Happy International Women’s Day + My Most Listened to K-pop Girl Group Songs

I’m always going on and on about K-pop (probably Exo specifically), and I noticed that I rarely talk about girl groups for some reason. So in honor of International Women’s Day I thought I would share the top 20 K-pop girl group songs I’ve listened to the most. I won’t be talking about each track because that would be quite redundant, but I will say that if I had to choose favorites… Taeyeon, F(X), and Spica are the most consistent artists in that I normally like all their releases.

Oh and a brief history of me and K-pop (if you’re curious and/or new to this blog)… I started listening to Korean pop music when I was in high school (about late 2011). And I believe the biggest reason why I haven’t outgrown the musical genre and still listen to it to this day is because of the great stage presence these idols have. They train at a young age and for many years before they can debut. (Actually the K-pop industry like many music industries anywhere around the world are pretty cutthroat and unstable.) During that time, they learn a variety of skills including singing, dancing, variety sense and humor, languages, etc. Their live performances are always so phenomenal due to the thorough lessons they had as trainees. And for that reason, I have huge respect for these idols and truly think they’re are on a whole other level compared to other international artists. Haha, so that’s my short spiel.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the list. They’re in the order from most listened to least listened to. But even the least listened to… have been listened to many times seeing as this is only 20 songs out of thousands I have on my iTunes. (Yes, my music listening is no joke.) Lastly, keep in mind some of these releases are pretty old because, well, I did begin listening to this genre of music 5+ years ago. 😄


I know, this is such a different post considering that I’m mainly a book blogger… but I had the urge to create it. I’m a strong believer that it’s important that a blogger recognizes his/her’s target audience but I also think it’s equally important for that blogger to publish whatever he or she wants in the process. Because inspiration is the best kind of fuel. 😉 Anyhow, I do hope you guys don’t mind, all the same. Have a nice day! 😀

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11 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day + My Most Listened to K-pop Girl Group Songs

  1. Carolyn says:

    Yes! you included Taeyeon and Jessica hehe! My favorite girl group will always be Apink considering I sort of introduced to Kpop through them and I’ve liked almost all of their songs.

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  2. liliananbookish says:

    I’M LOVING YOU EVEN MORE FOR PUTTING f(x), CLC, and SPICA ON THIS LIST!!!! I LOVE YOU!!! /crying all those fangirl tears/
    I don’t you if you’ve tried but TRY Oh My Girl’s “Closer”. It should’ve become a massive hit if it wasn’t for the fact that girls are very less-known, and are from a small company (although B1A4 do relatively well in the industry)

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  3. Thomas says:

    Wonderful post, Summer! Glad you included that comment about how the K-Pop industry can be cutthroat and unstable. I find K-Pop so fascinating. Even though I’m not as into it as I used to be, I still find the focus on cultivating a very specific type of appearance a bit troubling. Like, have you seen this news about a woman who was going to debut with SNSD? http://www.asianjunkie.com/2016/02/19/stella-kim-who-was-almost-an-snsd-member-talks-about-her-time-in-korea/

    However, I don’t think all K-Pop groups and singers experience this, and there are a lot of empowering songs out there (I am partial to f(x) as well.) It makes me happy that you’ve been able to enjoy this music for so long while also having a complex understanding of the industry and its underpinnings – I’ve always liked the girl groups more than the guys for some reason, ah ha.

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  4. Lais says:

    I’m so happy so many of my favorite artists were also on this list! To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of girlgroups – or female characters or female authors… For a long time, I felt bad for myself for not appreciating girls as I thought I should. But, now, I understand that I don’t have to love a bunch of female authors/artists in order to appreciate them.
    My favorite girlgroups are definitely F(X) and Red Velvet. I think they’re very versatile artists and their dance performances are my favorite. I love watching dance moves (it is my favorite thing about KPOP artists, actually) and I find them pretty awesome.
    Great post, Summer!

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  5. tasya @ the literary huntress says:

    I’m not exactly into Kpop, but I really love BIGBANG! As for girl group, I usually listen to 2NE1 and BLACKPINK. I seem like such a YG stan 😀 My favorite song from 2NE1 is lonely, while BLACKPINK is playing with fire. What’s yours? Also, I tend to find new songs while watching k-dramas, their soundtracks are great!

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  6. ladyelasa says:

    I need to listen to more K-Pop! I’m a huge fan of J-Pop, mostly from animes haha. 😄 Thanks for sharing!

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