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Top Korean Songs

Do you want to expand your iPod playlist to include top Korean songs? Well here is a list of songs that you may find interesting for your purpose.
South Korean music, is to a large extent, inspired by western music, thanks to the influence exerted by the large forces that the US and allies had in the country. K-pop, especially trot, are forms of music that are popular not only in South Korea but also throughout Asia. The list is incomplete without songs by K-pop performers. While songs composed using indigenous instruments are still enjoyed by a large group, popular music is more westernized.

Most Popular Korean Songs of All Time

The list is a combination of the best Korean songs that have been rated as popular and favorites by listeners of Korean music. It is difficult to list the top songs because of the varied genres of music popular in the country.
  • 8282 - Davichi
  • A Good Person - Park Hyo Shin
  • A Time of Love - M.C. the Max
  • A.Mi.Go - Shinee
  • Abracadabra - Brown Eyed Girls
  • Ah - After School
  • Always - Big Bang
  • Angel - Shinhwa
  • Anything - Shinhwa
  • Are you Crazy - Son Dam Bi (Ft. Eric)
  • Because I'm a Girl - K.I.S.S.
  • But I Love You - Rain
  • Come to Me - Clazziquai Project
  • Cooking? Cooking! - Super Junior Happy
  • Don't you Know - Shin Hye Sung
  • Endless Moment - Super Junior
  • Fan - Epik High
  • Fire - 2NE1
  • Flip Reverse - Jang Woo Hyuk
  • Forest of Phantasm - Kinetic Flow featuring Yiruma
  • Gee - SNSD/ Girls Generation
  • Good Life - Drunken Tiger
  • Heartbreaker - G-Dragon
  • Heffy End - Seo Taiji
  • Honey - KARA
  • Holding Back the Tears - Tong Vfang Xien Qi
  • How Do I Say - Shinhwa
  • I Do - Rain
  • I like You - U-Kiss
  • I Love You Cheol Su - Lee Jung Hyun
  • In Dreams - Lena Park
  • Insomnia - Wheesung
  • Last Farewell - Big Bang
  • It's Okay - Hwayobi (FT. Untouchable)
  • Losing the Mind - Nell
  • Love 119 - K Will (Ft. MC Mong)
  • Love Club - Big Bang
  • Love like This - SS501
  • Love Rain - Kim Tae-Woo
  • Maria - Kim Ah Joong
  • Marry U - Super Junior
  • Lover - Shin Hye Sung and Jang Nara
  • Mia - Lee Ji Eun/IU
  • Miracle - Super Junior
  • Mirotic - Tong Vfang Xien Qi
  • Moon - Lena Park
  • My Girl - Taegoon
  • My Name - BoA
  • Nan - Rain
  • Neorago (It's You) - Super Junior
  • Not Even a Call - Wax
  • O' Jung.Ban.Hap. - Tong Vfang Xien Qi
  • Oh My Friend - Big Bang
  • Ocean Blue - Shin Hye Sung and Lee Minwoo
  • One - Epik High
  • Oopsy - Shim Eun-Jin
  • Overclass - Verbal Jint
  • One More Time, OK? - Cheon Sang Ji Hee
  • Real Lips - Sori
  • Replay - Shinee
  • Requiem - ISU & JinYi
  • Restriction - Fly to the Sky
  • Rising Sun - Tong Vfang Xien Qi
  • Rocinante - Panic
  • Rokkugo - Super Junior T
  • Shine - Tong Vfang Xien Qi
  • Shock - Beast
  • Snow Flower - Park Hyo Shin
  • Sorry Sorry - Super Junior
  • Standing There - Park Hyo-Shin
  • Survivable - Brand New Day
  • Talk to Me - U-Kiss
  • Tell me - Wonder Girls
  • Thank You - Nell
  • The Goddess's Tree - Cherry Filter
  • Tell me Your Wish - SNSD/Girls Generation
  • The Road - g.o.d.
  • The Lee Ssang Blues - Lee Ssang featuring Jung-In
  • This Love - Big Bang
  • U R Man - SS501
  • Wanna - Kara
  • White Dove - Lee Seung-Chul
  • Words I Can't Express - Wheesung
  • You Made an Impression - Sung Si Kyung

Traditionally, Korean music was one of two styles, either based on folk music or a genre of music that is popularly known as court music. Court music refers to the music that originated under the regime of Joseon dynasty and was influenced by the court music of China and Japan. Of course, the music in Korea today has come a long way from the music of ancient Korea. This change of tastes in music is also reflected in the Korean songs which are popular in South Korea. In North Korea, the music scene was largely eliminated after the Japanese invasion. Today, music is controlled by the government and is mainly released in the form of propaganda, influenced by Russian and Chinese music. In fact, the laws are so strict that listening to music from South Korea or rock music can be considered a crime. This is one of the prime reasons why this list of popular Korean songs comprises songs from South Korea and have such a wide influence of western pop music.
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Last Updated: August 23, 2011
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where's T-ara at? they have some good popular songs! - Addy [January 30, 2014]
folk songs - ella [September 27, 2013]
Thank you, Tulika Nair. I'm actually looking for some easy songs in Korean to sing and get the meaning. Which one would you suggest? If it is rap, cool. ^^ - JollyJumper [June 5, 2013]
Where is Gangnam Style (?? ???) by Psy :D ?
Being white, that's the only k-pop I know of
- SacredSkull [September 1, 2012]
its really help 2 me :) - xianne [April 8, 2012]
wow many song hah ... - wah noah [March 9, 2012]
Love ya.. this is what i was searching for.. korean songs are so funky :) - Geeth [March 7, 2012]
this songs of korean is so fantastic..., - grace tejerero [November 11, 2011]
I enjoy to listen kpop songs - R. A. Dariz [October 7, 2011]
they are extraordinary - kusum [September 5, 2011]
your "all time" list is fail.. it spans what 4 years? - dot [July 27, 2011]
i really love k-pop..
like super junior, u kiss,2pm,g-gen.,2ne1...
love you all...
- ean je yah [June 16, 2011]
My day won't be complete if I can't hear Korean songs. Most especially OST songs...^ ^ - Riza [April 9, 2011]
I love 2NE1 so much...if want to know me add me in facebook name Choco Lovebebe (Cambodians only) - Chocolovebebe [March 17, 2011]
i like bigbang very much
big bang fighting
- mimi [March 17, 2011]
Hohoho, this is very interesting, adding to my knowledge of Korean music world. I like this ... - ju-fans [March 16, 2011]
What about wondergirls - Don Juan [March 10, 2011]
shinee - saungaitmat [March 8, 2011]
is it 2pm not in list ? - intan [February 15, 2011]
korean song is the best music that i ever heard in the world.. - anis [February 7, 2011]
Hello,
I'm french so I don't know if what I say is correct but now I know a lot of good band and it's all thanks to you ! So, I don't know if you know some japanese words but
" Arigatô gozaimasu " :D
- Leel [January 15, 2011]
where 2pm? - rayyan [January 11, 2011]
i love drama korean and music korean - sara [December 30, 2010]
i'm really proud SS501 have top 4th ur man so amazing
SS501 FIGHTING! you can do it in top 1
for me your the best :)
- alissa [December 26, 2010]
lagunya jangan b.indo donk - ledrika [December 6, 2010]
You didn't put many TVXQ songs... which is surprising, seeing as they are the Rising Gods of the East. :) - GDLover [November 18, 2010]
ok! super junior should be first - pinkybear [September 28, 2010]
ohhh man these are really old songs! like a decade old. - Skdool [September 15, 2010]
I LOVE KOREAN SONG - krishna poon [September 13, 2010]
i like korean n their style so much - krishna poon [September 13, 2010]
I wish that many likes that. - lee yo won2nd [September 9, 2010]
dang thats alot of songs there. thank you whoever made this list. it is helpful to increase my song list on my ipod. thanks again. you rock! - GIGI15 [August 28, 2010]
i love this music! - elle [August 24, 2010]
hi jade,arminaa,and yagie,nice to meet you all - melanie [August 9, 2010]
ang ganda ng mga songs...favorite ko kaya ang mga korean songs...nakakainlove siya...infernes - melanie [August 9, 2010]
it "s ok - jade [August 8, 2010]
I think there should be more U-Kiss songs - arminaa [April 6, 2010]
thanks a lot :)) this is really really nice :) - yagie [March 17, 2010]