The 12 most epic and emotional storytelling K-pop music videos
Almost all K-pop videos feature bright lights, sexy people, and fantastic dances, but some go beyond this simple model and also tell a beautiful story. Some are sweet, loving, or tear-jerking, while others are powerful and inspiring! From BIGBANG and 2NE1 to Super Junior and BEAST, these groups know how to make awesome music videos!
Below, in no particular order, are 12 K-pop music videos that tell epic and emotional stories you are sure to love! Get the tissues ready!
1. 2AM - I Did Wrong
This video holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first ones I ever watched! It will definitely make you tear up!
2. 2NE1 - Come Back Home
While this video isn't really a tear-jerker, it does tell a good story and is pretty inspiring! I love the futuristic vibe and the juxtaposition between reality and the "Virtual Paradise" they are in.
3. T-ara - Day By Day & Sexy Love
These two T-ara videos are really one story divided across two songs, so it was impossible for me to pick just one! They definitely do the whole post-apocalyptic thing really well. When watched back to back they are over 30 minutes of friendship, revenge, and redemption. Definitely one of my favorite music video story lines!
4. VIXX LR - Beautiful Liar
I seriously love this song, and the video is amazing! It tells the heartwrenching story of a broken relationship that makes you want to give Leo and Ravi a big hug!
5. BEAST - 12:30
This is just a great storytelling music video! The visuals of the video also really help to tie everything in together!
6. B.A.P. - 1004 (Angel)
1004 is the perfect mix of swoon-worthy dance moves and emotional story telling. It's everything I want a K-pop music video to be!
7. Super Junior - Evanesce
This is such a beautiful song with an even more beautiful music video. Super Junior outdoes themselves again by giving us this heartfelt and moving MV.
8. Song Ji Eun - Don't Look At Me Like That
I'm a huge fan of Song Ji Eun and really love her in this video! It tells an amazing story that will definitely break your heart.
9. Taeyang - Wedding Dress
This is a classic in my book! Who doesn't love Taeyang? The love triangle in this video is epic. I feel you Taeyang.
10. Lee Hong Ki - Insensible
This video was definitely hyped up thanks to Park Shin Hye, who plays Lee Hong Ki's love interest. The song itself is really sad and the video definitely adds to it. Don't be sad, Lee Hong Ki!
11. BIGBANG - Haru Haru
2015 was a fantastic year for BIGBANG, but "Haru Haru" will always be one of my favorite songs and videos. Look how young they all are! "Haru Haru" definitely gives me all the feels.
12. T-ARA - Roly Poly
"Roly Poly" is another great storytelling video from T-ara. Those girls definitely know how to give you all the feels!
Which storytelling music video is your favorite? Be sure to comment down below!
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