Summer is well on its way, and that means it’s time to refresh your playlist! There have been so many amazing K-pop releases as of late, so there’s something for everyone. If you want some suggestions for tracks that will bring any playlist back to life and keep you rocking all summer, here are a few!
aespa – “Spicy”
aespa’s long-awaited comeback with “Spicy” is every bit as funky and fun as fans have come to expect from the four-member girl group. With a groovy electronic track and rap sections that play well with the beat, this one is easy to get stuck in your head. Plus, the title is perfect for those hot summer days!
Xdinary Heroes – “Freakin’ Bad”
If you’ve never heard a song from band Xdinary Heroes before, get ready! This song is great for those who prefer their pop a little punk-leaning, and the vocals are out of this world. The guitar line is also totally to die for. There’s something about the rebellious attitude behind this track that feels so bad but so good.
Kep1er – “Giddy”
For those that like their summer songs to be peppy, fresh, and oh-so-addictive, “Giddy” is the perfect pick. It’s got enough depth to keep it grounded with a fun bass guitar beat, but it’s also light and fun in all the best ways. The track is also sweet without being overly bubblegum and strikes the perfect balance for everything you’d want in a girl group bop.
SEVENTEEN – “F*ck My Life”
With a little more of a chill and low-key sound than “Super,” from this most recent release, “F*ck My Life” feels just about right for those days when it’s just too hot to move. Summer songs aren’t just about heavy beats and dance rhythms—this track proves that a cool vibe is sometimes all you need.
LE SSERAFIM – “UNFORGIVEN”
You’d be hard-pressed to find a K-pop fan right now who hasn’t heard “UNFORGIVEN.” It’s already well on its way to song-of-the-summer status, and it’s easy to see why. With a unique country-Western sound and a melody that you just can’t get out of your head, this one will be played again and again all summer long.
BIGBANG’s Taeyang – “Shoong!” (feat. BLACKPINK’s Lisa)
If you want to make any space (even your bedroom!) feel like the coolest of dance clubs, all you have to do is turn on this song! Putting together Taeyang of BIGBANG and Lisa of BLACKPINK makes for one super legendary collaboration, and everything from the beat to the choreo is as smooth as it gets.
(G)I-DLE – “Allergy”
With a style reminiscent of 2000s pop queens like Avril Lavigne, “Allergy” feels like a throwback that still sounds brand-new. It’s totally a scream-singing-alone-in-your-bedroom kind of track, but it’s also just so good that you’ll want to listen to it any time and anywhere. Add to playlist!
BTS’s Jimin – “Like Crazy”
Jimin’s sultry vocals on top of a bass-heavy track like this one make for a song that sounds like an after-hours party. If you want something on your playlist that will get you pumped up to go out and have the time of your life, this is the one. Make this summer a season to remember!
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo – “All Eyes On Me”
The B-side from Jisoo’s solo debut, “All Eyes On Me,” is every bit as addictive as “FLOWER” and yet so much more underrated. Jisoo’s vocals are strong on the track without feeling overdone, and the melody is perfect to sing along with. There’s just something about it that feels like summer!
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