Choi Yena (최예나) has catapulted into the K-Pop stratosphere and into the hearts of millions around the world. With recent hits such as Smiley, SmartPhone, and WithOrWithOut, Yena has exceeded all expectations from her solo debut.
In celebration of her emergence onto the K-Pop scene, we decided to do a retrospective of Yena's first two EPs. So, without further ado, here is a ranking of Yena's songs from her freshman year.
Top 10 Songs By Yena (최예나)
|3||Make U Smile||Yena (최예나)||2022|
|7||Pretty Boyx||Yena (최예나)||2022|
|8||Lxxk 2 U||Yena (최예나)||2022|
|10||Before Anyone Else||Yena (최예나)||2022|
Choi Yena (최예나) has taken the K-Pop World by storm, and is a galactic supernova of positive energy, which is reflective in two of her most popular singles, Smiley and WithOrWithOut. In some ways, she is reminiscent of other young female artists who also experienced quick trajectories to fame, such as Ariana Grande or Britney Spears.
In order to get a better understanding of who Yena is, we researched extensively and came up with the following list. As far as we can tell, according to the K-Pop Publicity Machine, these are the main reasons the world loves Yena (최예나).
Top 10 Reasons People Love Choi Yena (최예나)
|1||She likes Giant Sandwiches|
|2||Smiley is one of Top 10 K-Pop Singles of 2022|
|3||She is a galactic supernova of positive energy|
|4||Yena is a Triple Threat (dancer, singer, actress)|
|5||She appreciates her fans|
|6||Has her own catch phrases and mannerisms|
|7||Paid her dues through hard work and competition|
|8||She is naturally cute and bubbly|
|9||Shows appreciation for both family and friends|
|10||Yena covered previous K-Pop Generations songs|
The 4th Generation of K-Pop has created a wave of great music unlike any the world has ever seen. These new artists are responsible for creating such hits such as EXN's Hamburger Song, Roku's Hamburger, and Hamster Powder Club's Hot Dog Dance, three classics which will forever stand in the annals of Sandwich Rock history.
Sandwich Rock K-Pop Comparison
Every year, Last Sandwich will compile a Top 10 K-Pop Singles list, allowing us to see how the current Sandwich Rock K-Pop compares to the mainstream Fandom K-Pop. It's a fun exercise to see how this year's K-Pop sandwich songs stack up against the rest of mainstream K-Pop music.
Sandwich Song Tops List
So, after tallying up votes from our panel of judges, we were able to create our table of Top 10 K-Pop Songs for 2022. As it turns out, EXN's Hamburger Song was chosen as this year's top single, proving once again that Sandwich Rock reigns supreme.
In addition, we've also included three honorable mentions that just barely missed the cut. Check out this year's list below.
Top 10 K-Pop Songs Of 2022
|1||Hamburger Song||EXN (을씨년) FT 릴보이 (lIlBOI)||2022||Sandwich Rock|
|3||Heart Burn (열이올라요)||Sunmi (선미)||2022||Fandom|
|4||Hey Gabby! (안녕 개비!)||NMIXX||2022||Fandom|
|5||But You (너라는 이유)||iKON||2022||Fandom|
|9||No Celestial||LE SSERAFIM||2022||Fandom|
|10||Still Life (봄여름가을겨울)||BIGBANG||2022||Fandom|
|12||Thank You||Brave Girls (브레이브걸스)||2022||Fandom|
In some ways, Lucky Zou Zou (來去走走) is a secluded tropical paradise, hidden away from the real world and surrounded by nature. Imagine drinking an ice cold beer underneath the trees, with the mountain landscape at your back, and eating food more delicious than anyone can imagine. That's the feeling you have when eating at the Lucky Zou Zou.
Located in New Taipei City, less than one block away from Danjin Denggong LRT (淡金鄧公站), it can be somewhat difficult to find. But the journey itself can be its own reward. Along with its neighboring shop, Maverick Cubano, they share tables underneath towering trees, surrounded by a variety of exotic plants and mountainside. It's one of the most unique and beautiful places you can visit by train.
In fact, the shop's so remote that it has become one of the best kept secrets in Taiwan, frequented by locals who are looking for a romantic hideaway, or a spot to meet with friends. Lucky Zou Zou (來去走走) is truly a beautiful oasis, camouflaged high up north, away from the crowds of Taipei, and separated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Now, if Lucky Zou Zou is a tropical paradise, then the Chicken Fajita Wrap would be its buried treasure, a delicious blend of chicken, vegetables, and fruits that captivates the senses. It is absolutely one of the best sandwiches we have ever tasted.
It is rare to find a precious gem as tasty as the Chicken Fajita Wrap in this region, let alone the world, which makes the long journey to their shop even more worthwhile.
And at night, when the glimmering lights are beckoning customers in, it becomes even more magical. There is an effervescent neon glow that eminates from their shops, which can be seen from half a mile away, and it only adds to Lucky Zou Zou's mystical feeling. It's the perfect romantic location for any couples retreat.
So, if you are looking for some place special, a remote, romantic and secluded spot, then this is the perfect restaurant for you. It's a beautiful, intimate oasis, especially in the evening hours.
Joey Chestnut has just carved himself into the Mount Rushmore of All-Time Injured Athletes Who Won A Title. By winning with a ruptured tendon, hindered by crutches, and eating his way to a 15th title, Chestnut has cemented his legacy among the greatest athletes of all-time.
Most everyone agrees that Chestnut's already reached the upper echelons of every major category in competitive eating. However, today's championship victory was different. Eventhough Joey was hobbled on one leg, facing one of the biggest obstacles of his career, he still managed to out-eat every other challenger and leave them choking in his dust. And by doing so, ate his way onto a very short and distinguished list.
Competitive Eating Is A Real Sport
Before we continue, let's address the elephant in the room... competitive eating is a real sport. It takes months of preparation and training to reach the top of the eating championships, and it's just as challenging as any other athletic sport.
Chestnut deserves to be recognized on the same level as Lebron James, Mike Trout, or even Wayne Gretzky. Can any of those superstars eat 70 hotdogs in 10 minutes? I truly doubt it. So, let's put that question to rest and move on forward.
True Champions Endure The Pain
By capturing his 15th Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest, on crutches nonetheless, Joey Chestnut has chiseled his way onto an exclusive list, one which includes sports legends such as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Whether it was a broken leg or the flu, both Woods and Jordan won titles while playing hurt.
So, while Chestnut's feats are unparalled in the world of competitve eating, he has done something that very few in any sport has done. He endured the pain and pushed himself to a 7th consecutive victory, even when the odds were heavily stacked against him. That's the mark of a real champion.
So, without further ado, here is the Mount Rushmore of the Greatest Athletes (from every sport) Who Won A Title While Injured.
All-Time Mount Rushmore Of Injured Athletes Winning A Title
|1||Michael Jordan||Basketball||1997||Flu-like symptoms||Chicago Bulls||The Flu Game|
|2||Jim McMahon||Football||1986||Every Part Of Body||Chicago Bears||Super Bowl XX|
|3||Joey Chestnut||Competitive Eating||2022||Ruptured Tendon||Solo||The Hotdog Crutch|
|4||Curt Schilling||Baseball||2004||Sutured Ankle||Boston Red Sox||Bloody Sock Game|
|5||Willis Reed||Basketball||1970||Thigh Muscle Tear||New York Knicks||Reed At The Garden|
|6||Tiger Woods||Golf||2008||Leg Stress Fracture||Solo||U.S. Open Win|
|7||Emmitt Smith||Football||1993||Separated Shoulder||Dallas Cowboys||Played With One Arm|
|8||Kirk Gibson||Baseball||1988||Two Bad Legs||Los Angeles Dodgers||Gibson Fist Pump|
|9||Kerri Strug||USA Gymnastics||1996||Injured Ankle||Team USA (Olympics)||The Perfect Vault|
If Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's Hotdog Competition tomorrow, he could join the Mount Rushmore of Championship Athletes competing injured. Who will forget Michael Jordan and his infamous flu game? Or Curt Schilling pitching for Boston in a bloody sock? Or even Tiger Woods winning the U.S. Open on a broken leg?
All eyes will be on Joey Chestnut tomorrow, as many question whether this is the biggest challenge of his career. For the first time ever, Chestnut will be competitive eating with a severe injury, after an unfortunate accident ruptured his tendon, that will force him to eat on crutches.
Do You Believe In Miracles?
However, nothing may be more miraculous than a severely injured man eating over 70 hotdogs on hobbled legs. Few realize the endurance and skill it takes to be successful in competitive eating, which can take months of both mental and physical training. If Chestnut can pull off another Hotdog Eating Championship win, he could easily be mentioned in the same breath as Schilling, Woods, and yes... even Michael Jordan.
If we dive in even deeper, it could even be argued that Chestnut's Mustard Belts are more impressive than Jordan's six basketball titles with the Chicago Bulls. With another win, Joey's 15 Hotdog Eating Championships would far surpass Jordan's 6 Basketball Championships. Some could even argue that Jordan won his Championships in a team sport, while Chestnut had to win his Mustard Belts alone.
The Legacy Grows
However, that's a conversation saved for another day, as we wait for tomorrow's 2022 Nathan's Hotdog Eating Competition. If Chestnut can win while injured, he will definitely be added to the "Mount Rushmore of Injured Athletes Winning a Title".
Chestnut will going for his 7th straight win, and 15th win overall, which will add to his illustrious collection of Mustard Belts. Regardless the outcome, he is already the undisputed leader in Competitive Eating Hot Dog competitions, and nobody else comes even close.
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