The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 2B)

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ROUND 1B IS NOW CLOSED

Thanks to those of you who voted. You may continue to submit ballots for this round until the end of 1H. Round 1C will open later this evening.
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1B CLOSED)

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Welcome to round 1 of the 20 Won Music Prize! The first step in ultimately determining which Korean pop single was our favorite of 2013.

HOW TO VOTE

Below are 96 K-Pop songs from 2013, randomly sorted into 6 "clusters" of 16 songs. These songs represent the third 8th of the pre-selection. The remaining songs will be voted on in rounds 1D - 1H.

In each cluster, arrange the list of songs into 4 groups of 4 songs. Within each group, rank the songs in order of your preference. The song you like the most is to be listed first, and the song you like the least is to be listed last. To make things easier for me, please do not label your groups (such as putting "Group 1", etc. - leaving them blank will suffice). Remember, the order of the groups themselves is not important, it's the way you rank the songs WITHIN each group that counts. You may only use songs from the same cluster when making groups. When finished, you should have 24 groups of 4 songs. Post your ballot in this thread.

At this stage, there are probably quite a few songs that you haven't heard. I have hyperlinked every song to Youtube, so please try to listen and become familiar before you make your choices. If you do it once you'll be prepared for all of the later rounds, and who knows, you might just discover some amazing new tunes while you're at it!

At the end of rounds 1A - 1H, the songs with the lowest scores will leave, though that doesn't necessarily mean the same amount of songs will leave from each cluster, or from each round.

If you have any questions or need clarification on how to vote, or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Have fun!


[highlight]VOTING FOR ROUND 1C CLOSES TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 6PM US EASTERN (11PM GMT)[/highlight]


Cluster A
Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
TVXQ - OCEAN
Untouchable - TRIP
SHINee - Everybody
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
Girl's Day - Female President
Younha - It's Okay
Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts
AA - Ok About It
H.S.g.R. - May I love you
BOYFRIEND - I yah
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)
DIA - Breaking up
IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)

Cluster B
Nine Muses - Glue
Electroboyz - Let It Rain
NU'EST - Sleep Talking
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
HISTORY - Tell Me Love
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
ODD EYE - Follow Me
KARA - French Kiss
Nameless - MASK
Girl's Day - Let's Go
4MEN - Propose Song
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway
Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
ROO - Even you don't love me
SISTAR - Give It To Me

Cluster C
Lim Kim - Rain
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist
Speed - Pain
AOA Black - Moya
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)
IU - The Red Shoes
2NE1 - Falling In Love
NOTICE - Dangerous
ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Girls' Generation - My Oh My
G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)
Davichi - Don't You Know?
Royal Pirates - Shout Out
Gummy - Shinjiteru...

Cluster D
N.CA - My Student Teacher
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
Davichi - Turtle
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
2NE1 - Do You Love Me
SHINee - Breaking News
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
BTOB - Thriller
Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
Busker Busker - Love, At First
GLAM - I Like That
SLEEQ - Lightless
Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful

Cluster E
Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
Younha - Home
Secret - I Do I Do
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
Lee Min Ki - Everything
C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
K.Will - You Don't Know Love
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
KARA - Damaged Lady
T.O.P - DOOM DADA
BESTie - Pitapat
NU'EST - Hello
RaNia - Up
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young

Cluster F
Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child
PSY - GENTLEMAN
A Pink - NoNoNo
M.I.B - Nod Along!
Lush - Miserable
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas
ROO - In My World
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
VIXX - hyde
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?
 
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SAMPLE BALLOT

Because there's been some confusion in past years, and because it can look a bit overwhelming if you're new, this is what your ballot should look like before and after you finish:

WHEN YOU START:

"Cluster A"
Random Song 1
Random Song 2
Random Song 3
Random Song 4
Random Song 5
Random Song 6
Random Song 7
Random Song 8
Random Song 9
Random Song 10
Random Song 11
Random Song 12
Random Song 13
Random Song 14
Random Song 15
Random Song 16

AFTER YOU FINISH:

"Cluster A"
Random Song 12 (Most Favorite - "Tier 1")
Random Song 5 (Second Most Favorite - "Tier 2")
Random Song 11 (Third Most Favorite - "Tier 3")
Random Song 13 (Lease Favorite - "Tier 4")

Random Song 2 (Most Favorite - "Tier 1")
Random Song 6 (Second Most Favorite - "Tier 2")
Random Song 9 (Third Most Favorite - "Tier 3")
Random Song 1 (Lease Favorite - "Tier 4")

Random Song 10 (Most Favorite - "Tier 1")
Random Song 3 (Second Most Favorite - "Tier 2")
Random Song 4 (Third Most Favorite - "Tier 3")
Random Song 15 (Lease Favorite - "Tier 4")

Random Song 8 (Most Favorite - "Tier 1")
Random Song 16 (Second Most Favorite - "Tier 2")
Random Song 7 (Third Most Favorite - "Tier 3")
Random Song 14 (Lease Favorite - "Tier 4")

REPEAT this for all the clusters, post your ballot, and that's it!
 
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Cluster A

Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
H.S.g.R. - May I love you

Girl's Day - Female President
TVXQ - OCEAN
SHINee - Everybody
DIA - Breaking up

Untouchable - TRIP
BOYFRIEND - I yah
AA - Ok About It
Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts

Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)
Younha - It's Okay

Cluster B

Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
Electroboyz - Let It Rain
HISTORY - Tell Me Love
Girl's Day - Let's Go

SISTAR - Give It To Me
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway
ROO - Even you don't love me
KARA - French Kiss

NU'EST - Sleep Talking
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
Nameless - MASK
ODD EYE - Follow Me

Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
4MEN - Propose Song
Nine Muses - Glue
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO

Cluster C

Royal Pirates - Shout Out
Gummy - Shinjiteru...
Girls' Generation - My Oh My
Davichi - Don't You Know?

Lim Kim – Rain
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)
NOTICE - Dangerous
G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)

Speed - Pain
AOA Black - Moya
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
2NE1 - Falling In Love

ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)
IU - The Red Shoes
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist

Cluster D

BTOB - Thriller
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
SHINee - Breaking News
2NE1 - Do You Love Me

Busker Busker - Love, At First
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
Davichi - Turtle

Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
SLEEQ - Lightless
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)

Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
GLAM - I Like That
N.CA - My Student Teacher

Cluster E

Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Younha - Home
RaNia - Up

Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
K.Will - You Don't Know Love
Lee Min Ki - Everything
BESTie - Pitapat

Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)

NU'EST - Hello
T.O.P - DOOM DADA
KARA - Damaged Lady
Secret - I Do I Do

Cluster F

VIXX – hyde
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
Lush - Miserable

Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child

Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
M.I.B - Nod Along!
Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas

PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
ROO - In My World
A Pink - NoNoNo
PSY - GENTLEMAN
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

After voting thoughts: This round wasn’t as packed with as many songs I liked as the last round but Untouchable – TRIP is really good and Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo) is a cool funky song. Glad to have found both.

This round did remind me how much I love Ringa Linga, Thriller (even though it killed the momentum BtoB had) and Shout Out.

And songs like Kill Bill and Black Tinkerbell sound better to me now than when I first heard them.
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

A

Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
Younha - It's Okay
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)
H.S.g.R. - May I love you

Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts
Untouchable - TRIP
Girl's Day - Female President
TVXQ - OCEAN

Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
BOYFRIEND - I yah
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
SHINee - Everybody

IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
DIA - Breaking up
AA - Ok About It


B

SISTAR - Give It To Me
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
Electroboyz - Let It Rain
NU'EST - Sleep Talking

Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
Nameless - MASK
Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway

ODD EYE - Follow Me
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
HISTORY - Tell Me Love
Girl's Day - Let's Go

Nine Muses - Glue
ROO - Even you don't love me
4MEN - Propose Song
KARA - French Kiss


C

Girls' Generation - My Oh My
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist
IU - The Red Shoes
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)

Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)
Lim Kim - Rain
Royal Pirates - Shout Out
Davichi - Don't You Know?

ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
AOA Black - Moya
NOTICE - Dangerous

Speed - Pain
Gummy - Shinjiteru...
2NE1 - Falling In Love
G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)


D

GLAM - I Like That
Davichi - Turtle
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
N.CA - My Student Teacher

ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
Busker Busker - Love, At First

2NE1 - Do You Love Me
Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
BTOB - Thriller

SLEEQ - Lightless
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
SHINee - Breaking News


E

Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)

KARA - Damaged Lady
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
Lee Min Ki - Everything
NU'EST - Hello

RaNia - Up
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
K.Will - You Don't Know Love

Younha - Home
BESTie - Pitapat
T.O.P - DOOM DADA
Secret - I Do I Do


F

Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child

Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
ROO - In My World
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas

VIXX - hyde
A Pink - NoNoNo
M.I.B - Nod Along!
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)

Lush - Miserable
PSY - GENTLEMAN
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

My ballot:

Cluster A
IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
Younha - It's Okay
DIA - Breaking up
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)

Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts

BOYFRIEND - I yah
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
H.S.g.R. - May I love you
AA - Ok About It

Untouchable - TRIP
SHINee - Everybody
TVXQ - OCEAN
Girl's Day - Female President

Cluster B
Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
Nameless - MASK
NU'EST - Sleep Talking

ODD EYE - Follow Me
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway
ROO - Even you don't love me
4MEN - Propose Song

SISTAR - Give It To Me
Electroboyz - Let It Rain
KARA - French Kiss
HISTORY - Tell Me Love

Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
Nine Muses - Glue
Girl's Day - Let's Go

Cluster C
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)
Speed - Pain
Davichi - Don't You Know?

2NE1 - Falling In Love
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
Royal Pirates - Shout Out
NOTICE - Dangerous

Gummy - Shinjiteru...
ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)
Girls' Generation - My Oh My

Lim Kim - Rain
G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)
IU - The Red Shoes
AOA Black - Moya

Cluster D
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
Busker Busker - Love, At First

GLAM - I Like That
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)

Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
SLEEQ - Lightless
BTOB - Thriller
Davichi - Turtle

Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
2NE1 - Do You Love Me
N.CA - My Student Teacher
SHINee - Breaking News

Cluster E
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
NU'EST - Hello

T.O.P - DOOM DADA
C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
K.Will - You Don't Know Love

KARA - Damaged Lady
Lee Min Ki - Everything
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)
Secret - I Do I Do

BESTie - Pitapat
Younha - Home
Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
RaNia - Up

Cluster F
A Pink - NoNoNo
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child
Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
M.I.B - Nod Along!

PSY - GENTLEMAN
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas

VIXX - hyde
Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
ROO - In My World

Lush - Miserable
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Thoughts:

- Where has School Bell Ring Ring Ring been all my life? Just gritty enough to make it interesting. I'm such a sucker for school concepts though.

- Lee Soo Young sure has a pretty voice.

- That small o song/video is eeeeemotional.

- The Gummy song is alllll sorts of J-R&B ballad perfection. Shame I can't find the full PV without people talking all over it.

- NOTICE is the stuff of nightmares. The sort of music that gives boybands everywhere a bad name.

- My Oh My is still one of the worst in the GG cannon. On TTS levels of shite.

- Brand Newjiq! What a voice! What a discovery! Albeit that minimal, bluesy arrangement is better than he is.

- Had Enough Parties might just be the greatest R&B record Korea has ever produced, no lie.

- SLEEQ is another fantastic female emcee in this year's game.

- Somdef song is INSANE.

- Finally something decent from Brown Eyed Soul. You Are So Beautiful is so warm and lovely.

- I definitely listened to Pitapat way more last year, but I can't help but think that Damaged Lady, musically, is just so much more interesting, and probably the single most interesting KARA single, period. It's defintiely one of Sweetune's most adventurous productions, in any case.

- Lee Min Ki is everything (heh) I wish Seo In Guk's solo career could be. Both handsome actors with palatable voices, the difference being Lee Min Ki knows what works for him and sticks to it. He also has taste, which tends to help a lot.

- Henry's solo career is one big question mark after another. Why the hair? Why the quasi-dubstep break? Why the sweaters? Why Amber? Why "1-4-3"? Why are you not on piano isn't that supposed to be what sets you apart? Why out of all of SM's talent pool is SM throwing money at this? Just WHY.
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Cluster A
Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)
Girl's Day - Female President
DIA - Breaking up

Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
SHINee - Everybody
H.S.g.R. - May I love you

Younha - It's Okay
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
AA - Ok About It

BOYFRIEND - I yah
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
Untouchable - TRIP
TVXQ - OCEAN

Cluster B
Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway

Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
HISTORY - Tell Me Love
4MEN - Propose Song
Girl's Day - Let's Go

Electroboyz - Let It Rain
SISTAR - Give It To Me
Nine Muses - Glue
ODD EYE - Follow Me

NU'EST - Sleep Talking
ROO - Even you don't love me
KARA - French Kiss
Nameless - MASK

Cluster C
Lim Kim - Rain
Royal Pirates - Shout Out
Speed - Pain
Davichi - Don't You Know?

Gummy - Shinjiteru...
IU - The Red Shoes
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)
NOTICE - Dangerous

G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)
ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)
AOA Black - Moya

2NE1 - Falling In Love
Girls' Generation - My Oh My
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist

Cluster D
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)

SLEEQ - Lightless
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
SHINee - Breaking News
Busker Busker - Love, At First

GLAM - I Like That
BTOB - Thriller
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce

2NE1 - Do You Love Me
Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
Davichi - Turtle
N.CA - My Student Teacher

Cluster E
Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
KARA - Damaged Lady
Younha - Home
RaNia - Up

NU'EST - Hello
Secret - I Do I Do
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)

T.O.P - DOOM DADA
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
BESTie - Pitapat
K.Will - You Don't Know Love

C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
Lee Min Ki - Everything

Cluster F
Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)
ROO - In My World

Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?

PSY - GENTLEMAN
VIXX - hyde
Lush - Miserable
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child

A Pink - NoNoNo
M.I.B - Nod Along!
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

I would like to thank vikeyeol for putting NU'EST's Hello first! Easily one of my favorite songs in this round. I hope it stays around for a long time!

Thoughts:
- Had Enough Parties might just be the greatest R&B record Korea has ever produced, no lie.

- Somdef song is INSANE.

I wanted to put Had Enough Parties first and it was! Then I listened to Somdef's song last and my list for that cluster was already made and I had to put JYP second but it is a tune.
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

48 HOURS LEFT TO VOTE

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Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Ok, no joke, tonight I'm posting my ballots for all three rounds. Pinky promise.

Here's Round 1A:

Cluster A

LADIES' CODE - Pretty Pretty
Jihyun & Jiyoon - Only You
Ailee - Because Tears Steal Hearts
Yoo Seung Woo - You and I

f(x) - First Wisdom Tooth (Rum Pum Pum Pum)
KARA - Runaway
BoA - Message
Kye Bum Zu - Something Special (feat. Dok2)

Clazziquai Project - Love Recipe
G.NA - Mornin'
CROSS GENE - CRAZY
Yena - So Hard (Feat. DinDin)

EvoL - Get Up
N.O.M - A Guys
Seo In Guk - We Can Dance Tonight
CHEEZE - Balloons

Cluster B

SPICA - Tonight
Ra.D - Thank You
IPT - Girl's Talk (feat. Boni & Satbyeol)
A-PRINCE - Romantic Gangwon

Dasoni - Good Bye
Tymee - On The River
Bjorn - Empty Desire
ICON - Rockstar

BESTie - Love Options
Jay Park - Appetizer
From The Airport - Black Skies
Kim Hyun Joong - Your Story (feat. Dok2)

Lee Hyori - Holly Jolly Bus
San E - Where Did You Sleep (feat. Vebal Jint & Swings)
Kang Seung Yoon - WILD AND YOUNG
Jjun - Way To Your Heart

Cluster C]

GI - Because Of You
Togeworl - Number 1
Melody day - All About
4MEN - Thank You

Bangtan Boys - No More Dream (I placed a boyband first in the first round, what is going on.)
KARA - Bye Bye Happy Days
Geeks - How Are You? (feat. Hareem)
Paloalto - Au revoir

Davichi - The Letter
T-ara, The See-ya, 5dolls, SPEED - Painkiller
Love X Stereo - That's Embarrassing
AlphaBAT - Surprise Party

San E - Rap Circus
OOKOOROOKOO - Geuleohge Sijaghae
Bumkey - Bad Girl (feat. E-Sens)
DICKPUNKS - Goodbye Girlfriend

Cluster D

FIESTAR - Whoo! (with Eric Benet)
Bumkey - Attraction (feat. Dynamic Duo)
TIMBER - Three Days
U-KISS - Shape of your heart

So Ji Sub - Picnic (feat. Younha)
Nell - Run
A-PRINCE - My Lady
Common Ground - Shake It!

Secret - YooHoo
Lee Yu Rim - Call My Name
Starship Planet - Snow Candy
Urban Zakapa - Blind

LYn - Song For Love
Kang Min Hee - It's You
Verbal Jint - Good Start (feat. Kang Min Hee)
KOYOTE - Hollywood (feat. Jeong Jun-ha)

Cluster E

2NE1 - Missing You
Orange Caramel & 10cm - Hug Song
Heo Young Saeng - The Art of Seduction
C-CLOWN - Far Away...Young Love

Lush - Yesterday
Bangtan Boys - We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2
Purplay - Love and Remember
SHINee - Boys Meet U

WA$$UP - WA$$UP
Geeks - FLY
Small o - That Will Fall
2PM - Winter Games

Philtre - Fade (feat. Younha)
Park Myung Soo - You're My Girl
ZE:A 4U - Oops!! ~Apusa!!~
INFINITE - Destiny

Cluster F

SPICA - Your Dance
Lil Cham - Bad (feat. i11evn)
Lee Min Ho - Love Motion
DICKPUNKS - Viva Primavera

Stellar - Study
Seo In Guk - Fly Away
T.A.P - Oh! Boy (feat. GO:ON)
JooYoung - Popstar

Ra.D - It's Been So Long
Echo - Every Single Day
Say Yes - Feel Good
M.I.K - GET AWAY

Zion.T - Miss Kim
Humming Urban Stereo - Human Zoo (feat. Gros Calin)
LPG - Ppang Ya Ppang Ya
Yi Sung Yol - fear (don't let it get the best of you darling)
 
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Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Round 1B

Cluster A

Kim Sori - B.I.K.I.N.I
2PM - Comeback When You Hear This Song
Lim Kim - Colorring
JYJ - Only One

Ra.D - Something Flutters
D-UNIT - It's You
J Bel - 1999 Love
4MEN - Hello It's Me

Queen B'z - Bad
TINT - Love At First Sight
Huh Gak & Jung Eunji - Short Hair
Yell.OW - This Is My Story

Z.Hera - Peacock
Lee Sora - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Louie - Are You Up? (feat. U Sung Eun & Young Luffy)
MFBTY - Beautiful Life

Cluster B

TWO X - Ring Ma Bell
Public Stereo - Go to Hell
Pungdeng-E - Al-Tang
Lucia - That Season

T-ara QBS - Like a Wind
EE - GAWEEBAWEEVO
Teen Top - I Wanna Love
Issac Squab - The Light (feat. Soul One)

CL - The Baddest Female
truelove - First Love (feat. DIA)
Miss $ - I Hope It's Not You (feat. Verbal Jint)
IPT - Distant Lover (feat. Boni & Hwaji)

Daram - Daydreaming
UV - Surely It's Not Me
Double K - Rewind (feat. Lee Michelle)
INFINITE H - Without U (feat. Zion.T)

Cluster C

T-ara - Target
A Pink - Secret Garden
Kye Bum Joo - The Ceiling (feat. Moowoong of Baechigi)
GoGoKING - Oh! Tonight

Lim Kim - I'm Asking You
VIXX - I'm Ready to Get Hurt (On & On)
Supreme Team - Stay Still (feat. Crush)
Teen Top - Miss Right

2PM - A.D.T.O.Y
Seo In Guk & Zia - Loved You
B.A.P - Hurricane
Speed - That's My Fault

Trouble Maker - There Is No Tomorrow (Now)
Puzzle - Hakuna Matata
DICKPUNKS - Sunglass
TASTY - Day n' Night

Cluster D

Tahiti - Love Sick
Lee Juck - Lie Lie Lie
Transfixion - Rock Star
Rap Monster - Too Much

WA$$UP - Hotter Than A Summer
Jaurim - Icarus
Kris Leone - Into the skies
Five Dolls - Can You Love Me?

K.Will & Chakun - Even if u play
Fat Cat - Make Up
KittiB - Wake Me Up
FTISLAND - Memory

Younha - Not There (feat. Eluphant)
2BiC - Bye Bye Love
SHINee - Green Rain
CRAYON POP - Bar Bar Bar

Cluster E

J.FLA - Stupid Story
Crush - Crush On You (feat. Swings)
Big Brother & Gummy - Only One
Yellow Monsters - Red Flag

Zion.T - Two Melodies (feat. Crush)
Park Myung Soo & Primary - I Got C (feat. Gaeko)
2PM - Give Me Love
Kim Hyun Joong - Unbreakable (feat. Jay Park)

N-Sonic - Lie
The Quiett - AMBITIQN
Double K - Rap Movement
LC9 - MaMa Beat (feat. Ga-in)

IU - Beautiful Dancer
Speed - It's Over
LudiSTELO - Jungle Activity
VIBE - Heaven (feat. Lee Young Hyun, Shin Yong Jae, Lim Sejun & Wonji)

Cluster F

Son Dambi - Red Candle
Brown Eyed Soul - You
Swings - A Real Lady (feat. Beenzino, GRAY, Zion.T)
MATO - December 1 (feat. Lee Jae hun)

K.Will - Love Blossom
Hypermetric - Crazy Road
LOCO - Take Care (feat. Park Narae)
A-PRINCE - Mambo

GI - Don't Lie (feat. Dok2)
Youme - Last one (feat. Joosuc)
uBEAT - Should Have Treated You Better
Kim Jaejoong - Sunny Day

Yozoh - This Means Goodbye
U-KISS - ALONE
CHEEZE - Ticket
Block B - Be The Light
 
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Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Round 1C:

Cluster A

Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts
Younha - It's Okay
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)

Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
SHINee - Everybody
Untouchable - TRIP

Girl's Day - Female President
BOYFRIEND - I yah
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)
H.S.g.R. - May I love you

IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
TVXQ - OCEAN
DIA - Breaking up
AA - Ok About It

Cluster B

Nine Muses - Glue
ROO - Even you don't love me
NU'EST - Sleep Talking
Electroboyz - Let It Rain

SISTAR - Give It To Me
ODD EYE - Follow Me
Girl's Day - Let's Go
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway

Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
KARA - French Kiss
4MEN - Propose Song
Nameless - MASK

HISTORY - Tell Me Love
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)
Taeyang - RINGA LINGA

Cluster C

AOA Black - Moya
Lim Kim - Rain
LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)

2NE1 - Falling In Love
IU - The Red Shoes
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist
Speed - Pain

G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)
ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)
NOTICE - Dangerous

Girls' Generation - My Oh My
Davichi - Don't You Know?
Gummy - Shinjiteru...
Royal Pirates - Shout Out

Cluster D

Davichi - Turtle
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
SLEEQ - Lightless

GLAM - I Like That
N.CA - My Student Teacher
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)

2NE1 - Do You Love Me
Busker Busker - Love, At First
SHINee - Breaking News
A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)

Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me
Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
BTOB - Thriller

Cluster E

RaNia - Up
Secret - I Do I Do
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)

KARA - Damaged Lady
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)
Lee Min Ki - Everything

Younha - Home
T.O.P - DOOM DADA
NU'EST - Hello
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough

BESTie - Pitapat
K.Will - You Don't Know Love
C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)

Cluster F

Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
A Pink - NoNoNo
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)

Lush - Miserable
M.I.B - Nod Along!
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)
Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve

PSY - GENTLEMAN
VIXX - hyde
ROO - In My World
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?

GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

You're welcome! I'll do my best to keep up with these as we go along.

I do admit that I looked at other people's ballots and thanks to these I discovered Yozoh and Daram. What kind of flawlessness? (So much filler in these rounds, though, I can't wait until we reach the Top 100 and it's mostly great songs. I find so many of these just fading into each other at times.)
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Cluster A

Girl's Day - Female President
Lee Ji Young & Han Hae - Inconvenient Truth
SHINee - Everybody
Delight - School Bell Ring Ring Ring

BOYFRIEND - I yah
H.S.g.R. - May I love you
Untouchable - TRIP
Outsider - The Bird Crying Sorrowfully (feat. Lee Soo Young)

Clazziquai Project - Sweetest Name
IVY - I DANCE (feat. Yubin)
TVXQ - OCEAN
AA - Ok About It

Sunny Hill - Darling Of All Hearts
Younha - It's Okay
DIA - Breaking up
J'Kyun - Epilogue (Feat. Rex.D)

What an interesting experience it was to discover that H.S.g.R. exists. Delight is a group that could probably move way up on my rankings if their song were better-produced. J'Kyun probably should have written the melody to his song before attempting to record it.



Cluster B

ODD EYE - Follow Me
Small o - Landscape of a Circular Railway
Electroboyz - Let It Rain
4MEN - Propose Song

Nine Muses - Glue
ROO - Even you don't love me
Girl's Day - Let's Go
NU'EST - Sleep Talking

Lim Kim - Goodbye 20
SISTAR - Give It To Me
TINY-G - MINIMANIMO
PRIZMOLIQ - Inception (feat. Esbee Tale)

Taeyang - RINGA LINGA
HISTORY - Tell Me Love
KARA - French Kiss
Nameless - MASK

Despite being a mess of a song and History's worst single, I have to admit Tell Me Love has a pretty fantastic chorus.



Cluster C

LUMI-L - Cup Of Coffee
Z.I.N - Don't Want You To Enlist
G.NA - Oops! (feat. Illhoon)
Kim Junsu - Incredible (Feat. Quincy)

IU - The Red Shoes
ChoColat - Black Tinkerbell
Royal Pirates - Shout Out
Miss $ - Just Let Me Live (feat. Skull)

Girls' Generation - My Oh My
2NE1 - Falling In Love
AOA Black - Moya
Speed - Pain

Lim Kim - Rain
Gummy - Shinjiteru...
Davichi - Don't You Know?
NOTICE - Dangerous

LUMI-L's (two) songs have been so great and I'm worried that we'll never hear from her again. Whenever companies release drama MVs that cover up the song with a bunch of talking it only sends the message that they must not think much of the music in the first place.



Cluster D

GLAM - I Like That
Somdef - Circus (Feat. Jinbo)
ODD EYE - NEVER (feat. ShinGun)
N.CA - My Student Teacher

Brown Eyed Soul - You Are So Beautiful
SLEEQ - Lightless
2NE1 - Do You Love Me
SHINee - Breaking News

A.T - Don't be (feat. Geeks)
H - Lose Control (feat. Kanto)
BTOB - Thriller
Brand Newjiq - Stay By Me

Davichi - Turtle
Park Jin Young - Had Enough Parties
Cho Yong Pil - Bounce
Busker Busker - Love, At First

Another really difficult cluster with GLAM the only one guaranteed a top spot going into it. The way the rankings ended up was not how I expected they would. Brown Eyed Soul actually has a lot of great songs along with a more legit soul sensibility that elevates them above more generic ballad groups like 4Men (Pass Me By from earlier this year is fantastic). Who is this A.T chick and why isn't she popular?



Cluster E

KARA - Damaged Lady
Andrew Choi - Love Was Enough
Zico, Uglyduck & Crush - Feel So Young
BESTie - Pitapat

T.O.P - DOOM DADA
Rhythm Power - Bond Girl (Feat. Zion.T)
RaNia - Up
Young Jun - Driving Road (feat. Paloalto)

Mayson The Soul - Holiday (feat. Beenzino)
Soran - Ricotta Cheese Salad
Secret - I Do I Do
K.Will - You Don't Know Love

C-LUV - Interview (feat. Jun Goon & Kyu Hoon Of Soulstar)
Younha - Home
NU'EST - Hello
Lee Min Ki - Everything

For some reason I had remembered Pitapat as the one Bestie song I kind of liked, but listening back now it's even more tuneless and annoying than their subsequent songs. On the other hand, I Do I Do doesn't sound as bad as I remembered--I guess it was more the overall concept and embarrassing choreo that put me off initially.



Cluster F

A Pink - NoNoNo
Lush - Miserable
Bangtan Boys - Adult Child
PHANTOM - Come As You Are (feat. Verbal Jint)

Brown Eyed Girls - KILL BILL
PSY - GENTLEMAN
M.I.B - Nod Along!
Mikey - Loving you (R&B ver.)

VIXX - hyde
Junhyung & Feeldog & LE - You Got Some Nerve
G-Dragon - WHO YOU?
Henry - 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. Amber)

GLAM - In Front Of The Mirror
Laybacksound - Love Is You (feat. LOCO)
ROO - In My World
TVXQ - Very Merry Xmas

At first glance this cluster appeared to have way more great songs than should be allowed in the first round, but going through it there was enough bottom-tier bait to make it manageable. 1-4-3 is a contender for SM's worst title track ever.
 
Re: The 4th Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize (Round 1C)

Yayy people discovering H.S.g.R. aka the para para smash of last year that never was.
 
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