We're getting ready to soak up the sun now that the weather is getting warmer for many of us. While there are plenty of summer bangers in K-pop, we're sure your playlists already include smashes like BTS' "Dynamite" and Enhypen's "Fever." So here are some hidden treasures you won't want to miss when putting together that ultimate summer playlist!
1. Astro – "Crazy Sexy Cool"
To be honest, most of Astro's discography could make this list, but "Crazy Sexy Cool" is just too much fun to leave off!
2. Monsta X – “Newton”
Monsta X created one of the best summer tunes that year with “Newton,” proving once again that they are the kings of duality.
3. SF9 – “Let's Hang Out”
Summer is about hanging out with pals, and that's exactly what "Let's Hang Out" is about.
4. 1TEAM – “VIBE”
Although 1TEAM has since disbanded, their debut single "Vibe" has the cheerful, playful vibe that every summer song should have.
5. ATEEZ – “Wave”
“Wave” is the ideal summer music, bringing you to the beach regardless of where you are!
6. Pentagon's – "Do or Not"
Pentagon's latest title tune, "Do or Not," is energetic and joyful, making it a great addition to any summer playlist.
7. Stray Kids'– "Blueprint"
“Blueprint,” when combined with the right video, is pleasant and lighthearted, with hopeful lyrics in the vein of the Stray Kids.
8. “Holiday” – Seventeen
There is no other song that encompasses a holiday night vibe better than this one!
9. ONEUS' – "Airplane"
So cheerful and joyful that it'll put you in a good mood–and isn't that what summer is all about?
10. ONF –' “Beautiful Beautiful”
The lyrics of ONF's irresistibly summery hit are equally enticing as the song itself!
11. DAY 6 – “I'm Serious”
Okay, DAY6 isn't a boy band, but this list wouldn't be complete without "I'm Serious!"
12. A.C.E. – "Take Me Higher"
The bright visual for "Take Me Higher" only adds to the song's summery feel.
13. Golden Child – "Pump it Up"
The fact that "Pump it Up" was released after the summer still has that carefree, happy vibe.
14. “Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)” – Eric Nam
Last but not least, Eric Nam’s “Can’t Help Myself” gives us all the summertime romance feelings.
What songs would you have added to the playlist if you could? Please let us know! ❤