K-pop may be known for having songs that have fun and happy lyrics, but there are those tunes that carry a strong and self-empowering message.
In an interesting new thread over on Reddit, K-pop fans got into a fascinating discussion over which songs carry some really self-empowering lyrics. 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 some great K-pop songs with some awesome self-empowering lyrics:
f(x) - Step:
When you fix your makeup
I tie my shoelaces and run
Though I’m a bit busy, I like it
It feels like I’m living for myself and not for others
The entire song is all about "stepping" ahead and taking charge of your own life, basically. It's also my all-time favorite f(x) song musically....it just goes so hard, and fills you with the exact kind of energy and motivation the lyrics seem to be about. I love it.
- Songs mamamoo's yes i am and red velvet's cool world and you better know are always amazing pick me ups whenever I'm down
- Luna - Keep On Doin' especially the chorus
- Just Right by GOT7 is their most viewed song on YouTube and all about how you are perfect the way you are!
- 2NE1 - I Am The Best - It's literally in the title
Cool World is my favorite song for this! Funnily enough, EXO and f(x) each have a song called Diamond that have similar messages too.
I’m not gonna avoid it (No no)
the more I clash and break
The clarity grows
I become more complete
The hotter I get, the more I’m renewed, I gain more
courage, I’m standing in front of the world, take me
A diamond you can’t break
I’m strong, I’ll try to shine forever
- Ailee's I Will Show You is all about fostering self-confidence after a breakup. Great video too. Miss A has a lot of empowering songs too. Bad Girl Good Girl actually is good social commentary, and of course there's I Don't Need a Man.
Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio
Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.
Download the app here: