7 Lively K-Pop Songs To Illuminate Your Summer Weekends

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time to enjoy sweet K-pop tunes on the weekend! From hip hop to pop, there is something for everyone to love this season. SHINee, FIFTY FIFTY, ATEEZ, and more deliver what you are anxious to hear the most! If you want to truly appreciate the liveliest K-pop that will surely illuminate your summer weekends, take a listen to these incredible songs.


Nothing says lively like a hot track that blends R&B and classic hip hop. “HARD” is all about someone trusting in your own faith and never backing down from challenges. When summer weekend plans fall through, play this SHINee song to lighten up the mood. This track brings the energy every time it plays!


This track is the definition of the word lively! The pop single perfectly mixes disco, synth, and bubblegum pop genres. The lyrics in “Cupid” express someone’s unrequited love. They feel less smart for falling in love in the first place. If you are feeling brave, you can play this single in the presence of your crush. The outcome of your summer will definitely be surprising.


The theme of this spicy K-pop song is hot Korean peppers! The single was designed to be fun and energetic, just like illuminating warm weekends. “BOUNCY” is all about believing that the world can change if you want it to. Play this dance track at your next summer cookout and enjoy the sizzling vibes!

DKB – “I Need Love”

This energetic single features dance, pop, R&B, and a touch of hip hop. The message behind “I Need Love” is just like the title suggests! It is all about someone requesting authentic love from those who truly care about them. This is a great song to use for a love confession one summer weekend. It’s a sweet and bright track!

IU – “Blueming”

This high-spirited single fuses pop and rock genres together and makes the best music for summer weekends! The lyrics talk about someone’s concerns involving modern-day romance in the current digital age. They learn to grow in the understanding of an unrealistic relationship and their own personal life. You can play this lively single during relaxing days at home. Enjoy the tunes as a party of one!

TWICE – “What is Love?”

Lively and illuminating are great words to describe this upbeat TWICE song. This electronic and pop single is all about the love and romance people fantasize about after discovering it through television shows, movies, or books. During a summer weekend of enjoying your favorite book or program, this could be a good song to maintain the happy mood. TWICE brings the good vibes!

AKMU – “Dinosaur”

Imagine turning your nightmares into a lively electronic dance song! AKMU’s “Dinosaur” is all about waking up from a nightmare about a dinosaur and fighting it. The song was inspired by member Lee Chan Hyuk’s dreams as a child. You can illuminate any upsetting summer weekend by turning it into a happy occasion. Make “Dinosaur” your go-to song this season!

Hey Soompiers, which energetic K-pop song will you have on repeat every weekend? Are there any additional songs you would add to this list? 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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