‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’: From Blackpink’s ‘Pretty Savage’ to Girl’s Generation’s ‘Gee’, all K-pop tracks in movie
From Namsan Tower’s love locks to the vibrant streets of Myeong-Dong, Lara Jean’s trip to Seoul is also a beautiful montage of South Korean culture
‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’, the final part of the trilogy, is here, and to all the K-pop fans watching, it inevitably brought a smile given so many nods to Korean culture - from playing some cult K-pop hits to adding some of Korea’s heritage in the movie as well. Ready to find out all the K-pop songs played in the movie?
For those of you who might not know this, Lana Condor aka Lara Jean is a Blackpink fan. She has showered love on the biggest K-pop girl group in the world through her socials and more. She also made a video of learning the choreography of ‘How You Like That’ with her beau and posted it on her YouTube channel. So it is only fair that the last part of ‘To All The Boys’ will also pay tribute to that.
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Along with a number of pretty popular K-pop tracks, Lara Jean’s trip to Seoul is also a beautiful montage of South Korean culture. From Namsan Tower’s love locks to the vibrant streets of Myeong-Dong, adding the street food shops and all the touristy stops in between, ‘To All The Boys’ trilogy incorporates quite a few South Korean elements at the beginning of the movie.
All the K-pop tracks
Girl’s Generation ‘Gee’
SM Entertainment’s Girl’s Generation’s 2009 song ‘Gee’ plays right at the beginning of ‘To All the Boys’. This bubble-pop slash electro-pop track talks about how girls become extra affectionate when they are in love. The track also helps the viewers understand how Lara Jean is ‘lovesick’ for Kavinsky being far away from home. A little more trivia to the song? SHINee’s Minho appears in the original music video and SHINee is also making a comeback this month after almost three years of waiting. How the K-pop world is intertwined!
Cherry Bullet ‘Q&A’
Cherry Bullet’s 2019 track ‘Q&A’ was a nice surprise for K-pop fans. This fun K-pop track from Cherry Bullet’s album ‘Let's Play Cherry Bullet’ has the lyrics: “Hey boy, your questions are obvious/ Why do I keep pulling/ Pretending to not care/ Stop playing and tell me/ Slightly bouncy/ I'm pushing and pulling!”
Blackpink ‘Pretty Savage’
Blinks were definitely waiting for more Blackpink songs after ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ had ‘Kill This Love’ in it. This time, we got Blackpink’s 2020 hit single ‘Pretty Savage’. Recently, Blackpink performed the hit track from ‘The Album’ in the Late Late James Corden show. Read all about it here.
Watch the performance here