Top Ten Kpop Songs With a Sad Rhythm

The Top Ten

1 It Hurts - 2NE1 It Hurts - 2NE1

I like the meaning of the song. The pain of heartbreak.. This song always make me cry.. - erabellz

Nice production and costume of 2NE1 girls. I think the video inspired from Rapunzel, cause DARA look like Rapunzel here and the three girls are singing in the roof top. Amazing.

Nice song. Nice costume and make-up of Bom in the video.

They way they sang brings out the feeling meant in the lyrics of this song. From the first time until now, this has been the saddest song I have ever heard throughout these years

2 Lonely - 2NE1 Lonely - 2NE1

This is the cute thing I ever heard and it's can make me fall a sleep

I love the words to this song. The beat is slow and can be played with a guitar, but is still so easy to listen to and fall in love with. Almost everyone loves this song because of how 2NE1 sang it and how it sounds.

It was the first song that I hear from 2NE1 and I fell in love with it!

Although, I'm not really interested in 2NE1's oeuvre, I think this song is really amazing and touching without being too sad.

3 Missing You - 2NE1

This is a very sad song, very nice, especially their harmonious accents. Bom's voice can make us cry. Very nice song. When it was released Missing You of 2ne1 topped 5 seoul music charts.

I can't listen to this song in public, because I cry every time I hear it

This song is the best among with It Hurts and Lonely too.. Wait! 2NE1's songs is in TOP 3! Who's BlackJack here? Look! 2NE1 Jjang!

Very unique mysterious Instrumental adding Boms unique belting, CL's fiery rasp, Minzys smooth tone, Dara's sweet lines and Lydia Parks Amazing backing vocals.

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4 It's You - Super Junior

For me this is one of Super Junior's best songs going from line division to the music and lyrics, and their vocals.

The song lyric is so sad it's alove by one side, who spend his time and life for his lover even she with another man. - kkumhaelee

Super Junior is always the best in all genre, now and forever super junior...

I love the heart beat in this song, vote for suju please

5 Blue - Bigbang

I love it because it makes me cry..

Blue is from Big Bang's most recent mini album. I love this song so much and it describes all of the hard times Big Bang went through in 2011 when they nearly broke up. Their mini album, Alive has such a great meaning with amazing songs that won them so many awards!


I'm fall in love with this song. The chorus is always destroy my head.

6 Fiction - Beast

The music, the beat, the lyrics, the execution... All so melancholic but so beautiful at the same time. After listening to Fiction I don't feel like listening to any other song. That's how beautiful it is.

I really feel like after listening to this song so many times there is no forgetting it! I still cry to it till now

It has a really strong and sad meaning. Losing the one you love and not being able to move on...I can't but cry every time

How they delivered the song made it more painful they are so great singing with so much feels.

7 Lies - Big Bang

Lies is a very nice song. Perfect.

A very classic song, reminiscent of those days

It make me cry

It's a really deep song if u look at the lyrics

8 In My Dream - Super Junior KRY

This is my favorite heartbreaking song of KRY. I could feel the emotion. When I listen to it, it's like we are sharing the pain.

The song is amazing! KRY really sings the song with so much emotion and passion in their voices!

I like this song and the way they sing is just so emotional and simply breathtaking! SUPER JUNIOR IS AWESOME

One of a lovely kpop song

9 Miracles In December - EXO

The saddest

It cuts deep

It just so sad

The first time I heart this song, I really cried even I don't understand the lyrics.

10 I Need U - BTS

It makes me cry all the time

I just love hearing this song n if I sad or broken I will hear this song.

No doubt "I Need U" is the top tier sad love song and the urban mix version is even better!

It's so sad


The Contenders

11 In Heaven - JYJ

It's so touching, I adore it, I listen to it whenever I'm sad or happy, It encourage me to always keep the faith

Gave me goosebumps because of the message it shows and how their vocals arwe so awesome!

The lyrics are SO deep. Jaejoong (JYJ) composed this song himself because he was so sad that his friend committed suicide. It gives me goosebumps every single time.

The meaning behind this song was too much for me, and in this day and age it will hit a bit too close to home for a lot of people.

12 Haru Haru - Big Bang

It's such a beautiful song. The lyrics and music combined make it so sad, yet still so beautiful.

HARU-HARU is a sad song, but there is rap in this song, so amazing!

Deep painful feelings behind those amazing rapping parts. The lyrics kill, the rhythm addicts, and the MV seems frustrating.

Honestly this should be first. Not even a vip and I cry every time I listen to it. The lyrics are beautiful and not normally superficial.

13 Let Me Be the One - SS501

Seriously a perfect song. Makes you really want to find the one...

My favorite song forever

Perfect, I don't know why;but this song, made me cry! It's really touching...

Sooo touching me :(

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14 Please Don't - K.Will

I love the song because it's about a man falling in love with his bestfriend.

K.will is the best singer in Korea. His voice can make me die also this song's video is quite different and surprising.

The music video plus his strong high vocals made me cry. When I was feeling sad and I always listened to this song. I think it should be number one though too.

I didn't vote for this song but this is really sad. For those who say that this song is number one PLEASE CHECK OUT BIG BANG'S HARU HARU, it will make you cry the second nile river.

15 Quasimodo - Shinee

It always makes me cry inside... It always breaks me... Those voices... I just can feel the pain every time I listen to it

These guys prove that they can well sing the ballad songs too.

Perfect for rainy days.

I cried when I heard it. - Kolour

16 Butterfly - BTS

YEs tgis is very sad

This song tells that they don't want to lose someone. Like if they let go of "someone" 's hand, "someone" will fly away and break. Like "someone" 's there but for some reason, they can’t reach it. Just like a butterfly.

One of the best songs by bts. the kind of song youd want to listen for relaxation and peace

17 Why Did I Fall In Love With You? - DBSK

I love this song! I love DBSK!

I love this song but isn't it Japanese?

This song has a deep meaning

The best really. Most played on my itunes library.

18 Promise - Exo

Beautiful lyrics written by members and very meaningful, it's rare they express their feelings through songs but this one was pure, raw emotion, especially the rap. I cried when I heard this song and still tear up. They sound desperate even, it gives me flashbacks to when all of them were so upset by losing members

Honestly, I barely cry to songs but this was the first time that I had tears in my eyes when listening to a song it was so sweet and so sad, a promise that I will be with you, That no matter what I'll stay by you

This song literally makes me tear up every time. I love how EXO's voices suits the song.

It's just literally a promise. Really touched my heart when I first heard it because it reminded me of all the hard times exo had faced in 2014

19 Please - Kim Hyun Jung

Honestly, I like this song more than "Break down", I think Kim hyun jung proved that he is really talent by this song!

20 It's All Lies - B.A.P

The lyrics are so meaningful plus the vocals are well executed

Their voices sound so beautiful in this song and the lyrics are so beautiful and well written

Beautifully well written and perfect execution of the vocals. Clap clap clap.

I love B.A.P I hope they continue to make more music!

21 Dear Mom - Girls Generation (SNSD)

This song is really deep it reminds me of my grandmother who died and was like me mother

This song has a lot of Emotional moment about mom and SNSD Members

This song is super sad but its beautiful because this is for our mother

When I first listen to this song, I cried... This is really a nice song~

22 Downpour - I.O.I

This song always makes me cry

It's a song that you must cry to... avoiding tears while listening to it is almost impossible

The fact that this was released before the group's disbandment makes me tear up already. Woozi is really a talented song-writer knowing he made a million of people cry with this song.

I cried it was so sadd! especially the live version when they were all tearing up.. - dopfui

23 Someday - U-KISS

It's one of the BeSt you kiss song I've ever heard of.. It captures my heart with their beautiful voices. I love you kiss!

This song is so meaningful and has one of the best sad rhythms. I Love this song. It's just incredibly sad and the best!
U-Kiss FIGHTING forever!
I'm a Kiss Me and always remain as one! - shekibanaseri

This song can make you better. You should hear and feel it by your heart well.

It's such a nice song..

24 Can You Smile? - Infinite

It's just beautiful...

I love the tune and it almost made me cry...ITS DA BEST

I love this song, it's a beautiful song

10/10 infinite is always the best

25 Beautiful Liar - Vixx LR

Beautiful Liar makes my heart break, it's so sad

This song make me ":("

26 If You - Big Bang

Love this song it always gets me

I almost cried

Truly definition of love and breakup

27 I'm Fine Thank You - Ladies Code

Sigh 😔

So So poignant and Haunting.

Why is it so down here.

This is a Memorial song.

This makes me so sad since EunB and RiSe died...

This song should be higher up on the list RIP Eunb and Rise

Why is this Song, not higher up?
This is a Memorial Song, Show some respect.

28 Cleansing Cream - Brown Eyed Girls

These girls are adorable, they are sexy and good dancer and they have the most powerful and beautyfull voices and Miryo is a fantastic rapper without doubt! They are amazing!

The mv is beautiful and sad, song is awesome too

29 Heaven - Ailee

This is my favorite song from her and in general this is my favorite song and I know many on this list as well but this song is so amazing. I love her voice so much

Man, there so many songs I love on here. I wish I could vote for them all. This would be one of the ones I wante to vote for. I ended up voting for It Hurts- 2ne1. It would have to be my second favorite kpop song of all time. - kpopcraze

SO RECOMMENDED! A debut song and its just so god

I love her I fact I am listening to her right now

30 Because I'm Stupid - SS501

The moment when he didn't get the lady and just watching her from far

It seems that SS501 was a big part of "Boys over the flower", their song "Because I'm stupid" is one of the most beautyfull songs in Kpop and world!

I always love this song

31 Severely - FT Island

I cried as I listen to it for the first time. This songs makes me feel sad. So I think, FT Island expressed this song very well. I also watched its MV and its really heartbreaking. I admire Lee Hongki's acting. Great.

Why I <3 ft island song?.. just hear & you can feel the pain from your past love.. before this I never know Korean song that can touch my heart.. this is very first Korean band that produce great quality song of Rock Ballad.. some of their song and lyric are inspired from a real love story.. their song expresses how difficult someone to move on from love.

32 The Story Only I Didn't Know - IU

IU can make songs really special, but also really sad. I would definitely recommend this song if u have the need to cry.

The song makes me extremely emotional.. IU has a really beautiful voice and helps listeners understand the story or idea to the song. Although I didn't understand the lyrics, I cried. This song was amazing.

This song is about breaking up and farewells, I cried a river. IU has such a powerful voice, to be able to control people's emotions

Love it listening to it now I love iu any way... this song make me cry every time although iam not sensitive

33 Eyes Nose Lips - Taeyang

Beautiful melody.. Heart touching song...

This song made my eyes cloudy while watching Weightlifting Fairy. I love this song...

Everyoone love this songs! trust me! Such a good song that you can listen to it every day without feeling bored!

A reallyy really sadd song.. Cried listening to it..

34 Love Song - Rain

Actually love story is kinda sad too...

Rain's sorrowfull voice made this song perfect!


35 Gone - Jin


The music video, the lyrics, the music, everything about it is so sad

The lyrics and the video was really sad. So wonderful

Video and song are daebaek

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36 Tell Me Goodbye - BigBang

Just listen to the song, its so sad and the videoclip. Their voices are beautiful and I just can't... Just listen and see

Love this song so much


37 The Day Before - Nell

I can't listen to the song without crying


The mv isreally nice. N the lyrics too.

38 Pray - Sunny Hill

I think this song makes my day complete

Best music video and great lyrics..

It was so sad! 😭

39 Even If I Can't Sing - Se7en

Park jin young is one of the best composers in Korea and he never make mistake in music;Beautiful song, beautiful melody and Se7en's beautiful voice, it's "Even if I can't sing"!

Se7en is an amazing singer, and amazing dancer, and has amazing vocals. He's just perfect. Who wouldn't want to be like him?
It's very rare to see an idol singing about his/her own experience like Se7en did in 'Even If I Can't Sing'. Probably one of the most inspiring singers out there.

I love this song but I do like Jbs cover on this in Dream High! That's how I found out about this song!

When I see the lyrics' eng trans, I makes me cry even.
It's a very nice song.Both lyrics and music make sad sense.
I listen to this song whenever I feel sad.

40 Love Sick - FT Island

This song deserve more vote..this song totally sadder than top 10 songs in this list..u guys should listen even once

41 Good Person - Super Junior

This song's got an upbeat rhythm but a very heartbreaking story behind. It tells a story of a guy whose always been there for the girl he loves, yet was only viewed as a good person for the girl loves another man. I've always thought the song tells a happy story not until I saw the English subs and I was like "this song is actually too heartbreaking". The guy in the song's story is such a martyr, too much of a good person, he was always there but the one he loves never sees him T. T

The rhythm is very nice~Also I love the lyrics of this song~Te first time I listen to this song I cried...

42 Wedding Dress - Taeyang

This song should be first because the guy's crush got married to another guy

Just... So good I can't describe it with words...

Beautiful song with an amazing voice

I love this song even if it's a sad one,

43 Loser - Big Bang

I feal this song... I feal like I relate to it.

44 Touch - miss A

I like Miss A & I like touch, the melody is really touching... - windmill3

You Touch My Heart baby...
Really touching

45 Really I Didn't Know - Baekhyun and Chen

New generation that make old song fell good

-Suit for 10080 fic
-i cries when I hear this song

This song makes my tears to well up every single time I listen to it. Their voices are so powerful and they sing it so beautifully. ��� -

46 Missing You - Teen Top

This a mellow, sad love story that drips with regret and the freshness and rawness of a bleeding heart. It's the knowing of never being able to turn back to the past- to love a person you love with freedom. It's the knowledge that kills from the inside- the knowledge that the once blooming relationship has gone stale, and you can do nothing but cling onto the ghosts of your loved one- by grasping onto people that have the flicker of the same spark of that special person.
Having to lie to others to ease your own pain- and the guilt that builds up from being such a horrible being.

The song about how a boy who still have feelings for his ex and want to find a girl like his ex.. So sad..

I really love Chunji voice in this song!

The lyrics is about a boy that find a girl like his ex. The boy want to make that girl into his ex.
It's really sad lyrics. You should hear this song! Niel voice is nice in this song, L. Joe rapp sounds good too!

47 That Woman - Baek Ji-young

When I listen to this song I always cried it touch my heart, it's an amazing song of an amazing drama Secret Garden

This is a MUST, MUST, MUST-LISTEN song. This is the best OST in Secret Garden. BAEK JI YOUNG is indeed an OST QUEEN.

She is wonderful, all her songs are beautyfull and I chosed "That woman" because it's song of popular drama "Secret garden"!

48 Sorry, Sorry (Answer) - Super Junior
49 Beacause I Miss You - Jung Yung Hwa

This song and the way Yonghwa is singing is just awesome, full of passion! Moreover, he composed this song in 30 minutes - who else from above voted songs can say that?

This song is really sad.. But I really like song..

Sad song and amazing

50 Only Tears - Infinite

This song is really sad. Even without the translation! You can hear the pain in all of their voices! Especially Sunggyu's. Even when they perform it live they start to cry. Amazing song I recommend!

The song is wonderful

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Updated 21 Oct 2018

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1. It Hurts - 2NE1
2. Lonely - 2NE1
3. Missing You - 2NE1


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