Tears threaten to fall every time we listen to I.O.I's "Downpour" ...
4 Sep 2017 - 12:46 PM  UPDATED 4 Sep 2017 - 12:46 PM

K-pop isn't all about those upbeat, super-energetic songs. For every thumping track, there's an equally awesome song that happens to be a tear-inducing ballad!

In an interesting new thread over on Reddit, K-pop fans got into a fascinating discussion about which is their go-to "sad" K-pop song. With Reddit being the home to a large number of fans who have diverse tastes and interests, the answers were certainly very interesting.

Here are of the go-to "sad" K-pop songs as named by fans:

  • For me most definitely my sad songs are:
    Rain - Soyou & Baekhyun
    Shannon - Love don't hurt

  • Since I'm a sucker for K-Ballads

    Sejeong-Flower Road
    Kihyun-Tiger Moth
    Park Hyoshin-Wildflower
    Ryeowook-The Little Prince
    Seventeen-Smile Flower
    Wanna One-Always
    EXO-Miracles of December

  • IOI - Downpour i didn't even watch produce 101 and i feel like sobbing

  • SNSD - Into The New World (Ballad Tokyo Dome)
    I cry evertim...
    also downpour :(

  • Younha - Wasted
    The singer definitely sings with a lot of emotion in this one.

  • AKMU - Melted, watched the MV once and now every time I listed to the song I am almost brought to tears, which sucks because it's a great song and I don't like crying.
    2NE1 - Goodbye, I just think "whyyyyyyyyyyyy?" every time I listen to it. It doesn't help that with the little Korean I know I understand the key points eg "just don't go", "till the day we meet again goodbye"...
    2NE1 - Lonely, the music is pretty upbeat but the English lyrics that I do understand are super sad and resonate with me when I have my blues :(

  • Ladies Code - I'm Fine Thank You.

  • Lately, it's been:
    Epik High - Pieces of You (breathtaking lyrics)
    Roy Kim - With the Heart to Forget You (cover)
    JYJ - In Heaven
    f(x) - Ending Page
    Seventeen - Smile Flower (I know its from Woozi to the group... but the bittersweet feelings are also v relatable)

  • BIGBANG - If You
    Zion T - Yanghwa Bridge
    Epik High - Umbrella

What is your go-to "sad" K-pop song, PopAsians?


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