Top 30 Best Korean Sad/Ballad Songs I’ve Ever Heard (Female Singers), You’ll Get Goosebumps!

Best Korean/K-POP Sad/Ballad Songs

31Top 30 Best Korean Sad/Ballad Songs I’ve Ever Heard (Female Singers)

Hi guys, its been a while since my last post, because it needs a lot of time just to create 1 article, pheww….

Okay, so my previous post was about 16 best k-indie songs of all time, right now i’m going to tell you about the best korean ballad songs that i’ve ever know. And again, all of this songs are come from female singers. Because i like female voice more than male voice.

Also read : 30 Best Korean Drama OST Songs of All Time Part 1 (Rank 30-16)

Ballad have been one of the major genre in K-Pop that never have been dry from new talent and good song. The one reason ballad is widely received is because according to one study in Oxford, people tends to listen to the lyric when they are sad while when they are happy they listen to music or the beat. Human factor is the reason why trance music is still happening and that is also the reason why ballad is still one of the most famous genre in music world.

Korean ballad have evolved from just another breakup song to telling story about state of love. The adding of 8 bar of rap also increase the dynamic of the music and adding new sensation while listening.

You may find some of these songs are underrated or you never heard about before, and you may also find several songs that already famous.

As usual, i rank these songs based on how much they make me goosebumps/shivering. Better rank means higher goosebumps level.

Also read : 30 Best Korean Drama OST Songs of All Time Part 2 (Rank 15-1)

Anyway, lets get started..



  1. I love a gentleman dignity and of course descendants of the sun and boys be flowers. So i am thinking to watch the rests. Thanks for recommend them. DId you watch it can hear your voice? I love it, like the detail of the story. Even i don’t like the love story of the main character but it’s still worthy to watch

  2. Thank you for making the list and adding the youtube music video.

    I was asked by a friend to put the most melodious, emotional and best ballad mp3 into her new car. I selected various songs from different generations. There were American, British, Japanese, Chinese and even Indonesian songs. I chose only the best and I felt Korean songs were not well represented. So your site helped me to choose. I spent almost 2 hrs going through all your 30 songs. Unfortunately I did not choose any of these 30. I think that I will look at the male Korean artistes and hopefully I can find some that can makes the cut.

  3. I recommend you to listen to :
    nam taehyun – i’m young & hug me
    Vromance- i’m fine
    Seventeen – pinwheel, habit,dont listen,laughter,
    N.flying – i’m okay
    Victon- slow goodbye

  4. I recommend you listen to more IU songs. She really has a nice range of ballad songs like Ugly duckling, Through the Night, Dear Name, Wallpaper pattern, The night of the first break-up, Knee, When love passes, Midnight Summer’s Dream, Taking a train, Wind Flower, Full stop. (etc. XD)

  5. Hello, maybe you know the name of a song I heard the other day in a korean restaurant. It was a calm, ethereal, sang by a female (I guess) and it goes “If I”, at least that’s what I thought. Thanks!

  6. thanks for posting this it was helpful ^^
    I’d recommend these to everyone
    I miss you by Beige
    Forgetting you by Davichi
    Alone in the room by IU


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