Best Kpop Songs of 2017
These were the 30 best kpop music songs of 2017, as selected by our radio station listeners.
Here we present the best kpop songs of 2017, with the most voted by our listeners, chosen among 63 nominated songs, selected from the top positions of all weekly rankings during the year and some extra songs, that although were not nominated, were of excellent quality and chosen by our dj’s. Some of the songs are more jpop as released for the Japan market, but all of them by South Korean kpop artists.
Congratulations to Kim Hyun Joong and Henecia for winning the best song of the year 2017!
“Re:wind”, was chosen as best song, with 23,509 votes.
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Top 10 songs of 2017 as follows, with number of votes received:
The first 30 songs, with some comments:
30. Yesterday – Block B
From the boyband Block B; a song from their single album “Yesterday”, released on February 6, 2017.
A boy questions his girl’s behavior, at least he is sure that she cheats on him, but he loves her so much that he tries to let her go. He cannot hide his feelings of annoyance towards her, and although he does not face her yet, he shows anger to himself.
29. DNA – BTS
A song by BTS boy band, from his album “Love Yourself: Her” released on September 18, 2017. A song that was 3 weeks in 1st place in the weekly ranking. In the lyrics of the song, a boy appeals to predestination to tell a girl that she is the woman that destiny separated for him and that in his DNA it was written that she is the one he was looking for so much.
28. Best of Me – BTS
Another song by BTS in collaboration with the famous band The Chainsmokers; song from their album “Love Yourself: Her” released on September 18, 2017.
A song from a boy to the girl he loves (which can also be directed to their fans), in which he tells her to never leave him, because she means everything to him, and she is the one who always received the best from him.
27. Paradise – FTISLAND
Song by FTISLAND rock band, from their single album “Paradise”, released for Japan on August 23, 2017.
In the lyrics a boy expresses his feelings to the woman he loves and tells her that no matter where he goes, if she is with him, he will have his paradise there and be happy. She is the only one, forever.
26. Yes No Maybe – Suzy
By solo singer and actress, Suzy, member of Miss A; song from her single album “Yes No” released on January 17, 2017.
A song about those relationships that are harmful. You know it, you want to move away, but you can’t. She, in this case, knows that he is not the one for her; she knows that she should not return with him, but she does it again and again. She always says, this will be the last time but keeps falling. She doesn’t know what her heart wants and hates herself.
25. Never Ever – GOT7
By boy band Got7; a song from their album “Flight Log Arrival”, released on March 13, 2017.
This song is about the beginning of a relationship. In the lyrics, a boy apologizes to a girl for not giving her the importance she deserved since the beginning. Now he has realized that she is the woman of his life and wants to start a relationship with her. He tells her that he will never leave her.
24. What’s My Name – TARA
By the girl band T-ARA, song from the “Whats My Name” album, the first one with 4 members.
In the lyrics of the song, a girl argues and becomes indignant with her partner, because he moves away from her, despises her, lies to her and makes her cry. He doesn’t even call her by name; she doesn’t want anything else with anymore.
23. Love Is – Teen Top
A song by Teen Top, from their “High Five” album released on April 10, 2017. A boy suffers and begs the girl he loves not to leave him. He still loves her, but she doesn’t want to hear from him anymore. He doesn’t know what to do for her to accept him back and he just knows that he’s really in love.
22. Remember – 9Muses
From the girl band 9muses; a song from the album “Muses Diary Part 2, Identity”, released on June 19, 2017.
In the lyrics of the song, a girl is trapped in the memories of the man who left her. She still has strong feelings, but she doesn’t want him to come back and think she still wants him. She has decided to erase him from her life completely.
21. Shadows – FTISLAND
Song by FTISLAND rock band, from their Japanese album “United Shadows” released on April 12, 2017.
A song in which someone searches for the meaning of existence, moving forward, fighting in the shadows to seek the light ahead, with hope for a better future.
20. She’s A Baby – Zico
By solo singer BlockB leader, Zico, from the album “Television”, released on July 12, 2017. A boy has realized that a girl he knew is the woman for him. He wants her to look only at him, wants to be the one who takes care and bring her happiness for the rest of her life and he is jealous of her boyfriend.
19. Between Us – CNBLUE
By rock & pop band CNBLUE, from their 7th anniversary album “7CN”, released on April 24, 2017. A song about a relationship between a couple of friends, which is in ambiguous terrain; is it the end of the friendship? Or is it the beginning of a relationship?. He feels confused and in shock and his heart beats stronger and stronger for her.
18. Shangri La – Vixx
A song by VIXX, from their 4th Extended play album “ShangriLa”, released on May 15, 2017.
In the lyrics of the song, a boy describes a paradise, which is anywhere, anytime he can be with her, the woman of his dreams. The one that manages to fill him completely.
17. Love Affair – NIEL
A song by solo singer NIEL, member of Teen Top boy band. Song from his album “Love Affair” released on January 17, 2017. A boy must face the woman he loves, because she wants to leave him. He can’t stand it and is not willing to let her go. He clings to her and begs her not to leave, not to make him cry and break his heart. That even if she leaves, he will always be there for her and his hand will never release her. He tells him that even if she has to leave at least remember him as a man and never forget him.
16. I Wait – Day6
Song by Day6, from their single album “Every Day, January 6”, released on January 6, 2017.
A boy feels the desperation of not knowing what to do; the girl he loves and for whom he is willing to do everything, has him confused. He asks her to either bring him closer to her or let him go by complete, but he feels like he’s blind and lost.
15. That Girl – Jung Yong Hwa
Song of the solo singer, actor, model and leader of the pop and rock band CNBLUE. From his album “Do Disturb” released on July 19, 2017.
A boy finds a girl in a bar, attracts him a lot and wants to conquer her.
14. Blue Moon – Hyorin & Changmo
A song by solo singer Hyorin, former Sistar member, together with soloist Changmo. This song was released as single album on April 14, 2017. A boy and a girl declare love and they express how each of them cannot live without the other. She is the princess who wants to rest in his heart, and he is the gentleman who he will never leave her alone. Both feel they are like walking on the moon.
13. Toxic Love – Park Jung Min
A song by solo singer Park Jung-min, member of SS501, from his single album “Toxic Love”.
The song is about a boy who tells his experience with a woman who attracts him a lot, who seduces him and who wants to receive his toxic love.
12. Hug Me – Kim Kyu Jong
Song by solo singer and member of SS501 Kim Kyu-jong, from his single album “Play In Nature, Part 2, Forest”, released on October 2, 2017.
A song that tries to give hope to those people who are going through hard situations or who are suffering for something.
11. Hello Spring – Kim Kyu Jong
Song by solo singer and member of SS501 Kim Kyu-jong, from his single album “Play In Nature, Part 1, Spring”, released on May 10, 2017.
In the lyrics of the song, a boy compares spring with a girl, the woman who means everything to him. He has been waiting for her since last summer, and now that she has returned, he sees her much better. He longed for her warm hug. He never forgot her, he always missed her and feels that she has melted his frozen heart. And even if winter comes back again and she leaves, he will wait for her, because he knows she will return to his life again. For him, she is his spring.
10. Count On You – Kim Hyung-jun
A song by solo singer Kim hyung-jun, member of SS501, from his single album “AM to PM 5-11-3”, released on March 8, 2017.
Song about a relationship that ended. A boy can not concentrate on anything, because memories about her, come again. He walks down the street, through that place where they once walked together, but she is not there anymore and continues without knowing where to go, lost. He would like to find her again at the end of his path.
09. Summer Rain – GFRIEND
A song by GFRIEND, from their September 19, 2017 repackaged album “Rainbow”.
A girl remembers with melancholy a love that came in summer as if it were a miracle and left suddenly. Those times were really beautiful and she feels grateful for that beautiful love story. Now she hopes again for a miracle to happen again.
08. O Sole Mio – SF9
Song by SF9, from their album “Knights of The Sun” released on October 12, 2017. In the lyrics of the song, a boy expresses his love to that girl who means everything to him. She fills him completely, because she is his sun.
07. Not Today – BTS
Song by popular boy band BTS, from their album “You Never Walk Alone” released on February 13, 2017. A song in which they express strength and encouragement to move forward, with the confidence of the success achieved and telling all their followers that if they continue together, they will never die as a group, at least not today.
06. Dinosaur – AKMU
Song by duo of brothers Akdong Musician, from their single album “Summer Episode” released on July 20, 2017.
A song about growing up. In the lyrics they talk about the nightmare that a boy had when he was a child. He always dreamed of a dinosaur that made him jump and scare. He tells that his mother calmed him back then, and that if he sees it now, he will be able to shout louder than that dinosaur. This is a simple expression of maturity.
05. Why Dont You Know – Chung-ha
Song by rookie solo singer Chung-ha (featuring rapper Nucksal), from her first extended play album “Hands on Me”, released on June 7, 2017. She was part of the IOI temporary girl band.
A happy song in which a girl in love expresses everything she feels for that boy she likes. He insists on telling her that this is not love, but she tries to convince him, because he moves her world.
04. Gashina – Sunmi
By solo singer Sunmi, former Wonder Girls, from her single album “Sunmi Special Edition” released on August 22, 2017.
An extraordinary song, about the post-breakup trip that a girl undertakes. She was left by her partner, and although she feels the pain and sorrow later, she does not stop loving herself and appreciating herself. Coming to the conclusion that the boy who left her must be crazy for having left behind a beautiful girl like her, a flower.
03. Don’t Recall – KARD
A song by KARD, pre debut song from their single album “Don’t Recall” released on February 16, 2017.
A girl tries to put aside those good memories of a relationship, which is over, so that it is easier to get that person out of her mind once and for all.
02. Voyage – Jang Geun Suk
By solo singer, actor and model, Jang Geun Suk, main song of his long play album “Voyage” released on August 9, 2017.
A song about a love story that endures in time and that is like a trip together. She taught him what love means and he doesn’t want to disappoint her.
01. Re:wind – Kim Hyun-joong
By solo singer Kim Hyun-joong, leader of the SS501 boy band; title song of the single album “Re: wind” released on June 6, 2017.
In the lyrics of the song, Kim Hyun-joong sings to his fans, expressing his longing for things to be as good as before. Although the lyrics are written as for a woman.
A boy has memories of this woman he left behind. Seeing the flowers fluttering in the wind, he remembers her, and feels that he misses her. He wishes he could go back to that moment where they were together, again, even for a moment. Although the seasons and landscapes change, he knows that his feelings for her will never change. He really wishes he could get her love back.