10 Memorable Songs Produced For Variety Shows That Need To Be On Your K-Pop Playlist
Korean variety shows are unmatched around the world when it comes to quality television programming. They vary in content, running time, and purpose, but all of them from “Running Man” to “The Return of Superman” are unique, entertaining, and incredibly creative. But another reason these shows are loved by fans all around the world is because they bring together comedians, actors, singers, and other entertainers. So it’s no surprise that some amazing songs have come from variety shows, like those included in this list.
1. Naengmyeon (“Infinite Challenge” – Jessica & Park Myung Soo)
This classic summer song came into existence thanks to “Infinite Challenge” and a special duet episode back in 2009. Jessica and Park Myung Soo’s song about cold noodles became so popular in Korea that they promoted it together for a while on music shows. With a catchy tune and cute choreography, it’s no wonder this song is still a fan favorite around the world. Rediscover this magical song for yourself below!
2. Banmal Song (“We Got Married” – YongSeo Couple)
It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 10 years since the Goguma Couple was on “We Got Married.” This cute song, written and performed by Jung Yong Hwa of CNBLUE and Seohyun of Girls’ Generation, is about the awkwardness and hesitation that Seohyun had felt using informal speech with Yonghwa during their televised fantasy relationship. Take a listen to this adorable song!
3. I’m So Sexy (“Infinite Challenge” – Yoo Jae Suk & Park Jin Young)
“Infinite Challenge” has made a tradition of creating some pretty awesome songs on the show. One of the greatest and most memorable in the past several years was “I’m So Sexy,” performed and created by Yoo Jae Suk and Park Jin Young. With such an awesome combination of talent, it’s no wonder this song is so addictive. It’s sure to increase your confidence and get you dancing along!
4. Shut Up (“Sister’s Slam Dunk” – Unnies)
This song took Korea by storm when it first came out in 2016 and shot to number one as soon as it was released. Thanks to “Sister’s Slam Dunk,” viewers got a first-hand look at the difficult process of creating, recording, choreographing, and performing the song. Written by Park Jin Young and promoted by powerhouse entertainers from all over the Korean entertainment industry, “Shut Up” was destined for greatness. Check out the music video below!
5. Young Love (“We Got Married” – SungJoy Couple)
Fans were head over heels for the adorable relationship of Red Velvet’s Joy and BTOB’s Yook Sungjae on “We Got Married,” So when the two released the sweet song “Young Love,” it was the collaboration fans had been dreaming of. This cute and light song is sure to put a smile on your face!
6. Sweet Dream (“Ask Us Anything” – Heechul & Min Kyung Hoon)
“Ask Us Anything” is one of the most popular Korean shows in the world thanks to a great cast and fun premise. And even though a heartfelt and intense song may not have been what fans expected from a Heechul and Kyung Hoon collaboration, there’s no denying it’s powerful and memorable. Give it a listen below!
7. Right (“Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2” – Unnies)
Following the footsteps of “Sister’s Slam Dunk”, “Right” brings together talented women from all over the Korean entertainment industry in this epic collaboration. The fun, upbeat, and addictive song became popular all over the world upon release and is still a total bop to this day. Take a look at the music video and get ready to sing along!
8. Falling Blossoms (“Ask Us Anything” – Heechul & Min Kyung Hoon)
Heechul and Min Kyung Hoon really stepped up their song and music video game for their second song release on “Ask Us Anything.” “Falling Blossoms” is a sad, powerful rock ballad with a music video that will make you cry. As one of the best songs to come out of a variety show, fans all hope these two never stop releasing songs together! Grab the tissues and watch the music video below.
9. You’re the Only One for Me (“Busted!” – Kim Sejeong)
This sweet and cute song, sung by Kim Sejeong of gugudan, proved to be a fun and vital clue in an episode of “Busted!” It was produced and recorded specifically for one episode of the unique and popular variety show as a fun surprise for fans. Even though it’s short, this catchy and sweet song is a memorable moment. Give it a listen!
10. Deep Blue Eyes (“Idol Drama Operation Team” – Girls Next Door)
This amazing song brought together some of the most popular and talented girls in the K-pop industry for an epic performance. Written and produced by Jinyoung of B1A4 and with seven rockstar performers, is there any way this song wouldn’t be awesome? With a catchy beat and cool dance, it’s certain to become one of your favorites!
Which song on the list is your favorite, Soompiers? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
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