Top Ten Kpop Songs With a Sad Rhythm

The Top Ten
1 It Hurts - 2NE1

Nice production and costumes for the 2NE1 girls. I think the video was inspired by Rapunzel because Dara looks like Rapunzel here, and the three girls are singing on the rooftop. Amazing.

The 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.

I like the meaning of the song: the pain of heartbreak. This song always makes me cry.

2 Lonely - 2NE1

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.

I fell in love with this song the minute I heard it. Regardless of rhythms or lyrics, I still love it. This song is recommendable, so I chose this song.

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 by 2NE1 topped five Seoul music charts.

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

Very unique, mysterious instrumental adding Bom's unique belting, CL's fiery rasp, Minzy's smooth tone, Dara's sweet lines, and Lydia Parks' amazing backing vocals.

4 It's You - Super Junior

Even until now, this is one of the best SJ (or Kpop) songs with so complicated feelings to contain. Mind you, listening to their music, watching the video, feeling the beats, knowing the meaning, treasuring the dances, and falling in love with their LIVE versions. It's YOU.

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

The song's lyrics are so sad. It's about love from one side, who spends his time and life for his lover even though she is with another man.

5 Blue - Bigbang

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!

Blue definitely. Because it showcases the hard times that BigBang, especially GD and Daesung, went through in 2011. They really did a good job, after all that happened. It's a really touching song.

I'm in love with this song. The chorus always destroys 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.

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

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

7 Lies - Big Bang

BIGBANG is the BEST FOREVER! They have perfect chemistry, and that MV was totally genius. The song has a great meaning too, and the reason I got into KPOP was because of them. Even the newspapers say that BIGBANG is one of the best bands there is, and to be honest, I totally agree.

Lies is a very nice song. Perfect.

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!

9 Miracles In December - EXO

This song brought me to tears. I didn't understand what they said, but I could feel something. The music video is beautiful, and it's one of my favorite songs now.

This song was a pain in the heart. The meaning was super moving. Their voices were perfect for the song, and the MV was just too superb. I can't even watch this full video without crying.

Seriously, the first time I heard this, I cried so hard that my eyes were swollen. They are so beautiful! I fell in love with D.O's, Baekhyun's, and Chen's voices. Exo all the way!

10 I Need U - BTS

When I first heard this song, I thought, "Where was the happy Bangtan I knew?" At that time, I only liked Bangtan. Not as an ARMY but just "like" their music. But I seriously cried while watching the ORIGINAL MV. The lyrics are sad, the beat is good, their acting is awesome. The theories are just making it even sadder. And suddenly, it connects to the other MVs, which makes me even sadder.

The song itself is one of the best songs I have ever listened to before. A twist with a hip-hop-ish type rhythm. Lyrics are truly heartbreaking and very nice to listen to, even when you are happy. The music video is really cool because of the plot, the roles are played really well, and overall, it's just amazing.

The Contenders
11 In Heaven - JYJ

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.

It's beautiful. Emotional and heartfelt, filled with stories and souls enough for every fan to keep their faith.

12 Haru Haru - Big Bang

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.

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

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

13 Let Me Be the One - SS501

Seriously, a perfect song. It makes you really want to find the one.

14 Please Don't - K.Will

I'm a huge Suju and Bigbang fan, but this song beats them all! You can just feel how broken he is in the way he sings, and the music video is heartbreaking. I cried when I saw it the first time, still do! Love it, love the music, love his voice, love the MV! LOVE IT!

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

His vocals are so soulful, and his high notes are amazingly heart-wrenching. It's really sad. Not only that, but the MV also tackles something Korea isn't very keen on, which is very brave of him.

15 Butterfly - BTS

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" is there but for some reason, they can't reach it. Just like a butterfly.

I love you, BTS. Thank you for your perfect music.

One of the best songs by BTS. The kind of song you'd want to listen to for relaxation and peace.

16 Quasimodo - Shinee

I was surprised that Quasimodo wasn't here. The song breaks my heart every time I listen to it. Come on, Shawols! Vote for your wonderful boys!

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

I love SHINee's music, and this one is just calm but a little sad. I love it!

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

This is so... aagh... If you are looking for a sad song and video that can make you cry... this is the one. I always cry when listening and watching. *cries*

The best, really. Most played in my iTunes library.

It's Japanese, but the song is so heart-breaking.

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.

The Korean version is a love letter to EXO-Ls, and the Chinese version is a love letter to the former members. Makes me want to cry every time!

It's just literally a promise. It 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 talented with this song!

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

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

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

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

21 Dear Mom - Girls Generation (SNSD)

The saddest Kpop song, especially seeing the members' emotions while singing.

This song is super sad, but it's beautiful because it is for our mother.

This song has a lot of emotional moments about mom and SNSD members.

22 Downpour - I.O.I

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

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

I cried. It was so sad, especially the live version when they were all tearing up.

23 Someday - U-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 will always remain as one!

It's one of the best U-KISS songs I've ever heard. It captures my heart with their beautiful voices. I love U-KISS!

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

24 Can You Smile? - Infinite

This song is really touching. Sunggyu's voice in this song is beautiful, and the raps are amazing too. This song is really sad. Sad and beautiful, one great song.

25 If You - Big Bang
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