I’ve only been watching dramas for a little over three years, but three years was more than enough time to learn just how memorable OST songs could be. There are a LOT of songs from dramas that have landed on my playlists during that time! Here are 5 from my first dramas that have stuck with me — and you can definitely look forward to more in the future. Read on and see if any of these songs have made your playlists.
Kim Kyung Hee – “Warriors Song” (Goblin OST)
This song haunted me for WEEKS after I watched Goblin. Honestly, it still does! The mood of it — the sound and the lyrics — perfectly capture the Goblin’s loneliness and longing be done with this mortal existence after 900 years. Kim Kyung Hee’s voice is perfect to bring out that desperation, loaded with emotion.
Eddy Kim – “When Night Falls” (While You Were Sleeping OST)
While You Were Sleeping is a drama that balances so well between being funny and being poignant. I think it was brilliantly written, and this song is a perfect match for it. Eddy Kim’s voice captures the poignancy and elevates it with a certain amount of hope.
Park Hyungsik – “I’ll Be Here” (Hwarang OST)
This is the song that made me fall in love with Hyungsik’s voice. It’s so smooth and controlled and has so much DEPTH! Ahhhh, would that Hwarang had that much depth. It was still a fun watch, and Hyungsik did a marvelous job as the hidden king.
T.O.P. – “Hi Haruka” (Secret Message OST)
I had no idea what I was getting into with Secret Message, but I absolutely adored it. T.O.P. was a delight to watch, and this song of his on the OST made me a fan of his voice before I even discovered Big Bang. I really do wish he would sing more….
Flowsik (feat. Davichi) – “Higher Plane” (Criminal Minds OST)
I’ve never been able to watch Criminal Minds, but when YouTube suggested this song, I was all over it. I had just finished watching Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and was a brand new Lee Joon Gi fan. The gritty beat, paired with the contrast between Flowsik’s deep rapping and Davichi’s floating vocals, made me an instant fan. (I spy Moon Chae Won, too!)
Thanks for indulging me on this brief trip down memory lane, music fans. Do you have a favorite OST from an older drama that is a must-listen? Drop down in the comments and let me know!
Until the next record spins, I remain —
Karie the Maknae
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi