kpop, a playlist: national guitar day

February 11th is national guitar day in the usa. To celebrate the occasion we’ve rounded up some of our favorite songs that include guitar

AKMU – Dinosaur

Acoustic guitar helps to set the mood of this song that sweetly describes the struggles of a family through the innocent eyes of a child.


NCT Dream – Puzzle Piece

Puzzle Piece lets the boys of NCT Dream show off their soft side, and the guitar makes this song a departure from their usual sound.


DreamCatcher – Odd Eye

Electric guitar gives Odd Eye its rocking soul. If you like rock-based kpop and haven’t done so yet, give DreamCatcher a listen. Many of their songs are worthy of a spot on this playlist.


Eric Nam – Potion

Guitar lends Latin flavor to this song that never fails to have us dancing while we stream.


Hoppipolla – Enough

No hyperbole – Youngso of Hoppipolla is one of the most talented guitar players of his generation, and this song gives you a taste of his skills.


The Rose – Red

With Woosung on lead guitar and Jaehyeong on bass, Red is a soaring rock song that lifts the spirits.


IU – Blueming

Guitar gives this song by Her Majesty IU the feel of late-90s girl rock, and we can’t get enough.


EXO – Wait

EXO‘s among-the-best-in-the-business vocals shine against the guitar-based music of this song off of their fifth album repackage.


Girls’ Generation – Lion Heart

In this 2015 girl group masterpiece, SNSD‘s vocals and the guitar give a nod to the bubble gum hits of the 1950s and 60s.


Jane Jang – My Satellite

Jane‘s angelic voice and the acoustic guitar compliment one another perfectly.


Key – One of Those Nights ft. Crush

Synth guitar lends a poignant tone to this solo song by Key from SHINee and soloist Crush.


Day6 – Sweet Chaos

Sungjin, Jae and Young K show off their skills in this prog rock favorite.


MAMAMOO – Wind Flower

Guitar makes this 2018 song from MAMAMOO stand out and contributes to the hopeful mood of the track.


Lucy – Snooze

Sangyeop on guitar and Wonsang on bass are complimented by Yechan’s violin in this song that encourages us all not to forget our inner child.


Solar – Spit It Out

Finger-style guitar adds dimension to this solo track from MAMAMOO‘s Solar.


N.Flying – Oh Really

Seunghyub, Hun, Dongsung‘s musical stylings create the music for this track that is really, really (really really) fun.


ONEWE – Parting

Kanghyun and CyA provide the dramatic backdrop for this song about hanging onto a relationship with everything you’ve got.

You can stream the whole playlist right here. After you’ve listened, drop a comment and tell us which song is your favorite.

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