Top 10 Soundtracks from the Goddess of Ballad, Baek Ji-young

Get to Know the Queen of Drama OSTs – Baek Ji-young

If you’re a fan of Korean dramas and love to hear the beautiful soundtracks thereof, you must be familiar with Korean ballad singer Baek Ji-young. She made her debut with the release of the album Sorrow in 1999. She has published eight studio albums throughout her career and won awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Best Female Artist and Best OST.

From famous dramas like Iris, Secret Garden, Rooftop Prince, and even Love in the Moonlight, Baek Ji-young appeared in their soundtracks with her beautiful voice! The most popular so far was That Woman from Secret Garden, who won the 2011 Seoul International Drama Awards for Outstanding Korean Drama OST. Baek Ji-young said, “I love to be involved in soap music if I like the female lead after reading the script. It’s a pleasure to hear my song performed in soaps during melodramatic times.” She later published a 2013 album titled Flash Back, a collection of songs she had recorded for television dramas.

In this article, Channel-Korea will be providing you a list of Baek Ji-young’s best soundtracks from dramas you should listen to. So, stay tuned!

2009 – Don’t Forget Me (Iris OST)

Iris is one of the Korean dramas with the highest production cost in 2009, and Baek Ji-young participates in the soundtrack. “Don’t Forget Me” quickly became popular at that time alongside the drama. Since Baek Ji-young is also known as the queen of the ballad songs, the song is melodramatic and suitable for the storyline. For those who have broken hearts, this is a perfect song for you to dwell in your sadness.

Check out the painful lyric from Baek Ji-young!

We’ve loved each other
Though we’re parting now
Still, different places share a single heaven
Please don’t forget me

And this:

At the cold wind’s touch
The sound of your laughter
And your eyes where I was mirrored
Come back to me
I weep and weep still more for loneliness

Her voice really suits this type of song, and people are loving it, too!

[+23] Crying like a baby every time I hear this. Amazing.

[+12] This song gives me goosebumps listening to it.

[+2] It brings me tears when I hear this song: it was my favorite drama.

Baek Ji-young really knows how to break our hearts with her gentle voice, huh?

2011 – That Woman (Secret Garden OST)

Out of all the soundtracks she has appeared in, “That Woman” from Secret Garden in 2011 is her most famous song. The love story between Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won in the popular drama was really touching for many people, and Baek Ji-young’s song as the soundtrack made the drama more moving. Many idols have made covers of the song, and you can hear “That Woman” played in many Korean variety shows.

Let’s check the heartful lyrics of a woman who has unrequited love.

One woman loves you

She loves you with all her heart
Every day she follows you like a shadow
She is smiling but is actually crying

And this:

How much more, just how much more
Must I gaze at you like this alone
This meaningless love, this miserable love
Must I continue for you to love me oh

Also this:

Come closer a little bit more
When I take a step closer, you run away with both feet
I, who loves you, is still next to you
That woman is crying

So sincere and painful, you can clearly feel the emotion of loving someone who doesn’t love you back. No wonder this song is so famous for breaking people’s hearts!

Let’s look at some of the netizens’ comments who are crying over this song!

[+167] I don’t understand why some K-Drama OST makes me cry?

[+12] This is the reason why I became a fan of K-Pop and K-Drama 😍

[+2] Ahhhh this song makes me cry…

2012 – “After A Long Time” (Rooftop Prince OST)

Rooftop Prince is one of the popular dramas of 2011 staring Park Yoo-chun and Han Ji-min, and it’s not a surprise that the soundtrack is also enjoyed by many people. “After a Long Time” by Baek Ji-young is another ballad song that suits the story of Park Yoo-chun and Han Ji-min in the drama.

Check out the snippets of the lyrics!

The talks we had as we looked at each other
The stories that only we knew
I guess I can’t erase them,
I can’t throw them away,
I can’t forget them

And this:

After a long time, I am here right now
Because I long for that time,
Though I tried to live without knowing,
I keep thinking about it
That’s how I am, it keeps coming into my eyes
The times we spent together, the memories –
they fall like stars
How about you?

Here is what people commented on the song!

[+3] This has a soul… really loving it <3 <3 <3

[+2] So in love with this song!

[+1] Still listening to it in 2019.

It looks like Baek Ji-young’s songs are immortal, huh?

2012 – Love and Love (Arang and The Magistrate OST)

Another popular drama with Baek Ji-young’s voice in the soundtrack is Arang and the Magistrate, a fantasy/horror drama starred by Lee Joon-gi and Shin Min-ah in 2012. As always, her lyrics are sad and ready to break your heart.

Check out the snippets of the painful lyrics!

For a moment, for a short moment,
The fact that I let you go
was so hard that tears fell
Because it felt like our love was not allowed

And this:

How I longed for only you
Finally, finally,
can you recognize how I feel?
As much as it can’t be filled
with the mere words of “I love you,”
This love has grown bigger than destiny

One thing about Baek Ji-young’s song, it always suits with the essence of the drama. It makes you understand the feeling of the story more by listening to her soundtrack. Let’s check out what people think about the song!

[+9] Breaks my heart whenever I hear this song… I love this one!!!

[+19] Wow, I never knew there was a song like this… So heartbreaking.

[+2] Love this song and keep on listening every now and then.

2012 – Today, I Love You Again (The Princess’s Man OST)

This time, Baek Ji-young participated in the drama The Princess’ Man OST. The drama was starred by Park Shi-hoo and Moon Chae-won and was really popular nationwide.

Check out the snippets of the lyric!

Because I cannot do anything but watch you
I’m sad because I cannot touch you
You who are standing right in front of me
And me who is there behind you
Always there in a shadow
Me who’s crying face is hidden
Me who cannot even beg you to turn around
Again tears are coming

Also this:

Even when tomorrow comes, I will love you
Even more than yesterday, I love you
The words within my heart
Which cannot be removed
I love you even today

Let’s see how people have praised this song and her talent!

[+4] The best song!

[+3] A beautiful voice, a beautiful song, very heartwarming.

[+2] I became a huge fan of her, because of this song <3

2014 – Spring Rain (Gu Family Book OST)

Gu Family Book is a fantasy drama starred by Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy in 2013 loved by many people. If you’re a fan of the drama, you must already know Baek Ji-young’s popular soundtrack from Gu Family Book!

Check out the snippets of the lyric!

Love came to me like spring rain
Completely soaking me wet
Without a sound,
it melts my frozen heart and awakens me

And also this:

It’s sweet
This vague feeling, this fluttering heart
I guess I haven’t known love till now

Love makes me be born again
Like the very first time
Rain falls again today and tomorrow
Rain that resembles you is falling

So sweet and gentle, it really suits the mood of the drama. Check out how people have praised the song!

[+101] Baek Ji Young… Time stops when listening to her song. Her voice is like a quiet, calm ocean.

[+50] This song conveyed the very essence of the drama.

[+20] This is one of my favorite songs in Gu Family Book.

2014 – I’m Just Crying (Good Doctor OST)

Good Doctor is a medical drama starred by Joo Won and Moon Chae-won in 2013. Baek Ji-young also participated in the soundtrack with yet another beautiful song titled “I’m Just Crying.” Well, like the title suggests, the song will make you cry.

Check out the snippets of the lyric!

I rub my trembling hands
I bite my dry lips./ But the tears
that burst keeps seeping out
So all day, I kept crying

And this:

I kept whispering out your name
but there was no answer
My hands reach out to you
but it’s only an empty seat

Also this:

I held onto my aching heart
and cried and cried
But I don’t have the
confidence to melt you down

What a sad song! Let’s see what people thought about this song!

[+10] This is my favorite song of the drama… It fits so perfectly… <3

[+2] Nice voice Baek Ji Young. Love it~

[+1] Daebak! This song is really soul-breaking! And the drama too!

2015 – Because of You (Hyde, Jekyll and Me OST)

Another Hyun Bin drama with Baek Ji-young taking part in the soundtrack! After the success of Secret Garden both the drama and the soundtrack, Hyde, Jekyll, and Me is her other project in Hyun Bin’s drama.

Check out the snippets of the lyric!

Because of you after I had met you every little thing of mine has changed
For the first time I began to believe, and I came to know, and now I came to dream
A person like me just like other men do can love somebody

And this:

Because of you, because of you
the reason I’m alive Because of you
I have only loved you, now I only love you, and tomorrow I will only love you
Because of you now I can say ‘I love you’
The reason for that love, because of you
Doesn’t matter if it is love or it’s not
You’re the only one who made me change, because of you

Let’s see how people have praised this song!


[+1] I love this song so much!!

[+1] I love this so much!!

2018 – See You Again (Mr. Sunshine OST)

Mr. Sunshine is a popular drama from 2018. The screenwriter Kim Eun-sook also made Goblin and Descendants of the Sun. And Baek Ji-young also participated in the soundtrack.

Check out the snippets of the lyrics!

See your eyes
See your face
My heart kept pounding

See your face
See your eyes
So I knew I placed you in my heart

And this:

Love that’s so painful that it’s sad
It stands each night with a strange face

It tells me
That it knows the path the wind takes

I’ll be there
Can we be together?

Let’s see how people have praised the soundtrack alongside the drama!

[+249] Every time she makes a song for a drama even if I don’t understand the Korean language it really moves my heart and brings me to tears. WHYYY?? I just love her voice and the ways she delivers every song is sooo moving.

[+19] It’s so touching. Her angelic voice brings me back to heaven.


[+12] The beginning of the song (the violin) already breaks my heart. All the emotions for the drama came flooding back.

Indeed, she’s the queen of dramas OST.