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Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« on: December 23, 2021, 03:06:22 PM »
:shakeit: :cow:   BEST KPOP SONGS OF 2021!   :cow::shakeit:



Time to vote again for your favorite k-tunes, this time from 2021!



Rules:

You can vote for any Korean releases from 2021 - that means, album tracks, digital releases are all acceptable! Japanese, Chinese etc releases are not.
Addendum 2020+: Songs that have both Korean artists AND Korean vocals in them are allowed. This means some songs from artists like K/DA qualify.

Voting is simple: List your top 10 tracks of the year. The #1 gets 10 points, #2 gets 9, #3 gets 8 points, and so on.

This poll will be open for at least a few weeks. So get your lists in, and feel free to tweak them later.

If you're allergic to posting or just unable to for some reason, you can pm/tweet/dm/etc your votes to me and I can add them to the thread.



Releases:

Here's the wikipedia entry of 2021 in kpop.

Also, a few youtube playlists full of releases, by no means complete:

KPOP 2021 (358+ videos)
Female Kpop Songs of 2021 (215+ videos)
Kpop 2021 (1,196+ videos)



Previous polls: (click the year to visit the corresponding thread)

Year #1 #2 #3
2020 Loona - Voice / Star Everglow - La Di Da (G)I-DLE - Oh My God
2019 Red Velvet - Psycho Mamamoo - Destiny (G)I-DLE - Lion
2018 IZ*ONE - La Vie en Rose Fromis_9 - Love Bomb Red Velvet - Bad Boy
2017 Winner - Really Really Sunmi - Gashina Mamamoo - Finally
2016 Blackpink - Whistle Blackpink - Playing With Fire Oh My Girl - Step By Step
2015 Oh My Girl - Closer Red Velvet - Automatic IU - Zezé
2014 Poll not held
2013 Crayon Pop - Bar Bar Bar Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy EXO - Growl
2012 T-ara - Lovey-Dovey T-ara - Day by Day Sistar - Alone
2011 Kara - Step T-ara - Roly-Poly IU - You & I
2010 Girls' Generation - Hoot Kara - Lupin Girls' Generation - Run Devil Run

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 08:50:20 PM »
omg I don't think Ive posted here in years >>;;

1. IU - Celebrity
2. LUCY - Run To You
3. Dreamcatcher - 4 Memory
4. IU - strawberry moon
5. STAYC - Stereotype
6. Dreamcatcher - BEcause
7. IVE - Eleven
8. Rose - On The Ground
9. LOONA - PTT (Paint The Town)
10. Dreamcatcher - New Days

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2021, 02:01:24 PM »
It feels like 2021 was not a very good year for Kpop. Many of the big groups didn't release anything that grabbed my attention.
As a result, making this list was a lot harder than during previous years. There weren't that many releases that stood out.
Luckily, with IVE having made a successful debut and many more interesting new groups on the horizon, next year should be a lot better!

10. Aespa - Savage

I've been going back and forth between Aespa and Punch for the final spot in my top 10, but I feel like I had to include Savage.
It's a unique and fun song, very catchy and I listened to it quite a bit. That said, some of the transitions are way too rough.

09. Dreamcatcher - Odd Eye

This is the first Dreamcatcher song that came out this year and was also their best release this year.
For me, while still good, it's nowhere near "Deja Vu" or "Scream" level.
And with "BEcause" being even more mainstream, I'm a bit worried for the direction of the group.
"Odd Eye" is still a good and I especially like how the guitar follows the vocal line.
It loses some points for the uninspired and unnecessary rap section.

08. Jo Yuri x Lee Seok-hoon - Autumn Memories

When it comes to natural talent, Jo Yuri is right up there with the best of them. She has an incredible range and a wonderful timbre.
To be honest, I was quite disappointed with "Glassy." Both the style of the song and the overall image didn't really suit her.
It's ballads like "Autumn Memories" and "My Love" where she really shines.

07. IVE - Eleven

Fantastic debut. It's a well written song with plenty of hooks. The high bass line reminds me a lot of f(x) - Rum Pum Pum Pum.
This feels like the appetizer to a great new era of fresh girl groups.

06. IU - My Sea (The Sea of a Kid & I)
 
I'll have to admit I almost excluded this one from my top 10 for two reasons.
Firstly, I have quite a bit of IU on here already and I like to keep it varied.
Secondly, Girls Planet 999, where contestant were constantly screaming off key because they couldn't hit the right notes.
All that aside, I have to treat the song at face value and it's simply fantastic.

05. IU - Strawberry Moon

IU wrote Strawberry Moon as a 'feel good' song without complicated subtext. It's just what the world needed.

04. Woo!Ah! - Purple

I have a spot for songs that are fun and quirky. "Purple" is a perfect example of that. This song never fails to bring a smile to my face.

03. IU - Celebrity



Celebrity was one of the first songs that came out this year and it's been on heavy rotation ever since.
It's a fairly simple song, but it still manages to keep your attention. This version of the MV is just lovely.

02. Rocket Punch - Ring Ring



I love Rocket Punch. It's such a fun group. While "Ring Ring" is a solid release, I didn't like it as much as "Juicy."
Glad they made their Japanese debut with "Bubble Up!" this year, even thought that song was as mediocre as it gets.

01. Everglow - First



The whole world was wondering how Everglow could ever top "La Di Da" but with "First" they delivered another banger.
The dirty bass synth, the symphonic elements and the more prominent role for Sihyeon all work incredibly well together.


Honorable mentions in no particular order:

- Punch - My Everything: The emotion she can express with a single word is unbelievable.
- Lisa - Lalisa: Solid release, but I just don't find myself listening to it.
- Cignature - Boyfriend: Glad they're back, but I miss their 'signature' energetic vibe.
- Itzy - Maffia in the Morning: Looking at the PV now, it's much better than I remember.
- HyunA - I'm Not Cool: It's cool, but it already feels dated.
- Pixy - Wings: Awesome concept and PV, but the song is a bit of a mess.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 04:23:54 AM »
1. Everglow - First
2. LOONA - Wow
3. Everglow - Don't Speak
4. LOONA - Dance on my own
5. fromis_9 - Talk & Talk
6. WJSN The Black - Easy
7. fromis_9 - We go
8. IVE - Eleven
9. Oh my girl - DUN DUN Dance
10. LOONA - U R

Uhh not much variety in my list  :lol: But yeah haven't listened to many KPOP groups these days.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2022, 07:27:49 PM »
I made a Twitter thread buuuuut... Here we go

10. Twice - The Feels (aka the song I ended up loving against my will)

https://bit.ly/3JHz5UF


9. SHINee - Atlantis (aka the song that made me remember why I was a SHINee stan)

https://bit.ly/34dnlJh


8. aespa - Next Level (aka the song that... made my interest in aespa grow to the next level?)

https://bit.ly/3eQr2qy


7. Everglow - Pirate (aka the song that gave me the most power in 2022)

https://bit.ly/3eRpsEK


6. Red Velvet - Queendom (aka, quite literally... the return of the queens)

https://bit.ly/3JMcOVK


5. SHINee - Don't Call Me (aka the song that restored my faith in humanity)

https://bit.ly/334SFcA


4. STAYC - ASAP (aka the song that made me feel like the future of K-pop wasn't looking so bad)

https://bit.ly/34dnr3B


3. Key - BAD LOVE (aka the song that made me want to shatter Key's glass closet)




2. aespa - Savage (aka the song that turned me into an aespa stan)




1. Billlie - RING X RING (aka the song I didn't expect to love but ended up loving because of how much it stood out from the rest)

« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 07:58:30 PM by Stryfe »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 06:49:38 AM »
Painstakingly pruned a lot of songs I liked but here we go  :P

1. WJSN The Black - Easy
2. Mamamoo - Mumumumuch
3. Dreamcatcher - BEcause
4. Twice - Baby Blue Love
5. Purple Kiss - Cast Pearls Before Swine
6. Purple Kiss - Skip Skip
7. Dreamcatcher - Odd Eye
8. Purple Kiss - Ponzona
9. Moonbyul feat. Seori - Shutdown
10. Wheein - Water Color

I, too, am surprised I have 3 Purple Kiss songs on here lmfao

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 07:10:56 AM »
1. WJSN THE BLACK - Easy
2. Mamamoo - Windflower (Dramatic ver.)
3. Mamamoo - Mumumumuch
4. Wheein - Butterfly
5. TWICE - Cruel
6. Moonbyul ft. Seori - Shutdown
7. Wheein - Water Color
8. Dreamcatcher - Alldaylong
9. IU - LILAC
10. (G)I-DLE - MOON

This was SO hard to pare down to only ten! Honorable mentions: Purple Kiss - Ponzoña,  EVERGLOW - FIRST, Oh My Girl - Dun Dun Dance

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2022, 06:36:54 AM »
1. Weeekly- After School
2. Rocket Punch- Ring Ring
3. Everglow- Promise
4. Cherry Bullet- Love So Sweet
5. Ariaz- I like you
6. Brave Girls- After we ride
7. Yuqi- Bonnie and Clyde
8. Ive-Eleven
9. Stayc- Stereotype
10. Yukika- Loving you

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 03:39:51 PM »
Here's a guest list from Aline!

#1 dahlia - gidle
#2 dreams come true - aespa
#3 coin - iu
#4 savage - aespa
#5 in the morning - itzy
#6 the feels - twice
#7 next level - aespa
#8 asap - stayc
#9 lilac - iu
#10 scientist - twice

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 12:27:26 AM »
1. EVERGLOW – First
2. Billlie – RING X RING
3. Dreamcatcher – Odd Eye
4. EVERGLOW – Pirate
5. Dreamcatcher – BEcause
6. Pink Fantasy – Poison
7. Pixy – Wings
8. aespa – Savage
9. IVE – ELEVEN
10. aespa – Next Level

Honourable mentions (in no particular order):
WSJN The Black - Easy
TWICE - The Feels
fromis_9 - WE GO
Girls Planet 999 – Shine
(G)I-DLE – HWAA
ITZY – Ma.fi.a in the morning
IU – Coin
SUNMI – Tail
IZ*ONE - D-D-Dance (cause IZ*ONE just needs to be on this list...)

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 10:03:02 PM »
Another guest list, this one's from Amelia!

01. Twice - The Feels
02. ITZY - LOCO
03. Oh My Girl - Dun Dun Dance
04. Rocket Punch - Ride
05. Aespa - Lucid Dream
06. Twice - ICON
07. Twice - ESPRESSO
08. LOONA - Not Friends
09. MOMOLAND - Wrap Me In Plastic
10. fromis_9 - Talk & Talk

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 04:49:27 PM »
This list is from the very mysterious tamatron!

1. Eleven / IVE
2. We Go / fromis_9
3. After School / Weekly
4. Lemonade / NCT127
5. Traffic Light / Lee Mujin
6. Hello, Sunset / Red Velvet
7. Savage / aespa
8. Queendom / Red Velvet
9. Hate that… / Key feat. Taeyeon
10. Easy / WJSN the Black

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 05:11:58 PM »
...aaaand yet another list, this one from our very own Ari!

1. 마.피.아. In the morning - ITZY
2. LOCO - ITZY
3. Pirate - EVERGLOW
4. Dun Dun Dance - OH MY GIRL
5. After We Ride - Brave Girls
6. Thunderous - Stray Kids
7. The Feels - TWICE
8. DUMB DUMB - Somi
9. What Type of X - Jessi
10. Alcohol-free - TWICE

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2022, 02:33:46 AM »
My 1st post in I dunno how many years lol:

1. Stayc - Stereotype
2. Cherry Bullet - Love So Sweet
3. Brave Girls - Rollin' *
4. Weeekly - After School
5. Red Velvet - Knock on Wood
6. Everglow - Don't Ask Don't Tell
7. Fromis_9 - Airplane Mode
8. Loona - Not Friends
9. Lightsum - Vanilla
10. Rocket Punch - I Want U Bad

* If 3. Brave Girls - Rollin' doesn't count as a 2021 release, then please replace it with Brave Girls - After We Ride

Went with "After We Ride" -Stryfe
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2022, 07:09:33 PM »
Annual resurrection to hook my boy Stryfe up with a list. Apparently I love noise.

  • GIDLE - Hwaa
  • Aespa - Next Level
  • Lisa - Money
  • Aespa - Savage
  • Loona - P.T.T.
  • Rose - On the Ground
  • ITZY - Mafia
  • ITZY - Loco
  • Lisa - Lalisa
  • Everglow - Pirate
No longer El Brandinator on Minus. No Longer all All T-ara all the time. All love tho.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2022, 05:12:10 PM »
Stryfe's top 10 for 2021:



1. Billlie - Ring X Ring
When I first heard this track it blew my mind so hard that wasn't even sure if I liked it. It was such a unique sound for a
kpop track that I couldn't wrap my mind around it. Very quickly I realized that it was the best track I had heard all year.
Extremely adventurous, complex song with numerous interesting layers, barely controlled noise at its finest.

2. Aespa - Savage
Fight for the top spot was pretty fierce for a while, and Savage ends up as a close second. This is kpop space opera,
a virtual superhero symphony. Supremely talented, completely ridiculous, 100% awesome.

3. Purple Kiss - Can We Talk Again
Purple Kiss is such a delightful group with many solid tracks already, but their pre-debut R&B semi-ballad
"Can We Talk Again" hit exceptionally hard. Great vocals, super smooth, never gets too boring.

4. Billlie - Flipp!ng a Coin
Takes the momentum built by Ring X Ring and doesn't lose a step. I love the entire Billage EP but I keep going back to
the two openers that are full of so much cool, strange, unbridled energy. And the performance, ahh...

5. WJSN The Black - Easy
Just the smoothest, grooviest shit.

6. Pixy - Wings
All Pixy tracks suffer from a mild case of "flawed gem" syndrome, but the "Spread my Wings" pre-chorus section
of Wings is such a cool, dramatic, goosebump-inducing moment for me that it has to make my top 10.

7. (G)i-dle - Hwaa
Another quality track from gidle. Dramatic, sad, beautiful. The only "knock" against it is perhaps how familiar it sounds
at times. Also, a swansong for this line-up. :(

8. Everglow - First
2021 could be called a "drought year" for Everglow and they still only put out quality, which says a lot about the strength
of their discography. Really fun mv, memorable rapping, big vocals, such dramatic much wow.

9. Dreamcatcher - BEcause
A really good, original, consistent tune from Dreamcatcher. I always sing along to "Ocean View", A+ rap interlude. Gahyeon. Good times.

10. Stayc - Slow Down
My favorite Stayc track includes such lyrical highlights as "haste makes waste".
Jokes aside, I really dig this one, it's simple, but the beats, the vocals, it's good stuff.



Closest contenders aka 11-15 unordered:

Aespa - Next Level - A harbinger of things to come (even more so than Black Mamba), half cover, half another song, all awesome. If Savage didn't happen I probably would have included this one.
Bibi - Life is a Bi... (the ep) - This is like one long song for me, pity the single tracks are so short. Anyway, Bibi is a (very naughty) experience.
Dreamcatcher - Odd Eye - I kept flip-flopping between this and BEcause and I feel like my preference largely depends on my mood. Super solid track.
IVE - Eleven - My first impressions for Yujin/Wonyo + tol girls debut were fine, but after a few listens I thought they hit it out of the park, especially with the echo-y parts that really elevated the song.
Sunmi - Tail - Sunmi put out a lot of "ok" songs in 2021 but Tail almost made the top 10. Sunmi in this mv, tho, good lord



Honorable mentions:

Aespa - the rest of the Savage ep
Bibi - Eat My Love, Pado
Billlie - The Eleventh Day, Everybody's Got a $ecret + the rest of Billage ep
Dreamcatcher - Poison Love, 4 Memory
Everglow - Pirate
Itzy - Kidding Me
IVE - Take It
Jeon Soyeon - Is this bad b****** number? (feat. Bibi, Lee Young-ji), Psycho
Loona - PTT (Paint The Town), Dance On My Own
Pixy - Let Me Know, The Moon
Purple Kiss - Zombie
Stayc - Stereotype
Sunmi - You can't sit with us
Youha - Abittipsy



TL;DR:

01. Billlie - Ring X Ring
02. Aespa - Savage
03. Purple Kiss - Can We Talk Again
04. Billlie - Flipp!ng a Coin
05. WJSN The Black - Easy
06. Pixy - Wings
07. (G)i-dle - Hwaa
08. Everglow - First
09. Dreamcatcher - BEcause
10. Stayc - Slow Down

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2022, 03:13:26 AM »
A guest list from sindorkumon!

01. aespa - yeppi yeppi
02. aespa - savage
03. everglow - first
04. wendy - why can't you love me
05. aespa - next level
06. nct u - 90s love
07. itzy - weapon
08. red velvet - pushin n pullin
09. billie - ring x ring
10. itzy - swipe

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2022, 05:53:09 PM »
The votes have been tallied, and results are below. I've also made a Youtube playlist of all songs that got at least 10 points in the vote, so if I you want to get your results that way:

YouTube Playlist for JPHiP's Best Kpop Songs of 2021 - TOP 26

The playlist starts from the tied 24th position songs and finishes with number 1. Everyone just looking for the results can scroll downwards.







 






SPOILERS BELOW











































































So what the heck is Kwangya, anyway?



•  The new virtual superhero queens of kpop, Aespa, take a commanding victory in the poll, scoring 49 points with the bombastic epic, Savage!






•  Everglow repeat their silver medal from last year, scoring a respectable 41 points with the powerful First!






•  WJSN The Black place third with the smooth and sexy Easy and a total of 32 points!




Random thoughts

•  16 different people voted on 93 different songs, up from 13 and 74 last year, respectively, trending upwards again!
•  While the 1st and 2nd place were pretty clear, some of the ranking was close: 3rd 32 points, 4th 31... 5th 26, 6th 25... with some ties in the top 10.
•  This was Aespa's second year in the poll, with Black Mamba ranking at a modest tied 29th in 2020. This year they ranked with 5 songs with two placing in the top 10. Not to mention winning the whole thing.
•  Everglow placed second for the second year in a row. A mighty feat, although their song was somewhat ill-named. Maybe next year!
•  WJSN The Black are the first sub-unit to rank on the podium.
•  Curiously, no-one had Savage as their #1, but it appeared on the most lists (8, half of all lists) and placed second on three of them.
•  Conversely, First appeared on less lists (5) but scored three... "first" places, if I may.
•  Top 5 was rounded up by two (three, if we count WJSNTB) debut releases: Billlie's Ring X Ring and IVE's Eleven, highest placements for debuts since IZ*ONE won the poll in 2018 with "La Vie En Rose".
•  Aespa, Everglow and Itzy each got two songs in the top 10 (well, technically top 12 because of the ties). Discounting the spot 10 ties, only Aespa remains.
•  Once again, thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to the usual suspects, surprise guests and newcomers! The numbers are trending upwards again, so for sure we'll do this again. Much love. <3


The Best Kpop Songs of 2021
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. Aespa Savage 49 0 3 0 5 8
2. Everglow First 41 3 0 1 1 5
3. WJSN The Black Easy 32 2 0 0 3 5
4. Billlie Ring X Ring 31 2 1 0 1 4
5. IVE Eleven 26 1 0 0 5 6
6. Weeekly After School 25 1 0 1 1 3
7. Aespa Next Level 23 0 1 0 4 5
8. Dreamcatcher BEcause 21 0 0 1 3 4
8. Itzy Loco 21 0 2 0 1 3
10. Everglow Pirate 20 0 0 1 3 4
10. Twice The Feels 20 1 0 0 3 4
10. Itzy In the Morning 20 1 0 0 2 3
13. Brave Girls After We Ride 19 0 0 1 2 3
14. STAYC Stereotype 18 1 0 0 2 3
14. IU Celebrity 18 1 0 1 0 2
14. Rocket Punch Ring Ring 18 0 2 0 0 2
17. Oh My Girl Dun Dun Dance 17 0 0 1 2 3
17. Mamamoo Mumumumuch 17 0 1 1 0 2
19. Cherry Bullet Love So Sweet 16 0 1 0 1 2
20. Dreamcatcher Odd Eye 14 0 0 1 2 3
20. (G)I-DLE Hwaa 14 1 0 0 1 2
22. Fromis_9 We Go 13 0 1 0 1 2
22. IU Strawberry Moon 13 0 0 0 2 2
24. STAYC ASAP 10 0 0 0 2 2
24. (G)I-DLE Dahlia 10 1 0 0 0 1
24. Aespa Yeppi Yeppi 10 1 0 0 0 1
27. Pixy Wings 9 0 0 0 2 2
27. Aespa Dreams Come True 9 0 1 0 0 1
27. Loona Wow 9 0 1 0 0 1
27. Lucy Run to You 9 0 1 0 0 1
27. Mamamoo Wind Flower (Dramatic ver.) 9 0 1 0 0 1
32. Loona PTT (Paint the Town) 8 0 0 0 2 2
32. Red Velvet Queendom 8 0 0 0 2 2
32. Rosé On the Ground 8 0 0 0 2 2
32. Dreamcatcher 4 Memory 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. Everglow Don't Speak 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. Everglow Promise 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. IU Coin 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. Key Bad Love 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. Lisa Money 8 0 0 1 0 1
32. Purple Kiss Can We Talk Again 8 0 0 1 0 1
42. Fromis_9 Talk & Talk 7 0 0 0 2 2
42. Moonbyul Shutdown (feat. Seori) 7 0 0 0 2 2
42. Billlie Flipp!ng a Coin 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Loona Dance On My Own 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. NCT 127 Lemonade 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Rocket Punch Ride 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Twice Baby Blue Love 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Wendy Why Can't you Love Me 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Wheein Butterfly 7 0 0 0 1 1
42. Woo!Ah! Purple 7 0 0 0 1 1
52. Loona Not Friends 6 0 0 0 2 2
52. Aespa Lucid Dream 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Ariaz I Like U 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Lee Mujin Traffic Light 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Purple Kiss Cast Pearls Before Swine 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Red Velvet Knock on Wood 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Shinee Don't Call Me 6 0 0 0 1 1
52. Twice Cruel 6 0 0 0 1 1
60. Wheein Water Color 5 0 0 0 2 2
60. Everglow Don't Ask Don't Tell 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. IU My Sea 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. NCT U 90's Love 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. Pink Fantasy Poison 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. Purple Kiss Skip Skip 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. Red Velvet Hello, Sunset 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. Stray Kids Thunderous 5 0 0 0 1 1
60. Twice Icon 5 0 0 0 1 1
69. IU Lilac 4 0 0 0 2 2
69. Fromis_9 Airplane Mode 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Itzy Weapon 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Twice Espresso 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Yuqi Bonnie & Clyde 4 0 0 0 1 1
74. Dreamcatcher Alldaylong 3 0 0 0 1 1
74. Jo Yuri Autumn memories (with LSH) 3 0 0 0 1 1
74. Purple Kiss Ponzona 3 0 0 0 1 1
74. Red Velvet Pushin' N Pullin' 3 0 0 0 1 1
74. Somi Dumb Dumb 3 0 0 0 1 1
79. Jessi What Type of X 2 0 0 0 1 1
79. Key Hate That... (feat. Taeyeon) 2 0 0 0 1 1
79. Lightsum Vanilla 2 0 0 0 1 1
79. Lisa Lalisa 2 0 0 0 1 1
79. Momoland Wrap Me in Plastic 2 0 0 0 1 1
79. Shinee Atlantis 2 0 0 0 1 1
85. (G)I-DLE Moon 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Dreamcatcher New Days 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Itzy Swipe 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Loona U R 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Rocket Punch I Want U Bad 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. STAYC Slow Down 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Twice Alcohol-Free 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Twice Scientist 1 0 0 0 1 1
85. Yukika Loving You 1 0 0 0 1 1



Let's meta it up

•  Again, two group tables this time. On the left I've counted every vote, and on the right, only the top vote for that group in each voter's list. Leftmost list can illustrate a wider range of strong material, and the rightmost focuses on the single strongest effort put out by the group. Rightmost list can also weed out group bias in some cases.
•  Aespa and Everglow are the clear top two in both of the tables, with a wide variety of material gaining votes.
•  Aespa lead the left table with 97 points. They had five different songs rack up a total of 16 votes. Half of those went to Savage.
•  Everglow lead the right table with 67 points and 10 appearances, meaning that 10 voters enjoyed at least one of their songs.
•  Everglow also nab the most podium spots on the individual lists with 7 and 6. Aespa follows with 6 and 5. Everyone else scored 3 or less on both tables.
•  Twice had the most songs appear in the vote with 7. Next best amount is 5, managed by five artists (Aespa, Dreamcatcher, Everglow, IU and Loona)


The Best Kpop Songs of 2021 - all votes
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. Aespa 97 1 5 0 10 16
2. Everglow 82 3 0 4 5 12
3. IU 48 1 0 2 5 8
4. Dreamcatcher 47 0 0 3 7 10
5. Itzy 46 1 2 0 5 8
6. Twice 44 1 0 0 9 10
7. Billlie 38 2 1 0 2 5
8. WJSN The Black 32 2 0 0 3 5
9. Loona 31 0 1 0 6 7
10. STAYC 29 1 0 0 5 6
11. IVE 26 1 0 0 5 6
11. Rocket Punch 26 0 2 0 2 4
11. Mamamoo 26 0 2 1 0 3
14. (G)I-DLE 25 2 0 0 2 4
14. Weeekly 25 1 0 1 1 3
16. Fromis_9 24 0 1 0 4 5
17. Red Velvet 22 0 0 0 5 5
17. Purple Kiss 22 0 0 1 3 4
19. Brave Girls 19 0 0 1 2 3
20. Oh My Girl 17 0 0 1 2 3
21. Cherry Bullet 16 0 1 0 1 2
22. Wheein 12 0 0 0 3 3
23. Key 10 0 0 1 1 2
23. Lisa 10 0 0 1 1 2
25. Pixy 9 0 0 0 2 2
25. Lucy 9 0 1 0 0 1
27. Rosé 8 0 0 0 2 2
27. Shinee 8 0 0 0 2 2
29. Moonbyul 7 0 0 0 2 2
29. NCT 127 7 0 0 0 1 1
29. Wendy 7 0 0 0 1 1
29. Woo!Ah! 7 0 0 0 1 1
33. Ariaz 6 0 0 0 1 1
33. Lee Mujin 6 0 0 0 1 1
35. NCT U 5 0 0 0 1 1
35. Pink Fantasy 5 0 0 0 1 1
35. Stray Kids 5 0 0 0 1 1
38. Yuqi 4 0 0 0 1 1
39. Jo Yuri 3 0 0 0 1 1
39. Somi 3 0 0 0 1 1
41. Jessi 2 0 0 0 1 1
41. Lightsum 2 0 0 0 1 1
41. Momoland 2 0 0 0 1 1
44. Yukika 1 0 0 0 1 1
The Best Kpop Songs of 2021 - highest vote
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. Everglow 67 3 0 3 4 10
2. Aespa 60 1 4 0 4 9
3. Twice 33 1 0 0 5 6
3. Itzy 33 1 1 0 3 5
5. WJSN The Black 32 2 0 0 3 5
6. Dreamcatcher 31 0 0 3 3 6
6. Billlie 31 2 1 0 1 4
8. STAYC 29 1 0 0 5 6
9. IU 28 1 0 2 1 4
10. IVE 26 1 0 0 5 6
10. Rocket Punch 26 0 2 0 2 4
12. (G)I-DLE 25 2 0 0 2 4
12. Weeekly 25 1 0 1 1 3
14. Loona 23 0 1 0 4 5
15. Fromis_9 20 0 1 0 3 4
16. Red Velvet 19 0 0 0 4 4
16. Brave Girls 19 0 0 1 2 3
18. Mamamoo 18 0 2 0 0 2
19. Oh My Girl 17 0 0 1 2 3
20. Cherry Bullet 16 0 1 0 1 2
21. Purple Kiss 14 0 0 1 1 2
22. Key 10 0 0 1 1 2
23. Pixy 9 0 0 0 2 2
23. Lucy 9 0 1 0 0 1
25. Rosé 8 0 0 0 2 2
25. Wheein 8 0 0 0 2 2
25. Lisa 8 0 0 1 0 1
28. Moonbyul 7 0 0 0 2 2
28. NCT 127 7 0 0 0 1 1
28. Wendy 7 0 0 0 1 1
28. Woo!Ah! 7 0 0 0 1 1
32. Ariaz 6 0 0 0 1 1
32. Lee Mujin 6 0 0 0 1 1
32. Shinee 6 0 0 0 1 1
35. NCT U 5 0 0 0 1 1
35. Pink Fantasy 5 0 0 0 1 1
35. Stray Kids 5 0 0 0 1 1
38. Yuqi 4 0 0 0 1 1
39. Jo Yuri 3 0 0 0 1 1
39. Somi 3 0 0 0 1 1
41. Jessi 2 0 0 0 1 1
41. Lightsum 2 0 0 0 1 1
41. Momoland 2 0 0 0 1 1
44. Yukika 1 0 0 0 1 1

And there we go! Feel free to post your thoughts, feelings and possible questions about the ranking. :P

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2021
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2022, 06:23:38 PM »
 Thanks for hosting and the results analysis! This was fun, as always!

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