Details About the Soundtrack of ‘Goblin’
Goblin is currently the best known and most-watched South Korean drama. The South Korean drama aired for the first time in December 2016, and until now, Goblin has reached a very high rating. Not only in South Korea, but the drama also received a lot of attention from audiences in many other countries. There are so many things that make the drama Goblin interesting. Starting from the storyline, the top actors and actresses portraying the various complex characters in the drama, and of course, the soundtrack that perfectly supports almost every important scene in the drama.
Like other Korean dramas, the soundtrack for the Goblin drama was released periodically until the drama ended. There are at least 15 songs in the soundtrack that have been released and sung by many famous and well-known singers. The drama’s original soundtrack was also rated high on various charts in South Korea. Among the titles of the original soundtrack, the song “I Will Go To You Like First Snow” by Ailee even won several awards from major award shows.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with the list of songs from the soundtrack of Goblin: ex-SISTAR So-you’s “I Miss You,” EXO’s Chan-yeol and PUNCH’s “Stay With Me,” and more. So, stay tuned!
EXO’s Chan-yeol feat PUNCH – Stay With Me
EXO’s Chan-yeol and solo artist Punch lent their voices for the original soundtrack part 1 of the 2016 hit drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin). The song’s title is “Stay With Me,” and it went viral among the public soon after the release. The official music video of the song was released on December 3rd, 2016; it hit one million views in just 24 hours. According to Billboard and YouTube, the music video was the third most-watched around the world for December 2016, and fifth most-watched music video for the first half of 2017. “Stay With Me” became the most-watched Korean OST music video of all-time. By early December 2019, the video had around 189 million views and received 1.8 million likes on YouTube.
“Stay With Me” was composed and arranged by the South Korean indie band Rocoberry, while the lyrics were written by Lee Seung Joo. Rocoberry is a musical duo that consists of members Roco (vocalist, lyricist) and Conan (chorus, composer, lyricist). This song tells about the feelings of someone who really misses and is waiting for her or his love. This can be known from the song’s lyrics, which go on: “Like fate, you fall to call me, I cannot escape, please hold me.” The sweet song lyrics accompanied by soft music make this song suitable for those of you who are confused or in love.
Since its official release, “Stay With Me” has topped both South Korean and worldwide music charts.
|Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)||15|
|South Korea (Gaon)||3|
|US World Digital Songs (Billboard)||5|
|South Korean (Gaon Digital Chart)||2|
|Melon Yearly Chart||26|
|Genie Yearly Chart||26|
|Bugs Yearly Chart||13|
|Gaon Yearly Chart||31|
“Stay With Me” was also nominated at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in the category for best OST, along with two other songs from the drama Goblin, “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” by Ailee and “Beautiful” by CRUSH. And it turned out, Ailee was the winner with her song “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow.”
10CM – Only In My Eyes
The duo 10cm also participated in the original soundtrack of the hit drama Goblin with the song “Only In My Eyes.” “Only In My Eyes” is a combination of Kwon Jung-yeol’s unique voice color and Yoon Chul-jong’s warm acoustic guitar performance.
The song was officially released on December 9th, 2016. Particularly, the song was focused on the main characters of the drama Kim Shin who is a Doggaebi or Goblin and Ji Eun-tak. The song was played into the scene where Goblin and Ji Eun-tak went to Canada.
Just like the other songs of the original soundtrack of the Goblin series, the song “My Eyes” performed by 10 CM also left a profound impact on the listeners. This song of the soundtrack was released as part of the second episode and was ranked at the top of the Gaon and Melon Charts. 10 CM itself is on the rise, which counts for another factor in making the song “My Eyes” very popular among the public.
Lasse Lindh – Hush
“Hush” was composed by Nam Hye-seung, director of music of Goblin, and composer Kim Hee-jin who participated in OST works such as SBS’ Incarnation of Jealousy, tvN’s Memory, and MBC’s One More Happy Ending. Since its release and until now “Hush” by Lasse Lindh is still the most streamed song on the Melon and Gaon charts.
Crush – Beautiful
Crush is one of the best singers to sing the drama’s original soundtrack. The singer known among the lovers of the R&B music genre almost always participates in the soundtracks of top dramas. And it is no wonder that Crush also has a big share in the OST of Goblin. His song title is “Beautiful.” The music video of “Beautiful” was released on December 16th, 2016. The song recorded excellent music scores by ranking 1st and top on various music charts.
Crush’s “Beautiful” is an impressive song with a hopeful and sad sympathy placed on a calm piano line. In addition, the lyrics of the song tell about a wish to come back with the beautiful memories of the lovers who are separated. The music video of the song contained a collection of lovely interactions between Kim Shin and Ji Eun-tak. The beautiful moments that are woven together become even more beautiful with Crush’s gorgeous and emotional voice. In particular, the song describes a sweet moment between Kim Shin (Doggaebi) and Ji Eun-tak.
The song first played in the background of the scenes when Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) and Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) are in Canada. At that time, Kim Shin was sitting while reading a book waiting for Ji Eun-tak and when she came Kim Shin looked at Ji Eun-tak and said that she was his first love. This song tells about someone who is in love and feels that life is beautiful by always being with a loved one. The melodious voice of Crush makes this song feel touching even to someone who does not know the meaning of the song.
Eddy Kim – You Are So Beautiful
Eddie Kim lent his sweet voice for the Goblin original soundtrack Part 5 “You Are So Beautiful.” “You Are So Beautiful” is a song that tells about a boyfriend who is awkward in expressing his feelings and wants to know the trivial things. The song was released on December 23rd, 2016. The combination of Eddie Kim’s sweet voice and the catching melody is very attractive, and the sweet electric piano and rhythmic acoustic guitar performance further enhance the sweetness of the song.
In particular, the song was created by the composer Kim Won and Chang-min of the group Homme who participated in the composition of “So So” by Baek Ah-yeon.
The song is different from the other songs of the drama which have a sad melody. The song “You Are So Beautiful” by Eddy Kim has catchy, super sweet music and lyrics. “You Are So Beautiful” is a special song for the Grim Reaper when he met Sunny.