2018 RECAP TOURNAMENT SONG ANNOUNCEMENT: QUARTER 4 It's time to announce the songs for the final Quarter of the 2018 Recap Tournament! But before we get to that, here is a breakdown of how the tournament will work if you missed the first announcement. Be sure to check this section out if you are confused about what I mean by "Quarter 4": 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 were locked in at midnight KST on January 1st. And now with that out of the way, here is the announcement for Quarter 4! #1 Solo (Jennie) #2 Yes or Yes (Twice) #3 Bbibbi (IU) #4 La Vie en Rose (IZ*ONE) #5 I Love You (EXID) #6 RBB (Red Velvet) #7 The Best Thing I Ever Did (Twice) #8 Love Bomb (fromis_9) #9 Crush (Weki Meki) #10 Wind Flower (Mamamoo) #11 Into You (Yuri) #12 Woman (BoA) #13 Oh! My Mistake (April) #14 First Sight (Heize) And now, there are only five spots left: #15 of Quarter 2 #16 of Quarter 2 #16 of Quarter 3 #15 of Quarter 4 #16 of Quarter 4 Those five songs will be announced in a few hours, so stay tuned! Here are the brackets so far: Spoiler: Announced Songs QUARTER 1: #1 Bboom Bboom (Momoland) #2 Bad Boy (Red Velvet) #3 Heroine (Sunmi) #4 Starry Night (Mamamoo) #5 Roller Coaster (Chungha) #6 Black Dress (CLC) #7 Secret Garden (Oh My Girl) #8 One Shot, Two Shot (BoA) #9 La La La (Weki Meki) #10 The Boots (Gugudan) #11 Paint Me (Mamamoo) #12 Egoist (LOONA Olivia Hye) #13 Dreams Come True (WJSN) #14 The Blue Bird (April) #15 To Heart (fromis_9) #16 One&Only (LOONA Go Won) QUARTER 2: #1 DDU-DU DDU-DU (Blackpink) #2 What Is Love? (Twice) #3 Baam (Momoland) #4 Latata ((G)I-DLE) #5 Time For The Moon Night (GFriend) #6 Travel (Bolbbalgan4) #7 Bingle Bangle (AOA) #8 Lady (EXID) #9 Get It (Pristin V) #10 Selfish (Moonbyul feat. Seulgi) #11 Something New (Taeyeon) #12 Banana Allergy Monkey (Oh My Girl Banhana) #13 You And I (Dreamcatcher) #14 That Day (Lovelyz) #15 ???????????? #16 ???????????? QUARTER 3: #1 Dance The Night Away (Twice) #2 Lil' Touch (SNSD Oh!GG) #3 Power Up (Red Velvet) #4 I'm So Sick (Apink) #5 Hann ((G)I-DLE) #6 Siren (Sunmi) #7 Egotistic (Mamamoo) #8 Wow Thing (Seulgi, Soyeon, SinB, Chungha) #9 Hi High (LOONA) #10 Sunny Summer (GFriend) #11 Down (Jessi) #12 Remember Me (Oh My Girl) #13 Save Me, Save You (WJSN) #14 WooWoo (DIA) #15 What (Dreamcatcher) #16 ???????????? QUARTER 4: #1 Solo (Jennie) #2 Yes or Yes (Twice) #3 Bbibbi (IU) #4 La Vie en Rose (IZ*ONE) #5 I Love You (EXID) #6 RBB (Red Velvet) #7 The Best Thing I Ever Did (Twice) #8 Love Bomb (fromis_9) #9 Crush (Weki Meki) #10 Wind Flower (Mamamoo) #11 Into You (Yuri) #12 Woman (BoA) #13 Oh! My Mistake (April) #14 First Sight (Heize) #15 ???????????? #16 ???????????? THE TOURNAMENT WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 1ST, 2019 AT 12:00AM US CENTRAL TIME! Also there's no poll on this one since the real polls are gonna start in 15 hours! 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 @Minazuki @Athena_Raye @Ash_and_Thorns @Sea_gull @Ireneisbaee @Walnutt @SpicyRoll 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!