The title tracks get all the glory when it comes to K-pop music videos, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t B-sides that are equally deserving! Whether it’s a track with choreography that simply needs to be showcased or a song with good vibes, there are plenty of reasons to love them. Here are just a few of the many B-sides that need a music video, stat!
THE SSERAFIM – “Not Celestial”
The pop-rock revival has hit the K-pop industry, and THE SSERAFIM has arrived with a super strong contender in “No Celestial.” Between the classy rocker vibes and the jaw-dropping choreography, everything about this song deserves a music video. This is the band’s most recent comeback, so maybe there’s still hope!
Stray Kids – “Silent Cry”
From Stray Kids’ 2021 album “NOEASY,” “Silent Cry” went totally viral after the band’s fan reunion this year — and for good reason! Stray Kids unveiled some unexpected yet stunning choreography on this track, and the performances were delivered with the perfect amount of emotion. There is no doubt that the music video would top the charts as well!
IVE – “ROYAL”
IVE delivered some serious supermodel reality with the choreography for “ROYAL,” and they have the visuals to back it up! The members were stunning and performed each of these steps in style, so all it would take is a little light, camera and action to send this track to the stars – just like the title track “LOVE DIVE”!
TXT – “Opening Sequence”
This track is just supposed to be the opener (hence the name) for TXT’s latest album “Thursday’s Child”, but the live performances made it mega-viral. Everything about it, from the vocals to the vibes, screams the music video. Moreover, this choreography is too amazing to not be immortalized in a music video!
Red Velvet – “Pose”
“Pose” was just shy of getting the full title track treatment from Red Velvet’s “Queendom” album – the only thing missing is the music video! The it-girl vibes and funky pop sound are the perfect contrast to the title track (also called “Queendom”), so all it takes is one music video to make the perfect pair.
TREASURE – “U”
This song is another one with all the makings of a fantastic music video. It’s a party track with super cute choreography and a style that perfectly matches the overall atmosphere of TREASURE as a group. To be fair, it was the promoted B-side with their title track “JIKJIN,” so it got a decent amount of airtime. However, we have the impression that a clip is missing!
ITZY – “RACER”
No scenes, no choreography, there’s nothing to do here but party – and the party is immaculate! This album’s title track, “SNEAKERS,” strays from the typical ITZY sound in a smooth, fresh way, but “RACER” provides the perfect contrast to some heavy EDM sounds. Even after just one listen, you can imagine how cool the choreography would be!
NCT 127 – “Sit Down!”
NCT 127 is well known for having some of K-pop‘s sickest choreography, and “Sit Down!” from their album “Neo Zone” would totally bring it. Aside from a tiny glimpse of the dance via YouTube shorts, there’s not much in terms of performances for this track – but a music video is a must!
TWICE – “When We Were Kids”
Again, sadly, there isn’t much to this track, but “When We Were Kids” from TWICE’s latest album “BETWEEN 1&2” is an instant classic! The nostalgic vibes and sweet lyrics would be perfect for a throwback music video, and it would be the perfect way to commemorate TWICE’s storied career so far.
BTS – “Boyz with Pleasure”
Speaking of throwbacks, we bring it back to BTS’ 2015 classic “Boyz with Fun.” Not to be confused with their 2019 title track “Boy with Luv,” this song is crazy and cool in a unique BTS way. Plus, anyone who’s ever had the chance to see the band live knows how much fun this one is in performance. A music video would definitely be amazing!
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