Soundtracks are usually underrated. People think of them as nothing more than a song playing in the background or while the credits are rolling, but a good (and apt) soundtrack can open the floodgates of memories of a drama or movie.
And nothing attests to this better than the OST of K-dramas. It’s almost impossible not to relate a soundtrack to a drama after sitting through 20 episodes of the song playing in the background. And more often than not, listening to the song even after the drama is over can trigger flashbacks of scenes in the show, which might or might not cue waterworks. Here are some of the most memorable OSTs. Can you guess which drama they belong to?
Lyn’s “My Destiny”
Yes, it’s the soundtrack of Alien oppa and Chun Songyi’s love story, You Who Came From The Stars.
Baek Jiyoung’s “That Woman”
This OST of Secret Garden also comes in another version, “That Man”, sang by the lead actor, Hyun Bin.
EXO Chen’s “Best Luck”
He sang the OST of It’s OK, That’s Love, which stars fellow member Kyungsoo.
SS501’s “Because I’m Stupid”
Yoo Jihoo! Geum Jandi! Gu Junpyo! Major feels… Three members of SS501 sang the OST of Boys Over Flowers, which stars leader Kim Hyun Joong.
Baek Jiyoung’s “Don’t Forget”
-cries a river while thinking of Iris–
Davichi’s “This Love”
That should be pretty easy… Descendants of the Sun, of course.
This one’s not that hard to guess, since Producers is IU’s most recent drama, apart from the yet-to-air Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
H.O.T’s “A Song For Lady”
Kudos if you can watch this and not cry over memories of Autumn in My Heart rushing back.
Park Hyoshin’s “Snow Flower”
One of the greatest songs from one of the greatest K-dramas, I’m Sorry, I Love You.
Kim Bum Soo’s “I Miss You”
How can anyone forget about Stairway To Heaven?
“From the Beginning Until Now”, originally sung by Ryu Siwon
You’re not a true K-drama fan if you don’t know Winter Sonata, tbh. Cue the waterworks from the first note.
Lyn’s “Back in Time”
A beautiful song for a beautiful drama, Moon Embraces the Sun.
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