It might feel like summer is winding down, but we’re not letting it end yet! In our books, that means one thing and one thing only: it’s time to rejuvenate those summer playlists! Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered, with the 13 K-Pop summer songs you simply need on repeat all year round!
‘Permission To Dance’ By BTS
‘We Fresh’ By Kep1er
Kep1er’s ‘We Fresh’ might’ve been released in October, but we firmly believe it deserves its time in the sun! The song is an absolute bop, and we can pretend we’re feeling ‘Fresh’ in the sweltering heat!
‘Peaches’ By KAI
Are ‘Peaches’ ripe in the summer? TBH we can’t remember, and actually it doesn’t matter, because this silky soft song is going on your K-Pop summer playlists either way!
‘WAVE’ By ATEEZ
Known for their super intense, hard-hitting anthems, ‘Wave’ is a bit of an odd-one-out in ATEEZ’s discography. That doesn’t stop it from being an absolute bop, however! Plus, who can resist that “Hakuna Matata” reference?
‘Alcohol Free’ By TWICE
It’s only right to add ‘Alcohol Free’ to your K-Pop summer playlist right after ATEEZ, considering that Mingi is the song’s biggest fan. If you ever feel any winter blues settle in, put this music video on, and all those blues will turn sunshine yellow.
‘Our Summer’ By TOMORROW X TOGETHER
The clue is in the title for this one! Taken from their debut mini album way back in Spring 2019, ‘Our Summer’ is a favorite with TXT’s fans, MOA. The nostalgia-ridden track closed out every show of the ACT: SWEET MIRAGE tour, and is the perfect finale for your summer nights too.
‘ASAP’ By STAYC
And from ATEEZ’s Mingi stanning ‘Alcohol Free,’ we come to TXT’s Soobin stanning STAYC’s ‘ASAP.’ And he’s right to do so; the iconic choreo and bright energy is perfect for summer! In the heat, we need one of the icee slushies from the music video ‘ASAP.’ See what we did there?
‘Cinema’ By CIX
CIX might seem like a bit of a curveball in this list, as the group are more known for their super slick performances, and a cooler, edgier vibe. However, the brightness and joy in ‘Cinema’ cannot be overstated. In our humble opinion, this song is the epitome of sunshine.
‘Blue Flame’ By LE SSERAFIM
“I like it, I like it like that,” is us talking about this song, actually. The disco-influenced ‘Blue Flame’ deserves a spot on the setlist for any summer party! Plus, the super cute styling of this dance practice might give you some summer wardrobe inspo too!
‘Ice Cream’ By BLACKPINK Feat. Selena Gomez
You didn’t think we forgot this one, did you? What better way to cool yourself down in the sun than with ‘Ice Cream?’ A mega hit from summer 2020, no summer playlist would be complete without it.
‘Atlantis’ By SHINee
What can we say? Our “love goes deep, deep” for this track! There are so many SHINee songs that should be on your summer playlists, but ‘Atlantis’ just hits different. BRB, we’re dreaming of cooling off in the ocean after attempting to learn this choreo.
‘HOT’ By SEVENTEEN
What would the summer of 2022 have been with out ‘Hot?’ We’re glad we never have to find out. Whether it’s a heatwave or the iconic styling of this MV that has got you hot under the collar, this song basically sums up the energy we want to have all year round.
‘Hot Summer’ By f(x)
How could we finish this list of K-Pop summer classics if not with this song? The clue is in the name after all! Featuring some haircuts and outfits that are so quintessential 2nd gen K-pop it hurts, it more than deserves a spot on your summer playlists!
What songs are you adding to your K-Pop summer playlists? Which of these tracks will keep the summer vibes going for you all year round? Let us know in the comments below! You can also find us over on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @TheHoneyPOP!
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