I'm going to do the top 10 list a little different this year. Instead of doing one post that lists all of my top songs in them, I figured I would try highlighting each song. It's December, usually the time of year when no one really tries in K-pop except to grab a few quick wons from Christmas ballads, so I'm starting the countdown a little early this year.
I have an Excel spreadsheet saved of all of the songs I liked throughout the year (yeah, true accountant here) and gave them a score on a scale of 1-10. There were probably a dozen songs that I ranked higher than "Cheer Up" based on first-listen impression. "Cheer Up" has been a song that went from "I like it, the girls look real cute in the MV, but it's not that great" to "I fucking love this song and have to watch them perform it a music show every day."
"Cheer Up" continues Twice's style of disjointed-but-really-addicting songs from "Like Ooh-Ahh" that was released in 2015. What makes me like "Cheer Up" is the bright and colorful melody to the song. Like the title implies, I always feel more cheery when the song comes on in my car on the way to work/on the way home. In general, Twice's title tracks remind me of why I got into K-pop in the first place - addictive, energetic songs that brighten up my day just a little bit.
I also can't forget the real reason why I like the "Cheer Up" era so much. It's the era that made me start sexually identifying as Nayeon's Vibrator.