I’ve listed my “top tens” for many artists, but it’s time to rummage through entire discographies and rank every single from worst to best. This feature will primarily tackle groups who have disbanded or gone on indefinite hiatus. It’s a way for me to re-evaluate my initial thoughts on their singles run. Don’t be surprised if the order has changed from past countdowns. These things are always in flux!
15. Remember (2019)
Nine Muses have two singles called Remember. This is the sad, “we’re disbanding” one.
14. No Playboy (2010)
An inauspicious debut. We had no idea what was coming.
13. Lip 2 Lip (9Muses A) (2016)
A sub-unit track that melds seamlessly with the group’s overall discography. (original review)
12. Sleepless Night (2015)
In the Nine Muses equation, Sweetune > Brave Brothers. But, this is still totally satisfying.
11. Love City (2017)
An off-kilter banger, right as you might expect the group to start slowing down. (original review)
10. Drama (2015)
A brassy reinvention that marked the beginning of a new era.
9. Remember (2017)
What a juggernaut of a chorus. (original review)
8. Gun (2013)
Sweetune and surf guitar? Yes, please!
7. Dolls (2013)
The word “bop” has been thrown around so much it’s lost all meaning, but Dolls is the template. It’s a B-O-P.
6. Glue (2013)
Adding an extra spoonful of funk to the recipe never hurts.
5. News (2012)
Breaking News: this is peak Sweetune goodness.
4. Wild (2013)
Adding propulsive bite to their repertoire, Wild attacks like a coiled snake.
3. Ticket (2012)
Ticket ONE WAY! Ticket ONE WAY! One way, one way, one way TICKET!!
2. Figaro (2011)
If that epic electro beat doesn’t get you, the mammoth chorus surely will. It’s got brassy synth for days. (original review)
1. Hurt Locker (2015)
In a possibly controversial choice, my favorite track isn’t a Sweetune one!! I’ll just never get over how this chorus stretches up to the heavens.