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Posted by LorraineYe AKP STAFF 26 days ago

Best introductory songs to get your friends into K-Pop: The Ultimate K-Pop Starter Playlist

Ever want to get your friends into K-Pop so that someone in your life will understand your excitement when your bias group has a comeback? Look no further! I've compiled a 10-song playlist of some of the best introductory songs to get your friends into K-Pop: one song listen at a time! Here are 10 of the best K-Pop starter pack songs to listen to:

10. Cereal - Crush ft. Zico

Is your friend stressed out by big groups with a lot of names and people who dress the same? Try showing them R&B or rap solo artists to keep them from feeling overwhelmed! "Cereal" by Crush ft. Zico is a great place to start!

9. Shut Up and Groove - Heize & Dean

Just like the prior example, Heize and Dean are more palatable and less intense than some of K-Pop's most bubblegum pop sounds. To the Westerner especially, "Shut Up & Groove" is an awesome starter song.

8. The 7th Sense - NCT U

NCT is gaining a huge amount of traction in the United States, and as a result, many Eastern and Western listeners find that they're attracted to their music. "The 7th Sense" is a good choice for those who are into domestic electronic music, but have yet to venture into foreign electronic.

7. Siren - Sunmi

For those who feel that they like to understand what they watch, Sunmi's MVs come with English subtitle of what she's saying. In addition to that, the music track for Sunmi's "Siren" has been a common hit for those who aren't keen on K-Pop, but want to venture into the genre.

6. Egotistic - MAMAMOO

Show your friend that K-Pop isn't just showmanship and gaudiness! In fact, the genre has a number of powerhouse vocalists. MAMAMOO is a great example of a group that stresses vocals above anything.

5. Run - BTS

Even those who are unfamiliar with K-Pop tend to know a little about BTS, therefore, they serve as an excellent starting point for any beginner trying to get acclimated with the genre! ALLKPOP recommends starting off a newbie with older BTS songs and working their way up to the present day.

4. Get it - PRISTIN V

Getting a newbie started with a smaller, less intense fandom is sometimes conducive to deeper liking and understanding of K-Pop in general. PRISTIN V's "Get It" serves BlackPink and Red Velvet sass and sound without the nuances of a giant fandom.

3. Bad Boy - Red Velvet

Help your friend get used to K-Pop by giving them a Korean song that was recorded in English! Red Velvet's "Bad Boy" has a great English version to help ease them into full Korean tracks. It won't seem so weird after they've listened to all the releases!

2. Really Really - WINNER

For those who deem BTS tracks a little too much stimulus, there is WINNER! WINNER serves as a great starter boy group who doesn't have too many members. They're easy to learn, get to know, and fall in love with!

1. Solo - Jennie

Jennie's "Solo" is the perfect mix of Eastern and Western pop. Her ultra-modern sound gives an easily listenable feeling that is really well-received by people all over the world. Not to mention, "Solo" is so catchy even a K-Pop hater might catch themselves slipping up with a "Bichi naneun sollo"!

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Kavira 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Any Big Bang song.

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shh 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

not their music videos, though

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pheonix_ss 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

i used to hate kpop, but then my friend made me listen to the Eng version of Taeyang's Wedding Dress, then i started listen to the Kor version, then there's Fantastic Baby which would be played in EVERY SINGLE night club, I then started moving on to BigBang's songs then slowly to all the different kpop songs. BigBang is just classic and iconic, but I guess not for this generation anymore.

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L_catzzz 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

"but I guess not for this generation anymore."--> You'll be quite surprised. They are still very popular among males in their 10s. They still got 1 Yt subscriber per every 5 to 10 seconds.


https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/bigbang/realtime


This is their trend status on Melon just as of right now, even after almost a year of hiatus (this is even after considering Flower Road), and 4 BB members were in military. Now, imagine when they actually made a comeback.




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MXKpopFan 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Nope

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Brown_Cream 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

2NE1 - Do You Love me?

Infinite - The Chaser

Stellar - Vibrato

2PM - Go Crazy

SNSD - Echo

Big Bang - Fantastic Baby

Wax - Coin Laundry

Spica - You Don't Love Me

Beast - Beautiful Night

Bol4 - Galaxy


You need ear worms to get ppl to like songs in a language they don't understand

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Daxel 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Sorry, but none of these songs aren't... no.

Like, they're not bad. But introducing them to people that haven't listen to KPop before? Nah, fam.

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Brown_Cream 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I'm really sorry you feel that way but thanks for taking the time to let me know your opinion lolz

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orionluna 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

Gee by Girls' Generation has to be on this list. whether you like cuteness or not. it's mandatory lol

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Anubis3356 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

kpop initiation involves singing gee while dancing in colorful jeans

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TamzidZ 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Your comment made my day.

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Anubis3356 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

"Jennie's "Solo" is the perfect mix of Eastern and Western pop. Her ultra-modern sound "

Most K-pop follow the western trends... It's not like other K-pop groups are doing 18th century music lmao

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helenli 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

WHY IS THERE NO SEVENTEEN IN THIS?! CARATS WHERE U AT!!

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thekey 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

SHINee's Ring Ding Dong is the best introductory song. All other songs don't compare. Bye.

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Stan_Stray_Kids 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Ring Ding Dong will forever be the biggest bop

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iBangChan 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

i'd strike everything here except sumni and nct

then i'd play my nonkpop friends some taemin, some wanna one, some seventeen and a couple monsta x tracks. then i'd play some stray kids and break out the 3racha

maybe a little suju or shinhwa if i thought they were into that romantic shit like me. mayhaps a little infinite

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horew (Banned) 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

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Soulbrother 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

ALLJENNIEPOP strikes again bahahaha

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BeaF 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

She is SOLO again

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