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The Best K-Pop Ringtones

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K-Pop Ringtones

Korean pop is a music genre that got its roots in South Korea. An amalgamation of a wide variety of western music influences gives K-pop a unique identity.

Seo Taiji and the Boys, a band formed in 1992, set the ball rolling for the modern sound in Korean pop music. The band is credited for paving the way for modern forms of K-pop.

K-pop ringtones are a craze with teens in Korea, Japan, the US, Europe, Latin America, The Middle East, Africa, and India. Bands and artists in K-pop realms are called ‘idol groups’ or ‘idols.’ The fever is expected to reach dizzy heights in the near future. Groups are associated with a leader, and the youngest member in the group is referred to as ‘maknae.’

Top 10 Best K-Pop Songs for Ringtones

  1. “DNA” —BTS (2017)
  2. “Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du” —Blackpink (2018)
  3. “Gangnam Style” —PSY (2012)
  4. “Kill This Love” —Blackpink (2019)
  5. “Dalla Dalla” —Itzy (2019)
  6. “Bad Boy” —Red Velvet (2018)
  7. “Eung Eung” —Apink (2019)
  8. “Fake Love” —BTS (2018)
  9. “TT” —Twice (2016)
  10. “Monster” —EXO (2016)

Cool Ringtones

  • “Senorita” —(G)I-dle (2019)
  • “As If It’s Your Last” —Blackpink (2018)
  • “Cheer Up” —Twice (2016)
  • “Gentleman” —PSY (2013)
  • “Sorry Sorry” —Super Junior (2009)
  • “Shine” —Pentagon (2018)
  • “BBoom BBoom” —Momoland (2018)
  • "Gotta Go” —Chungha (2019)
  • “Likey” —Twice (2017)
  • “MIC Drop” —BTS (2017)

More Ringtones

  • “Fantastic Baby” —Big Bang (2012)
  • “I Got A Boy” —Girl’s Generation (2013)
  • “Fire” —BTS (2016)
  • “Ko Ko Bop” —EXO (2017)
  • “Boombayah” —Blackpink (2016)
  • “Sunrise” —GFriend (2019)
  • “Day By Day” —Big Bang (2008)
  • “Love Scenario” —iKON (2018)
  • “Playing With Fire” —Blackpink (2018)
  • “Call Me Baby” —EXO (2015)
  • “Peek-A-Boo” —Red Velvet (2017)
  • “I’m Ok” —iKON (2019)
  • “Getting Closer” —Seventeen (2019)
  • “Daddy” —PSY featuring CL (2015)
  • "What Is Love?” —Twice (2018)
  • “Save Me” —BTS (2016)
  • “Growl” —EXO (2013)
  • “Bomb Bomb” —KARD (2019)
  • “Tempo” —EXO (2018)
  • “No Other” —Super Junior (2010)

Other Ringtones

  • "Dance The Night Away” —Twice (2018)
  • “I’m So Hot” —Momoland (2019)
  • “Blood Sweat & Tears” —BTS (2016)
  • “Daydream” —J-Hope (2018)
  • “Heart Shaker” —Twice (2017)
  • “Say My Name” —Ateez (2019)
  • “Gogobebe” —Mamamoo (2019)
  • “Dope” —BTS (2015)
  • “I Am The Best” —2NE1 (2011)
  • “Bang Bang Bang” — Big Bang (2016)
  • “Like Ooh-Ahh” —Twice (2015)
  • “Spring” —Park Bom (2019)
  • “Idol” —BTS (2018)
  • “Twit” —Hwasa (2019)
  • “Fxxk it” —Big Bang (2018)
  • “Bubble Pop” —Hyuna (2011)
  • “Whistle” —Blackpink (2018)
  • “Ring Ring Ring” —Verivery (2019)
  • “Eyes Nose Lips” —Taeyang (2014)
  • “Don’t” —Loco & Hwasa (2018)

Additional Ringtones

  • “Palette” —IU featuring G-Dragon (2017)
  • “Lo Seinto” —Super Junior featuring Leslie Grace (2017)
  • “Baby Don’t Stop” —NCT U (2018)
  • “I’m Not Over You” —Kim Ryeowook (2019)
  • “Really Really” —Winner (2017)
  • “Never Ever” —Got7 (2017)
  • “Heroine” —Sunmi (2018)
  • “Red Flavor” —Red Velvet (2017)
  • “La La Love” —Cosmic Girls (2019)
  • “Gashina” —Sunmi (2018)
  • “Alone” —Sistar (2012)
  • “Mr. Simple” —Super Junior (2011)
  • “Don’t Wanna Cry” —Seventeen (2017)
  • “Love Bomb” —Fromis 9 (2018)
  • “Lies” —Big Bang (2008)
  • “Ring Ding Dong” —SHINee (2009)
  • “Thanks” —Seventeen (2018)
  • “Step” —Kara (2011)
  • “I’m So Sick” —Apink (2018)
  • “Dumb Dumb” —Red Velvet (2015)
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Awesome Ringtones

  • “Our Page” —SHINee (2018)
  • “Blooming Day” —EXO-CBX (2018)
  • “Crooked” —G-Dragon (2013)
  • “Good Boy” —GD X-Taeyang (2014)
  • “Solo” —Jennie Kim (2018)
  • “Oh My!” —Seventeen (2018)
  • "No” —CLC (2019)
  • “Ice Cream Cake” —Red Velvet (2015)
  • “Bbibbi” —IU (2018)
  • “Knock Knock” —Twice (2017)
  • “I” —Taeyeon (2015)
  • “Lotto” —EXO (2016)
  • “Baam” —Momoland (2018)
  • “Who You” —G Dragon (2013)
  • “Signal” —Twice (2017)
  • “Get It” —Pristin V (2018)
  • “RInga Linga” —Taeyang (2013)
  • “Gee” —Girl’s Generation (2009)
  • “Singularity” —BTS (2018)
  • “La Vie En Rose” —IZ*ONE (2018)

Bonus Ringtones

  • “Starry Night” —Mamamoo (2018)
  • “Euphoria” —BTS (2018)
  • “Lion Heart” — Girls´Generation (2015)
  • “Roller Coaster” —Chungha (2018)
  • “Crazy” —4Minute (2015)
  • “Boomerang” —Wanna One (2018)
  • “Killing Me” —iKon (2018)
  • “Just One Day” —BTS (2014)
  • “I Love You” —EXID (2018)
  • “One Shot, Two Shot” —BoA (2018)
  • “Russian Roulette” —Red Velvet (2016)
  • “War of Hormone” —BTS (2015)
  • “Shinin” —Jonghyun (2018)
  • “Egotistic” —Mamamoo (2018)
  • “Oh!” —Girls' Generation (2010)
  • “Nobody” —Wonder Girls (2007)
  • “Bad Boy” —Big Bang (2012)
  • “Jealousy” —Monsta X (2018)
  • “Black Dress” —CLC (2018)
  • “Noir” —Sunmi (2019)
  • “Loser” —Big Bang (2015)
  • “Siren” —Sunmi (2018)
  • “Electric Shock” —f(x) (2012)
  • “Lullaby” —Got7 (2018)
  • “Lollipop” —Big Bang and 2NE1 (2009)
  • “Not Today” —BTS (2017)
  • “Up & Down” —EXID (2015)
  • “Haru Haru” —Big Bang (2008)
  • “Latata” —(G)I-dle (2018)
  • “Look” —Got7 (2018)
  • “Power Up” —Red Velvet (2018)
  • “Spring Day” —BTS (2017)
  • “Lil’ Touch” —Girl’s Generation (2018)
  • “Good Evening” —SHINee (2018)
  • “Overdose” —EXO (2014)
  • “I Need You” —BTS (2015)

Notable Ringtones

  • “My Pace” —Stray Kids (2018)
  • “Bonamana” — Super Junior (2010)
  • “If You Do” —Got7 (2015)
  • “Time For The Moon Night” —GFriend (2018)
  • “Miroh” —Stray Kids (2019)
  • “Yes Or Yes” —Twice (2018)
  • “Jenga” —Heize featuring Gaeko (2018)
  • “Boy In Love” —BTS (2014)
  • “Love Shot” —EXO (2018)
  • “Face” —NU’EST (2014)
  • “Drunk In The Morning” —Kim Ryeowook (2019)
  • “Wolf” —EXO (2013)
  • “Black On Black” —NCT (2018)
  • “The Boys” —Girl’s Generation (2011)
  • “Love Me Right” —EXO (2015)
  • “I Want You” —SHINee (2018)
  • “Touch” —NCT 127 (2018)
  • “Airplane Pt.2” —BTS (2018)
  • “Twinkle” —Girl’s Generation (2012)
  • “Love Maze” —BTS (2018)
  • “Oppa Is Just My Style” —PSY featuring Hyuna (2013)
  • “District 9” —Stray Kids (2018)
  • “Just Right” —Got7 (2015)
  • “Bon Bon Chocolat” —Everglow (2019)
  • “Run Devil Run” —Girl’s Generation (2010)
  • “Blue” —Big Bang (2012)
  • “Stay” —Blackpink (2018)
  • “Let’s Not Fall In Love” —Big Bang (2015)
  • “New Face” —PSY (2017)
  • “Danger” —BTS (2014)
  • “A” —Got7 (2014)
  • “Magic Shop” —BTS (2018)
  • “Shoot Me” —Day6 (2018)
  • “Party” —Girl’s Generation (2015)
  • “Ice Cream” —Hyuna (2012)
  • “Sober” —Big Bang (2015)

What Makes K-Pop Special?

Songs by boy bands and all-girl bands are hugely popular in K-pop. The colloquial exhibition of visual and musical elements makes it daringly different from other music genres. The wide spectrum of aesthetics that come forth to life in the realms of this music genre brings about a celestial feeling. The best way to feel the pulse and explore musical soundscapes in this genre is by listening to different types of songs.

The unique sensibilities that come to life with a form of ethnic synthesized fusion of music encompassed with audiovisual elements, fashion, and slick dance routines say a lot about these songs' aesthetic grace.

K-pop has grown into an enormous subculture that has mesmerized teens and young adults in recent years. Social networks have contributed in a big way to the spread of the genre and its subcultures to far corners of the world.

Management Agencies and the Selection Process of K-Pop Idols

Hectic schedules form an integral part in the world of K-pop. Management agencies in South Korea work round the clock scouting for talented young individuals who have the potential to be idols. Binding contracts are offered to potential idols by management agencies based on audition performances.

Once the management agency selects trainees, these trainees spend time in a housed environment learning foreign languages, music, dance, and honing new skill sets before making their grand debut. Survival audition programs, talent shows, and K-pop reality shows have become exceedingly popular with youth aspiring to be idols.

Grooming sessions play a pivotal role in personality development and image makeover for individuals who are selected to be idols.

BTS performing "Butter" at the American Music Awards in 2021.

BTS performing "Butter" at the American Music Awards in 2021.

The Impact of K-Pop on Fashion and Culture

Modern K-pop has had a profound influence on youth globally. Style trends started by different idols have become the fashion mantra with youngsters. The ultra-stylish costumes and clothing worn by bands and artists have opened new pathways for glamour in fashion.

The chic and stylish look portrayed by the idols has taken the fashion manifesto to a whole new level. K-pop has emerged as an independent entity that has influenced and inspired fashion and culture in the new age.

English Lyrics in K-Pop Songs

While not many bands and artists associated with K-pop used English lyrics in their songs in the 90s, things have changed drastically post 2000.

Thanks to management agencies' intricate language training schedules, many K-pop bands have released English versions of their songs, thereby giving their brand of music global accessibility. In recent years, several K-pop bands and artists have collaborated with major artists worldwide.

© 2019 Ansel Pereira

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