10 K-Pop Songs To Help You Get Over Heartbreak
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, but not everyone celebrates it. In fact, for some single people, getting over a previous relationship is still a work in progress. The coping mechanisms are many, and yet nothing stirs feelings like a good breakup song.
Brought to you by K-pop’s finest artists, here are 10 K-pop songs to help you get over heartbreak.
1. Jessi – “Numb”
The final stage of grief is acceptance, and Jessi does exactly that. In this melancholic but assertive track, the rapper recalls all of the times her significant other wronged her, and she decisively put an end to it by choosing herself, her well-being, and her support system over an abusive relationship.
Leave it to Jennie to give you a proper anthem for all the solo ladies and gentlemen out there. Her relatable lyrics describe a mundane relationship where spark and feelings are visibly absent. The best way to handle a similar situation is to end things and embrace the single life.
3. Red Velvet – “One Of These Nights”
This soothing ballad by Red Velvet is perhaps the best remedy for heartache. Because not all breakups are handled the same way, the ladies sing of the agony that comes following a separation, and the urge to go back to an old flame.
4. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “What Do I Call You”
I bet we all wished to forget an ex to the point of completely wiping them from our memories. Taeyeon expresses it so beautifully in this chill bop, as she vividly narrates the stages that a couple goes through until they become estranged.
5. SHINee – “Don’t Call Me”
Some exes don’t know how to give up, so you might want to send them this one in hopes that they’ll finally let you go. SHINee clearly states in their lyrics that they’re over their previous partners, and they are not willing to take them back no matter what.
6. CL – “Lover Like Me”
“Lover Like Me” is another song to cheer you up after your relationship is over. CL serves a gem through her rhymes, where she hypes herself, realizes her worth, and makes sure that everyone knows so, including the lover who walked out on the relationship.
7. BLACKPINK’s Rosé – “Gone”
Sometimes, you just have to let all of that grief out in order to move on. In Rosé’s case, she retraces all of the moments that led to the end of her relationship as she painfully words how it has been making her feel.
8. MAMAMOO – “Starry Night”
Getting over a past love is one of the hardest things to do, and MAMAMOO knows exactly how to portray it. The quartet beautifully unfolds this process as they depict the push and pull a person feels when working on their feelings, all while having to deal with the impeding surge of memories.
9. T-ara’s Soyeon – “Interview”
Soyeon’s “Interview” is in fact a monologue that any person has with themselves following a separation. The singer’s vocals bring comfort in this revelatory ballad that serves as a walkthrough guide to dealing with breakups.
10. iKON – “Love Scenario”
Not all breakups have to end with war. Being the kings of heartbreak songs, iKON does it yet again as they deliver this delightful song. The boys fondly speak of their past relationships and compare them to a love scenario that has reached its end, with no hard feelings.
Which breakup track is your go-to comfort song? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.