Welcome to the return of Kpopmap’s electrifying series, Kpopmap Mood Playlist! Through this series, we aim to create a mood specific playlist of various songs across multiple genres. These genres include K-Pop, K-Rock/Indie/Hip-Hop/R&B, gut-wrenching ballads, and much much more! Our aim is to introduce a number of different artists from a variety of backgrounds into your music queue. All while catering to the wide spectrum of human emotions.
Previous editions of the “Mood Playlist” can be found here!
Since this is Kpopmap Mood Playlist’s triumphant return, we’re feeling a little festive — as if it’s our birthday! Now, who says your birthday can only come once a year? With the right playlist, any day can feel like your special day. Now buckle up, put your headphones on, and get ready for a fun-filled celebration!
Jeon SoMi’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ is spunky, wildly addictive, and iconic among the K-Pop community. The chorus goes “Shake it, like it was my birthday”, encouraging us to treat any normal day like it was our birthday. For Somi, this track signaled the start of her solo career. For us, it’s a signal to go out and spend the day in celebration!
2. NCT U – ‘Make A Wish (Birthday Song)’
One of the main components of a birthday celebration is cake, candles, and the wish that comes after. NCT U brings us this hyphy birthday song that gets our body grooving in every direction. Even if you’re not at the club celebrating, with this song blasting through your headphones, any location can become your very own personal dance floor.
Speaking of cake, we had to include Red Velvet’s ‘Birthday’ onto this playlist. The song is done in iconic Red Velvet fashion, boasting a trendy, yet experimental melody that grabs hold of you from the very first second. The verses feel like you’ve stumbled onto a secret festival, while the pre-chorus acts as the build-up to the eventual headliner of the event. Then, the song hits its climax during the chorus. ‘Birthday’ lives true to its name and provides listeners with a track befitting of an exciting birthday party.
4. iKON – ‘B-DAY’
This legendary iKON track is the perfect anthem for a celebratory birthday night out — even if it’s not actually your birthday. The track embodies that festive energy from start to finish with its hard-hitting bass and the members’ melodic vocals. iKON’s ‘B-DAY’ feels like an exhilarating rollercoaster ride that goes on for miles. By the end, your blood is pumping and you’re ready to stay out until the following morning.
5. SEVENTEEN – ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’
We’ve been running at full speed with all the hype songs that scream birthday celebration. But sometimes, doing the most minimalistic and coziest things is enough to make an ordinary day feel special. That’s where SEVENTEEN’s ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ comes in to slow your heartrate and bring you a sense of peace. The track might be short, but it’s packed to the brim with emotion, reminding us what a great gift it is to be born. It’s okay to cry, even on your birthday.
Did you like our Mood Playlist? What mood would you like us to focus on next? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section!