2017 KDramas w/Best OST

Angela May 25, 2018

Let me introduce to you all my love of OSTs :) I haven't watched a ton of these dramas, but since I am always on the lookout for some bomb OST tracks, I somehow discovered these wonderful OSTs...

Here is a list of 2017 Kdramas which I think have the best OSTs. 

  • I'm not including dramas that started airing 2016 but finished airing 2017, because I don't consider them to be a 2017 drama
  • These are not really in a particular order since I find it a bit hard to compare OSTs
  • I have a soft spot for English OSTs:) so I mark them with [ENG]

Any suggestions? Please comment below!

  • While You Were Sleeping
    While You Were Sleeping

    Korean Drama - 2017

    I am not a big fan of While You Were Sleeping, but I have to admit that it has the best soundtracks of 2017.

    My favorites:

    - 긴 밤이 오면 (When Night Falls) | Eddy Kim

    Check out my piano cover of it!

    - It's You | Henry [ENG]

    - 자각몽 (Lucid Dream) | Monogram

    - 오늘도 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You) | Davichi

    - Maze | Kim Na Young

  • Because This is My First Life
    Because This is My First Life

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This drama has truly amazing and calming tracks. I haven't watched it yet but it has high priority on my PTW list. ㅠ_ㅠ With beautiful instrumentals in the background accompanied by the diverse voices of many talented artists, BTIMFL's OST is one of my favorites of 2017. A part of the reason why the instrumentals are so good is the cello in the background!! Also, it would be great to check out the translated english lyrics because they hold deep meanings. 

    Personal favorites: 

    - 결혼 (Marriage) | MoonMoon

    - This Life | Moon Sung Nam

    - Tomorrow | Ryu Ji Hyun

    - 갈 수가 없어 (Can`t Go) | Ben

  • The Guardians
    The Guardians

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This drama's OST is daebak. It is like the whole package: it includes energetic hip hop tracks as well as calm tracks. The rapping in the hip hop songs sound super badass and edgy, and really suit the message of the lyrics that accompany it. I would highly suggest you search up the lyrics if you can't understand hangul ;)

    These are at the ones at the top of my list: 

    - AMEN | Damiano (feat. Jenyer)

    - 주르륵 (Trickling) | Raina (After School)

    - I Need a Light | Han Ga Eul 

  • Black

    Korean Drama - 2017

    - Take Me Out | Nam Taehyun [ENG]

    - Like a Film | leeSA [ENG]

    - Another Me | Min Chae [ENG]

  • Chicago Typewriter
    Chicago Typewriter

    Korean Drama - 2017

    I love this drama's OST since almost all of them have cello instrumentals in the background! It also comes with several non lyrical tracks that really suit this drama's genre :)


    - Satellite (위성) | SALTNPAPER [ENG]

    - Come With Me | Boni Pueri [ENG]

    - Time Walk | Boni Pueri [ENG]

    - Be My Light | Kevin Oh [ENG}

  • Go Back Couple
    Go Back Couple

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Go Back Couple's instrumental soundtracks are really fitting and add a great touch to the drama.

    - Dream | Lucia

    - Now We Are | Various Artists (instrumental soundtrack)

  • Hit the Top
    Hit the Top

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Hit the Top is a nice slice-of-life drama, so its OSTs have really inspirational lyrics. They are also upbeat and have beautiful melodies!

    Personal favorites:

    - Beautiful Beautiful | Punch, GLABINGO

    - 꿈은 (Dream) | Kim Min Jae, Younha

    - 젊은 날의 Sky (Sky of the Days of Youth) | Yoon Mi Rae

    - Tonight | BoA ft. Mad Clown

  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Mad Dog doesn't have that many OST tracks, but these two are amazing:

    - 해가 지기 전에 (Before the Sunset) | Eric Nam

    - What I Want | NiHWA (니화)

  • The Bride of Habaek
    The Bride of Habaek

    Korean Drama - 2017

    I thought that the drama's storyline/acting was terrible, but I think that its OST is the only good thing from it xD 

    Most of the tracks are calm and I like them all, but these two are my personal favorites:

    - 이렇게 좋은 이유 (The Reason Why) | Yang Da Il

    - Glass Bridge | Savinna & Drones [ENG]

  • Save Me
    Save Me

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Great drama! But don't get me started on the 3rd track in this drama's OST. It has the creepiest sound I have EVER heard. However, the other tracks are great!

    - I Am | INKII

    - 환각 (Hallucination) | The Vane

  • Stranger

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This OST is super awesome! It's instrumentals are also beautiful ^_^

    Personal favorites:

    - 끝도없이 (Endless) | Richard Parkers

    - Shower | OOHYO

  • Circle

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This drama only has two OST tracks, and they are of completely opposite genres. Both are so nice!!! The tranquil song (같이 걸을까 Walk with Me) has a nice instrumental, while the other song (Alive) has a electropop style!

    - 같이 걸을까 (Walk With Me) | Kwak Jin Eon

    - Alive | U JI (ft. Andup) 

  • Duel

    Korean Drama - 2017

    My favorite song from Duel's OST is the one by Mad Soul Child. This artist's voice really suits this song! 

    - 악몽 (Nightmare) | Mad Soul Child

  • Criminal Minds
    Criminal Minds

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Didn't watch this drama, but its hip hop tracks caught my interest! This drama's OST only has two lyrical tracks, but also includes a lot of non lyrical tracks that bring you into the atmosphere of a suspenseful crime drama:)

    - Higher Plane | JENYER (Feat. Kang Min Kyung of Davichi)

    - Another Day | Yoo Hee Sung (N.Flying)

  • Voice

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This drama only has two tracks, and both are tranquil with beautiful background instrumentals!

    My favorites:

    - Word Up | Kim Young Geun

    - 목소리 (Voice) | Kim Yuna

  • Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
    Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Though I haven't finished this yet, I have already fallen in love with its calm tracks

    Favorite track:

    - 사랑하고 싶었던 거야 (I Wanted To Love) | MINZY

  • The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
    The Emperor: Owner of the Mask

    Korean Drama - 2017

    This drama's OST consists of calm tracks that really suit the historical genre well. 


    - 원하고 원해도 (Even if I Want) | ZIA

    - 별과 해 (Star And Sun) | Kei (Lovelyz)

  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
    Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    Korean Drama - 2017

    My two picks from this drama's OST:)

    - Your Garden | Jeong Eunji

    - I’m in Love | VROMANCE (feat. Obroject)

  • Suspicious Partner
    Suspicious Partner

    Korean Drama - 2017

    I actually only liked one OST out of this drama, but it just so good that I have to put this up! This particular track made me really emotional.

    - 그날의 기억 (The Memory of That Day) | Kim Jong Wan (NELL)

  • School 2017
    School 2017

    Korean Drama - 2017

    I'm not a big fan of this drama, since I lost interest after the eight episode. However, its  OSTs are great! Compared to School 2015, this drama's OST has more a lot more tranquil songs. Also, there is a nonlyrical OST called "Student X" which is super catchy. 

    Personal favorites:

    - Going Home | Tarin

    - 너에게 닿기를 (Reach To You) | Maktub

    - I Pray 4 You | BnN

    - Student X | Various Artists