Playlist Korean Rock Music in Korea

The Korea music industry is well known with its popularity with genres such as pop, ballad, r&b and also hip hop. But, do you know that actually Korea also has many rock bands that are popular too? There are so many musicians in rock music with many coming from K-bands. Here are some of the famous Korean rock musicians that you should know and have available on your playlist.

List of Famous K-Rock Musics All of Time

1. Seo Tai Ji

Seo Taiji

Seo Tai Ji is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He has been called “The President of Culture” because he has risen to become one of the most prominent and influential cultural icons in South Korea even though he was a high school drop out to pursue his music career. He created Seo Taiji and Boys in 1992 which stayed active until 1996 and after that point he became a solo artist. There are many rock songs that he had made in his past. Here are several of his popular songs.

2. Cho Yong Pil

Cho Yong Pil

Cho Yong Pil is a South Korean singer who was born in 1950 and is one of the most influential figures in Korean pop music and has produced many Korean pop music hits. Among his many hit songs, there is a rock song that he has produced and it’s titled ‘Hello’ which was released in 2013.

3. F.T. Island

FT Island

Five Treasure Island band, FT Island, is popular in both South Korea and overseas, like Japan. The band which is composed of 5 members; Choi Jong Hoon, Lee Hong Gi, Lee Jae Jin, Song Seung Hyun, and Choi Min-Hwan; was formed by FNC Entertainment in 2007. F.T. Island is famous for every rock and ballad song that they released. Here are some of the famous rock songs that are popular and you should have heard.



NELL is a Korean Indie rock band that consists of 4 members which formed in 2001. The members are Kim Jong Wan, Lee Jae Kyong, Lee Jung Hoon and Jung Jae Won. Here are several of their popular rock songs that you should have heard.

5. Led Apple

led apple

Led Apple is a band that formed in 2010 by Starkim Entertainment which was later known as LedT. The band had changed their formation several times until their last active year in 2016. Here are several popular songs while they were active.



TRAX is a South Korean rock band formed in 2004 by SM Entertainment and formerly produced by X-Japan’s co-founder Yoshiki. The band original name was Typhoon-Rose-Attack-Xmas which described as TRAX. The band later named TRAX without any definition. TRAX consisted of 4 member before No Min Woo and Kang Jung Woo who were known as Rose and Attack left the band. TRAX is still active until now with the current member Jay (Typhoon) and Jungmo (X-Mas). Even though that they were the only band in SM Entertainment before M&D debut later, the band received good feedback from the public. Here are several of their popular rock song that you should have heard.

7. M&D


M&D is a South Korean rock pop duo which formed in 2011 by SM Entertainment. The band composed of Jungmo from TRAX and Heechul from Super Junior. Here is their popular rock song from their debut era.



CNBLUE is another band that was formed by FNC Entertainment in 2009. They also created pop and rock songs in the industry. The band composed of Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Minhyuk, and Kwon Kwang Jin. Here are several of their popular rock songs that you should have heard.

9. Jung Joon Young

Jung Joon Young

Jung Joon Young is a South Korean singer-songwriter who also has skills as a radio DJ, host, actor and television personality. He got public recognition after he got third place on a reality talent show Superstar K4. He has been joined by an indie band before he was active as a soloist. Here are several popular rock songs that he has released.

10. Boohwal


Boohwal is a South Korean rock music band formed in 1985 by the lead guitarist/songwriter Kim Tae Won which is active until now. Even though the formation of the band had been changed several times, the uniqueness of Boohwal will never change. Here are several of their popular rock song that you should have heard.

11. Guckkasten


Guckkasten is a South Korean indie rock band formed in 2003. Before their name was Guckkasten, they were debut under the name of “The C.O.M” which later disbanded in 2007 and regrouped afterward. Here are several of their popular rock songs that you should have heard.

12. Norazo


Norazo is a musical duo group from South Korea which known for their eccentric stages and comical lyrics in every songs they released. They debuted in 2005 and gained public attention with their unique songs. Norazo’s status is still active even though Lee Hyuk left Norazo in February 2017. Here are several of their popular rock songs that you should have heard.

13. BUZZ

Buzz k-band

BUZZ is a South Korean rock and pop band which debut in 2003. They disbanded in 2006 but became active again as a band in 2014. Before regrouping again, they had changed several members due to personal reasons. The band is popular in both Japan and Korea. Here is one of their popular rock song that you should have heard.

14. Rumble Fish

rumble fish

Before Rumble Fish was well known as a soloist, Rumble Fish was a South Korean rock band which debuted in 2003 that consisted of 4 member; Choi Jin Yi, Kim Sung Gun, Kim Hong Il and Park Chun Hwee. After the band was disbanded in 2010 Choi Jin Yi pursued her solo career as a soloist under the Rumble Fish name.

15. Kim Sung Kyu

kim sunggyu

Kim Sung Kyu is a main vocalist and leader of the male group Infinite which debuted in 2010 and is also an actor. He began his solo career as solo singer in 2012 but is still active in Infinite until now. He was a vocalist for a band before he debut with Infinite. With his solo songs released, he proved that he has his own music sound. Here are some of his famous songs that has a rock sound.


Here are several K-rock song that you should have download based on the singers. Is your favourite song is on the list?