Watching our favorite K-dramas just isn’t the same without the original soundtracks (OSTs). Every significant scene needs to have the *perfect* background music to add to all the emotions. Just listening to the songs alone already gives you so much feels.
More often than not, though, these OSTs aren’t selected at random. They usually are related to certain scenes or important elements in the shows. For instance, the 2020 K-drama Itaewon Class features a place called ‘DanBam’ which is the name of the main character’s bar-restaurant. The name in Korean actually means “sweet night,” which is also one of the OSTs of the drama, written and sung by BTS’ V.
While majority of the OSTs have that ~special~ connection to the show, you don’t necessarily have to be a huge K-drama enthusiast to enjoy the soundtracks. If you feel like you’re in need of a hug or need a chill song to study to, K-drama OSTs are a no-fail choice. Need some recos? Below, fans shared the best K-drama OSTs they’ve ever encountered. Happy listening!
"A Story Never Told" by Sondia
From: Extraordinary You
@brien.ventura shares, "It’s a story in itself!"
"Say Yes" by Punch ft. Loco
From: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
@p.eachskies shares, "It always brings back the feels while watching the drama."
"Start" by Gaho
From: Itaewon Class
@cheskasysy shares, "It sets the mood to start the day!! <3"
@theacuaresma shares, "The intro and beat of the song was fun and catchy. It’s about having courage and being able to overcome everything you want in life."
"All About You" by Taeyeon
From: Hotel del Luna
@joseyaaa shares, "Taeyeon’s voice is soothing and the song is healing."
"You Are My Everything" by Gummy
From: Descendants of the Sun
@scherbatskyjr shares, "EVERY TIME I HEAR IT I JUST CRY (LITERALLY). FEELS."
@ianneashleeey shares, "Sagad to the bones yung chills."
"Perhaps Love" by Howl & J
From: Princess Hours
@kathm98 shares, "Princess Hours was EVERYTHING."
"Everytime" – EXO's Chen ft. Punch
From: Descendants of the Sun
@juliam._garcia shares, "It features his powerful voice and it received attention globally."
"Beautiful" by Crush
@barbielcl shares, "You can vibe with it anytime no matter what mood you have."
@ibeeverything shares, "Grabe ang vibe, nakakaiyak!!!"
"A Little Braver" by New Empire
From: Uncontrollably Fond
@nammypoleng shares, "It will break you slowly as you listen to the lyrics."
"Hush" by Lasse Lindh
@theprince.stephan shares, "The first time I heard it, I already fell in love with it! It gives you that nostalgic feeling. Good to listen to during rainy days while sipping your coffee together with your loved ones. <3"
"Flower" by Yoon Mi Rae
From: Crash Landing on You
@nicxieaurelio shares, "Because why not?"
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