10 Refreshing K-Pop Tracks To Listen To On Hot Summer Days

Summer arrives this month with sizzling temperatures and hot K-pop songs! While you wait for your favorite singers to release new tunes, here are some of the most refreshing songs that are already available to enjoy. These songs are all about romance, self-confidence, and celebrating the special people in life. Cool down on those hot summer days with singles from Jay Park, Jeon Somi, NCT U, Girls’ Generation, and more!

Jay Park (featuring Zion.T) – “Candy”

Jay Park’s “Candy” is a refreshing mix of R&B and hip hop and features Zion.T, who came along for the ride. The song’s lyrics express someone’s overwhelming affection for their lover. Because they are hopelessly in love, they consider them sweet like candy. This is a great song to play at the beach, and you can enjoy the sizzling summer days with this single that feels like a sugar rush!

Jeon Somi – “Watermelon”

The perfect blend of pop and R&B arrives in the single “Watermelon.” Jeon Somi was the main songwriter for this song, which is all about comparing a romantic relationship to a watermelon. The layers of the fruit represent the stages of a relationship. “Watermelon” is a good song to play at a hot summer picnic. Nothing says summer like a refreshing watermelon!

xikers – “ROCKSTAR”

The explosive lyrics in “ROCKSTAR” talk about being young and optimistic, and this song encourages listeners to chase their dreams. “ROCKSTAR” is best described as an anthem with pop and rock elements, and listening to this track makes you feel like you’re at a summer music festival! Play this track on the way to your next concert for endless fun.

BOYNEXTDOOR – “One and Only”

This pop and dance song is the definition of refreshing! “One and Only” is a fun single that expresses someone’s self-confidence in front of their crush. The lyrics suggest that they are the best person to date. “One and Only” is a great song to play while you get ready for your hot summer hangout. Erase away any traces of nerves or anxiety with this bold track!

B.A.P’s Moon Jong Up – “US”

The song “US” is a good mix of the dance and R&B genres and is a refreshing and sexy love song for those hot summer days. Moon Jong Up’s solo track is all about the thrilling emotions someone feels for a significant other, and the lyrics encourage a lover to follow their heart. You can enjoy this single best as you get ready for a date on a hot summer day. It makes the listener feel just a little bit sexier!

KARD – “Ride on the Wind”

With dance hall groove and house rhythm elements, this EDM single is very refreshing. The lyrics for “Ride on the Wind” talk about first love and compares a breezy wind to the shy feelings of falling in love for the first time. “Ride on the Wind” is a great song to add to your daily summer playlist. Enjoy this song during your morning walk.

SHINee – “Atlantis”

One of the most refreshing things on hot summer days is cool water, and “Atlantis” will quench your imaginary thirst! “Atlantis” is a pop dance single that delivers endless fun. The song is all about someone falling deeply in love, and they compare their romance to discovering the underwater city of Atlantis. This is a good song to play during a hot summer cookout. While you prepare your meal and drinks, SHINee’s refreshing song will help you cool down.

AleXa – “Xtra”

“Xtra” is all about living your best life. This dance song embodies old school bubblegum pop to birth the perfect song. The lyrics express the sweet nostalgia from the late 1990s and early 2000s. AleXa brings her best childhood memories of music from that time. “Xtra” is a fun track that can be enjoyed on any hot summer day! This is the kind of song to add to your summer playlist and keep on repeat.

NCT U – “90’s Love”

Nothing says refreshing like a throwback song. “90’s Love” is a hip hop single with elements of old school pop and R&B, and the song is full of nostalgia. The lyrics describe remembering and remaking memories. Those priceless memories have immense value that exceeds time and space. If you have a school reunion coming up in the summer, you might feel refreshed by listening to this song during your commute to and from the event. You can even ask the DJ to play this incredible track for everyone!

Girls’ Generation – “FOREVER 1”

This dance and blended pop single screams refreshing! The song “FOREVER 1” expresses someone’s infinite love for people who encourage them in all circumstances. It is all about being with loved ones forever. “FOREVER 1” is the perfect song to enjoy during a family and friends hangout on hot summer days. It brightens the mood and helps you cherish the ones around you.

Hey Soompiers, which K-pop song do you find the most refreshing? And which timeless song do you consider your summer anthem? Let us know in the comments!

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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