K-pop originated in South Korea and has become popular all over the World. The K-pop idol culture attracted many teenage and young adult female fans. Because of this, the K-pop idol culture became a subculture. Famous groups like TVXQ and BoA have popularised K-pop internationally. Moreover, the international fans are not only impressed by the K-pop songs but also the K-dramas that are everyone’s favorite in today’s time. As the pop culture evolved over time, the Korean wave made an impact on the people from East Asia, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Latin America, North Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, the Middle East, and all over the Western World. For those fans in this article, we will talk about K-pop songs that start with E.
Earlier, K-pop was called gayo. But as the subculture rose to popularity, it was known as K-pop in Korea as well as around the World. After, 2018 the K-pop culture increased by 17.9% in revenue. Also, with growing fandom, K-pop ranked among the top ten music markets in the World. Currently, K-pop ranks at 6th position. Moreover, the market is led by famous South Korean groups like “BTS” and “Blackpink.” Korean culture is rising in popularity every day with its music and dramas. Keep reading to know about famous Korean songs that start with E.
Are you in Love with Korean boy bands? If yes, then Wanna One will make your heart skip a beat. The band was formed by CJ&M. Also, the group members of Wanna One are Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-Hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-Hyun, Bae Jin-young, and Ha Sung-Woon. The group met on the second season of Produce 101. Moreover, Park Ji-Hoon was an already known name in the industry. He started as a child actor and starred in dramas like “Kimchi cheese smile” and “The King and I.”
The song “Energetic” has an interesting back story to it. Moreover, the song was selected as a debut title track by the audience. This happened on the reality show “Wanna One Go.” Later, “Energetic” was announced as the debut track of Wanna one group. But in the end, the boy band disbanded in 2019. Furthermore, they were last seen together at the “Therefore 2019” concert.
Artist- Wanna One
Release date- August 7, 2017
Songwriter- Lea Hoo-Taek, Jung Woo-Seok
Chart rank- Gaon (1), Billboard (6)
2. “Eclipse” by LOONA
LOONA is a 12 member girl group. The genres they perform on are K-pop and J-pop. Earlier, the group was assembled by Blueberry Creative and introduced to the public in a pre-debut project. The members of LOONA are Hee-Jin, Hyun-Jin, Ha-Seul, Yeo-Jin, ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Chuu, Go Won, Olivia Hye. Also, the girl group has become very famous over time. Moreover, they have won many awards like Focus Award, Popularity Award, Female idol rising star award, Next Generation award, Female Rookie Idol Award. Recently, LOONA was also nominated for the Hot Trend Female Idol Group award. Furthermore, they won Seoul Mayor Award this year.
The group has been releasing new songs every month to expand the LOONAVERSE. Wondering what is LOONAVERSE? The term states a separate universe in which LOONA lives. Every song they produce is a story that the artist tells fans to introduce them to the LOONAVERSE.
Artist- Kim Lip (LOONA)
Release date- 2017
Songwriter- Park Ji-Yeon, Hwang Hyun
Chart rank- NA
3. “Egotistic” by Mamamoo
Another girl group that will steal your heart after BlackPink is Mamamoo. Mamamoo female artists might be considered the sexiest among all the K-pop idols. Also, their song “Egotistic” is about being angry. Angry over a lover’s narcissism and selfishness. Furthermore, the song “Egotistic” is an extended track of the album “Red Moon.”
Mamamoo had 4 group members Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. Each is amazingly talented and beautiful. To date, the group has won 43 awards and has been nominated 153 times. Also, some other albums you will enjoy listening to are “Melting” and “Reality in Balck.” Even though famous as a K-pop band, Mamamoo has also produced a Japanese album, “4colors.”
Artist- Mamamoo (Red Moon)
Release date- 2018
Songwriter- Kim Dohoon, Park Woosang
Chart rank- Bugs, Mnet (1), Melon, Genie (3)
4. “Eclipse” by GOT7
Another long-standing boy band in the industry is GOT7. The band was formed by JYP Entertainment and had 7 members. The artists of GOT7 are Jay B, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. Also, the group debuted with its first extended play, “Got it” in 2014. Finally, after their debut, GOT7 signed a contract with a Japanese talent company, SONY Music Entertainment. Also, they got a chance to perform in front of 9000 fans in Japan.
“Eclipse” is a music track in the album “Spinning Top.” The album was released in 2019 by JYP Entertainment and Dreamus company. The album sold 314,948 units, becoming the 18th best-selling album in South Korea. Also, the album ranked No. 1 on the Gaon Album Chart, and on the US World Albums chart, it ranked No. 5. It is one of the most popular K-pop songs that start with E.
Artist- GOT7 (Spinning Top)
Release date- May 20, 2019
Songwriter- Mirror Boy, D.ham, Munhan Mirror
Chart rank- Gaon Album Chart (1), Billboard (5)
5. “Eung Eung” by Apink
“Eung Eung” is an EP from the album “Percent.” The album was released in the year 2019 by Play M Entertainment. Also, the “Percent” is the eighth EP by the South Korean girl group. The first-ever album produced by the Apink was “Seven Springs of Apink.” After the release of their second extended play, “Snow Pink” on November 22, 2011, Apink got recognition by many people. This followed the fame and production of many more albums. The first award won by Apink was the “Female Rookie Award” at Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011.
Originally Apink has 7 members, Park Cho-Rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jeong Eun-Ji, Son Na-Eun, Kim Nam-Joo and Oh Ha-young, and Hong Yoo-Kyung. But due to her studies, Hong Yoo-Kyung took a leave from the group.
Song- Eung Eung
Artist- Apink (Percent)
Release date- January 7, 2019
Songwriter- Black Eyed Pilseung, Jeon Goon
Chart rank- Gaon Album Chart (17), Billboard (8)
6. “EOEO” by Uniq
Uniq is unique because, unlike other K-pop groups, it is a Chinese-South Korean boy group. The group was assembled by Yuehua Entertainment. The Chinese entertainment company found the members in 2014. The first album produced by the group was “Falling in love.” Also, Uniq performed the album in China as well as South Korea. The boy group consists of 5 members, Zhou Yixuan, Kim Sung-Joo, Li Wenhan, Cho Seung-Youn, and Wang Yibo.
After being inactive for a while, Uniq’s comeback was announced by Yuehua Entertainment announced in 2015. The group made their comeback with a mini-album, “EOEO.” The album has two songs. “EOEO” title track, and “Listen to me.” Uniq was awarded “Best New Artist” at KU Music Asian Music Awards’ for their music album. Moreover, the official music video for “EOEO” was released on April 24, 2015. After the release of the video “EOEO” ranked No. 3 on YinYueTai Weekly MV Chart.
Long-time standing South Korean Girl’s group has been entertaining fans since 2010. Dream T Entertainment discovered Girl’s Day in 2010. Also, the group, even though it has a strong bond between members, suffered the loss of 3 members. Jisun and Jiin left the group in 2010. Also, Jihae decided to leave the group in 2012. After the departure of Jihae, the 4 member girl group went on and released the album “Expectation” on March 14, 2013. This K-pop song that starts with E was the stepping stone for Girl’s Day.
The title track of the album “Expectation” became a big success. Also, the song ranked in the 36th position on Melon’s digital annual chart. Moreover, the song was such a hit with fans that Girl’s Day was awarded the ‘Long-Run Song of the Year award. They accepted the award at the third Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards event. The album had more amazing songs, “Girls Day World Intro”, “Oh My God”, “I Don’t Mind”, “Easy Go”, and “White Day.”
Artist-Girl’s Day (Expectation)
Release date- March 14, 2013
Songwriter- Nam Ki-sang, Daniel R
Chart rank- Melon’s digital annual chart (36)
8. Excuse me by AOA
AOA is a South Korean girl group. The band was formed in the year 2012 by FNC Entertainment. Currently, AOA consist of only three members, Hyejeong, Mina, Seolhyun, and Chanmi. Even though originally the group had 8 members. In the period from 2016 to 2020, Youkyung, Choa, Mina, Jimin, and Yuna left the group for different reasons. AOA made its debut with the single album “Angel’s Story” in 2012. Also, the group was famous by the name of 7+1 because Youkyung, who was listed as a half-angel, would only be present when the group did promotions together.
“Angel’s Knock” was the first Korean full-length album of AOA. There are two title tracks in the album “Excuse Me” and “Bing Bing.” Both the tracks got an amazing response from the listeners. But the “Excuse me” song ranked on Gaon Album Chart at 22nd position. Also, the girl group won three awards during the promotions of the album. Later, the group announced that they would have a Korean concert. The biggest ever hits that AOA has produced are “Miniskirt”, “Short Hair”, “Like a Cat”, “Heart Attack”, “Give Me the Love”, “Good Luck”, “Excuse Me” and “Bingle Bangle.”
Artist-AOA (Angel’s Knock)
Release date- January 2017
Songwriter- Erik Lidom
Chart rank- Gaon (22)
9. Every Night by EXID
The song “Every Night was recorded in 2012 by the girl group EXID. The song ranked 43rd on Gaon Singles Chart and 100th on Gaon’s Monthly Single Chart. Member EL is the writer. Similar to many other South Korean girl groups, EXID originally had eight members. But the group member in 2021 is Solji, LE, Hani, Hyelin, and Jeonghwa. “Whoz that girl” album was appreciated but did not get enough recognition. Later, the single “Up&Down” lead to EXID popularity. After four months of release, the song ranked No. 1 on Gaon Singles Chart.
The first-ever studio album created by EXID is “Street.” Also, EXID recorded and released the album in 2016. Because of many members leaving, the group had to halt releases in Korea. But albums like “BLESSED” and “Trouble” were released in Japan in 2020 and 2019. The group became so famous that they had their own reality shows, “EXIS’s showtime” and “Made in EXID.” Since its debut, EXID has won 22 music program awards. Also, in 2015 the group won “M! Countdown” for the single “Up&Down.”
Song- Every Night
Release date- 2012
Chart rank- Gaon (1)
10. Empty by Winner
Looking for a boy band to fall in Love with? Don’t look anymore. Winner is an amazing group with numerous hits. The group has secured an international fanbase. The members of the K-pop group are Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino, and Seungyoon. The Winner group was formed by YG Entertainment in 2013. The entertainment company discovered the members through the Mnet program “WIN: Who Is Next.” The Winner made their debut on August 17, 2014. The first album they produced was “2014 S/S.” Even though the band is known for four members, originally, Winner had a fifth member. In 2016, the fifth member Taehyun left the group for his well-being.
Winner topped Gaon Album Chart for both “Empty” and “2014S/S” albums. Also, in 2019 they were announced to be the fastest-growing Korean band. Moreover, “2014S/S” albums topped the Billboard World Album Chart. Listen to these K-pop songs that start with E.
Artist- Winner (Empty)
Release date- 2014
Songwriter- Mino, Bobby
Chart rank- Gaon (1), Billboard (1)
11. Echo by Seven o’clock
“Echo” is the song from the Seven o’clock debut album “Butterfly Effect.” The album “Butterfly Effect” was released in on March 16, 2017. Also, the lead single song “Echo” was also released on the same date. The South Korean boy group was formed by Staro Entertainment and KDH Entertainment. The members Hangyeom, Hyun, 2 Soul, Jeonggyu, Taeyoung, Andy, Rui, and Vaan, came together in the year 2017. After producing 5 albums, “Butterfly Effect”, “#7”, “Get Away”, “White Night”, and “Highway” the Seven o’clock announced their disbandment. But the official disbandment of the members was recorded on March 2, 2021.
Artist- Seven o’clock (Butterfly Effect)
Release date- March 16, 2017
Chart rank- NA
12. Evergreen by TVXQ
TVXQ recorded “Evergreen” in 2007. The song is part of the 2007 Winter SM Town – Only Love album. Also, TVXQ is not a group but a duo of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. Moreover, the duo is also known by the name Tohoshinki and DBSK. SM Entertainment formed TVXQ in 2003. Originally the band was comprised of five members, U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu. TVXQ made its debut with the single “Hug” in 2004. Later, the single ranked in 4th position on MIAK monthly music chart. The K-pop songs that start with E should be on your playlist.
The best-selling album by TVXQ is “O.” For this album, they won the “Golden Disk Award for Album of the Year.” Also, they received international recognition and became critically acclaimed in the Korean music industry. TCXQ is one of the most successful Korean acts. They have sold more than 10 million physical records between 2003 and 2013. Moreover, they are referred to as “Asia’s Stars” and the “Kings of K-pop” by fans all around the World. TVXQ broke attendance records for foreign singers in Japan with the Time Tour in 2013.
Artist- TVXQ (2007 Winter SM Town – Only Love album)
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