One of my favorite parts of K-Pop would have to be the music videos. Whether it be the complex ones that fans have millions of theories for or just wonderful choreography or visuals or a mix of all of the above, I always love them. There’s something about K-Pop music videos that always reels me in and has me coming back for more.For whatever reason, I always find myself going back to re-watch these music videos. I hope that y’all will enjoy this post and maybe watch some of them and let me know what you think 😀
quick note: i have so many favorite k-pop music videos so let me know if you’d like a part 2 because this post will be missing a lot of my favorites
also note how a lot of these music videos might solely be on this list because i love the songs
Blood Sweat & Tears – BTS
Why I Like It: I’m a huge fan of music videos with amazing choreography as well as a gripping story/hidden meaning. Blood Sweat & Tears delivers on both aspects. The choreography is fast and complex and the hidden meaning is shoved right in your face but it’d go right over most people’s heads. It’s just absolutely brilliant and the production quality is top-notch.
You Might Like It If… You’re a fan of music videos that are easy to watch, but don’t ever leave you disinterested and bored.
This Music Video Has: Amazing visuals, choreography to die for, vocals to send shivers down your spine, intriguing hidden meaning.
One Shot – BAP
Why I Like It: This music video is seriously like watching a movie. It has a gripping story-line, as well as dancing (they literally do push-ups in their choreography, it gets hardcore), mixed in with a song that has Yongguk’s deep voice (which I mentioned here) and… Youngjae’s high vocals? (Sorry, I still don’t know all of their names).
You Might Like It If… You enjoy action movies.
This Music Video Has: A kidnapping, shocking plot twist, blood.
Very Nice – SEVENTEEN
Why I Like It: I think that the Very Nice choreography has to be one of my top three favorite K-Pop choreographies EVER. That alone mixed in with the suspenders, killer catchy song, and their hearts getting blown up from all crushing on one girl makes the video a lot of fun to watch.
You Might Like It If… Slick choreography is your thing.
This Music Video Has: Long-haired Jeonghan
the superior jeonghan, catchy rhythm, fantastic dance moves, 13 guys falling for one girl.
Monster – EXO
Why I Like It: The freaking cool choreography you should expect from EXO, the mask that (Lay? Is that Lay? Or DO?) is wearing, the song which first got me into K-Pop.
You Might Like It If… You like the gangster-bad boy look and amazing choreography.
This Music Video Has: A+ choreography, face piercings and blood, wonderful vocals, a kick-butt rap sequence.
Beautiful – MONSTA X
Why I Like It: Choreography that makes me want to start dancing, Kihyun’s high vocals, Jooheon’s opening, the visuals, the first Monsta X song I fell in love with.
You Might Like It If… Pretty boys dancing and sitting in rooms surrounded by pretty shiny things are your thing.
This Music Video Has: Jacket-throwing, top-notch vocals and rapping like you’d expect from Monsta X, Minhyuk sparkling like the sunshine he is.
Crazy Sexy Cool – ASTRO
Why I Like It: It’s so much fun just like you’d expect from an Astro music video, the choreography is cool(I’m just a sucker for great choreography), and the music video as a whole just feels magical (anyone else get a Harry Potter vibe from the beginning?)
You Might Like It If… You’re having a bad day and you need a smile on your face.
This Music Video Has: Slick choreography, a fun story to match the fun song.
Spring Day – BTS
Why I Like It: THE AESTHETIC, THE VISUALS (no, it’s not the same thing), THE SONG, THE STORY, THE VOCALS, EVERYTHING.
You Might Like It If… You have properly working eyes and ears.
This Music Video Has: Pink-haired Jimin (yes this had to go first, i loved this pink hair on him even if he did kinda look like cotton candy), the pastel aesthetic we all aspire to have, Yoongi rapping on top of a pile of dirty clothes and making it work because he’s Yoongi.
Shangri-La – VIXX
Why I Like It: Visuals, dance with the fans, the random peacock and deer, the slow-motion hanbok dance (was that a hanbok? i think it was).
You Might Like It If… Slower songs but also fast-paced (I really don’t know how to describe this) are more your style.
This Music Video Has: Graceful dancing with fans, Ken looking like a – well – Ken doll, mystical atmosphere.
Wake Me Up – BAP
Why I Like It: The message of the song (it’s about depression) and how the music video represents the way people feel when they deal with depression is really powerful. It’s also a topic not talked about in K-Pop, like, at all, so it’s nice seeing it represented like this.
You Might Like It If… You’re looking for something that’s powerful and moving, but not to the point where you feel overwhelmed.
This Music Video Has: Non-Koreans (which is pretty rare in a kpop mv, as you’d expect, but it might have the underlining meaning that depression is something that everyone, no matter the color of their skin, deal with depression), Yongguk with curly hair, a sort of “rebellion” that is really just the depressed breaking through their depression (my interpretation).
I really hope that you guys enjoyed this post. I am working on more book-related posts, but they’re just taking me a lot longer to write than they usually do due to me being busy with school and just overall lacking motivation. So posts will still be few and far in-between.
i also haven’t finished a single book this month, so i have no reviews to write but lots of books to finish *sigh*
What are some of your favorite music videos? Any you think that I would like based on the ones I mentioned in this post? Let me know!