As many K-pop fans know, SEVENTEEN a.k.a. “The Kings of Synchronization” is a group of self-producing all-rounders. From music and choreography to their own magazines, the 13-member ensemble has surely done them all.
Despite having over a dozen members in one unit, every individual has their own set of strengths which makes SEVENTEEN complete. For starters, the group is composed of the vocal unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan), Performance Unit (Jun, Hoshi, The 8, Dino), and Hip-Hop Unit (S. Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon). Woozi, the vocal team’s leader and producer, acts as the group’s “glue” that brings every member’s strengths into one cohesive performance.
If you’re getting to know SEVENTEEN, allow us to list 10 songs that show the best of their vocal and producing skills. Trust us, it’s going to take more than a handy fangirl guide to show you why being a Carat is worth it.
Same Dream, Same Mind, Same Night
Thanks to the mesmerizing vocals and high notes of Joshua, Woozi, DK, Jeonghan, and Seungkwan, this song is a reminder of why you shouldn’t give up on love. The ballad may be one of the many slow songs on the group’s repertoire but it feels like a comforting hug when you’re going through a tough time in your life.
Light a Flame
Yes, SEVENTEEN can do sexy—and they do it well. A song from the group’s Semicolon album, Light a Flame has sexy instrumental that immediately traps curious listeners in, as the group’s ‘96 liners—Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, and Woozi—flirtatiously tempt you to get into the music with them.
If you’re craving to get in touch with your inner child, Kidult is the must-listen banger for you. A song made for DK and Seungcheol fangirls, it holds a special place in many Carats’ hearts since it was sung by the former and written by the latter during his hiatus in 2019.
Fallin’ Flower, which is no doubt one of our favorite SEVENTEEN Japanese bangers, is electronic heaven that goes hard on the ethereal vibes. But if we have to be honest, Jun’s heavenly voice at the bridge captured our hearts hook, line, and sinker.
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“Hope you listen to this song ‘cause I, I, I, ‘cause I‘m doing right just fine.”
Performed by Joshua and Vernon or the “rocket line,” this track goes deep on the 2000s nostalgia with its punk rock à la Avril Lavigne vibes. You might say that Joshua kept in touch with his inner emo kid while Vernon was being sensual as usual.
Trauma, despite its lowkey dubstep melody and rap lines, dives into the Hip-Hop Team’s inner demons and trauma. You might wonder why S. Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon sound angrier than usual in this song, but perhaps it’s their way of releasing the horrors of their past.
Habit is the lullaby you’re looking for when you’re struggling to fall asleep. This song shows off the strengths of the group’s Vocal Unit until they meshed into one heartfelt ballad—proving why they’re some of the best of K-pop’s third generation. An offering from the group’s AL1: 4th Mini Album, the track feels like a desperate message of yearning for an ex.
Looking for a heartfelt way to confess to your crush or new partner? Perhaps, Oh My! is the kilig banger you’re looking for. The feel-good song makes you want to bop your head and sing along to the top of your lungs.
Fresh from the group’s Face The Sun album, Don Quixote makes every Carat “feel the vibes.” The banger takes a page from the Spanish novel of the same name, where SEVENTEEN takes on the role of brave knights who are fearless of whatever comes their way.
If Wonwoo’s deep voice is not seductive enough, the group’s undeniable charisma (which can be heard through their voices) might send you into overdrive. The groovy banger and its electronic melody empower every listener to unleash their inner savage.