OSKP Alex’s Top 10 Favorite K-Pop Songs Of All Time
OSKP wants to give you a chance to get to know all of the writers better! So, what better way to do that than to share their top 10 lists! First up, Alex!
Well, it’s time to create the most difficult list you could ask of any K-pop fan. Here are my top 10 favorite K-pop songs!
10. “4 Walls” – f(x) (에프엑스)
f(x) (에프엑스) is one of the most talented and unique girl groups in K-pop, but for some reason haven’t had a comeback in years. But, despite the group’s setbacks, “4 Walls” will always be one of my favorite songs and choreographies by them.
09. “The Red Shoes” (분홍신) – IU (아이유)
If you’re looking for something danceable and nostalgic, look no further than IU’s (아이유) 1940s inspired song, “The Red Shoes” (분홍신). It definitely makes me want to purchase a pair of red shoes and throw a Great Gatsby themed party.
08. “BANG BANG BANG” (뱅뱅뱅) – BIGBANG
Could there BE any more of a hype song?! There’s no way you can’t be dancing or smiling while listening to this song! Many times K-pop can be considered “extra” and BANG BANG BANG (뱅뱅뱅) definitely embodies that notion with this club banger.
07. “What is Love” – EXO (엑소)
As the first K-pop song I ever purchased on iTunes (out of a collection of now 885 songs), “What is Love” by the popular boy group, EXO (엑소), will always be on my top 10 favorites list! Also, can we please just admire D.O’s soulful vocals?
06. “Tomorrow, Today” (내일, 오늘) – JJ Project
When I first listened to JJ Project’s new song “Tomorrow, Today” (내일, 오늘) earlier this year, it became my instant favorite because it’s simple, understated, yet powerful with relatable lyrics about how difficult major life decisions can be to make.
05. “Tonight” – TVXQ! (동방신기)
One of the greatest songs sung by one of the greatest K-pop groups of all time. It’s true what the song says in the beginning, this song truly makes me happy and makes me want to fall in love again. It’s the ultimate wedding song, right?
04. “I Will Leave (남겨둘게)” – DAY6 (데이식스)
While the beginning of this song does remind me of Christmas, this song by DAY6 (데이식스) completely embodies rock and roll. Its addictive chorus, catchy beat, and stellar vocals make it my favorite track from this incredibly talented Korean band.
03. “Rain (비가와)” – 2PM
One of the smoothest songs in K-pop, 2PM brings the sexiness in one of their best romantic songs, “Rain” (비가와). No matter the weather, I’ll be listening to this song with my car speakers blaring and screaming in my incredibly broken Korean.
02. “In My Room (인마이룸)” – SHINee (샤이니)
Easily my favorite ballad song, “In My Room” (인마이룸) showcases the vocal mastery and live performance abilities of one of my favorite K-pop groups, SHINee (샤이니). Off of their debut EP, Replay, released in 2008, SHINee (샤이니) showed great talent at the beginning of their careers and still do today after nearly ten years.
01. “Spring Day (봄날)” – BTS (방탄소년단)
And my FAVORITE K-pop song? Yes, the award goes to “Spring Day” (봄날) by BTS (방탄소년단)! This song definitely changed my life for the better by becoming the main inspiration to follow K-pop music closely and to pursue a career in the K-pop music industry.
As you can tell, I’m a fan of all different types of music, especially slower K-pop songs. While I enjoy “hype” or “exciting” songs, I tend to be drawn towards songs that showcase the vocal abilities of the artist or group. What did you think of my list? Are any of my songs on your top 10 list? Let me know in the comments!