8 Dynamic K-Pop Jams To Play On Your Sun-Kissed Vacation

Temperatures are rising and beach season is calling our names! Vacations are being planned left and right, and there’s one component that makes the whole process a tad more fun: K-pop summer jams. The list can be long, and the choice too difficult to make, but there is at least one energetic song to represent a specific occasion, activity, or moment. Here are eight dynamic K-pop jams to play on your sun-kissed vacation!

1. Hyolyn, Dasom – “Summer or Summer”

Hyolyn and Dasom know how to beat the heat: they’re team beach and party mode all the way! With all the summer references mentioned in the lyrics, it only takes one listen to know that this is the perfect anthem to start your vacation right. Turn your captions on and enjoy!

2. Jay Park feat. GRAY – “Drive”

While this awesome collab is more laidback than dynamic, you can definitely jam to it whenever you’re going for a drive. Jay Park and GRAY serve with their harmonious vocals, and if we take their lyrics literally, this would make a fine background track for a road trip between lovers.

3. Cherry Bullet – “Aloha Oe”

Taking a more colorful route, Cherry Bullet amazes with this haunting melody that is fit for a sunny and breezy day on an island. The girls sing of everything that vividly represents this season: lively festivals, ethereal sunsets, and midsummer nights.

4. WINNER – “Island”

Speaking of islands, WINNER has got you covered: a fun tropical sound to turn it up during your getaway holiday. So what are you waiting for? Get a cocktail, dip your feet in sand, and enjoy the dazzling beauty of the sky that perfectly matches the sea.

5. TWICE – “Alcohol-Free”

Some things are best experienced sober, like this bop. According to TWICE, sharing a moment with someone special equals the feeling one gets from getting drunk — the good part, of course. That special someone can be anyone as long as you enjoy your break together!

6. BTS – “Permission To Dance”

When the weather gets hot and dull, nothing spikes up the energy like blasting your favorite song and rocking to it. The dynamic vibe of this track is particularly highlighted in the chorus that makes you want to throw a solo dance party. Care to join in? No permission required!

7. DPR LIVE feat. Beenzino, MAMAMOO’s Hwasa – “Hula Hoops”

Staying on the dance theme with a twist, maybe hula hoops can trend this summer! This feel-good track that brings three amazing musicians together is exactly what’s needed when you want to jam with style. Join the hype and spin until you make a hula hoop out of your world.

8. Zico feat. Rain – “Summer Hate”

When two elite artists join forces, you know you’re in for a wild ride. It looks like Rain and Zico are anti-summer, which might comfort listeners who share their opinion about the hot and sweaty weather that makes them want to hide indoors to escape the blazing sun.

Which dynamic K-pop jam is your go-to track this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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