Last summer was a bummer, which makes this year’s sunny season much more appreciated. And what better way to enjoy your summer than to create the ultimate visual playlist that sets you in the vacation mood!
When we talk about summery K-pop MVs, iconic groups like SISTAR may come to mind. But this being said, here is a throwback to some other sizzling K-pop music videos to help kick off your summer!
- Red Velvet – “Umpah Umpah”
From “Ice Cream Cake” to “Red Flavor,” the quintet mentions a handful of their previous hits in the lyrics of yet another summery release. The music video shows a classic portrayal of Summertime: road trips during sunny weather, occasional rain showers calling for indoor activities, and pure fun with loved ones!
- EXO – “Ko Ko Bop.”
We are looking for a sound that spells groove? “Kokobop” is here to serve! This is by far the most tropical MV EXO has released, and it just screams summer vibes. This bop went viral when it was first released, and it is undoubtedly still popular to this day.
- CL – “Lifted.”
If you are looking to be lifted this summer, then this rendition is your perfect companion. Chilling in your neighborhood, hanging out with your friends, and feeling yourself as you jam to your favorite tunes is one way to spend a great summer vacation, and CL shows you exactly how.
- Zico feat. Rain – “Summer Hate”
Indeed not everyone enjoys the heatwave. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! Zico and Rain take us on a comical journey through their collaboration, where their witty rhymes make this track an absolute summer jam!
- Cherry Bullet – “Aloha Oe.”
Need help planning your vacation? It seems that way, too, for Cherry Bullet. Thankfully, the members happen to have a handful of ideas to set up the perfect vacation, which also doubles as a staycation in some aspects. Colorful, breezy, and fun: watch the girls enjoy their cool summer!
- B1A4’s Sandeul – “Summer Day Summer Night”
Were you looking for tips to spend your summer days and nights with your significant other? Sandeul shows you a glimpse of how he spends his with his date. Bonus: the lyrics serve as an ultimate guide to couple date ideas!
- Apink’s Jung Eun Ji – “AWay.”
Sometimes, you need to take some time off away from everyone else. Solo vacations are the perfect solution as you not only get to spend time with your thoughts and prioritize your life choices, but you also get to chill and recharge both physically and mentally. Eun Ji shows us this and much more in her beach-themed music video.
- BTS – “Dynamite.”
Ice cream trucks, endless sunshine, and killer dance move: this is one tangible way to welcome summer, and BTS is dynamically taking part. The MV is true to its track title as it oozes chaotic and lively energy. One thing is sure: the members’ swag is not seasonal!
- BLACKPINK feat. Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”
Speaking of ice cream trucks, BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez also link frozen dairy to the sunny season, and their music video is sizzling! The sultriness of the lyrics combined with summer-worthy scenery earns this collaborative work a spot on this playlist.