K-pop has experimented with many musical genres, which differentiates it from mainstream pop. Naturally, disco music was bound to find its way into our favorite artists’ releases, and it continues to do so to this day.
Here is a compilation of disco-infused songs throughout the years that will make you want to boogie down!
1. Dal Shabet – “Hate, Don’t Hate!”
Dal Shabet brought disco to the streets with their catchy song and popping dance moves, and you can only love it!
2. Super Junior D&E – “Oppa, Oppa”
Super Junior is known for their wholesome concerts. “Oppa, Oppa” has a touch of disco all over the music and choreography and gives a glimpse of the fun Donghae and Eunhyuk have on stage.
3. Crayon Pop – “Saturday Night”
One group that is known to have tried all kinds of funky styles is Crayon Pop, and they delivered again in this disco-infused song and MV.
If there is anyone who can teach us how to disco, it would be Uhm Jung Hwa in her lit duet with T.O.P. Talk about the perfect combo!
5. T-ara – “Round and Round”
Everything about “Round and Round” screams disco: from the upbeat instrumentals to the MV setting. The dance routine oscillates between classic disco moves and cute pop moves.
6. Wonder Girls – “2 Different Tears”
Wonder Girls was one of the few groups who experimented with different styles from across the decades. This time, they landed in the ’80s with “2 Different Tears” and a fashion style to match!
7. 9MUSES – “Figaro”
One listen to “Figaro” will make you think that disco is 9MUSES’s musical style of choice. The ladies embraced the genre so well that you’d think it is their signature concept by default.
8. PSY – “Napal Baji”
There isn’t a style that PSY can’t pull off, and disco is right on top of his list of achievements. Wardrobe? Check. Groove? Check. Attitude? Double check!
Another artist who does it all is none other than Eric Nam. Not only does he clean up well, but he also embodies the disco ambiance with his sleek moves and soulful voice!
10. SISTAR – “Alone”
Disco seems to be a favorite sound for second-generation girl groups, and SISTAR made sure to join the party.
11. WINNER – “LOVE ME LOVE ME”
The quartet has blessed us with many melodious songs, and it was only a matter of time until they implemented disco vibes in their music.
12. IN2IT – “Sorry For My English”
When it comes to bringing disco to life, IN2IT has nothing to apologize for! This lively sound is the perfect background music for a chill party on the weekend.
13. Park Jin Young & Sunmi – “When We Disco”
No one nails tasteful concepts like Park Jin Young and Sunmi. Combining their equal love for vintage sounds, the pair graced us with a one-of-a-kind collaboration.
14. BTS – “Dynamite”
What started as a laid-back song to cheer on BTS fans around the world became a chart-topper hit that reintroduced disco into the K-pop scene. It’s fair to say that this single’s effect is nothing short of dynamic!
Which disco-themed song makes you footloose? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.