This is a completely personal mixtape this week. One it took me time to muster up the emotional fortitude to compile. Whatever your thoughts on why I’m doing this, just know that this is for me. This is how I’m dealing with what’s arguably the most shocking and devastating event to rock the K-pop world. My tribute to an artist who I respected, cared about, and truly loved. Say what you will, love is the only way I can describe how I felt about Kim Jonghyun.

I’m not here to wax ad nauseum about mental health and the system that failed him. There’s a multitude of articles and think pieces about the subject, and my small voice won’t add much more than what’s already been said (and most likely will be said). No, instead I’m here to celebrate the writing accomplishments of one music’s most talented artists. Many have done so, and I’m just adding to the memories of this shining star to say…

Thank you, Jonghyun. You did well.

While these are my favorite of the songs Jonghyun wrote over his career, this mixtape is simply in order of song release. I do have my clear favorites, but I thought it best to keep this simple. What are some of your favorite songs penned by Jonghyun?