5.25) @Dangerous Maknae (5.5) @Sanctuary (6) @Island, @Remorque, @soratami SHAMAN UNNIE: 9.5 LEADERBOARD JOURNEY: Spoiler 5 voters: 11 (average: 8.35000) 10 voters: 56 (average: 7.10000) 15 voters: 42 (average: 7.60000) 20 voters: 56 (average: 7.60000) 25 voters: 60 (average: 7.62000) 30 voters: 62 (average: 7.59167) 35 voters: 65 (average: 7.61429) 40 voters: 67 (average: 7.61250) 45 voters: 73 (average: 7.57778) 48 voters: 80 (average: 7.46875) That leaderboard journey genuinely hurt me. I'm so sorry, my DAY6 babies. Days Gone By is a song taken from DAY6's fourth mini album, Remember Us: Youth Part 2. With the exception of Dowoon, all the members participated in writing/producing the song. Talented dads! Days Gone By is definitely a new sound for DAY6. The boys have tackled a number of genres already but Days Gone By is easily their most surprising single yet. It is so shamelessly 80s that I can't help but smile at the effort. And as a sucker for this type of sound, I absolutely adore this. The verses are pitch perfect in setting the 80s vibes. And that pre-chorus is the best part of the song. The middle 8 is also a moment. I do think the chorus is just a tad... lacking (hence my measly score of 9.5 dddd). But as a whole, it is another superb effort from the best band of all time. Kekeke. I still bitterly remember how not one DAY6 song qualified for the 2017 SOTY Rate - even though the boys released 12 (!!!) singles and two full albums with songs that range from good to fucking amazing. But look at them now. Ranking 80th in a rate doesn't seem all that amazing. But to a super stan like me, this is a fantastic achievement already. Days Gone By has outranked every song by EXO, NCT, GOT7 and Monsta X - boy groups that have much bigger followings. I'm not gonna be hypocritical; I would've loved for DAY6 to rank even higher. But for now, this is enough for me. And Dowoon remains as the best male idol in history. I said what I said. Let's start our comments section with the haters-turned-(slight)-fans. Wills: "I’ve disliked everything else I’ve heard by them (and watching the video for this kind of reminds me why), but this is lovely. I love a chorus that sounds obvious in all the right ways." ThighHighs too: "Ok, this is giving me some kinda Peter Gabriel vibes? I love it! I have only heard a few of their songs, and they all seemed to be much more… serious-faced? This is a really fun, cute song! I love this concept for them and hope it was successful?" The album sold well but the song didn't chart at all dddddd. That's Big 3 Privilege for ya! Empty Shoebox admits: "Nice retro synths going on here, but the rest of the song does nothing for me." Miyawakiwi demands more than cuteness: "it’s cute and all, but idk, there’s not much going on." Salami's expectations were not completely met: "This is the most not-from-the-80s 80s song I’ve heard in a long time. Could’ve done with a less cheesy chorus though, it started off so strong." Serg. betrayed me: "I'm a fan of Day6 music, especially Shoot Me & Congratulations but this just doesn't really hold my attention at all." eccentricsimply threatened to give this a zero but in the end she settled with a 7: "I can't believe y'all forced me to listen to a DAY6 song after I told to myself I wouldn't do that ever again back in 2017... The premise of this one was actually pretty good and it started out very strong and I don't even dislike it at all, but it just... I'm a sucker for retro songs, but this didn't tickle my fancy as much as I wanted it to." Where is this hate coming from, unnie? Make me understand. And yes, I lumped all the disbelievers' comments in one paragraph. You're welcome. Now let's go to the adoring fans! "HELLO NEW FAVOURITE SONG," Reboot announces and YATH TASTE. ryjm also discovered talent: "Oh wait at this being super CAMP! Serving me Wonder Girls (Male Version) vibes, this is surprisingly enjoyable in all its nostalgic glory. I love how they committed to the retro aesthetic and served some high definition low-fi corny visuals." And my darling codecat discovered... dads?: "I'm full of drool etc watching these 80's new wave rockers!!! Sing dads!!!!!! That smooth falsetto in the end yasss." STAN BIH. He recognizes that I am a DAY6 whore: "Oh this is quite nice, retro bop. Go Slicé’s babies." And well hello there, yuuurei, my fellow DAY6 stan: "DAY6 is the only boy band/group whose music I really pay any attention to, and while I wouldn't say this is my favorite track of theirs ever, it's still a really good one. This 80s throwback is a good style for them and they sound great." This makes me so happy! What are your favourite DAY6 songs??? We'll end this post with nikkysan who mentioned another band I'm actually obsessed with: "This sounds like something Paramore could do if they continued their After Laughter sound and made more throwback, so naturally I love this, might be my biggest discovery in the entire rate." YATHHHH! Hayley will kill these vocals!