When you watch your favorite K-dramas and immerse yourself in each scene as if you were the main character, you can imagine a soundtrack of your choice in the background. If you’re a fan of both K-Pop and K-dramas, you’ve probably thought of songs that you find so powerfully and emotionally embedded that you could insert them as drama OSTs.
Here are some K Pop songs that have great K Drama OST potential!
1. Oh my girl – “non-stop”
This sweet bop from Oh My Girl is about having a crush on someone you have known the longest and who you finally fell in love with. Sounds familiar? Many dramas contain this trope in which someone falls in love with their friend or two friends secretly fall in love with each other. This song would be the best background music for scenes that emphasize the chemistry between the two lovebirds.
DAY 6 – “Zombie”
Another lesson for musical life is given by DAY6 in “Zombie”, where you deal with the feeling of getting lost in a worldly and chaotic world. Certainly, this backdrop can be seen in some dramas that highlight the stressful pressures of society – be it study, work, marriage, etc. – and the emptiness that plagues those who refuse to let up.
3rd SEVENTEEN – “I wish”
Nothing feels more lonely than being in love with someone who is already taken. It looks like SEVENTEEN knows a thing or two about how their texts express it vividly. This scenario is common in both K-pop songs and K-dramas, in which a love triangle for one of the main characters almost always ends in heartache.
4th VIXX – “I don’t want to be an idol”
Being an idol means not only hard work, but also sacrifice, and VIXX has ensured that it is discussed. When a job stands in the way of social life or love life, it becomes difficult to work and keep going at the same pace as before. Dramas with idol motifs often point to this side of life in the spotlight and are not afraid to locate all the mistakes associated with certain scenes in which a song like “Don’t Want To Be An Idol” would appear fits like a glove.
5. Dream catcher – “Chase Me”
DreamCatcher’s creepy rock sound is perfect for any thriller drama and offers even more bonus points for ghost stories. Whether the main character is hunting or being hunted for unfinished business, there is always an action-packed scene that keeps viewers busy as they anticipate what will happen next, and “Chase Me” is the perfect soundtrack to that scene Right amount to give an adrenaline rush.
6. BLACKPINK – “Stay”
Although not all dramas have a happy ending, some of them do, and even then they just have to guide us viewers through an agonizing roller coaster ride of emotions before we finally get this heartwarming ending. “Stay” perfectly embodies the feeling of longing for someone to stay by your side, despite the ongoing arguments or differences that you may have.
“Eight” focuses on the topic of growing up and its integration with the concept of happiness and is the OST of choice for all dramas dealing with these topics. Of course, this beautifully composed track can easily become the title track for the “Reply” series.
8th. MAMAMOOHwasa – “Maria”
Hwasa has always been one of the loudest female idols out there, has proven itself at every turn and made it easy for anyone who comes up to it. “Maria” is another musical statement by her, in which she stands high and proud of herself and recognizes her value. In recent years, more K-dramas have highlighted women’s empowerment, whether in leading roles with remarkable qualities or careers, or through a purely female leading role. Would you like to bet that “Maria” with these character types can easily slip into the background of many drama scenes?
Which K-Pop song do you think would be the perfect drama OST? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L.. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer and Hallyu enthusiast.
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