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. Obliviate (2020)
Many loved this transformation in sound, but to me it wastes Lovelyz’s unique appeal in favor of more generic tropes. (original review)
14. Shooting Star (2015)
A lovely (pun intended) mid-tempo with a beautiful chorus.
13. Goodnight Like Yesterday (2014)
A subtle, emotive pre-debut teaser before we got to the quirky, upbeat stuff.
12. Wag-Zak (2018)
A bit of a throwaway, but this is good summer fun. (original review)
11. Hi~ (2015)
Pure fluff in the best way. I love those strings!
10. WoW! (2017)
Brings a bit of funk to Lovelyz’s sweet sound. (original review)
9. Lost N Found (2018)
The sophisticated sound of a group who know their strengths. That chorus is gorgeous. (original review)
8. Destiny (2016)
A signature song – stately and enthralling. (original review)
7. Now, We (2017)
One of the group’s biggest growers. That cotton candy chorus is simply irresistible. (original review)
6. Beautiful Days (2019)
This is the kind of ethereal synth-dance Lovelyz pulls off better than anyone. (original review)
5. Twinkle (2017)
A festive staple with iconic choreography and limitless energy. (original review)
4. Candy Jelly Love (2014)
Quirky and bubbly with a hook for the ages. (full review)
3. That Day (2018)
Sweetune Alert! Sweetune Alert! As expected, this is a match made in heaven. That chorus is everything. (original review)
2. Ah-Choo (2015)
Sidestepping novelty thanks to its excellent melodies, Ah-Choo goes down as Lovelyz’s most well-known musical moment. It’s a modern classic.
1. For You (2015)
This is pure, sunshine-in-a-bottle melody. Its robust instrumental and bounding energy make it one of my all-time favorite girl group tracks. (original review)