9 K-Pop Songs By Female Artists To Uplift Women
In the past, K-pop songs have tackled various topics more often than not. In particular, it’s always encouraging and empowering to hear songs that address issues that women face on a daily basis. And having a handful of releases that are vocal about all sorts of experiences that women from all walks of life go through is not only necessary but also long overdue.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are but some of many great releases – past and present – that can uplift women all around the world.
1. BoA – “Woman”
BoA has marvelously captured the essence of what being a woman is all about in this song. Oozing with confidence and class, the lyrics draw an empowering picture of the inner beauty that every female carries within her.
2. 2NE1 – “I Am The Best”
Everybody loves a badass anthem! Songs like “I Am The Best” can give you that self-esteem boost you need to get up on your feet and show the world who’s the best and the “baddest” of them all.
3. Sunmi – “Gashina”
Speaking of being badass, Sunmi is a living example. Kickstarting her career with a glorious track, the artist assures her listeners that when a love interest walks away, there is no need to keep holding on to them. Instead, the best thing to do is to bid them farewell, bloom again, and carry on.
4. GLAM – “I Like That”
GLAM’s fun track “I Like That” cites various situations where women can take care of themselves and enjoy being on their own – even when the case at hand can be quite sticky sometimes, such as catching a nasty cockroach!
5. I.O.I – “Dream Girls”
Songs that encourage self-love and fighting for one’s dream(s) are simply the best. I.O.I is the ultimate dream group as they ask their listeners to believe in themselves and never give up until they get what they want. Quite the pep talk!
6. Jessi – “Ssenunni”
Honestly, not having this jam featured would be a sin. This fierce Unnie is here to remind all of you ladies of your self-worth. Embracing your personality, no matter how unconventional it is, is the biggest flex you can flaunt.
7. ITZY – “Dalla Dalla”
Being molded into a generic standard to fit in society is the oldest – and by now the most outdated – cliché in the book. ITZY is speaking up, and their message is clear: They’re different, they’re confident, and they wouldn’t change it for anyone – as should be the case for all women.
8. IU – “Twenty-Three”
This little gem by IU is a fan favorite, and for good reason. The soloist breaks free from her chains and speaks boldly about what goes through her mind. This stunt is also an invitation for other women to follow suit and keep discovering themselves as they grow up.
“It is better to be alone than in bad company” is basically what Jennie is conveying through her first solo. The BLACKPINK member describes her glow up following her decision to step away from an unhealthy relationship in order to restore her shine as a single woman.
Which uplifting K-pop song is your anthem? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.