Korean netizens believe that these songs can leave a deep sorrow in the listeners’ hearts due to their sad lyrics about an one-sided love.

A post on an online forum in Korea recently attracted a lot of attention from netizens. In the post, the author declared that he is an expert in one-sided love, and also asked other users to recommend more songs on the topic. The author divided unrequited love into 3 more specific types, and shared songs he thought were the best fits for each type.

Desperate one-sided love

Park Won – “For You Who Don’t Like Me”

SEVENTEEN – “I Wish”

APRIL – “April Story”

gugudan – “Make a Wish”

Lovelyz – “Destiny”

BOL4 – “Hard to Love”

BOL4 – “Blue”

NCT 127 – “No Longer”

Baek Ah Yeon – “Shouldn’t Have…”

Lovelyz – “Cameo”

Lovelyz – “Triangle”

10 cm – “Stalker”

IU – “Voice Mail”

Unclear one-sided love

BOL4 – “Some”

BOL4 – “Bom”

BOL 4 – “Tell Me You Love Me”

Red Velvet – “In & Out”

BLACKPINK – “Really”

SEVENTEEN – “Pretty U”

One-sided love with hope

BOL4 – “Galaxy”

Red Velvet – “Rookie”

DIA – “Will You Go Out With Me”

Lovelyz – “Now, We”

Oh My Girl – “Dolphin”

Below this post, Korean netizens have nominated more songs that match the moods of those in a one-sided love. In particular, many people think that this topic is made for Lovelyz, because the girl group from Woollim Entertainment owns a lot of songs with meaningful and profound lyrics about unrequited love:

  • “Aren’t Lovelyz’s songs the best when it comes to one-sided love? In Woollim, INFINITE is always dumped, Lovelyz always has unrequited love, and Golden Child is obsessed with love. I hope everyone’s love will come true after listening to these songs about unrequited love. Please listen to ‘Love Game’, ‘Hi~’, “Sweet and Sour’, ‘Heart’, ‘Aya’… As for desperate unrequited love … among Lovelyz’s ballads there are 3 very good songs ‘Shooting Star’, ‘Circle’ and ‘Bookmark’.”
  • “That song ‘Now, We'”is the best.”
  • “Please look to Lovelyz‘s music …. Their lyrics are really artistic. If you has an unrequited love, you will cry when listening to their songs.”
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What is the best song about one-sided love you’ve ever heard?