K-POP has progressed by actively incorporating music from overseas, so it tends to have elaborate sounds and upbeat songs.
In this article, we have selected songs that will get you in the mood for K-POP.
In addition to songs with a sense of speed, we also introduce songs with unique melodies and catchiness that will make you addicted.
Try finding various types of songs that suit your tastes, including the atmosphere and worldview of the song and artist.
Top 19 Upbeat K-POP Songs
Super by SEVENTEEN
Supe is an innovative song inspired by Son Goku. Since its release in April 2023, it is an energetic number that has been a hit with many people, including K-POP fans.
The powerful and powerful kick rhythm and the high-speed melody are intertwined exquisitely, and it lifts your spirits. The overwhelming dance performance that interweaves strength and slowness is also courageous, isn’t it?
The excitement of this song does not stop even with the sprinting feeling of the chorus. The coolness of Sebuchi running through the dominant K-POP scene at high speed is overflowing.
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Queen Card by (G)I-DLE
(G)I-DLE is to be released in May 2023. It is a number that has become a hot topic as it achieves a perfect all-kill by taking first place on all major domestic music charts.
The message of loving yourself as you are and not being influenced by those around you resonates powerfully. There is no doubt that your body will shake to the intense rhythm.
Listening to “Queencard” may make you feel like you can do anything. The punk rock style and the catchiness of Western music are also exhilarating and will lift your spirits.
ANTIFRAGILE by LE SSERAFIM
LE SSERAFIM gives off a presence with a unique strong style. ANTIFRAGILE is the song title of the same name as the mini album released in 2022, and the unique rhythm remains in your ears.
It contains the message that the more you face difficulties, the stronger you become, and the gap between the cuteness of the members is also appealing. The maniac feeling of the song is sure to lift your mood.
The repetitive vocal parts used at the beginning and elsewhere are so addictive that my head shakes.
OMG by New Jeans
OMG is a song by the multinational K-POP group NewJeans, and it’s an upbeat number with a bouncy beat. Speedy melody, catchy melody. It will entertain you with various elements such as a world view that beautifully expresses love.
The group consists of 3 Koreans, 1 Australian-Korean, and 1 Vietnamese-Australian. The NewJeans song “OMG” and the music video are also worth seeing, so why not check them out along with the song?
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Spicy by Aespa
Aespa’s Spicy has exciting sounds that make the most of K-POP’s charm and will get you in the groove. This work will make you feel like moving your body naturally with its unique deep bass and hip-hop melodies.
We also recommend the music video where you can see a new side of aespa with the image of a bright and refreshing school girl. Furthermore, the lyric “It’s time to change, take a step forward” gives listeners the courage to move forward. Be sure to check out this work, which not only has a good vibe but also has a beautiful chorus.
Teddy Bear by STAY C
Teddy Bear is recommended for those who want to cheer up with K-Pop songs, and is a song that is characterized by STAYC’s powerful and bright performance. The colorful and pop lyrics and melody are unforgettable and memorable, perfect for recharging your energy.
Their energetic performance not only brightens up the song but also adds depth to the song.
It was particularly well received in Japan, and a Japanese version of this song was even released. Skillfully switching between cute parts and cool parts, STAYC shows off its unique charm. If you listen to this Teddy Bear, you will definitely notice its charm.
POP! by NAYEON
The song POP!, in which Nayeon’s singing skills shine, is a work that perfectly combines elements of Western music and Korean music. Her musical style, which mixes elements of electronica and rock, and the melodies created by her rich singing voice attract listeners.
Additionally, the chorus, which combines an uplifting beat and romantic phrases, instantly lifts the listener’s mood.
The passionate and catchy sound of the song itself makes listeners feel happy. The combination of her skillful singing and choral phrases brings new discoveries every time I listen to it. Please give this song a listen, as it brings a sense of speed and exhilaration.
TA by Stray Kids
Stray Kids is an 8-member boy group under JYP Entertainment. TA recorded in their first album GO LIVE is an upper tune that makes you feel like you’re in a good mood with the shout Ta, ta!
In particular, the promotional video on YouTube, which is made of dance practice scenes, will get you in the mood at once, so be sure to check it out. It’s also a great number to sing along to karaoke and get excited!
VERY NICE by SEVENTEEN
SEVENTEEN’s representative song VERY NICE is an upbeat tune that will definitely get you pumped up with its pop atmosphere. Intense hip-hop tracks and heavy beats give you a sense of speed and upbeat sound.
The lyrics depict the heart of a man in love, and they depict pain and hope so well that they really touch your heart. Also, many of their catchy songs are highly evaluated in Japan, and you can feel the comfortable melodies that you can’t help but sing along to.
The unique performance of the 13 members shows various expressions in one song, so no matter how many times you listen to it, you will never get tired of it.
Dangerous by TEMPEST
TEMPEST is a seven-member boy idol group. They debuted in 2022 with their first mini-album “It’s ME, It’s WE”, and immediately after that, they sold record sales and attracted attention at once.
Their song Dangerous” is a happy-go-lucky pop tune with a hip-hop feel. It’s a very intense and easy-going song, so your body will naturally start moving while listening to it! Please listen to this song when you want to get excited while studying or working.
Kitsch by IVE
IVE is a six-member Korean girl group. The girls, whose songs such as “LOVE DIVE” and “After LIKE” were hits, have released many songs that are easy to get hooked on. IVE’s “Kitsch” is an extremely addictive song in which the title is repeated in the chorus.
The key point is that the parts other than the chorus are different between the first half and the second half, so you can listen to it without getting bored. The song melody part is pop and bright, but the hook of the chorus makes it feel like it’s dropped all at once.
Lemonade by DreamNote
DreamNote is a 6-member female idol group formed in 2018. Their song “Lemonade” is an attractive number with a bursting energy that literally resembles a carbonated lemon drink.
The cheerful rhythm that makes your body move while listening to it and the refreshing way the girls sing is impressive. The unique rhythm and melody lines that can be called the classics of K-Pop are also must-listen points.
Also, why not check out the music video where you can enjoy uniform costumes and colorful hair colors.
The Feels by Twice
TWICE is currently the most popular Korean female group. There are also Japanese members on the team, so it is known to be extremely popular in Japan.
Among TWICE’s works, one of the most popular and upbeat works is “The Feels.” It is a dance-pop work with strong elements of rock and funk, and although it has a lively melody, it is not at all noisy and has a very easy-to-listen sound.
SHALALA by TAEYONG
NCT’s Taeyeon’s solo debut number was recorded as the title song in the 1st mini album “SHALALA” released in June 2023. The rap that bounces delicately with a low voice is addictive.
According to Taeyeon, it seems that each person’s sensibility was carefully spelled out, and the powerful message is encouraging. Taeyeon’s performance is also great, and you can see her rising to stardom. It is also recommended when you want to have confidence.
BOUNCY (K-HOT CHILLI PEPPERS) by ATEEZ
An upper tune that sang an earnestly aggressive attitude. It was released in June 2023 as the title track of the 9th mini-album “THE WORLD EP.2: OUTLAW”. The heat is so full of energy that it blows away the entanglements.
It should give you even more power when you want to push forward toward your goals and dreams. While the groovy rhythm and unique lyrics are also eye-catching, the atmosphere after the drop is also irresistible, inheriting the momentum image of the song. You can get so excited that you just want to bounce.
JUMP by P1 Harmony
P1Harmony released a party tune in June 2023 that will make you happy. It is included as the lead song of the 6th mini album “HARMONY: ALL IN”. It has a slightly sinister atmosphere that is unique to a boy group and is perfect for when you want to have fun with your friends.
The title “JUMP” conveys such a fun image, but at the same time, it also conveys the message of aiming higher. The dance performance is also really cool, so please come and enjoy it with us.
Per by ADYA
A cheerful medium number with a positive message. This is the debut song by ADYA, a girl group that debuted for the first time from Starting House Entertainment, which is headed by Lim Young-eun, who worked on PENTAGON and (G)I-DLE.
The contrast between the uplifting melody towards the chorus and the rap style of the chorus is wonderful and will lift your mood! The song is about living your life with “perfection” as the key.
Even though the concept is confident, expressing it in a loose mood like this “Per” is smart and cool.
Hare Hare by Twice
A light danceable number that became his 10th Japanese single. The refrain chorus is so impressive that you might find yourself humming it before you know it!
This is a cheering song with a positive and cheerful message. Since it was created for 5TH WORLD TOUR’s “READY TO BE” in JAPAN, the music video scene, which is reminiscent of a stadium performance, is also noteworthy.
Personally, the phrase sung by Jeongyeon at the end of the song really hits me no matter what: A masterpiece that harmonizes the fashionable style of recent years with the Genki mark, which is synonymous with the early days, and the elegant melody line. It clears the rain pattern of the listener’s heart.
Beatbox by NCT DREAM
A heartwarming hip-hop number that makes you feel the rhythm of human beatboxing. This is the title song of NCT DREAM’s 2nd album repackaged “Beatbox” released in 2022, and an English version will be released in 2023.
A fun song with a loose atmosphere and vocals on a popping rhythm. It is wrapped in the mood that everyone is having fun in the circle. Reliable lyrics such as “Let’s try it” and “Follow me” will give you energy! It’s a happy tune filled with the comfort of music and the fresh charm of Dorim.