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LISTEN: K-pop albums to turn up your parties this summer

By Melanie Uson Published Apr 21, 2023 5:40 pm

Up for some party or quick getaway in the coming weeks? It's not surprising as there is no other season that could inspire us to let loose and get into the groove but summer.

If you're planning to throw a get-together with your friends either indoors or out of town, one goofproof way to keep it lively is jazzing it up with good music from your favorite K-pop groups.

What's also great about it is that it works not only when dancing the night away but also while traveling to your destination and you already want to get the fun started. (Care for some car-eoke, anyone?)

If you don’t have a playlist yet, PhilSTAR L!fe brings you these iconic Korean summer songs you and your barkada can dance to, with your vibrant OOTDs and refreshing tequila or mojito on hand.

Lion Heart by Girl's Generation


Girls Generation's Lion Heart album is surely one to get the party started. This album from the K-pop OGs still gives off a refreshing summer feeling despite its release seven years ago.

Let this 12-song playlist complete your summer experience with its upbeat and danceable tracks like, Lion Heart, Paradise, PARTY, and Fire Alarm.

Sweet & Sour by SISTAR 

Exude your hot girl vibe with SISTAR's Sweet & Sour playlist which,  like the rest of the girl group's discography, always gives off a sexy summer vibe.

One of its tracks, Touch My Body, still serves as the best “summer anthem” starting from its tune to its sexy and naughty dance choreography and lyrics. The group also released an acoustic version of it that’s just as good as the original.  

Summer Nights by TWICE 

Make dancing in the moonlight a lot more memorable for your barkada with TWICE's Summer Nights album. This album is a combination of mellow and party tracks, making it the ideal summer soundtrack for basically anyone.

But, if you feel trapped in your home (with lots of pending work to do) do not forget to find the time to Dance The Night Away with your friends! The iconic TWICE song What is Love? is also included in this album.  

Red Summer by Red Velvet 

Turn up the heat (and the volume) this season with Red Velvet's Red Summer album. The 2017 album features the track Red Flavor which is considered by many ReVeluvs as one of the best K-pop songs ever released. Its catchy tune never fails to make hearts pump during summer and beyond.

Summer Magic by Red Velvet 

Also from Red Velvet, Summer Magic offers you tracks that are energy-pumping. Have a fun summer party night and dance to Power Up, Hit That Drum, and Bad Boy. And in case you didn't know, the album landed on the 91st spot in Billboard's Top Album Sales on its release in August 2018.

Love & Letter by SEVENTEEN  

The summer heat is surely energy-draining, but don’t let it spoil your summer parties! This album has all the catchy songs that will surely turn up the fun at your summer parties, all day, all night long. Dance to fan favorites Very Nice, Boom Boom, and Hit. It also has mellow songs like Love Letter that will help you relax on your travels.  

The War by EXO 

Released in July 2018, The War album is a mix of EDM, reggae, and funk that will cater to your moods fthroughout the season. In its release, the album topped Billboard’s World Album chart for two weeks. Among its hit tracks are Ko Ko Bop, The Eve, and Forever.