by riri, May 14, 2020

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

How many emotions can music make you feel?

My answer is a lot. Moreover watching dramas, I noticed I was seeking OSTs that gave me a heartache. Call me crazy, I am for sure, but don't you love a heartbreaking song during a sad moment in a drama? Or is it just me? Music doesn't only evoke emotions, part of the reason for its power appears to be that listening to music engages many parts of the brain, triggering connections, creating associations, and bringing back memories.

Here are some of my favourite "cry me a river" songs and I hope you can feel how special they are.

  • If you click on the music player image, you'll be redirected to youtube. 
  • Also, I tried to avoid putting spoilers, but you'll see a kiss or two, nothing huge.

W / 더블유

My imagination creates you
And when I see you, I imagine again
On this path with no end
We're dreaming the same dream
But why can't we be together?
When can it be the same?

There's only one thing I want
That you're not a fantasy
No, even if you are a fantasy
It'll still be the same for me

Sometimes music doesn't need lyrics to make you feel emotions, and Lee Yoon Ji is the perfect example. It reminds me of Sigur Ros' music.

Signal / 시그널

Signal isn't the typical drama that you just complete and it's over. This drama is on another level, and you can't recover from it. My favourite song is by INKII, and it still sends chills down my spine, remembering plot twists and cliff hangers they have at the end of almost every episode.

We said goodbye without saying all the things we wanted
And I'm dealing with this pained heart by myself

Splash Splash LOVE / 퐁당퐁당 LOVE

Splash Splash LOVE is a really short drama, but don't hesitate to watch it because it's enough to feel all the feels :D

Don't go away.
You shouldn't leave… me.
Don't go away.
I need you.

The K2 / 더 케이투

It's so soothing and at the same time makes my heart hurt.

At the end of the scented road
I think I've seen you
Maybe you. It's you?
The flower was you?
In my life that's filled with scars
Like a flower that doesn't wither
In your soft eyes
I have been tamed

Descendants of the Sun / 태양의 후예

Will I see you again?
I'm standing in front of destiny
That has passed me by again
Was it a dream that we couldn't wake from?
You're getting farther away, and I couldn't tell you
Not even once
I love you

Even though I'm not good at being in love
I can't lose you for a single moment
Do we really need the typical words of "I love you"?
Because you are already my everything
Because I couldn't tell you, because I couldn't say it
This cruel love makes my heart want to explode


Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo / 달의 연인 - 보보경심 려

We came too far to turn things back
But when I look back, you're always right behind me
I know
I don't think I can erase
Because the memories were too perfect
For the imperfect me
But I try again
It's so much harder to fall out of love

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds / 구르미 그린 달빛

My tears, my heart is calling you
I love you, I love you so much, I can't ever let you go
I'm lost behind you
So I'm only crying
My love

Here are some songs that are from dramas in my plan to watch list. -  I just like or follow the artist.

Yong Pal /  용팔이When the Devil Calls Your Name 

I hope you like my "cry me a river" playlist because I adore these songs. Keep in mind that everyone has different tastes, and maybe my playlist makes me cry and gives me heartache, but some of you may not feel anything listening to the song.

Do you have OST that makes you cry? Please share in the comments. :) 

Stay safe!

P.S.: Also, I wanted to add "Auditory Hallucination" from Kill Me, Heal Me, and "Reset" from Who Are You: School 2015 but I'm sure they're on almost everyone's favourite list.

lyrics source | I made all music playlist images

Edited by: Yuanwei (1st editor), BrightestStar (2nd editor)