[Soompi Playlist] Ten K-Pop Songs for a Rainy Day
It has been rainy and gloomy in South Korea for the past few days, making people moody and restless. The restaurants that sell noodles, Korean pancake, and makgulli have had longer lines than ususal because traditionally, Koreans see them as rainy day food. Just like how we may seek a lively, upbeat song for a day at the beach, rainy days often call for slow, soft, and sad songs that remind listeners about a past love or an unhappy memory.
Today at Soompi, we bring you a “Rainy Day'” playlist with songs from K-Pop, old and new, idol or not, including OST songs. Bookmark this post for a rainy day if where you are, it is gloriously sunny (lucky you!) or check to see if your “rainy day” song matches with ours!
BEAST‘s “On Rainy Days“
This sexy and sad song starts off with rain sound effects, bringing the listener into a rainy mood even on a sunny day.
Lee Seon Hee‘s “Fox Rain” from “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho” OST
Titled “Fox Rain,” this song is perfect for a sunny day when it suddenly starts to pour. According to Korean folkore, this type of rain fell when a fox was getting married.
CNBlue‘s “Love Rides the Rain“
The picking of the guitar strings in the track sound like rain falling.
Jang Jae In‘s “Rainy Day“
Jang Jae In’s husky, low voice creates the perfect mood for a warm cup of coffee while you take shelter from the rain in a cafe.
Kim Hyun Shik‘s “Like Rain, Like Music“
This song from the 1980s is recognized by many in Korea as the classic “rainy day” song. Kim Hyun Shik was an influential singer that perhaps defined an era in the Korean music industry. He died at an early age of 42.
Baek Ji Young‘s “Spring Rain” from “Gu Family Book” OST
Love is often described as feeling like spring rain, drenching you in emotion and making you feel alive after a long winter.
Epik High‘s “Umbrella” featuring Younha
Don’t forget your umbrella!
Brown Eyes‘ “Raining Apujeong“
When is a Brown Eyes’ song not perfect to listen to?
Kim Tae Woo‘s “Love Rain“
Time for a mood change! It’s an upbeat song by vocal powerhouse Kim Tae Woo. How many people wait to hear the trademark high note at 5:03 in the song?
And just because his name is Rain, here is Rain‘s sweet proposal track, “I Do.”
What about you, Soompiers? What is your “rainy day” song?