• Daniel Wang

    its all about 4men and Baek Ji Young :)

  • shannie4888

    OSTs are amazing. It’s just a great way to expose your ears to some great solo efforts on (hopefully) some amazing dramas. I remember watching Secret Garden and falling in love with Baek Ji Young’s “That Woman” and Hyun Bin’s “That Man.” The music just catapulted the drama to another level. After loving BJY on the SG soundtrack, I gave her solo effort “Good Boy” featuring BEAST’s Junhyung a chance and I loved it. Another favorite of mine from SG was “Reason” by 4Men. Just amazing. Those guys can really sing. 

    In the Boys Over Flowers drama I fell hard for “What Do I Do” by Ji Sun. I must’ve replayed that song a million times, even though the drama made me crazy (in a bad way). After I watched City Hall with the amazing Kim Sun Ah and Cha Seong Won, I loved “Uncertain Love” by Horan from Clazziquai. These are just some of my favorite OSTs, although there are others. 

    All in all, OSTs are just a great part of Korean music. Great vocals, pure emotions, and complete bliss are what they bring to my ears and into my life. Kpop, while I love it dearly can leave a lot to be desired. OSTs fill a great gap in Korean music by creating unforgettable ballads that occupy a unique place on mainstream radio. They fill our hearts with memories of the dramas that we love or the ones we love to hate. I’ll take it one step further and say that if you are a Kpop fan and you haven’t been listening to OSTs, you’re really missing out on great music. 

  • rachelhan

    I honestly really like Jun K’s ‘Love Goodbye’ from the drama I Love Lee Tae Ri. He’s so under-rated as a singer maybe because when one thinks of smooth vocals, it’s never associated with 2pm. It’s also pretty unfortunate that the drama wasn’t that appealing, cast or plot-wise so the OST didn’t get its due recognition.

    I can’t wait to hear him again on the soundtrack for the new movie ‘My Little Hero’, which is due in Jan 2013.

  • VLF218

    Secret Garden’s OST was just perfect.  Every time ‘The Reason’ started playing I cried.  Huh Gak’s ‘One Person’ from BIG was amazing (It’s one of my ringtones actually).  I loved Lee Sun Hee’s ‘Fox Tears’ from My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, it was so whimsical.  Lim Jung Hee’s ‘In The First Place’ fit so well with the drama.  And of course Paradise and Because I’m Stupid from Boys Over Flowers.  Ahh……all these drama feels….

  • VLF218

    Oh and JYJ’s ‘Found You’ from Sungkungkan Scandal

    • straighttohelvetica

       JYJ and OST soundtracks are so perfect together. I’ve loved everything they’ve released for both SKK Scandal and Protect the Boss. Plus, by recording a good track for a drama it guarantees that their music gets on TV every week with no real effort on their part. JJ’s “I’ll Protect You” was played sometimes 2 or 3 times an episode and probably got broadcasted to a much more diverse audience than any of the music shows.

  • noiha

    junsu’s songs in soundtracks are my favorites, even better than other tracks in his album imo. “you are so beautiful” is forever my favorite song from him, and i thought “too love” is even better than “found you”. and even though i’m no sone, i always love taeyeon’s solo ost. “missing you like crazy” is one pretty track imo.

    ost queen is def baek jiyoung. she has such vocal embedded with emotion. when you played it separately, you can reminiscence the scenes in the drama. when you played it in drama, it breaks your heart even more without distracting you from the drama.

  • noiha

    junsu’s songs in soundtracks are my favorites, even better than other tracks in his album imo. “you are so beautiful” is forever my favorite song from him, and i thought “too love” is even better than “found you”. and even though i’m no sone, i always love taeyeon’s solo ost. “missing you like crazy” is one pretty track imo.

    ost queen is def baek jiyoung. she has such vocal embedded with emotion. when you played it separately, you can reminiscence the scenes in the drama. when you played it in drama, it breaks your heart even more without distracting you from the drama.

  • http://twitter.com/kimmychoo Ki.D

     If we are going to sit in the post and pretend like Ali’s “Carry On” and “Hurt” didn’t happen, you can forget it! Both songs went on my ipod immediately! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    I’m amazed that a drama OST article is written and no mention of Boys Over Flowers’ famously infamous soundtrack. I don’t think there’s a drama fan out there who doesn’t know “Almost Paradise,” “Stand By Me,” and “Because I’m Stupid.”

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    Favorite OST singers are Ali, Lyn, and Baek Ji-young. 

    Also, DBSK’s Changmin recently released an OST that I really like. Because I’m biased! ^_^

  • k_db

    I liked most of the “To The Beautiful You” soundtrack, as lacklustre of a drama as it was.

    • VLF218

      Yea the drama was “eh” but J-Min’s ‘Stand Up’ was one heck of an OST.  When I saw the music video it made the drama seem soooooooooooooo much better than it really was lol.  That song is definitely on my iPod

    • VLF218

      Yea the drama was “eh” but J-Min’s ‘Stand Up’ was one heck of an OST.  When I saw the music video it made the drama seem soooooooooooooo much better than it really was lol.  That song is definitely on my iPod

    • VLF218

      Yea the drama was “eh” but J-Min’s ‘Stand Up’ was one heck of an OST.  When I saw the music video it made the drama seem soooooooooooooo much better than it really was lol.  That song is definitely on my iPod

  • cecedee

    I believe solo singers still own the OST department. I think idols singing for OSTs as more of an exploration rather than exploitation of their status as an idol. Some of the ‘singers’ in idol groups are so underrated that singing some OSTs can actually show some people their existence and talents. Most of the OSTs that are sung by idols are not sung by the whole group anyways, they usually pick the ‘vocal line’, so I think they’re still great.

    Favorite non-idol OST singers :
    - K. Will : Dream (A Love To Kill), Not So Far As My Love (Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors), Love Is Punishment (Shining Inheritance), My Love Is Crying (King 2 Hearts)
    - Baek Ji Young : That Woman (Secret Garden), After A Long Time (Rooftop Prince), Don’t Forget (Iris), Bad Person (Hwang Jin Yi)
    - Lyn : Back In Time (The Moon That Embraces The Sun), They Don’t Know (Protect The Boss)
    - Kwon Soon Il : Promise (Panda & Hedgehog)
    - Younha’s song for Personal Taste (I forgot the title)

    Favorite idol OST Singers :
    - Super Junior KRY : Yesung’s It Has To Be You (Cinderella’s Sister), Love Really Hurts (Tazza), Blind For Love (King of Dramas), Kyuhyun’s Listen To You (Pasta), Ryeowook’s If You Love Me (Spy Myung Wol), Smile Again (Home Sweet Home), KRY’s The One I Love (Hyena), Loving You (Panda & Hedgehog), Dreaming Hero (Partner)
    - Taeyeon : If (Hong Gil Dong), Missing You Like Crazy (King 2 Hearts)
    - SHINee’s Jonghyun : So Goodbye (City Hunter)
    - JYJ : Junsu’s You Are So Beautiful (Scent of A Woman), Love Is Like A Snowflake (Nice Guy), Jaejoong’s I’ll Protect You (Protect The Boss), JYJ’s Chajatta (SKKS)
    - IU : Someday (Dream High)
    - Donghae & Henry : This Is Love (Skip Beat) -> this is maybe not k-drama/korean song,but I just have to mention it keke

    Also, special mention to Full House and Princess Hours’ OST singers..those songs, mainly I Think I, Geh Deh Ji Geum, Perhaps Love, and Dang Shin Eun are my favorite OSTs of all time <3

  • cecedee

    I believe solo singers still own the OST department. I think idols singing for OSTs as more of an exploration rather than exploitation of their status as an idol. Some of the ‘singers’ in idol groups are so underrated that singing some OSTs can actually show some people their existence and talents. Most of the OSTs that are sung by idols are not sung by the whole group anyways, they usually pick the ‘vocal line’, so I think they’re still great.

    Favorite non-idol OST singers :
    - K. Will : Dream (A Love To Kill), Not So Far As My Love (Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors), Love Is Punishment (Shining Inheritance), My Love Is Crying (King 2 Hearts)
    - Baek Ji Young : That Woman (Secret Garden), After A Long Time (Rooftop Prince), Don’t Forget (Iris), Bad Person (Hwang Jin Yi)
    - Lyn : Back In Time (The Moon That Embraces The Sun), They Don’t Know (Protect The Boss)
    - Kwon Soon Il : Promise (Panda & Hedgehog)
    - Younha’s song for Personal Taste (I forgot the title)

    Favorite idol OST Singers :
    - Super Junior KRY : Yesung’s It Has To Be You (Cinderella’s Sister), Love Really Hurts (Tazza), Blind For Love (King of Dramas), Kyuhyun’s Listen To You (Pasta), Ryeowook’s If You Love Me (Spy Myung Wol), Smile Again (Home Sweet Home), KRY’s The One I Love (Hyena), Loving You (Panda & Hedgehog), Dreaming Hero (Partner)
    - Taeyeon : If (Hong Gil Dong), Missing You Like Crazy (King 2 Hearts)
    - SHINee’s Jonghyun : So Goodbye (City Hunter)
    - JYJ : Junsu’s You Are So Beautiful (Scent of A Woman), Love Is Like A Snowflake (Nice Guy), Jaejoong’s I’ll Protect You (Protect The Boss), JYJ’s Chajatta (SKKS)
    - IU : Someday (Dream High)
    - Donghae & Henry : This Is Love (Skip Beat) -> this is maybe not k-drama/korean song,but I just have to mention it keke

    Also, special mention to Full House and Princess Hours’ OST singers..those songs, mainly I Think I, Geh Deh Ji Geum, Perhaps Love, and Dang Shin Eun are my favorite OSTs of all time <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1600998637 Sylvia M. Mvd

    it is a pretty shallow post here. Thanks for giving a thought to the topic but the writer only talked about the visible part of the icebarg i.e. the Ultra Hallyu dramas. If we are going to talk about OST singers, let me suggest Lee Ki Chan, Sweet Sorrow, 4men, Bebe Mignon, KMC, Lyn, Wax, Hyorin, Byul and Loveholic. Others I don’t remember…