Whether you had a misunderstanding with someone or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, we all had those days when we just need someone to hold us and tell us everything's going to get better. In those moments when you feel alone, it has been proven that music has been one of the best options that could absolutely lift your mood.
It would give you the power you need to reflect not only on your mood, but also realign your perspective for the day. One of the things that makes K-pop so popular is the sound and the meaning of their songs that always make the listeners feel like they're being transported to a place filled with positivity and hope. So if you feel a bit gloomy today, listed down below are the songs you should definitely listen to!
1. "ICY" by ITZY
Full of upbeat sounds and cheerful lyrics, "ICY" is the K-pop song you would want to listen to if you need to take a break from your rough day. The song is all about ignoring all the negative comments and gaining confidence about who you really are. It gives the right amount of funky and hip-hop vibe that makes anyone who listen to it get hooked and dance right away.
2. "Umpah Umpah" by Red Velvet
Red Velvet is known for their unique and meaningful songs that would make you dance, but at the same time think about what they're trying to present. "Umpah Umpah" is no exception. Full of sass and attitude, this fresh track from RV will turn you into a Reveluv in no time. Plus, their perky vocals will give you instant joy! (And Irene, Wendy... You get the drift.)
3. "As If It's Your Last" by BLACKPINK
Overall a mixture of modernized and old-school K-pop, BLACKPINK's "As If It's Your Last" is the group's iconic summer song that would totally give you that extra bliss in just one listen! This song is made to make us bop and groove with its bright and fast composition. Although, it's not about making someone happy or a self-love type of song since it talks about persuading someone to love you as much as you love them, still, the beat wouldn't make you lift you up, and that's what we love most about it.
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4. "Dope" by BTS
One of the things that makes "Dope" stand out from all of BTS' songs is the astonishing beat drop at the beginning of the song that makes for a great pick-me-up, ironically. With the rap parts from RM, Suga, and J-Hope and the rhythmic vocals from Jungkook, Jin, Jimin, and V, the song makes you want to conquer just about anything that's right in your face. Lezzgetit!
5. "Sunset Glow" by BIGBANG
Probably one of the first few upbeat songs that topped the Korean charts for a long time, BIGBANG's "Sunset Glow" is probably what happy chemicals sound like. Unlike BIGBANG's hit songs like "Bang Bang Bang" and "Fantastic Baby," this track is on a league of its own because of its refreshing beats that would totally turn your day from gloomy to bright!
6. "Get Cool" by Stray Kids
When we're at our low point, we tend to forget that most days aren't like this and there's still a possibility that you can turn it all around. If you're still having a hard time in reminding yourself that it can get better, listen to Stray Kids' "Get Cool" which is a mixture of individual stories that pinpoints why their day is a good one! The members' vocals are filled with excitement that's way too contagious. Plus, the piano in the background just makes it more of a happy bop!
Listening to fun and inspiring music is a fail-proof way to boost your mood. And don't you resist the urge to sing or dance to these hits because they were made to put a smile on everyone's face including yours. Aja!
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