#1 “Fake Love” – by BTS
Album: Love Yourself: Tear
Songwriter(s): “hitman” bang; Pdogg; RM
Label: Big Hit Entertainment; IRIVER; Columbia
Genres: K-pop, Emo rap, Rap rock
This Song undoubtedly tops my Summer Playlist because not only is it catchy, addictive and has a great beat, it also has a deep meaning. BTS always produces meaningful music and in their newest Album “Love Yourself: Tear”, they discuss the conflict of self love and loving others. I love their entire Album but this title song is wonderful. What makes BTS’s music even more meaningful is that they write and produce most of their own songs, and I have always admired that in a band. Also as you may have surmised by my gushing I am an ARMY.
#2 “Shine” – Pentagon
Songwriter(s): E’Dawn, Hui, Yuto, Wooseok
Licensed by: Loen Entertainment, Cube Entertainment (on behalf of CUBE ENTERTAINMENT), and 2 Music Rights Societies
Genre: K-pop, Rap / Hip Hop
The next spot on my summer playlist goes to Pentagon. They are another K-pop group that produces and writes their own music and this song is not only adorable, it is very catchy. I did not really know about Pentagon before this song but now that I found this song, I realized that quite a lot of their music is brilliant.
#3 “Nervous” – Shawn Mendes
Artist: Shawn Mendes
Album: Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes is so cute in this song, squeee!~ I love it! I love Shawns vocals and I am always waiting for a song from him, and boy did he deliver. That is why this song is this in my summer playlist.
#4 “The Truth Untold” – BTS ft. Steve Aoki
Featured artist: Steve Aoki
Album: Love Yourself: Tear
Original title: 전하지 못한 진심
Label: Big Hit Entertainment
Songwriter(s): Steve Aoki, Roland Spreckley, Jake Torrey, Noah Conrad, Annika Wells, RM, Slow Rabbit
Producer(s): Steve Aoki
Oh. My. GOD. I adore the vocals in this song and the lyrics are heart breaking, the combination of the soulful singing and wonderfully emotional lyrics makes this song one of this years best ballads.
#5 “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
Artist: Maroon 5
Album: Red Pill Blues
Nominations: Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer: Song
Genres: Pop music, Pop rock, Contemporary R&B
Not much to say about this one the only reason it makes my summer playlist is because its catchy, I love Maroon 5 and am indifferent to Cardi B.
#6 “Egotistic” – MAMAMOO
Album: RED MOON
Oh my, this song is gorgeous, and yes i know that is weird to say about music but honestly that is the best way to describe this one.
#7 “BAMM” – MOMOLAND
Artist: MOMOLAND (모모랜드)
Album: Fun to The World
Licensed by: Loen Entertainment (on behalf of MLD ENTERTAINMENT, LOEN ENTERTAINMENT); Broma 16, and 1 Music Rights Societies
this is just a cutesy pop banger and I jam out to it a lot.
#8 “I’m Your Girl?” – KHAN
Artists: Khan, KHAN (Euna Kim & Jeon Minju)
Release date: May 23, 2018
Label: Maroo Entertainment
There is just something about the way KHAN sings the words “I’m your Girl” that is electric.
#9 “Gorgeous” – Taylor Swift
Artist: Taylor Swift
I love this song because it a return of the Taylor Swift that I loved.
#10 “Touch It (‘달랑말랑’)” – CROSS GENE
Artist: Cross Gene
Label: Amuse Korea, LOEN Entertainment
Genre: k-Pop, R&B
Cross Gene is really hot in this song, I felt shivers when I watched their live performance for the first time at Show Music Core. Look it up I promise it is worth it.
#11 “2002” – Anne-Marie
Album: Speak Your Mind
This song is very cute and just refreshing.
#12 “Sober” – Demi Lovato
Artist: Demi Lovato
This song is very heart-breaking and it tugs at your heartstrings because of the sincerity in the vocals.