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Offline Stryfe

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Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
:shakeit: :cow:   BEST KPOP SONGS OF 2018!   :cow::shakeit:

Time to vote again for your favorite k-tunes, this time from 2018!


You can vote for any Korean releases from 2018 - that means, album tracks, digital releases are all acceptable! However, Japanese releases are not!

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.


Here's the wikipedia entry of 2018 in kpop. Currently it only has albums, though.

Also, a few youtube playlists, no clue about quality tho:

Korean KPOP Music Videos 2018 (262 videos)
Female Kpop Songs of 2018 (314 videos)
Kpop 2018 (1,123 videos)

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

Year #1 #2 #3
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
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 02:00:37 AM by Stryfe »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »
ok, I'ma use this post as a place holder and tweak it later.

01. Fromis 9 - Love Bomb
02. IZONE - La Vie en Rose
03. Twice - What is Love
04. IZONE - Memory
05. Lee Hong Gi & Yoo Hwe Seung - Still Love You
06. Dreamcatcher - You And I
07. Blackpink - DDU-DU DDU-DU
08. Jennie - Solo
09. GFriend - Time for the Moon Night
10. Suzy - I Love Someone Else (다른사람을 사랑하고 있어)

Didn't make it:

Dreamcatcher - What
Weki Meki - Crush
Lovelyz - Lost N Found
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 06:52:47 PM by SomethingWild »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 04:46:26 AM »
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I got my list!

1. Taeyeon - Something New
2. Red Velvet - Bad Boy (English Version)
4. BoA - One Shot, Two Shot
5. Mamamoo - Wind Flower
6. Heize - Jenga feat. Gaeko
7. Zico - Soulmate feat. IU
8. Dean - Instagram
9. Oohyo - Honey Tea
10. Sumni - Heroine
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 09:43:31 PM »
I think this is my list... But I didn't have time to listen to all new songs in Nov-Dec so the latter year is badly represented

Oh yeah and some of this isn't Kpop at all, just Korean. lol

Maybe I'll make a twitter thread that actually has the vids and short babbling...

1. Drug Restaurant - Her
2. (G)I-DLE - HANN
3. TRCNG - Wolf Baby
4. Yubin - Lady
6. Jung Ilhoon - She's Gone
7. The Boyz - Giddy up
8. Day6 - Shoot Me
9. Riot Kidz - Fahrenheit
10. April - The Blue Bird

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 10:18:04 AM »
OK here is mine. Could change my mind by the minute but I'll lock in this list and maybe add some notes later.

Also a little video I made for it.

1. Minseo - Is Who
IDK who this girl is but her songs are damn incredible. Including this one which was probably my favorite of the year.
2. Pink Fantasy - Iriwa
I heard this song before seeing the video which made it kinda a funny experience. Great vocals, awesome all around.
3. Taeyeon - Something New
Groovy bass line, lyrics surprisingly inspirational for how dark the video is.  :lol:
4. Oh My Girl - Remember Me
Fun song with an uplifting chorus, kinda gave me chills on Yooa's part at the end. I appreciate how OMG are all over the place with their songs but kinda sick to that sort of dreamlike aura with a nostalgia or longing for the future.
5. Gugudan - The Boots
A Gugudan song I like not because it's so bad it's good but becasue it's really good!
6. Laboum - Between Us
Nice smooth song. Laboum are always under the radar putting out good singles.
7. ONF - Complete
*obligatory boy group song on the list* Awesome bright song just makes me feel happy.
8. Fromis9 - Love Bomb
This gets the award for kpop song that got stuck in my head the most this year. Another one with a euphoric chorus.
9. Chungha - Roller Coaster
This was probably the grower of the year for me. I really didn't like her first single so I just skimmed it at first and it didn't grab me. Then a few months ago I heard it a couple more times and thought it was amazing! (also doesn't hurt being a bit of a roller coaster aficionado)
10. Dreamcatcher - You and I
Dreamcatcher always killing it what else needs to be said. Song, dance, styling on point.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 10:40:44 AM by zoolander »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 06:12:31 AM »
Got my list. We got so many bops this year that Dreamcatcher is at #7 on my list.

1. WJSN-Save me save you
2. Oh My Girl-Twilight
3. Loona- Hi High
4. April- Oh my mistake!
5. Weki Meki- Crush
6. CLC-To the Sky
7.Dreamcatcher- You and I
8.Iz*one- La Vie En Rose
9.Fromis_9- Love Bomb

Also considered;
Chungha- Roller Coaster,EXID-I love you,Apink-Im so sick,OMG Banhana-Banana allergy monkey, CLC-Black Dress,Twice- What is love?, Oh my girl-secret garden
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 06:57:49 PM by Thorin33 »

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 09:33:35 AM »

This was hard to rank because I could've easily listed all Mamamoo songs for my top ten, but that would've done a disservice to the non-MMM songs I love from last year.

1. Mamamoo - Egotistic - DANCE HIT OF THE SUMMER. HOT HOT HOT. Byul's reggae-ish breakdown is FIRE. BRRRAA!

2. Mamamoo - Rude Boy - Unsurprisingly, this was almost the title track instead of Starry Night. This is such a good, catchy groove.
3. Mamamoo - Morning - Orchestra music, harmonies, expressive vocals, feeeeels; this song has it all. Perfect for staying in your feelings, as well as inside on a rainy day LOL

4. Hwasa - Be Calm - Another super chill song, dat guitar tho. Hwasa is so damn good at clutching your heart with the power of her voice. I've sung this song many a time in my car.

5. Red Velvet - Bad Boy - Apparently I like songs about shitty boys. XD WHO DAT WHO DAT WHO DAT BOIII? Another one of my main bops of 2018.

6. iKON - Love Scenario - This song is just so damn cute and catchy, even up to now I'm not sick of it.

7. Apink - I'm so sick - Speaking of which... LOL I'm also not sick of "I'm so sick". I love this different sound from APink. I want more!

8. K/DA - POP/STARS - Surprise hit! I still don't care to try League of Legends, but DAMN do I dig Soyeon's rap in this. I want that dragon mask so bad. WE GO HARRRD

9. Olivia Hye (LOONA) - Egoist - Each time I'd hear this on Spotify, I had to stop and look at whose song it is. I think this is the first LOONA song that finally grabbed my attention. It's sexy and I'm super into the chorus.

10. Hyolyn - See Sea - This is another one I stopped for an artist check. While I do love her other single, Dally, See Sea's overall vibe is right up my alley, the chorus is reminiscent of the 80s.

Honorable Mentions - There were a lot of other awesome songs, I can't even name them all... BUT HERE ARE A BUNCH ANYWAY IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

Sunmi - Black Pearl
Loco & Hwasa - Don't
Yuri - Illusion
Yubin - Thank U Soooo Much
KARD - Moonlight
HA:TFELT - Pluhmm
CLC - Black Dress
Pristin V - Spotlight
G-(idle) - MAZE
EXO-CBX - Blooming Day
NU'EST - Dejavu
Dreamcatcher - You & I
WINNER - Everyday
NCT U - Baby Don't Stop
Seungri - 1,2,3!
Oh!GG - Lil' Touch
SHINee - Chemistry
Produce 48 - Rumor
EXID - I Love You
SHINWHA - Kiss Me Like That
Se.A, FIXL -Trouble (FIXL Remix)
Amber - White Noise
Eric Nam - Lose You
Katie - Remember

The entire Yellow Flower and BLUE;S albums from Mamamoo, Eric Nam's Honestly album, and Amber's Rogue Rouge mixtape.

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 08:52:28 AM »
Fuck me, I kept putting this off bc it was hard lol

1. Loco & Hwasa - Don't
2. Red Velvet - Bad Boy
3. Winner - Everyday
4. Mamamoo - Egotistic
5. iKON - Love Scenario
6. Twice - What is Love
7. Mamamoo - Rude Boy
8. Mamamoo - Star Wind Flower Sun
9. Moonbyul feat. Seulgi - Selfish
10. (G)I-DLE - HANN

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