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31 K-Pop Bops to Add to Your Summer Playlist Right Now



1. Red Flavor by Red Velvet

“Red Flavor” is one of the most iconic summer songs. With a catchy chorus, refreshing lyrics, and energetic choreo, it will leave you feeling freshened up and ready for an epic pool party! 

2. Butter by BTS

What more can be said to describe this song except… “smooth like butter”? BTS will cool you down with this funky pop song, which is perfect for beating the summer heat. “Side-step right left to my beat~”  

3. Dance the Night Away by TWICE

Right from the opening, Nayeon’s “Lalalalala” with the refreshing sound of beach waves in the background truly embodies the free spirit of summer. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dance the heat away with Twice and party all night long! 

4. See Sea by Hyolyn

With Hyolyn’s stunning beach fits and her airy vocals, don’t be surprised if you find yourself at a beautiful beach, enjoying a glowy golden hour moment. 

5. I Swear by SISTAR

Through this vibey song, SISTAR encourages you to be happy and to savor the joys of being in a relationship. With their shining visuals and beautiful vocals, this song is a must-add to your summer playlist!

6. Why by TAEYEON 

“Why” is considered a hybrid between EDM and R&B with some tropical house components, which makes it the perfect summer song! With its explosive chorus and Taeyeon’s strong vocals, this is a pretty hard song to skip at your next beach outing.

7. View by SHINee

SHINee’s back to top your summer playlist with their bops~ Be sure to enjoy all of the vibrant colors of the summer season and have fun with your crew, like SHINee in this music video does!

8. Ko Ko Bop by EXO

“Shimmy shimmy Ko Ko Bop I think I like it~” This energetic reggae-pop song is packed with a super catchy melody, fun lyrics, and a strong build-up. Check out the bright color palette in the music video below!

9. I’m Serious by DAY6 

‘I’m Serious’ is a simple and cheery song with sweet lyrics about falling in love. The poppy and catchy chorus is just waiting to be stuck in your head all day! 

10. gogobebe by Mamamoo

With its hip hop influences, ‘gogobebe’ incorporates fun instrumentals and a captivating chorus that showcases the girls’ playful personalities. #hotgirlsummer

11. Haven by Stray Kids

Who said b-sides aren’t amazing? ‘Haven’ is a pop/dance track, part of the GO Live album. This song features uplifting instrumentals, a nice build-up to the chorus, strong vocals, and a hopeful message. 

12. Hocus Pocus by PLT 

If you’re looking for an energetic, groovy tune with meaningful lyrics, look no further! “Feel this moment, put your hands up”

13. Take Me Higher by A.C.E

A.C.E showcases their diverse vocal capabilities through their song ‘Take Me Higher,’ which is a part of their Adventures in Wonderland album. The song’s distinct composition is amazing and does not disappoint! Good vibes only~

14. Baby by ASTRO

‘Baby’ is a fun and colorful song if I’ve ever seen one. And can we talk about how cute this M/V is?!

15. Sunny Summer by GFRIEND

With its simple but effective arrangement and pop hook, this is a song that radiates summer vibes.

16. Remember by Apink

I’m living for the fun friendship goals in this M/V. Beach day anyone?

17. That Summer by Infinite

An adorable song about young summer love, ‘That Summer’ is sure to bring a smile to your face. “Do you remember the memories we made in the summer?”

18. That day by Lovelyz

“Breathe in all the sad memories and blow them all out.” Let this bubbly music video be your reminder to move on from dwelling on your past and live out your summertime dreams!

19. Beach Again by SSAK3

SSAK3 in the house~ With their retro pop debut song Beach Again, SSAK3 manages to evoke all the nostalgia of last summer. Neons are in, y’all!

20. Don’t Know What to Do by Blackpink

This electropop song showcases Blackpink’s vocal abilities and features a catchy beat and hook, making it a perfect song for a dance party. I don’t know what to do… I don’t know what to do except dance! 

21. Travel by BOL4

‘Travel’ is a very upbeat song with a minimalistic but bouncy hook. Can’t you just imagine bopping along to this song while driving along a nice, scenic route to the beach? 

22. Cocktail by iKON

“We’re going to party yay!” This upbeat, pop-y song describes having fun and flirting on the beach. AKA a tune perfect for when you’re doing just that.

23. Blue Hour by TXT

This disco pop song boasts dreamy instrumentals, a fun beat, and highlights each of the member’s angelic vocals. “‘Cause of imagination!”

24. Tropical Night by MONSTA X

This song is a fun listen, with its addictive melody and entertaining verses. Blast this gem at your late night beach party and get your groove on~!

25. Tina by Pristin

‘Tina’ is a very upbeat, adventurous song that experiments with distinct sounds and unique instrumentals. Let’s sing along together! (Tina, Tina, Tina~) 🎤🎶

26. Summer 127 by NCT 127

‘Summer 127′ is a groovy party and dance track that highlights each members’ vocal and rap skills. And those lyrics are as hot as the summer sun!

27. Dun Dun Dance by Oh My Girl

“Just dance!” Like Oh My Girl sings, let go and just let your body find its groove! How could you not want to dance after hearing this song’s addictive hook?

28. Curiosity by LOONA

You won’t be able to resist singing along to the flirty lyrics of this underrated song~

29. Way Back Home by SHAUN

Talented musician SHAUN scored with his sensational song, ‘Way Back Home.’ Everything from its addictive melody and its relaxed vibes screams road trip.

30. Hurt Locker by 9MUSES

A true bop, ‘Hurt Locker” is one of the best summer comebacks! Queens

31. Permission to Dance by BTS

And of course, we couldn’t finish this list without including this iconic single from BTS that is dominating the charts right now. It’s the perfect summer song to celebrate the closing of a year of isolation and masks. “Ain’t nothing that can stop how we move, yeah!”


BTS’ Jungkook is Set to Headline This Year’s Global Citizen Festival in NYC’s Central Park



BTS’ Jungkook is set to headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park.

With the announcement, he’ll join previously announced headliners Anitta, Ms. Lauryn Hill and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jungkook said in a statement, “I’m so thrilled to join this year’s Global Citizen Festival as a headliner! The festival sheds light on important causes and drives action and I’m happy to take part in it. I can’t wait to perform in front of many people at the Great Lawn in Central Park.”

Learn how to get tickets to the festival here.

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Calvin Klein Debuted a New Campaign Featuring BTS’ Jungkook



Calvin Klein debuted a new campaign featuring BTS’ Jungkook.

Jungkook appeared in the brand’s Fall 2023 campaign for the shoot, having previously made his debut as Calvin Klein’s global brand ambassador in a campaign this past March. Jungkook’s recent solo single ‘Seven’ is making waves after debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Images from the shoot can be seen below.

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BTS’ V Shared Two Songs From His Upcoming Debut Solo Album



The two songs, titled ‘Rainy Days’ and ‘Love Me Again’, will be included on V’s highly anticipated solo album.

BTS’ V shared two songs from his upcoming debut solo album and they now hold the top two spots on US iTunes.

The two songs, titled ‘Rainy Days’ and ‘Love Me Again’, will be included on V’s highly anticipated solo album titled ‘Layover’ which is expected to be released on September 8th.

With the release, V is the final member of BTS to make his official solo debut, although he has previously shared solo work through the group’s Soundcloud.

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