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[PLAYLIST] Korean Drama Soundtracks of the Year

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2016 has been blessed with so many good dramas. Starting from one of the biggest Korean drama hits, Descendants of the Sun, dramas of various genres kept us from boredom at all time.

Not only did we enjoy watching Song Joong-ki’s charisma, Park Bo-gum’s killer smile, Jun Ji-hyun’s irresistible beauty, and whatnot, but we also appreciated soundtracks of varying genres, from ballad to hip-hop.

Wrapping up this year, we’ve listed some of the best Korean drama soundtracks released this year. This is only a short list, so if you have any recommendation you’d like to share, please feel free to help us update the list by leaving a comment below!


1. Chen & Punch – Everytime (Descendants of the Sun)

It’s the song that comes up in your mind whenever you think of popular scenes of Descendants of the Sun, right?


2. Suran – Step Step (Jealousy Incarnate)

Jealousy Incarnate, a romantic comedy drama starring Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk, and Go Kyung-pyo, chose indie stars like Suran, BrotherSu, and Ra.D over big names, which has proven to be a great choice.


3. Gummy – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (Moonlight Drawn by Clouds)

Gummy’s powerful yet appealing voice perfectly demonstrates the dramatic relationship between Ra-on and Lee Young.


4. Beenzino – Up Up and away (Prod by Shimmy Twice) (Entourage)

Korean remake of popular American comedy series, Entourage, set hip-hop as the theme of soundtrack album, which matches the overall ambiance of the drama exquisitely. Hip-hop fans in Korea especially welcomed Beenzino’s collaboration with Shimmy Twice in this number, which marks the reunion of Jazzyfact.


5. Crush – Beautiful (Guardian: the Lonely and Great God)

Crush’s voice, song’s mood, and all those scenes this song reminds me of… It’s just beautiful.


Natalie suggests…

V & JIN (BTS) – Even If I Die, It’s You (Hwarang)


Alexis suggests…

I.O.I – I Love You, I Remember You (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)

“This song tells an extraordinary story. My favorite OST of 2016!”


By Heewon Kim