7 Uplifting K-Pop Songs To Transform Bad Days

Sometimes, music can be a great friend. Songs seem to read our minds with their expressive lyrics and undeniable tunes, and bad days can easily be forgotten with the right K-pop song. From SF9 to ASTRO, K-pop has the ability to move us. Here are several songs that hold the power to transform a bad day.

SF9 – “Mamma Mia”

SF9’s retro sound is always welcomed! Bad days are washed away with the track’s lively drum and guitar introduction alone. “Mamma Mia” lyrics are about young people striving to win over the hearts of their crushes in the most amusing way. The song is adorable, and it makes it easy to fall in love with SF9!

ASTRO – “Breathless”

It’s hard not to smile while listening to this cheerful tune. The energetic dance and electronic sound will make you want to get up and dance! “Breathless” explains the feelings of developing a big crush on someone. It’s pure elation in the beginning stages of puppy love! It you’re in need of cheering up, then take a listen to ASTRO’s dazzling and high-spirited song.


The possibility of a new romance is always exciting. TWICE’s classic song is all about playing hard to get at the beginning stages of a relationship. The lyrics encourage their significant other to not give up pursing their hearts. “CHEER UP” is a good mix of dance and pop with its great use of drums and bass, and it is such a fun song!

BTS (featuring Halsey) – “Boy With Luv”

This is a funk and pop song that has great electronic elements. “Boy With Luv” is all about someone finding happiness in the smallest things while being in a relationship. The lyrics express an adorable connection to a significant other, and BTS and Halsey do a great job bringing joy to our ears and helping us forget about the reasons for bad days.


IVE’s debut track is all about vibrant colors shining the brightest when someone is in love. This electronic pop single has irresistible melodies, which also incorporates a beloved Bollywood soundtrack, and IVE excels in perfectly blending the wonderful tunes together. Bad days don’t stand a chance at succeeding when this song starts playing!

KARD – “Ring The Alarm”

The moombahton genre has arrived through “Ring The Alarm”! KARD’s song is perfect for erasing bad days and will uplift everyone’s dark mood. It’s hard not to dance to the addictive song, which expresses excitement of a new romance. KARD’s song is all about being delighted for new possibilities.

PSY (featuring BTS’s Suga) – “That That”

PSY made his grand return to K-pop with the best blend of hip hop, dance, electronic, and soul with his song “That That.” He erases bad days through the uplifting lyrics about embracing life after the pandemic. The song encourages listeners to get up, dance, and even throw a party! BTS’s Suga joined in on the fun by producing the track and also being featured in it. PSY and Suga always bring good vibes!

Hey Soompiers, which song speaks to your heart on bad days? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

KMoody is a Soompi writer who is a longtime Korean drama fan. Her favorite dramas include “Boys Over Flowers,” “Dream High,” and “Love Alarm!” For more information about her personal and professional writing journey, follow her on Instagram at BTSCelebs.

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