10 K-Pop Songs That Could Totally Work As K-Drama OSTs
As we immerse ourselves in K-pop’s various sounds, we always find a suitable song for every occasion. The versatility in lyrics, melodies, and visuals makes every track perfectly relatable depending on the situation we find ourselves in.
Some of these releases are so convenient, we could swear they’d be K-drama soundtrack-worthy. We made a list of some of the most recurrent scenarios in K-dramas, and we matched them with a selection of K-pop songs that could undeniably pass for OSTs. Check them out below and let us know what you think!
1. For a celebratory scene: BLACKPINK – “Boombayah”
If there were ever a scene where the female lead and her squad are attending a party, we could definitely picture them having lots of fun dancing while this exotic beat is playing in the background.
2. For a journey scene: Bolbbalgan4 – “Travel”
A scenario where the main character is reminiscing during a lengthy road trip would ideally be complemented by this song.
3. For an action scene: MONSTA X – “Fighter”
Honestly, every MONSTA X title track is action material. This specific song would fit like a glove during an intense fight scene.
4. For a romantic scene: EXO – “For Life”
This serenading melody could totally serve as an intimate soundtrack for a heartwarming scene where the main lead is confessing his feelings to his beloved and promising to always be by their side.
5. For a wedding scene: Rain – “The Best Present”
Playing this beautiful song as the main lead is watching his future partner walk down the aisle would definitely give us all the feels!
6. For a heartbreaking scene: Suzy – “I’m In Love With Someone Else”
This melancholic tune would totally fit the painful dilemma that the female lead finds herself in as she admits to her partner that she is leaving him for someone else.
7. For a melancholy scene: BTS – “Spring Day”
In a part where a K-drama character is missing an old friend, this soothing song would perfectly convey the emotions felt at that moment.
8. For a family scene: Zion.T – “Yanghwa BRDG”
We could totally imagine this musical gem playing as the lead character is reuniting with his family while recalling his childhood memories.
9. For a revolutionary scene: IU – “BBIBBI”
With the current flow of badass female K-drama characters, this could be the anthem for a female lead who decides to draw the line and stand up for herself once and for all.
10. For a solitude scene: Akdong Musician – “Melted”
This pensive ballad is the exemplary choice to play if there was a scene where the main character is feeling lonely and lost as they keep being shunned by their entourage.
Which K-pop song do you think fits best as a K-drama OST? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.