One of K-pop’s best features is the lighthearted releases that have us jamming with every listen. Girl groups, old and new, have repeatedly sent feel-good tracks our way, and we always welcomed them with open ears. Some of the classic hits that are simply timeless include EXID’s “Up & Down,” Girls’ Generation’s “Gee,” 2NE1’s “I Am The Best,” Wonder Girls’ “Nobody,” and the list goes on.
Shedding light on some of the more recent bops that will never fail to brighten things up, here are 11 upbeat girl group songs that always put us in a good mood.
1. Weekly – “After School”
It’s easy to be tired after a long day at school or work, but sometimes you just need a good pick-me-up song to shake the exhaustion off your shoulders. Weeekly serves the perfect track for after-hour activities, and they’re bringing their A-game through the lyrics (and choreography too)!
2. STAYC – “STEREOTYPE”
STAYC is bringing back old girl group vibes with their own personal touch. The ladies embrace their genuine selves while boldly breaking stereotypes as the lyrics dictate. Talk about confidence and authenticity!
3. TWICE – “The Feels”
If anyone knows how to get us in our feels, it’s TWICE. These fine ladies always serve bop after bop, and this one is no different. So if you’re looking for a song that will make your heart flutter and your body dance, you have been served!
4. BLACKPINK – “Ice Cream” (with Selena Gomez)
This jam from two summers ago is still relevant because of the vibrant energy it exudes. BLACKPINK teams up with Selena Gomez to bless us with a fun and light collaboration that is bound to make you groove to the beat at first listen.
5. IVE – “ELEVEN”
Not only does IVE serve looks, but also hypnotizing vocals. Merging their sounds with what seems to be oriental instrumentals and overall vibes, the girl group emits an unmatched energy that makes anyone who listens to it dance like there is no tomorrow.
6. HOT ISSUE – “ICONS”
Everyone needs a badass track on their playlist, and HOT ISSUE is here to deliver. Fierce, assertive, and passionate, the rookie group is determined to make a name for themselves as this idol generation’s icons, and this bop is solid proof.
7. TRI.BE – “WOULD YOU RUN”
If you’re having a bad day and need a motivation boost, TRI.BE has got your back. These ladies are determined to do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true, even if it means going all the way to space.
8. ITZY – “SWIPE”
ITZY has always served attitude with all of their singles, and this one is no exception. Sassy and playful, the quintet sings about how the world currently operates in this fashionable visual while highlighting the “SWIPE” trend.
9. MAMAMOO – “HIP”
Speaking of trends and stereotypes, MAMAMOO is a group that is constantly in vogue. Hip as ever, the quartet kicks negativity in the teeth through these bold lyrics where they confront their haters in a witty manner.
10. LOONA – “So What”
LOONA’s “So What” is a powerful statement that encourages listeners to embrace their true selves and to freely fly as high as their wings allow them in this cold world. The song is an absolute jam!
11. (G)I-DLE – “i’M THE TREND”
Let’s be honest. Every time (G)I-DLE releases a single, we know it’s going to be played on repeat for the upcoming month or so. “i’M THE TREND” sums up the group’s career thus far and equally serves as a great ego boost since the lyrics ooze confidence and success.
Which recent K-pop girl group song brightens your mood? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L, is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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