11 Heartfelt K-Pop Songs About Friendship

Sometimes, the best way to acknowledge friendship is through an expressive message. Luckily, there are plenty of K-pop songs that address friendship through heartwarming lyrics. While we’d love to feature every possible track that has been released, here is a list of lyrics that are bound to make your hearts melt.

1. SEVENTEEN – “Campfire”

When things are hard and you’re tired

I’ll shine on you

Don’t let go of my hand

You were next to me

I was next to you

We’ll shine through our campfire

Comparing the warmth of a friendship to that of a campfire, SEVENTEEN talks about staying by a friend’s side and offering their support through hardship.

2. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “I’m All Ears”

Tell me everything

It’s alright if it takes all night

So your cold day

Can melt through me

I am all ears

I am all ears, I’m listening

Sometimes, all we need is a listening ear to let all of our worries out. In “I’m all ears,” Taeyeon is an example of that sweet friend who will listen to you until you feel better.

3. Red Velvet – “Ladies Night”

Our memories are vividly contained

Inside those shining times eternally

I’ll keep the feeling of right now

Inside my heart, filled to the brim

Through the lyrics of “Ladies Night,” Red Velvet reminds us that the beauty of an everlasting friendship lies in cherished memories that nourish it throughout the years.

4. ATEEZ – “Thank U”

These days, I’ve been thinking about

Maybe I’ve been doing pretty well, and the proof is you

Although we pointed at each other in a tit-for-tat situation

We didn’t know we were grateful

Being grateful towards friends is a given, especially when they impact one’s life greatly. ATEEZ’s song is spot-on, especially since its Korean title translates to “friend.”

5. BTOB – “Friend”

You’re my B-E to the S-T, Best F-R-I-E-N-D friend

You probably know me better than my family (maybe)

In other words what what

You’re my brother from another mother, sister, from another mister

We’re not blood-related but it doesn’t matter

Got each other’s backs no matter what happens

When I’m down, when I’m up, no matter what

One thing I’m sure, I can always count on ya

BTOB has a lot to say about friendship. The best part about their lyrics is that they compare their friendship’s bond to that of a family, and rightfully so.

6. Zico feat. IU – “Soulmate”

Hello, my soulmate

Everything became more like you

A transparent knot has been tied

You can’t leave this place, not even for a moment

Zico and IU team up to celebrate their long-lasting friendship with this mesmerizing rendition about the tight bond that links soulmates in a platonic setting.

7. BTS – “Spring Day”

How much more do I have to wait?

How many nights do I have to stay up?

Until I can see you? (until I can see you?)

Until I can meet you? (until I can meet you?)

You know it all

You’re my best friend

The morning will come again

Missing a friend is always a bitter feeling. Luckily, there is always hope for a reunion in the future. BTS surely shares the sentiment.

8. NCT U – “Without You”

To live and to endure

If we’re together, it’ll be happier

We’ll be endlessly connected

Can’t live without you

Real friends are always with you through thick and thin, and that bond stands the test of time – and naturally, life. NCT U seems to know a thing or two about it.

9. GFRIEND – “My Buddy”

Do you remember? Soft like the white snowflakes

I held your hands

There are still so many days remaining for us

I promise you with the twinkling stars and the sky

I’ll be your BUDDY

This song is undoubtedly meant for GFRIEND’s fandom, Buddy. If we can learn something from it, it would be the promise that two friends share about being in each other’s lives forever.

10. Super Junior – “Good Friends”

Before we knew it

We’ve shared so much

Dripping sweat, tears, secrets

I’ll always love everything

Even the times we hated each other before we knew it

We can’t grow apart

I’ll miss seeing you, I’ll miss you

I love my friends

It seems that these lyrics are a page from Super Junior’s diary about their story as a group. If anything, this is the sweetest acknowledgment for a lengthy and healthy friendship.

11. EXO – “Lights Out”

When even breathing feels hard

And tears rise up sometimes

You can hide in me and cry

You can do that

Because it’ll pass

EXO offers the ultimate comfort in friendship: simply being there for our loved ones. Sometimes, your mere presence can bring solace to someone and help them overcome difficult times.

*Translated lyrics from Color Coded Lyrics.

Which K-pop lyric is your friendship motto? Let us know in the comments below!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.

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