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Ultimate K-pop Summer Song Match-Up: B1A4 vs. Sistar

Song Of Summer Match-UpCongratulations to ATEEZ’s Wave! It was a tough match-up against ITZY, but the song pulled off victory with 57.3% of the vote and moves onto the next round.

Kicking off a new week, we’ve got a battle of two summer classics. B1A4’s 2014 track Solo Day squares off against Sistar’s Loving U from 2012.

These are two of my absolute favorite K-pop songs, summer or not. Each exemplifies the season in a different way, anchored by an iconic chorus. But, only one song can move onto the next round. The choice is up to all of you. Feel free to advocate, cheerlead, cut deals, etc in the comments section!

The vote is open for twenty-four hours, and the winner will be celebrated in tomorrow’s bracket post.


Candidate One: B1A4 – Solo Day


Candidate Two: Sistar – Loving U



Bracket Round 5

13 thoughts on “Ultimate K-pop Summer Song Match-Up: B1A4 vs. Sistar

  1. This is extremely hard! So I’ll choose the song which is more tied to the summer for me. “Loving U” has more connection with summer “Solo Day” to me, So It’s gonna be my choice.

    But I might like “Solo Day” better than “Loving U”…I DON’T KNOW!

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  2. I don’ t particularly prefer either of these, so I’ll listen through each of them once and then decide which one is more summery.

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    • I changed my mind – Solo Day sounds like the background music for every commercial ever for some reason. I prefer Loving U.

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        • I can see that it’ s a good song objectively – but the commercial vibes are so strong that I get a powerful urge to press ‘ skip’ .

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  3. This is really hard. I feel like I listen to solo day more, but loving u is the type of song that just starts playing in your head every once in a while

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  4. So, I’m sure Loving U will take this one today, and it IS a great song. But, for some reason, I had never heard Solo Day before, and…now I’m obsessed with it? I literally went to start downloading it before I even finished watching the MV, and it is rare for me to love a song that much on the first listen. I think it reminds me somewhat of the indie-ish music I used to listen to back in college, so there’s a strong nostalgia component I guess. Also, just lyrically, I like it as a take on a summer song. As a somewhat melancholy introvert, something like Solo Day just hits different for me than songs about like, partying or something, ha. So anyway, they are both great songs but I’m going with the underdog on this one.

    Oh, and I’m so happy this blog exists as I am literally always a post away from finding my new favorite song!

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    • I’m so happy to have played a part in you discovering this song!

      This was such a great era for them. The entire mini album is one of my definitive K-pop summer moments. It’s so cohesive and paints such a specific vibe.

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  5. I think Solo Day was like the fifth K-Pop song I ever heard! Thank you, Spotify recommendations, for the absolutely massive nostalgia advantage here.

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  6. Definitely Solo Day for me. I hadn’t heard it before, so I’m glad to find something new. I’d never heard Sistar, either, but I didn’t think their sound was as memorable as B1A4.

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