5 K-Pop songs that sound like Western Pop songs

Have you ever listened to a K-Pop song and thought: "Huh? That sounds quite familiar! 🤔" Usually, you just cannot put your finger on it, you keep wondering, and then your thoughts just wander into the abyss of your mind. Fear not, we'll help your brain out. Here we have 5 K-Pop songs that sound just like Western pop songs!

(We knowingly didn't provide any release dates to not fuel any debates about which song was there first. Just enjoy the music! 🎵)


1. SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) - 울고 싶지 않아 (Don't Wanna Cry) & The Chainsmokes - Closer ft. Halsey

2. MAMAMOO (마마무) - Starry Night(별이 빛나는 밤) & Robin Schulz - Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) 



3. MOMOLAND (모모랜드) - BBoom BBoom (뿜뿜) & SEREBRO - Mi Mi Mi



4. SUNMI (선미) - Heroine (주인공) & Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love



5. Jay Park (박재범) X Yultron (율트론) - 'Forget About Tomorrow' & DJ Snake - Middle ft. Bipolar Sunshine

There are many more K-Pop and Western pop songs that sound alike! Which by the way is perfectly normal because many songs use the same chords. Which one is your favorite? 😊


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June 04, 2018


Evelyn Erdbeer

Evelyn Erdbeer said:

My personal favourite from the songs above is MAMAMOO’s Starry Night. I fell in love with it at first listen and even made me stan them as a group.(How have I not acknowledged them earlier) After hearing Prayer in C both songs emit a different vibe for different moods, so I don’t see a problem in them using the same chords for the melody.

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