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Forget about the obvious elements like perfect casting, stellar performance, extraordinary cinematography, unique storyline, epic dialogues, eye-catching fashion display, and more, that contribute to the success of K-dramas.

Let’s come to their chart-bursting original soundtracks that perfectly synchronize with the visuals and emotions played on the screen. 

Here is the list of the most loved K-drama OSTs that will overwhelm you with powerful feelings while healing you at the same time. 

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016)

Amplifying the show’s popularity, its gripping soundtrack was able to impress listeners from worldwide. Among other songs Chanyeol and Punch's "Stay With Me" and Crush's "Beautiful", brought the iconic status to the show, multiplying its strength. 

Descendants of the Sun (2016)

The perfectly accentuating soundtrack heightens the popularity of this show. Notable songs of this show are "Every Time" by EXO's Chen and Punch, which became a love anthem capturing the lead’s chemistry, and the ballad "You Are My Everything" by Gummy, beautifully conveying the love and endurance of the main lead’s relationship.

Itaewon Class (2019)

This popular show is also well known for its notable soundtrack collection. While BTS’s V captivates your heart in the song "Sweet Night", describing the complex emotions of both the leads, "Start Over" by Gaho adds an energetic and anthemic melody to the show.

Hotel Del Luna (2019)

This fantasy romance K-drama starring IU has a wonderful collection of OSTs like "All About You" by Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, "Can You See My Heart" by Heize, etc, that perfectly accentuate the show’s setting, and the nuanced emotions of the protagonist.

Crash Landing On You (2019)

Besides the captivating tale of love between a North Korean military officer and a South Korean heiress, this show steals your heart with its record-breaking soundtracks like "Give You My Heart" by IU, perfectly conveying the emotions of the characters.

Our Beloved Summer (2021)

This show’s OSTs should have all your attention with its track "Christmas Tree" by BTS’s V debuting on Billboard at 79 number, earning him the first solo entry on the chart. Besides this masterpiece, some other notable songs include "Drawer", "Our Beloved Summer", "Home and Why", and "Maybe If", etc.

Hospital Playlist (2020)

This popular hospital K-drama boasts many award-winning and nominated OSTs like "Aloha" by Cho Jung-suk, "Introduce Me a Good Person" by Joy, and many covers of popular Korean songs of the 1990s and 2000s. 

Twenty-Five, Twenty-One (2021)

Set in the 1990s era in Korea, this show’s OST catches your heart with a nostalgic touch with notable tracks like "Starlight Taeil" by NCT, "Your Existence" by Wonstein, "Very Slowly" by BIBI, etc.

Start-Up (2020)

Following the spirit of entrepreneurship, dreams, and passion, this show’s OSTs will leave you energised with determination to try your best in your life. Some of the notable songs on this show are "Running" by Gaho, "Future" by Red Velvet's Irene, "Dream" by Jamie, etc.

It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

Narrating themes like mental health and accepting vulnerabilities in life, its soundtrack just vibes with you taking on a journey of healing, self-discovery, relaxation, and more. Some notable songs are "In Your Time" by Lee Su-hyun, "In Silence" by Janet Suhh, "You're Cold" by Heize, etc.

Secret Garden (2010)

This fantasy romance boasts some great soundtracks including “You Are My Spring” by Sung Si-kyung, “Appearance” by Kim Bum-soo, “That Woman” by Baek Ji-young, etc, to make you fall in love with this show.

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Reply 1988 (2015)

Just like the show that revolves around a nostalgic time of youth and friendship, its music also vibes with the same tune taking you back on the track of memory lane.