Every 10/10 of the Past Five Years (2017 – 2021)

As someone who’s kind of bored with the state of music right now, I’ve spent most of time either going back and listening to some of my favourite songs of all time or, at least according to last.fm, Taylor Swift (I know I know). And though I never really thought to really put all my favourite tracks together into a post, I was inspired by 108ent’s most recent post to actually give it a shot.

Now I know that I’m not the most harsh of reviewers and the length of this list follows such a notion. It’s quite long (63 songs to be exact) but highlights songs that I truly consider perfect. And yes it’s all subjective in the end but if I were to distill my music taste into a group of modern day tracks, I think these would perfectly fit the bill. And this time, rather than jus took at singles, I’m taking into consideration both singles and b-sides for maximum content. I’ve grouped the songs by release year and then alphabetically so the ordering here doesn’t matter at all. And alongside those tracks that made the list, I’ve got a number of tracks that are *just* on the edge. Songs that I adore but just aren’t there for me to consider them a perfect 10.

So get ready to scroll (and scroll) and hopefully you might end up enjoying some of these songs as much as I do!


On the Edge: Kis-My-f2 – Red Fruit // Kis-My-ft2 – Even Now, There Are Endless Dreams // Produce 101 s2- It’s Me (Pick Me!) // Snuper – Back:Hug // Taeyeon – Time Lapse // UP10TION – Going Crazy

BTS – Spring Day

GFRIEND – Fingertip

Kis-My-Ft2 – Dream On

Kis-My-Ft2 – Tonight

NEWS – Black Fire


SEVENTEEN – Don’t Wanna Cry

Snuper – The Star of Stars (review)

Wanna One – Energetic


On the Edge: April – Oh My Mistake // fromis_9 – Love Bomb // INFINITE – Begin Again / Wind // SHINee – Good Evening // SF9 – Now or Never

AKB48 – Sentimental Train

Daichi Miura – Be Myself

EXO – Gravity

Golden Child – Lady

King & Prince – Cinderella Girl

Kis-My-Ft2 – Break The Chains

Kis-My-Ft2 – Freeze

Masaki Suda – Sayonara Elegy

Nissy – The Eternal Live

OH MY GIRL – Secret Garden

ONF – Complete

RAINZ – Open Ur Heart

Sunmi – Heroine


Yoshiki – Red Swan (feat. Hyde)


On the edge: ATEEZ – Wave // JBJ95 – Spark // Golden Child – Lately / She’s My Girl // Kis-My-ft2 – Edge of Days // Shuta Sueyoshi – I’m Your Owner // Stray Kids – Side Effects // The Rampage – Swag & Pride // TXT – Crown

ATEEZ – Utopia

ATEEZ – Wonderland

BTS – Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)

Centimillimental – Kizuato

Dreamcatcher – Silent Night

Hey! Say! JUMP – Beast and Rose

*Click image for mv (it’s pretty low quality though)

KNK – Sunset

Given Soundtrack – Fuyu no hanashi

GOT7 – You Calling My Name

JBJ95 – Hey, Summer (review)

NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven

NCT 127 – Superhuman

NU’EST – Stay Up All Night

Official HIGE DANdism – Yesterday

Stray Kids – MIROH

TXT – Run Away (9 and Three Quarters)


On the edge: Apink – Dumhdurum ATEEZ – Answer // Dreamcatcher – Scream // Drippin – Overdrive // GFRIEND – Labyrinth / Mago // Miyavi – Heaven is a place on earth // ONF – New World // SixTONES – Imitation Rain // The Boyz – The Stealer

A.C.E – Favorite Boys (Original review)

Everglow – La Di Da (Original review)

Fantastics – High Fever

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Rising Soul

King & Prince – Mazy Night (Original review)

Official HIGE DANdism – Laughter (original review)

Sexy Zone – Run (Original Review)

Sunmi – pporappippam (Original review)

Taemin – Criminal (Original review)

TXT – Blue Hour (original / updated review) / Ghosting (original / updated review) / Wishlist (review)


On the edge: Golden Child – Fanfare // Hikaru Utada – One Last Kiss // Lucy – Stove // ONF – My Genesis (Übermensch) // SHINee – CØDE // SEVENTEEN – Anyone // Shinsei Kamattechan – My War // TXT – LO$ER LOVER

ATEEZ – Take Me Home (Original review)

Brave Girls – After We Ride (Original review)

DRIPPIN – Reach Out Your Hands

Fantastics – Stop For Nothing (Original Review)

Golden Child – Breathe (review) / Burn It (Original review)

JO1 – Born To Be Wild

ONF – Beautiful Beautiful (Original Review)

SHINee – Atlantis (Original review)

SHINee – I Really Want You (Original review)

TXT – 0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) (feat. Seori) (Original review)


3 thoughts on “Every 10/10 of the Past Five Years (2017 – 2021)

  1. So glad my feature inspired you Arpydarpy, thanks for the shout-out!

    It is crazy that despite our tastes in music being so similar, we only have two 10s in common from this period (Sunmi’s Heroine and Snuper’s Star of Stars), but all these songs are like 9.25 to nearly 10s for me. So many fantastic songs.

    Also, after hearing Be Myself in this post… I have put it as an almost 10. It is still so fantastic!

    Great post!

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