Summer is here and what better way to beat the heat (aside from air conditioning) than a fresh and popping K-pop playlist to get you hyped! Despite the first half of 2020 being rough in a way that affected how we go about our daily lives, idols – groups and soloists – have been ever so present and comforting with their amazing song releases this year.
Without further ado, here is a selection of 2020 K-pop hits to get your groove on this summer!
1. Park Ji Hoon – “Wing”
This feel-good hit is the perfect way to welcome summer. Park Ji Hoon has got your back as he invites you to dance until your heart bursts. Wherever you are, host your own solo festival to these colorful tunes. Good vibes only!
2. Oh My Girl – “Nonstop”
Nothing says partying nonstop like this winning bop from Oh My Girl! This cute song about having a crush that makes your heart flutter is set to make your mood for the day, especially if you wake up to it!
3. Apink – “Dumhdurum”
Dealing with a breakup this summer? No problem – “Dumhdurum” is all the music you need to revive your heart and move on with grace. It’s good to take some time to heal and find closure, but there is no need to waste an entire beautiful season on heartache, am I right?
4. GWSN – “BAZOOKA!”
This track might just hit you like a bazooka with its lively instrumentals. Plus, GWSN’s harmonious vocals beautifully come together to entertain you and perhaps motivate you to bust a move or two!
5. MCND – “Spring”
You might be listening to a song called “Spring,” but nothing stops it from taking you all the way through summer. Flaunting their fly style, MCND sends a handful of motivational vibes through their lyrics and invites you to join in on the fun!
6. Kang Daniel & Zico – “Refresh”
Looking for a fresh sound to boost your energy? Zico and Kang Daniel are the duo to make that happen through “Refresh.” The aesthetics of the music video combining traditional and modern scenery is a plus we didn’t know we needed until we witnessed it, especially for a commercial song!
7. BTS’s Suga – “Daechwita”
Here is a single where the swag is sizzling hot! Suga implements yet again a bit of traditional Korean music in his recent mixtape while he effortlessly spits his rhymes in a way that will simply leave you in awe.
8. Weki Meki – “Dazzle Dazzle”
If you haven’t guessed it from the title, this song is all about the art of being dazzled. One thing is sure: these ladies know what they want and they’re not afraid to sing their hearts out to get it. Talk about attitude goals!
9. SEVENTEEN – “My My”
Admit it, booking a cruise sounds so captivating at the moment. Well, for now, you can hop on SEVENTEEN’s virtual floating boat as they serenade you with one of their latest releases titled “My My.” Granted, listening to this with your eyes closed might get you a step further to your dream vacation.
10. Natty – “Nineteen”
Sometimes, what one needs is simply a fresh start, just like Natty here with her flamboyant debut “Nineteen.” If you got the moves, you know this bop will be stuck in your head and controlling your limbs every time you remember the haunting melody!
11. TWICE – “More & More”
Summertime is all about discovering absolute jams, and TWICE has gracefully obliged. Joining the 2020 comeback lineup, the girls blessed fans with this hippie house track. Its passionate lyrics and mesmerizing visuals will have you instantly asking for more!
Which 2020 K-pop song is your go-to jam this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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