Summer is just around the corner, which means longer days and sunnier weather! If you want to keep that feel-good summer vibe going, here are some great additions to your K-pop playlist. Whether you’re headed out on vacation or enjoying the season right where you are, we’ve got you covered.


A song perfect for summer is already here thanks to TWICE and their recent song “ONE SPARK”! The energy in this song is perfect for a gorgeous sunny day, but it’s not so over-the-top that it’s overwhelming. You can always count on TWICE to produce a new K-pop classic with every single comeback.

2. RIIZE – “One Kiss”

Perfect for the dog days of summer when it’s just too hot to move, “One Kiss” by RIIZE is a total sing-along song. It’s calm enough but not boring, and it’s an all-around good listen. Plus, the vocals on this one are so pleasant to listen to that you’ll probably keep it on your playlist all year round!

3. ILLIT – “Magnetic”

If you want a song that’s going to be stuck in your head all summer, “Magnetic” by ILLIT is the perfect choice. The unique electronic backing is super catchy, and the light vocals are perfect for the song.

4. Zico – “SPOT! (feat. Jennie)”

If you’re more of a rap enthusiast, then you definitely know who Zico is. He’s been producing hit after hit, and “SPOT!” featuring Jennie of BLACKPINK is no exception. It’s a total party song, perfect for a late-night summer get-together or a hot summer night out.

5. IVE – “HEYA”

Another song that is perfect for a party whether you’re with friends or celebrating summer on your own, IVE’s latest release “HEYA” is a little jazzy, a little poppy, and a lot of fun. The vocals are strong and the rap break right on-rhythm as expected from IVE. The group always brings a banger!

6. TXT – “Deja Vu”

If you want something with a little more drama in it to add to your K-pop playlist, then TXT’s latest release “Deja Vu” is the song for you. As always with TXT, the vocals on this track are stunning. It’s got some bass to it, so this is the perfect song to blast on a long car ride!

7. LE SSERAFIM – “Smart”

For a little Afro-pop influence and a song that basically captures summer in a bottle, look to LE SSERAFIM’s recent B-side “Smart.” You might recognize it from the TikTok dance challenges that have taken over the internet already!

What songs are you putting on your playlist this summer? Leave some recommendations below!