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The Best K-Pop Instrumentals

K-Pop instrumentals are often underrated by fans. While the original songs carry meaningful lyrics, the instrumental versions help fans gain a newfound appreciation for the track itself. Listen to some of the best K-Pop instrumentals below. They’re just as great, especially as background music while studying! 

Twice - Likey

Once you listen to the instrumental version of the song, you'll realize why "Likey" became as popular as it is today! The catchy beat is fun and great to listen to on its own. 

DAY6 - Days Gone By

DAY6 has some of the best instrumentals. The guitar sounds, the keyboard melodies, and the drumming in the background blend together perfectly. 

Shaun - Way Back Home

The instrumental version of this popular song is just as good as the original. The soft drum beats and guitar melody create a great ambiance.

Red Velvet - Bad Boy

"Bad Boy" has one of the best official instrumentals. The bass is extremely addictive and features a lot of hidden elements and unique sounds that you might have not been able to catch in the original song. 

Stray Kids - I Am You 

The instrumental version of "I Am You" is full of unique sounds and powerful beats. It's no wonder why "I Am You" is so popular among fans!

Big Bang - Monster

The instrumental version of this song begins with a great piano intro that features a great melody. Each layer of the song slowly gets added, eventually culminating into a genius instrumental that you simply cannot miss out on. 

iKON - Love Scenario

This melancholy piano version of the hit song, "Love Scenario," puts a twist on the original song. Listening to the instrumental is relaxing and a must-add for your study playlist. 

NCT 127 - Limitless 

The instrumental version of "Limitless" is among the list of best instrumentals for many fans. The powerful beat along with the background vocals and harmonies make for a perfect combination. 

Taeyeon - 11:11

The mesmerizing strumming of the guitar throughout the song is certainly a key element in this instrumental. Listening to this version will instantly relax you. 

Mamamoo - Starry Night

The unique sounds in the melody provide a refreshing and celan atmosphere throughout the entire song. The bass during the chorus is especially great!

BTS - Fake Love

After listening to the instrumental version of "Fake Love," you'll realize how complex the song is actually. There are tons of layers of different instruments and sounds that help create a melancholy feeling throughout. 

NCT U - The 7th Sense 

This instrumental is unique in that it creates an almost frightening ambience. The song features many creepy elements including the sounds of the creaking from the doors. 

iKON - Killing Me 

While this piano cover is not an official instrumental, it is still great to listen to. The soft piano sounds are perfect for the darker more melancholy mood of the song. 

2NE1 - Come Back Home 

The instrumental for this song is good even from the intro. The beginning melody effectively sets up the mood for the rest of the instrumental, which is full of genius elements by YG's producer Teddy. 

EXO - Monster 

The instrumental for this song is extremely catchy. The layers of sub-bass will give you the chills as you listen to this song! 

Dreamcatcher - What 

Fans say that the instrumental for "What" could be used as a movie soundtrack. it's certainly true, with all of the powerful beats and musical elements. 

GD x TAEYANG - Good Boy

G-Dragon's music production skills truly shine in this instrumental version of "Good Boy." Starting from the very first note, the song features a catchy melody and beat.

VIXX - Shangri-la 

The instrumental for this song is truly unique with its oriental sounds and many elements. All of the beats and background instrumentals culminate towards a great chorus. 

Big Bang - Haru Haru

The intro melody for this song is simply iconic. It paints a melancholy picture from the start of the song. The drums, piano melodies, and other effects all work together to effortlessly produce a great song. 

Epik High - Blossom

Epik High is always on point with their instrumentals but this song, in particular, gives you those Nujabes (RIP) feels. A great song to relax to.

  1. Big Bang
  2. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  3. DAY6
  4. Dream Catcher
  5. Epik High
  6. EXO
  7. Taeyeon
  8. iKON
  9. MAMAMOO
  10. NCT U
  11. NCT 127
  12. Red Velvet
  13. Stray Kids
  14. TWICE
  15. VIXX
  16. 2NE1
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autumnleaf_soshi 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

also these two


Infinite - The Chaser


Red Velvet - Peek-A-Boo


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soum 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

I would add my personal favourites:









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sweetberry 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

oh yes.. xia "flower" inst. is a must <3

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StanningGG 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Indeed, Junsu's is a masterpiece.

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ratmonster 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

nct have the best instrumentals

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nv409 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

I would have added NCT 127's Simon Says as well

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sefec (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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youcangoeatshit 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

BoA's Only One isn't here and that's blasphemous



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kaduyava (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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btsjin7777 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Infinte - the Chaser

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Radley 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

SHINee: Tell me what to do

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WHAAAAAATTTTT 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

they forgot about infinite when infinite had even released a full album of instrumental of their songs 🙄

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GD_Amber 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Bang Bang Bang instrumental is epic!


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MXKpopFan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I’m....actually not mad at a akp list. Huh.. 😅

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Kpop_Rocks_Laura 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I use 2NE1's Missing you (instrumental) as my ringtone and Red Velvet Bad Boy or Peek-a-boo as my alarms :)

("Missing you" from 1:32- 2:00-ish/// Red-Velvet "Bad Boy" 0:00 - 0:15/// "Peek-a-boo" 0:01- 0:08) All Instrumental!

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Hedy_Lamarr 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I could use an instrumental of “Zutter”.

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jhwn557 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Twice TT instrumental is so good too! The first time I heard it, I was shook.

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eager_beaver 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I couldn't find an official instrumental version for this track, but the track itself does have some pretty sweet instrumentals. If only there was a pure instrumental version it would sound amazing. The unofficial instrumental versions weren't totally bad either.

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Indri_hapsari 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

recently just watched oneus valkyrie, i think its 1 of the best too..also sistar give it to me n exo baby dont cry

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5UMM0N3R 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Heres my collection:



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sparklepeach79 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

love it ! epik high always have nice instrumental <3

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Daxel 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

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Daxel 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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Ricu 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Omg, Rain is one of my favorite BTS songs! <3 I think it's extremely underrated or often simply overlooked because it is one of their older songs. Thanks for posting it, I'm glad to know someone still appreciates this song :)

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autumnleaf_soshi 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I would also like to add Lovelyz WOW!


And TWICE Signal



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shizun 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I had the surprise that non-Kpopers wanted to know more about this track. So I feel the need to mention it here. Vixx - Error instrumental.

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Sera_Eris 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

All DreamCatcher instrumentals is the BEST.


DREAMCATCHER - CHASE ME


DREAMCATCHER - GOOD NIGHT


DREAMCATCHER - FLY HIGH


DREAMCATCHER - YOU AND I


DREAMCATCHER - OVER THE SKY



DREAMCATCHER - FULL MOON


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ag_Inspirit 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I love most of Infinite and Lovelyz intro and instrumentals:


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tanspired97 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

There is the better instrumental version of "FAKE LOVE" that I mixed from some of the instrumental sources found on Internet, as well as the motion graphic that I created.

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2RAG 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

GOT7 - If you do


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subsubone02 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

starry night is literally prayer in c, sorry to say but its really true


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pink_oracle 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Oh damn, I hope that was a legitimate sampling.

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TenKan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I AM GLAD THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO APPRECIATES THE INSTRUMENTALS! I listen to the instrumental before calling a song a bop.

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AMCD04 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

For me:


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minivilly 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

These instrumentals are what make kpop songs so attractive, the composers can express their creativity so much more than in western music


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Blue1 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

BTS and SNSD have the best instrumentals and guitar versions.

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Huhuhh 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

My fav Vixx 😍😍💜💜

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cp26 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I really like the instrumental of BP's Whistle

The majority of RV's titles (esp RR, RF, PAB and so on) are amazing, same stands for NCT, I mean the have 2 tracks on this list

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Kflopstar 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

These instrumentals are good but it’s always the same idols featured on these lists 😴

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Stany 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I expected at least an honorable mention to 4Minute. Their instrumentals are always bangers.



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girl_group_love 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

i only agree with RV

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iBangChan 21 days ago 13
21 days ago

mostly a garbage list except for stray kids and nct

vix and exo are good too but their best instrumental songs werent listed

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truearmy333 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Please look for work or psychological help. You go to all the bts news to write hate. The only thing you achieve with this immature behavior is that many Armys hate skz. And that Armys want revenge on you, going to twitter or the news of skz to write hate. So please stop. Skz is not to blame for having toxic fans like you with a lot of free time or psychological problems.

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iBangChan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

i don't care WHAT army's like, feel or do

and you can run and tell THAT

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 21 days ago 10
21 days ago

You have been listening to too much of smflop garbage. You can no longer relate what high quality content is all about. so stop being salty u stinky eggshit

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