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The best K-drama songs from your favourite shows

From soulful ballads to feel-good hits, there’s something for everyone

Cherry Chan
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Cherry Chan

The musical score is sometimes the best part of any movie or TV series as it helps viewers resonate with the emotions on screen. And with every K-drama, there's always the right background music to set the scene and keep you captivated. If you're done binge watching your favourite K-drama, but haven't quite gotten over the characters and storylines just yet, here's a roundup of the best K-drama OSTs for your playlist so you can reminisce your favourite scenes over and over again. 

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The best K-Drama songs from your favourite shows

Love, Maybe by Melomance

OST for Business Proposal (2022)

Can’t get enough of Shin Ha-ri and Kang Tae-moo’s love story in Business Proposal? Neither can we! After its release on Netflix, the show debuted at number six on the streaming platform’s weekly chart for non-English speaking programmes from March 7 to 13. Full of adorable lyrics, this song perfectly sums up Ha-ri and Tae-moo’s relationship.

Love So Fine by Cha Eun-woo

OST for True Beauty (2020)

Not only does Astro’s Cha Eun-woo star as stoic heartthrob Lee Su-ho in True Beauty, he also sang one of the songs in the show’s official soundtrack. Showing off his crisp and sweet vocals in this track, Eun-woo’s voice will make you melt.


Paradise by T-Max

OST for Boys over Flowers (2009)

Of course we couldn’t complete this list without including some classic K-drama OSTs! Geum Jan-di, a working class girl gets offered a scholarship at the super prestigious Shinhwa High School. As she struggles to adjust to her new surroundings, Jan-di somehow gets herself involved with the most powerful (and handsome) guys in school – aka, the F4 –and falls in love with the group’s leader Gu Jun-pyo, played by Lee Min Ho. When the chorus repeats, we just can’t help but imagine the F4 dramatically walking into the school with girls pining for them!

Yours by Jin

OST for Jirisan (2021)

Sung by BTS’s Jin, Yours became a phenomenally successful track that topped the Spotify Viral 50 Japan playlist and became the first Korean solo to debut at number one on the Billboard Japan Top Download Songs chart, making it the most successful Korean OST ever released in Japan! His falsetto during the chorus sends tingles down spines and makes you feel the heavy emotions of the series.


That Woman by Baek Ji-young

OST for Secret Garden (2010)

With its huge commercial success, Baek Ji-young’s emotional vocals in That Woman immediately spring to mind when we reminisce about Secret Garden. Revolving around Gil Ra-im and Kim Joo-won who magically swap bodies, this programme is a cult classic amongst K-drama fans.

Romantic Sunday by Car, the Garden

OST for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha takes viewers out of the busy city life and transports them to the quiet seaside village of Gongjin. Sung by indie R&B singer Car, the garden, this feel-good tune will set the mood as you go on a scenic drive with the windows down.


Another Day by Monday Kiz featuring Punch 

OST for Hotel Del Luna (2019)

Starring Korea’s sweetheart IU as the drama’s main actress, Hotel Del Luna is a fantasy rom-com where everyone who works or stays at the hotel are all ghosts with unfinished business in their past lives.  Everytime this track is played, it reminds us of all the romantic and bittersweet moments that kept us firmly glued to the screen.

My Destiny by Lyn

OST for My Love from the Star (2014)

Rounding up our list with another goosebump inducing song, Lyn’s ballad track for this hit 2014 drama had the perfect buildup for those heart-gripping emotions between Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun as the drama’s star-crossed lovers.

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