10 Best K-drama OSTs of 2021

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K-drama OSTs are one of the best parts of K-dramas. They are catchy, some are underrated and highlights the emotion moments in the drama. They also provide a glimpse of the character’s current emotion state. Therefore, no K-dramas can be made without OSTs. This year K-dramas have given us beautiful and catchy OSTs. Here are 10 Best K-drama OSTs of 2021:

1. Let Me Be- Baek Z Young (The Penthouse 3)

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Let Me Be is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “The Penthouse season 3”. It was sung by Baek Z Young. It is one of Baek Z Young’s popular K-drama OSTs.

Synopsis of the K-drama

The Penthouse revolves around wealthy families living in Hera Palace. A woman who wants to enter the high society by becoming the head of a luxury 100th floor penthouse apartment. It premiered on October 26, 2020 and continued till September 10, 2021 with total 3 seasons.

Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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Baek Z Young is a popular South Korean singer. Over her career she has released her 8 Studio albums, six compilation albums, two video albums and thirty-four singles. She has sung OSTs of many popular K-dramas like- “That Woman” for drama Secret Garden, “Spring Rain” for drama Gu Family Book, “Is Crying” for drama Good Doctor, “If” for drama The King’s Affection etc.

 

2. Adrenaline- Solar (Vincenzo)

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Adrenaline is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “Vincenzo” and it was sung by Solar (Kim Yong-sun). It is one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021.

Synopsis of the K-drama

The story revolves around a Korean-Italian guy who was adopted by an Italian family, who later on joins a mafia and becomes lawyer and consigliere for the mafia.

 Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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Solar (Kim Yong-sun) is a popular South Korean singer and songwriter. She is the leader of the girl group Mamamoo. “Spit it Out” was her solo debut single that came out on April 23, 2020. She has sung OSTs for other K-dramas like- “Blue Bird” for drama Run On, “Always, Be With You” for drama Lovers Of The Red Sky and “Star” for drama Twenty Again.

 

3. My Name- Hwang Sang Jun (My Name)

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My Name is the original soundtrack of the K-drama of the same name “My Name”. It was sung by Hwang Sang Jun. This K-drama is one of the popular dramas of 2021 and as well as the “My Name” has become one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021.

Synopsis of the K-drama

This thriller/action K-drama revolves around a girl who joins a gang who wants to avenge her father’s death and later on goes undercover as cop.

Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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 Hwang Sang Jun is a South Korean singer and composer. He has composed songs for popular movies like “Midnight”, “The Negotiation”, “Money” and K-dramas like “Extracurricular” and “My Name”.

 

4. I’m In The Mood For Dancing- Yuju (True Beauty)

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I’m In The Mood for dancing is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “True Beauty” and one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021. It was sung by Yuju.

Synopsis of the K-drama

True Beauty K-drama is based on the webtoon of the same name. It revolves around an 18 year old high school student who has an inferiority complex as she has been discriminated by her peers and even by her family regarding her appearance. But she starts learning make up techniques and stay hidden behind it.

Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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Choi Yu-na who is known for her stage name ‘Yuju’ is a popular South Korean singer and former member of the girl group “GFriend”. She is also the first Korean female idol who became the winner of Fantastic Duo 2. She sang original soundtracks for K-dramas like- “First Day” for drama Was It Love?, “Secret” for drama Alice, “Falling” for drama Run On, Snowflake Love” for drama My Strange Hero, “Stay” for drama Police University and “Spring is Gone by Chance” for drama The Girl Who Sees Smells.

 

5. One and Only- LYn (The King’s Affection)

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One and Only is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “The King’s Affection”. It was sung by Lyn.

 Synopsis of the K-drama

It’s a historical drama based on Joseon era. It tells the story of a pair of royal twins where a girl is abandoned, but later on she forced to disguise as a crown prince after her twin brother dies.

Artists other popular songs/OSTs

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Lee Se-jin who is known by her stage name LYn is a popular South Korean singer. Till date she has released her 10 studio albums. She sang original soundtracks “Back in Time” for drama Moon Embracing the Sun, “My Destiny” for drama My Love From The Star, “Such person” for Oh My Venus, “Love” for Are you Human?.

 

6. Breaking Down- Ailee (Doom At Your Service)

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Breaking Down is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “Doom At Your Service” It was sung by Ailee. It is one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021.

Synopsis of the K-drama

This K-drama revolves around a girl who lost her parents at an early age and suffers from brain tumour. A guy enters her life who is a middle manager between God and humans and makes a 100 days contract with her.

Artists other popular songs/OSTs

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Amy Lee who is known by her stage name ‘Ailee’ is a Korean-American singer and songwriter. She sang OSTs for dramas like- “Tears Stole The Heart” for drama Secret Love, “Goodbye My Love” for drama You Are My Destiny, “The Poem of Destiny” for drama Arthdal Chronicles and “When Your Tears Wet My Eyes” for drama Lovers of the Red Sky.

 

7. Like A Star- DoYoung (Yumi’s Cells)

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Like a Star is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “Yumi’s Cells”. It was sung by DoYoung. 

Synopsis of the K-drama 

The drama revolves around an ordinary working woman who has cells in her brain that represents emotions like violence, love, good, bad and rationality. These cells works actively for her and deal with her troubles and emotions.

Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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Kim Dong-Young who is professionally known as DoYoung is a South Korean singer and actor. He is also a member of the boy group NCT. He also starred in the television drama Midnight Café Season 3-The Curious Stalker. He sang OSTs for K-dramas like- “Hard For Me” for drama Rich Man, “Night Air” for drama Café Midnight and “Like A Star” for drama Yumi’s Cells.

 

8. Romantic Sunday- Car, the Garden (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) 

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Romantic Sunday is the original soundtrack of the K-drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” and one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021. It was sung by Car, the Garden.

Synopsis of the K-drama

This romantic drama revolves around a dentist who moves to a seaside village where she meets jack-of-all-trades who is totally opposite of her and slowly they start liking each other.

Artists other popular songs/ K-drama OSTs

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Cha Jung-won who is known by his stage name ‘Car, the Garden’ is a South Korean singer. He sang many OSTs for K-dramas like- “Lie” for drama Two Cops, “Nothing” for drama Secret Mother, “Happy Ending” for drama True Beauty and “Empty” for drama Beyond Evil.

 

9. Starlight- Kang Chan-hee (True Beauty)

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Starlight is the OST which belongs to True Beauty K-drama. It was sung by Kang Chan-hee. It is one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021.

Synopsis of the K-drama

True Beauty K-drama is based on the webtoon of the same name. It revolves around an 18 year old high school student who has an inferiority complex as she has been discriminated by her peers and even by her family regarding her appearance. But she starts learning make up techniques and stay hidden behind it.

Artists other popular songs/OSTs

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Kang Chan-hee is also known by his stage name ‘Chani’ is a South Korean singer and actor. He has also worked as a child actor in many K-dramas. He also sang “How Do You Do” for this same K-drama True Beauty.

 

10. To My One and Only You- Xiumin (Mr. Queen)

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To My One and Only You is the original soundtrack of the historical K-drama “Mr. Queen”. It was sung by Xiumin. It is one of the popular K-drama OSTs of 2021.

Synopsis of the K-drama

This funny historical drama revolves around a modern chef who after an accident travels in the past and gets trapped in the body of a Queen from Joseon era and has to deal with the events of the historical time.

Artists other popular songs/OSTs

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Kim Min-Seok is a South Korean singer and actor who is professionally known by his stage name ‘Xiumin’. He is also a member of the South Korea-Chinese boy group “EXO”. He sang “You Are The One” for drama Falling for Challenge, “For You” for drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, “. He has also done minor roles in web dramas EXO Next Door and Falling For Challenge.

 

Why should these K-drama OSTs be on your playlists?

These are 10 Best K-drama OSTs of 2021. As I said earlier OSTs are one of the important parts of K-dramas. They represent emotions in the dramas, whether its happiness, sadness, romance, thrilling and action moments in the drama. Without OSTs dramas become boring as you need some songs that compliments the emotions and sequence of the drama.

Which one of these is your favorite OST? Let us know your favorite OST singer.

If you want to to discover more korean artists, check out our blog dedicated to Korean musicians.

 

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