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    29 Awesome K-Pop Songs You Need To Hear This Summer

    Themes include: boys who suck, setting things on fire, dancing, drinking, and stress-inducing romances.

    1. "I Like That," Sistar

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    Best lyrics: "Go away, go drink alcohol or drink milk / I don’t care who you flirt with, with those hotshot lips / Play boy, you’re famous for that"

    2. "Fire Truck," NCT 127

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    Best lyrics: "Don’t be shy (like this) / A lukewarm atmosphere, no thanks /

    After I set my shaking, heated backseat on fire, we're on it / We get lit"

    3. "L.I.E," EXID

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    Best lyrics: "Your acting deserves an award for best actor and more / [...] / I pray that you keep this up until you die and go to hell"

    4. "Why," Taeyeon

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    Best lyrics: "The world isn’t all about trying to catch up / Even if I walk all day, the same landscape will never been seen / I wrote on white paper, why,

    my heart smears like ink"

    Also check out "Starlight," her recent collab with Dean.

    5. "Fire," BTS

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    Best lyrics: "Hey, burn it up / Like you’re gonna set everything on fire / Hey, turn it up / Until the dawn is gone"

    P.S. You should definitely take this BTS quiz.

    6. "You're The Best," Mamamoo

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    Best lyrics: "This suffocating attraction makes me dizzy / I will always be your fan girl"

    Also check out "Woo hoo."

    7. "Lucky One," EXO

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    Best lyrics: "You are my lover among countless people / A four leaf clover that I luckily found / I feel like you, my fortune will come to me / [...] / There is no place we can't coexist in / You are my only one"

    8. "Shut Up & Groove," Heize feat. Dean

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    Best lyrics: "Take your hands off the car aux / Before I strip this night away / Know that love songs are a red card / Don't even talk / This city is too sentimental / Whatever, let's just run away"

    Heize and Dean recently came out with another collab called "And July."

    9. "Very Nice," Seventeen

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    Best lyrics: "I used to need wake-up calls in the morning / So why am I waking up so easily today? / Maybe it’s because I have a date today"

    10. "I Just Wanna Dance," Tiffany

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    Best lyrics: "The headlights are like / The rhythm dancing on the highway / It’s alright, it’s alright / The buildings that completely fill up the space / Are like an audience"

    11. "Can't Help Myself," Eric Nam feat. Loco

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    Best lyrics: "Wanna be with you, you tonight / Yeah, no more playin’ / Cool, cool, you and I / Drench my thirsty heart"

    12. "Cheer Up," Twice

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    Best lyrics: "I can see the sweat forming on your phone / It’s not attractive to answer right away / Reading your text and not responding is a given / Oops, was I too harsh boy?"

    13. "How People Move," Akdong Musician

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    Best lyrics: "I’m so glad I’m a human out of all living organisms / What if I was born as a toy? / I wouldn’t be able to move"

    14. "Good Luck," AOA

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    Best lyrics: "Wherever I am, wherever I go, confident walking / In the black-and-white world, I am the colorful scene"

    15. "Fly," Jessica feat. Fabolous

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    Best lyrics: "Days I looked forward to / Are they closer now? / I can draw it in the sky / Just spread your wings to the end"

    English version of the song here.

    16. "No Matter What," BoA & Beenzino

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    Best lyrics: "Your deep eyes that resemble emeralds / Your lips that led our conversations / And the feeling of your soft hands I’ll remember / No matter what"

    17. "Home Run," GOT7

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    Best lyrics: "I concentrate on every word you say / One last chance, it’s all sweat on my hands and feet / 1, 2, strike, if I lose you then it’s game over"

    18. "That Summer," Infinite

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    Best lyrics: "The rain came to us like a gift, carrying our hopes / Colored [by the rain], we laughed together / The sweet imaginations we dreamed of / And our open, beautiful, and unstoppable hearts / What did those mean to you?"

    19. "Wave," R3hab + Amber & Luna from f(x)

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    Best lyrics: "The waves crash down on the electrifying beat / The spectrum spreads with the shouts / Ready to have fun all night"

    20. "Navillera," Gfriend

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    Best lyrics: "Back at the starting point / Let’s speed things up a little / Let me get myself together / And I’ll come forward"

    21. "Sober," Big Bang

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    Best lyrics: "Time is so damn slow / I’m just growing old, I live like I’m dead / I have so many damn things to do / But I have nothing that I want to do / [...] I seem like an adult / But I’m really a child who's really tall"

    22. "Crazy," 4minute

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    Best lyrics: "I’m the crazy girl around here like gossip girl / If you don't believe me, call me, hey call my boyfriend / You can't come up to my class, I go crazy wherever I go / New York Paris Milano Tokyo London"

    (This one's a lil' bittersweet because 4minute officially disbanded last month, but that's all the more reason to have this banger on blast.)

    23. "View," SHINee

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    Best lyrics: "Everyone is lost for words like you / Beyond fourth dimensional, a miraculous view / Sweetly dip it in and eat the fondue of light / You can start seeing the color of the music"

    24. "Get Low," Mad Clown feat. Jooheon

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    Best lyrics: "From our head, shoulders, knees, and toes we’re sick / All you who are not so special, shut up shut up"

    25. "Ice Cream Cake," Red Velvet

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    Best lyrics: "Please give me that sweet taste, ice cream cake / [...] / The ice cream that’s on my mouth / Makes your heart pound and you’ll come to me / It’s so tasty, come and chase me"

    26. "Oasis," Crush feat. Zico

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    Best lyrics: "I’m looking for a deep oasis / Sweetly look at me more (you’re so great) / You made this desert into a jungle / I’m going on an adventure / You know how we do it, we just do it"

    27. "Rush," Monsta X

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    Best lyrics: "[The other guys are] no fun, they don’t move hearts, they’re so bland / All of you are not seasoned at all / I’ll put some salt on you, go home and cry / Now go tattle to your mother"

    28. "Mind Your Own Business," Ailee

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    Best lyrics: "I'll leave you, turn around and walk away / I won't regret it, bye bye bye"

    29. "Her," Block B

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    Best lyrics: "Jesus, what words are needed? / Everyone calls you a masterpiece / Just a little bit of you, I’ll seriously value baby"

    Here's a handy Spotify playlist so you can play these songs on repeat all summer long.

    Two notes about this playlist:

    1) Twice and GOT7 aren't available on Spotify

    2) BTS's "Fire," Infinite's "That Summer," and Gfriend's "Navillera" aren't available either, so different songs by each artist are included.

    ~the end~

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