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Updated on Nov 20, 2019. Posted on May 22, 2018

34 Addictive K-Pop Songs To Add To Your Playlist, Like, Right Now

*finger heart* to every one of these hits.

Hi, I'm Sarah and I listen to K-pop 24/7.

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It's been a while since I shared a playlist (male artists, summer, and general bops here) β€” like, 1.5 years too long, actually.

And K-pop, lest you forget, is always evolving and blowing our minds with new concepts, sounds, crazy intricate music videos, and jaw-dropping beauty looks.

As a result, I gathered some recent-ish songs that I'm obsessed with and think you should be too, regardless of whether you're a K-pop newbie or seasoned enthusiast like me! Obviously there's so much talent in K-pop, so this list isn't all-inclusive! But tune in and let me know what your favorite song is and whether or not y'all like these playlists down in the comments below and I'll try to make them more often! πŸ’–

1. "Gashina," the perfect response to all the people who've shot their shot with the flawless, incredible you. Just call Sunmi your knowledgeable big sis and relationship coach.

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"You think you can go on living well without me, right? Have you gone crazy?"

*pulls out finger guns and rocks from side to side* (peep the dance choreo)

2. NCT U's "Boss," an A+ hype-up song when you're feeling a little lost, uninspired, or plain sleepy.

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Grogginess cured!

3. Twice's "Likey," one of the bop-iest of girl group bops to ever fill our ears.

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From the easy-to-repeat chorus, cute and seamless dance moves we've learned to expect from Twice, and upbeat tempo, it's no wonder the nine-person group is at the top of their game! I mean, who better to perform a cute jam about Instagram? Heart heart!

4. EXO's "Ko Ko Bop" takes you on a psychedelic journey that's "about to go down, down."

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Getting high: EXO, possibly radioactive liquids, and flying burgers edition.

5. "Peek-A-Boo" delivers charming yet haunting retro-pop vibes with an equally eerie music video.

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Red Velvet always keeps you guessing with the duality of their "red" and "velvet" concepts, that's for sure.

6. "Instagram" is probably Dean's most relatable crooner to date because he understands our obsession with social media so deeply...maybe too deeply.

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Why Dean gotta attack us by basically detailing our terrible sleeping habits?

"I know tomorrow is coming. Sleep just isn't coming to me. So I'm on Instagram, Instagram again." β€” ok, you got us.

7. Blackpink's "As If It's Your Last" gives off retro vibes with its mix of house and reggaeton sounds, as well as its colorful set.

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Who else is obsessed with Lisa's flow? Also, Blackpink, I love you but I'm gonna need you to release a new single though. It's almost been a whole year!

8. While BTS has performed recent chart-boppers like "DNA" and "Mic Drop" on American TV broadcasts, "Save Me" is, in my opinion, one of their most beautiful and memorable tracks to date.

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As is this emotionally raw, one-shot music video.

9. "Hobgoblin", a powerful song that has "don't mess with the ladies of CLC" written all over it.

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Someone please buy me Seungyeon's yellow "What is Adult?" bodysuit.

10. "Shinin'," Jonghyun's bright and kaleidoscopic posthumous release that truly, dearly shines as bright as one of the Hallyu Wave's biggest stars.

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"Always be with you."

11. "Lady," EXID's recent retro bop that'll have you channeling your inner overalls-flaunting '90s teens in a heartbeat.

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12. "Shall We Dance," Block B's heavily Latin-inspired bop that encourages you to let loose and storm the streets with a disregard for tomorrow's worries.

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13. Heize ft. Gaeko's "Jenga" has you gently snapping your fingers and tapping your feet as if you're enjoying your usual nightcap at a classy jazz joint.

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14. "Lo Siento," possibly K-Pop's most explosive cross-cultural crossover to date, thanks to the grace and star power of Latin pop star Leslie Grace.

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Super Junior is BACK.

15. "I'll Be Yours" by Girl's Day, a jazzy tune perfect for getting ready for a night out on the town and letting potential suitors know exactly who's in charge.

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Setting pianos aflame: optional.

16. "Movie," a groovy AF tune that matches the silly and sometimes theatrical personalities of the BtoB boys.

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Hello, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Suicide Squad (Ilhoon's got the Joker part down pat), and 8 Mile references!

17. "Hangang," a velvety ballad that'll convince you to leave your bed nest and take a romantic stroll next to the nearest body of water.

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18. "Sorry" touches your heart from the very first notes to the very end, thanks to its sincerity, soft/raspy vocals, and steady piano- and drum-guiding beats.

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19. "Love Story," a lovely duet that'll make you feel like you're the star in a heartfelt K-drama about two destined lovers*.

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*Who might have to overcome obstacles including stubbornness, initial one-sided love, class/status differences, meddling family members, terrible accidents, complications due to the guy being a chaebol, etc. etc.

20. Monsta X's "Dramarama," a half-sharp and half-touching track that, unlike "Love Story," channels a more thrilling K-drama involving time travel, suited bad buys, and epic car scenes.

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21. "Starry Night," a dreamy rendezvous-like track that highlights each Mamamoo member's voice perfectly.

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I've said this time and time again, but Moonbyul, Solar, Wheein, and Hwasa are the K-pop queens of powerhouse vocals.

22. "I Love You," a sweet-as-candy crooner with a simple message, upbeat melody, and sunny summer skies for days.

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23. "Bboom Bboom," a breakout hit by Momoland that's so infectious, you can't help but dance along to it.

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24. "I Smile" perfectly captures the emotional intensity of the first post-breakup meetup: sad, longing, but hoping for the best for one another.

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25. "Hola Hola," K.A.R.D's island-inspired jam that very much reflects the co-ed group's essence: living wild and free.

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26. "Clap" proves Seventeen can bring the beat, heat, and amazingly-coordinated choreo every comeback.

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27. "All Night," Girls Generation's 10th-Anniversary-Electric-Roller-Disco-Party single β€” with no sparkles or glitter spared!

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28. "You Are," a sentimental track that highlights GOT7's musical maturity and growth over the years and makes you feel as if you're floating somewhere in between the clouds.

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29. "Girl Front," Loona Odd Eye Circle's synth-pop debut that transports you into a tizzy of warped happiness reminiscent of one's first crush.

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30. Eric Nam's "Honestly," a electro-pop track tinged with truthful statements of someone burdened by the pressures of love β€” a relatable sentiment, to say the least.

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And not to be overshadowed β€” the music video showcases San Miguel de Allende's beauty and splendor!

31. Weki Meki's "I Don't Like Your Girlfriend," a classic sass-master jam that isn't afraid to tell it like it is, and then some.

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32. VIXX's latest, "Scentist," employs their trademark ~dark passion~ and visual allure, while also drawing your other senses in its focus on scent, lab artistry, and perfume.

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33. "Roller Coaster" takes you on the most magical, psychedelic amusement park ride of your life.

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Fact: Chung Ha knows how to groove.

34. "Wake Me Up," a sonically-intense but deeply personal track penned by B.A.P's very own Yongguk and Zelo that addresses mental health and self-perceived fears head on.

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And for your listening convenience, here are all of the songs compiled into a Spotify playlist!

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Keep on boppin'!

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