Idols grace us with many musical gems throughout their careers. Some of these gems happen to be collaborations with other artists, both Korean and Western, which convey a panoply of messages through their lyrics. These jams can be a dream come true for fans who love seeing their favorite musicians perform together.
Girl power in the music industry is no joke, and deciding on a selection to feature is undoubtedly a difficult task. This being said, here are some of the most iconic female collaborations that fit every mood.
When you’re looking for motivation: K/DA – “POP/STARS”
Nothing says motivation like a song that was performed during the opening ceremony of one of the biggest online video game championships in the world. The energy that (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon and Miyeon, Madison Beer, and Jaira Burns emit in this hit is enough to give you all the motivation you need.
When you’re reminiscing about your summer fling: BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”
Summers are about good tans, ice creams, and flings. This being said, Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé, and Selena delivered a fun ice cream-flavored love song. You have the background music, now all you need is to recall the fling!
When you’re missing home: Ailee feat. Yoon Mi Rae – “Home”
Home can be a place, a person, a relationship, or a memory. Ailee explicitly discusses what represents her home in this heart-wrenching duet with none other than veteran rapper Yoon Mi Rae.
When you need a confidence boost: Red Velvet’s Seulgi x Chungha x GFRIEND’s SinB x (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon – “Wow Thing”
Each one of us is a “Wow Thing” or is capable of growing into exactly that. The key to making it happen? According to Seulgi, Chungha, SinB, and Soyeon, the recipe includes hard work, perseverance, and confidence that you will achieve it.
When you want to channel your inner badass: CL x Lee Hyori – “Bad Girls + The Baddest Female”
The moment these two legendary soloists worked together on a joint performance, “badass” was naturally the keyword for what was about to be witnessed. CL and Lee Hyori set the stage on fire and delivered the ultimate badass anthem. See for yourselves!
When you’re feeling like hosting a solo dance party: MAMAMOO’s Hwasa x Dua Lipa – “Physical”
When two grand performers get together, you know you’re in for an entertaining ride! Hwasa joined Dua Lipa on her remix of “Physical,” and it’s perfection. Need a sound to groove to? Look no further!
When you’re thinking of ending a toxic relationship: HyunA feat. EXID’s LE – “Blacklist”
Two fierce ladies, two powerful voices, one unanimous message: toxic acquaintances are blacklisted in a heartbeat. It looks like HyunA and LE had to cut ties at some point in their lives, and their lyrics have all the pointers you need to make it happen yourself.
When you’re contemplating your feelings for someone: Sunmi x Lena – “Full Moon”
While the MV is a bit spooky, the live performance of “Full Moon” brings its lyrics to life much better. Sunmi’s soulful voice and delicate choreography alongside Lena’s captivating rap encapsulate the feelings one experiences when starting to fall in love with someone.
Which female collab is your ultimate favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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