a kpop timeline : racing themes

explore the history of racing themes in kpop videos from 2ne1 to cravity

In the new MV for ‘My Turn’, the boys of CRAVITY sport racing jackets and show off their dancing skills alongside sports cars. It’s the perfect theme for a song with ‘Vroom! Vroom! Vroom! SKRT!’ in the chorus, and it’s part of a long tradition of racing themes in K-pop music videos. Shift into drive, step on the gas and let’s take a look back.

  • 2010 – Go Away – 2NE1

    CL suits up and hits the track in this Kpop classic.

  • 2015 – Dope – BTS

    J-Hope takes his turn as a race car driver in this bop that I can’t believe is this old.

  • 2016 – Give Me the Love – AOA

    From checkered outfits to a track set, this video is all about the racing.

  • 2018 – My Pace – Stray Kids

    Felix in front of this race car is what I think of every time I hear this song. I’m not complaining.

  • May 2020 – Punch – NCT 127

    We never get to see the cars in this video but we do get to see the boys ‘ballin’ in their racing jackets.

  • June 2020 – God’s Menu – Stray Kids

    Combine one cup race track, one cup marching band and one cup culinary arts, bake at 350 degrees for about 3 minutes, and you get this music video.

  • August 2020 – THANXX – ATEEZ

    The boys get their dance on in the midst of what seems to be a highly illegal drag race in this video from last summer.

  • 2021 – My Turn – CRAVITY

    We’re at the finish line with CRAVITY’s new MV that features not only racing, but also basketball!

Want to see the videos from start to finish? Check out our YouTube playlist below. And if you have a favorite racing video that I missed, let me know in the comments!

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