10 Kpop songs that make us nostalgic

10 Kpop songs that make us nostalgic

Nostalgia is a difficult subject to master in music. When artists try to evoke something old, the result is usually cheesy and elicits nothing but slight contempt from listeners.

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Of course, it’s not impossible to create a nostalgic melody. Various artists have done this with considerable success, lulling listeners into pure bliss in the memory of times gone by.

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The world of K-Pop is full of nostalgic bangers, and in this article we want to find out 10 of the most nostalgic K-Pop songs of all time!

  1. Haru Haru from BIGBANG

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In any discussion of K-Pop, the name BIG BANG is bound to come up more than once. Aside from being one of the best-selling boy bands in the world, the group has been instrumental in defining the sound of Korean pop to listeners in South Korea and around the world.

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In short, their impact on the Korean music industry cannot be underestimated and we would be remiss not to include at least one of their many fantastic songs. “Haru Haru” was released in 2008 and started as a ballad and ended as a powerful rap.

  1. Sorry, sorry from Super Junior

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There was a time when Super Junior was the face of Korean pop music. They were the best-selling K-pop group for four years and released no less than 11 studio albums.

“Sorry, Sorry” was the group’s first major international hit, introducing their unique sound to audiences around the world and further cementing their status as one of the kings of K-pop.

  1. Lucifer by SHINee
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10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

SHINee was one of South Korea’s most distinctive musicians. Despite the tragedy that befell the group with Jonghyun, they ALL remain in our hearts forever.

“Lucifer” is the second track from their second studio album of the same name. This is without a doubt one of the band’s most popular tracks!

  1. I AM THE BEST of 2NE1

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Unfortunately, 2NE1 didn’t last long. The band was formed in 2009 and disbanded in 2016. Their cast was quite small, consisting of only four members.

Nonetheless, 2NE1’s legacy was cemented with the third single from their second EP. “I AM THE BEST” is considered by many to be a seminal work in defining the face of K-pop for international audiences, and it’s not hard to see why.

  1. Hands up from 2 p.m

10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

2PM’s songs will have many fans who will remember simpler times. Her song “Hands Up” is still parodied and mentioned in variety shows to this day.

The upbeat and catchy tune is sure to pop up on nostalgic playlists in the future!

  1. We are the future of HOT

10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

HOT is SM Entertainment’s first boy band. Back then they were the only boy band and took South Korea by storm.

Although her song “Candy” is considered a nostalgic anthem, her song “We Are the Future” is one that older kpop fans can’t forget.

  1. Rainism de Rain

10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

When it comes to Rain, there’s a wealth of songs that take us back in time. From “It’s Raining” to “Love Song” and more – the list is endless!

But “Rainism” is a fan favorite, and even Rain himself has mentioned that it’s probably the song that embodies him best.

  1. Into the new world of the girls’ generation
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This song by one of the most popular Korean bands has been used many times in various protests due to its significant meaning.

His lyrics about unity are particularly popular with Koreans. The remastered version of this song has over 61 million views on YouTube.

  1. Nobody from Wonder Girls

10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

Wonder Girls are one of the groups that helped push the boundaries of kpop out of the country with the song “Nobody” gaining international popularity.

The title is still known to all generations in Korea.

  1. Dreams come true by SES

10 Kpop Songs That Make Us Nostalgic K-Selection

We end this list with a song from one of K Pop’s original girl groups, SES.

Categorized as dance or electronic, this song has been covered by many girl groups and K-pop artists over the years.

Which Kpop song makes you nostalgic?