2018 RECAP TOURNAMENT SONG ANNOUNCEMENT: QUARTER 1 - PART I It's time for me to start announcing the songs that will be included in the 2018 Recap Tournament! But before we get to that, here is a breakdown of how the tournament will work. Be sure to check this section out if you are confused about what I mean by "Quarter 1": Spoiler SONG SELECTION There isn't much I can tell you right now about how I chose the songs, but I can reveal a few guidelines that I followed which do not spoil the songs that will be included: 1. No foreign language releases. So no Japanese tracks by Twice, no English songs by Tiffany, etc. 2. No boys allowed lol. So no boy groups, no male soloists, no co-ed groups. Pretty much the usual for my tournaments 3. Attempt to include a wide variety of groups. Now this one means that there may be a few snubs, but it's for the greater good, I promise. 4. Only songs with music videos! This just makes it easier with seeds, and it narrows it down to singles and title tracks. THE QUARTER SYSTEM This tournament is going to be absolutely massive, so I have decided to divide it into Quarters. Each Quarter will consist of 16 songs. Quarter 1 will contain songs released between January 1 and March 31. Quarter 2 will contain songs released between April 1 and June 30. Quarter 3 will contain songs released between July 1 and September 30. Quarter 4 will contain songs from October 1 to December 31. This system will help keep things more organized, and it is more fair to the songs released more recently with lower view counts. The winners of each Quarter will face off in the Semifinal Round. Even though the songs are separated into quarters, all four Quarters will be active at the same time. I will not do all of Quarter 1 first, then Quarter 2, and so on. SEEDING As usual, I based the seeds off of music video views on YouTube. In the case where the music video was uploaded onto multiple channels, I took the view count that was the highest. The song with the most views earned the #1 seed, second most the #2 seed, and so on. The seeds for the first 3 Quarters were locked in on November 30 based on the view counts at that time. The seeds for Quarter 4 will be locked in on January 1. And now with that out of the way, here is the first announcement for Quarter 1! Remember, the other 12 songs, as well as the songs from the next three Quarters, will be announced in the future! #4 Starry Night (Mamamoo) #8 One Shot, Two Shot (BoA) #9 La La La (Weki Meki) #12 Egoist (LOONA Olivia Hye) The remainder of the songs will be announced periodically throughout the rest of the month! Tag List (this is also a good time for me to figure out who wants to be tagged): @Soulless_Senpai @CrunchyLegend @JT_HannahGrace @Sory @GramStan @cnpvj @MyPostsAreFacts @ditzybi @magito @Xadne @JoeGonnaRun @ayeonbaek @GingerZeroSone @AnotherKpopTrash @Milk @EazyC @KarmaButterfly @Golden_Wishes @Limca @feepit608 @lighterxx @SowonderfulBlue @accompany @NogaNon @kyutiemir22 @RedVelvendetta @Rand_Al_Thor @Hallybell @EGG @Angelic_Captain @Darkyoda @Jichuus @svtsbreadnbutter @Alison13 @Xillyn @Bara @the_suddenlykfan @BritishSone @TPay15 @prodigy210 @ide1 @Ramasson @hotokun This is who I have on the tag list for the 2018 Recap so far. Notice it is NOT the same as the list I had for the Red Velvet tournament or any of the other tournaments for that matter. If you would like to be tagged for the tournament, let me know! And if you are on this list and do not want to be tagged, let me know!