07. Bbibbi Average: 7.291 Highest Score: 10 (@Oleander, Sanctuary) 9.25 (@Love Deluxe), 8 (@BEST FICTION, @vague, @FunkyButChic) Lowest Score: 5 (@Dangerous Maknae), 4.5 (@yuuurei) Year-End Chart: #44 Went #1: Weeks 41-43 The Britney Spears of K-Pop (this is more of a joking reference to her scamming an illegal sample of a Britney song dddd) returns to us in 2018 with guns-blazing and a message to the press, critics and the haters: Ddddd. While it's not exactly as electronic and bussy bopping as something like Britney's "Piece Of Me", IU's mellow jam is a fuck you to the haters and a message to "back the fuck off" to twitter-fingers everywhere in the wild. She wants the world to know that her business is her business and that she doesn't care much about the business of others - she just wants people to keep their noses out of her's. "That's why I am the artist, and you are the public." - Lady Gaga Lee Ji-eun And like the good American homosexual I am, I had no idea the chorus' lyrics were just a bunch of soccer references until I watched the following video: Like everything IU does, the song went #1 for several weeks and blocked several songs from going #1. She blocked Loco, previously featured in this rate, from snatching a 2nd #1 in 2018. She also blocked the following songs from ever reaching the top of the summit: Even though the good sis didn't even promote the song, it still managed to remain a commercial force. Though IU's 2018 was a bit less hit-filled than how much her 2017 was, some of you felt like you've begun to want to see a little more - maybe something different - from her. However, many of you feel like IU just makes sense being one of the biggest things in k-pop. For as long as there's k-pop, there shall be IU. 10 - @Oleander - Drag the haters for filth, queen! 8 - @vague - ik IU is a much better vocalist than her, but something about IU's voice on this reminds me of quirky queen Otsuka Ai. the song doesn't sound too dissimilar to her material either. Cute. 8 - @FunkyButChic - I’m trying to come up with something other than “IU is so fucking cool” but she really just is. 7.5 - @Slice of Life - This didn't age well but I'd never do Kween IU wrong. Come back with a better song next time, unnie. 7.5 - @evilsin - I guess I have a bit of a problem with IU. I like her, and I respect her going her way, but all of the song I hear I just okay-ish to me. They are certainly very her, which is great, sad it's not up my alley. 7.5 - @He - This is very cute. But not as strong as her number ones of before. I loved that yeyeye track 7 - @Reboot - I really dig the lyrics of this one and the video is cute. Will I put it in my “stuff I wanna listen to” playlist? Not really. 6 - @Serg. - I don't even like this song but put against all those beasts it gets a bit inflated score. 6 - @Cotton Park - It was only a matter of time before IU became a parody of herself. Like the clever and cute child who knows she's clever and cute. And parents who always completely overestimate everyone else's interest in their cute and clever child. By the way, I love the middle eight. 6 - @Empty Shoebox- I remember thinking of this much more fondly at the time, but it just doesn't go anywhere, does it? 4.5 - @yuuurei - I really find IU's music so dull. I can't think of a single song of hers that I liked much at all. I don't think she's untalented or anything, I just find her work tedious to listen to, and this song's no exception.