20 K-Pop Songs With Drastically Different Titles In Korean And English

It’s more common than you might realize!

With the popularity of K-Pop in the Western world, most songs in the music genre these days are known by their English titles. While these titles are often just a translation of what the song is called in Korean, this isn’t always the case! In fact, there are many K-Pop songs that have completely different titles in Korean compared to their American ones, and it can be a play on words, a longer version of the English title, or a number of other relationships to the name that most English-speaking fans would know it by. Here are 20 K-Pop songs with drastically different names in Korean and English!

1. “Boy With Luv” by BTS

Korean title: “작은 것들을 위한 시” (“A Poem for Small Things”)

2. “Can’t You See Me?” by TXT

Korean title: “세계가 불타버린 밤, 우린…” (“In the night the world was on fire, we were…”)

3. “Thunderous” by Stray Kids

Korean title: “소리꾼” (“Singer”)

4. “Wolf” by EXO

Korean title: “늑대와 미녀” (“Wolf and the Beauty”)

5. “Time for the Moon Night” by GFRIEND

Korean title: “” (“Night”)

6. “Crown” by TXT

Korean title: “어느 날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다” (“One day a horn grew from my head”)

7. “I’ll Be Your Man” by BTOB

Korean title: “기도” (“Prayer”)

8. “Without You” by SEVENTEEN

Korean title: “모자를 눌러 쓰고” (“I’m Wearing a Hat”)

9. “Gotta Go” by Chungha

Korean title: “벌써 12시” (“It’s Already 12”)

10. “Dive Into You” by NCT DREAM

Korean title: “고래” (“Whale”)

11. “Just a Little Bit” by ENHYPEN

Korean title: “몰랐어” (“I Didn’t Know”)

12. “Telepathy” by BTS

Korean title: “잠시” (“Wait For a Moment”)

13. “Montage_” by ONEWE

Korean title: “꿈속에서 놓친 너, 옅은 잠결에 흐르길” (“May You, Who I’ve Lost in a Dream, Pass By in My Light Sleep”)

14. “Knock” by ASTRO

Korean title: “널 찾아가” (“Go Find You”)

15. “Rum Pum Pum Pum” by f(x)

Korean title: “첫 사랑니” (“Wisdom Tooth”)

16. “Honesty” by SHINee

Korean title: “늘 그 자리에” (“I’m Always There”)

17. “Hands Up” by Cherry Bullet

Korean title: “무릎을 탁 치고” (“Hit Your Knees”)

18. “Naughty Boy” by PENTAGON

Korean title: “청개구리” (“Tree Frog”)

19. “Getting Closer” by SEVENTEEN

Korean title: “숨이 차” (“Out of Breath”)

20. “Replay” by SHINee

Korean title: “누난 너무 예뻐” (“Noona, You’re So Pretty”)