Life is hard, sometimes its actually really hard and you can't rely just on your inner strength to pull through.
Some people play sports, rely on family, or find help through art. We're lucky enough to have a supportive community and art form (yes, it is art!) in Kpop that is ready to pull us through the darkest patches.
Looking at how goofy some of these idols are and how much fun we have making fun of them, you wouldn't take Kpop as a fandom seriously, but Kpop can change lives especially when people need to find a little hope in the world.
Here are my favorite songs that give me hope and I wanted to share them here to remind everyone that we have each other, this music, and this community to get us through anything!
Park Jung Min - Not Alone
I can believe I’m not alone Not alone now, not sad anymore and I can feel it I’m not alone Definitely not alone, never be exhausted again
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Youngguk & Zelo - Never Give Up
Never give up Cheer up, toward your dreams, never give up Get up, get up, you can do it Wake up, wake up Don’t worry, everything will be fine, never give up Because it’s you, it’s you, believe in yourself Never give up
Ailee - I Will Show You
I will show you a completed changed me I will show you a way prettier me I don’t wanna cry like a fool over love, over you who left
NU'EST - Face
This is a story about a dwarf and giant But it`s gonna end just like David and Goliath Keep up with my pace, if you can
VIXX - Love Equation
Don’t shed those typical tears anymore The end doesn’t always have to be sad My emotions are different from others Look at me, standing before this goodbye
BTS - We Are Bulletproof
Everywhere I go, everything I doI will show you, as much as I sharpened my sword To all the people who looked down on me Throw a stone at me if you’ve done as much as I did
Tablo - Thank You For Breathing
Because even after losing 99, I still find little things impressive I’m smiling To me, the words, “I wannna die”? No, let it be The things that makes me breathe is the calm rain The sweet time wasting with friends Red flowers, blue flowers, the cloud flowers in early mornings Plenty of laughter flowers in the garden called, love The wind of Jejudo, the night lights in Seoul Epic High’s music that I hear in the streets while walking
UKISS - Someday
You get some right, you get some wrong Although tiring there will be days to smile When you fall down, when you get up Although tiring, there will be days to smile, eventually a day to smile will come
4 Minute - Volume Up
Take it all away and pump up the volume (up up) Don’t wanna hear it – pump up the volume (up up) I will change more as time goes by and get stronger eh eh eh oh more
BAP - Unbreakable
Though you fall down hundreds of times, keep getting up, we’ll never break down