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The best K-Drama songs from your favourite shows

The soundtracks that give you the 'feels'

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Time Out Hong Kong
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The musical score is sometimes the best part of any movie or TV series because it helps the viewer resonate in an emotional or happy state. On that note, behind every epic K-Drama is, of course, the right background music that gives you all the gooey feelings when you're glued on your favourite show. If you're done bingeing on your favourite K-Drama and have not entirely gotten over the characters and storylines, here's a roundup of the best K-Drama OST you can add to your playlist so you can reminisce your favourite scenes. 

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The best K-Drama songs from your favourite shows

You Are My Everything by Gummy

OST for Descendants of the Sun (2016)

Before CLOY happened, we fell in love with the war-themed romance of captain Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki) and doctor Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) in Descendants of the Sun. Written by veteran playwright Kim Eun-sook, Descendants of the Sun has all the right ingredients for keeping you on your screens. Gummy's You Are My Everything, summarises the epic love story of this global hit Koreanovela. 

Beautiful by Crush

OST for Goblin (2016)

The South Korean television series, Goblin, starring Gong Yoo is also one of the best works from writer Kim Eun-sook. In fact, the series was one of the highest-rated dramas on Korean cable television. Beautiful is a ballad by Korean R&B and hip hop singer, Crush that skyrocketed in the charts following the show. Play the music and reminisce on the romantic scenes from the fantasy love story.  

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Sweet Night by V 

OST for Itaewon Class (2020)

Can't get over the 16 episodes of Itaewon Class? Blast this OST on your speakers and relive the moments of this K-Drama that kept you on your toes. Sang by BTS's V, Sweet Night topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in 77 countries around the world. Sang in English, the song was special for singer V because it supports his long time friend Park Seo Joon who played the character of ex-convict Park Sae-ro-yi in Itaewon Class. 

I Give You My Heart by IU

OST for Crash Landing On You (2019)

Following the success of CLOY, I Give You My Heart quickly rose to the charts the same day it was released in February 2020. The 'breathy' voice and accompanying acoustic will crash land you back to the most epic scenes of this K-Drama that gave you sleepless nights. 

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The Night by Eric Nam 

OST for Encounter (2018) 

Fans of Encounter will remember this tune playing in the background of a few episodes of the show. Written by singer-songwriter d.ear and sang romantically by Eric Nam, the song was the perfect accompaniment to the melancholy scenes of the show that revolved around the love story of a powerful woman and an ordinary young man. 

When Night Falls by Eddy Kim

OST for While You Were Sleeping (2017) 

While You Were Sleeping stars Suzy Bae as Nam Joong Ho, a field reporter who can foresee deaths in her dreams. The show is a combination of romance, thriller, fantasy, and legal-drama all boiled into one successful Korean show. Relive the moments from the show with this poignant melody sang by Eddy Kim. 

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We All Lie by Ha Jin

OST for Sky Castle (2018-2019)

Sky Castle is the most-watched drama ever to air on South Korean cable networks according to Nielsen Korea, and it has also found a considerable following in Hong Kong. The story revolves around suburban Seoul, where wealthy and educated families live. The OST We All Lie lyrics epitomizes what the characters are longing for in the show, 'money, honour, and beauty'. 

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