THE 8 BEST K-SONGS TO GET YOU THROUGH A BREAKUP
So yeah—breakups. Not a fun experience.
Listening to the right music can provide catharsis during an emotionally exhausting situation. Whether the lyrics and music resonate with our inner turmoil or motivate us to get better, songs can help us heal.
Let us support you through these trying times with our list of the best K-songs to get you through a breakup.
8. One of These Nights by Red Velvet.
A soft and sentimental ballad, One of These Nights is a nostalgic reminiscence of a relationship that already ended.
Inspired by the parting of star-crossed lovers Jiknyeo and Gyeonwu, the song transmits a profound longing for times long gone, yearning for another meeting that may never come again.
7. I Don’t Love You by Urban Zakapa.
Sometimes a person no longer loves their partner like they used to. Urban Zakapa describes such a situation in a heartbreaking tune that will bring you to cathartic tears.
Whether you were on the receiving end of such words or proclaimed them yourself, odds are the haunting lyrics will bare your emotions raw.
6. 134340 by BTS.
We were all saddened when Pluto was demoted from its planet status—but BTS turned it into a breakup song.
Linking characteristics of the dwarf planet with human emotions, 134340 tells the tale of someone that has been forgotten and left behind despite their best efforts.
It either heals you or makes you feel even sadder about Pluto.
5. Loser by Big Bang.
It’s normal to feel sadness and low self-esteem after a breakup, but it’s not the end of the world. It's okay to feel insecure and have self-doubt, after all, we are human.
You will meet someone hotter and better that will make you happier, and this empowering song doesn’t fail to let you know that. You'll be fine...
4. Fine by Taeyeon.
Even if you want to be okay, sometimes you are not fine.
Taeyeon sings about the lingering pain after a breakup, even when your everyday life continues. The world keeps spinning as you distract yourself with meaningless activities, but your mind is stuck in that grief.
You’re not fine, but you will be.
3. LONELY by 2NE1.
This soft ballad with a powerful acoustic guitar sound is from the angle of the one ending the relationship.
Time changes us all, and sometimes we may need some time alone to understand our own emotions. 2NE1 expresses that desire to break up to find yourself—even when there is still love.
2. Trivia 轉: Seesaw by Suga (BTS)
In his second solo song, Suga sings about a once-happy relationship that turned toxic. He compares it to a seesaw game where both partners try to get the upper hand, yet neither wants to get out.
A cathartic song that proves that, sometimes, breakups are for the best.
1. I Don’t Need a Man by Miss A.
You got me—I Don’t Need a Man is not exactly a breakup song. But does it matter? No!
Miss A reminds you that, really, you don’t need a partner! You are strong, fierce, independent, and ready to take over the world.
Isn’t that what we all need to hear?