We’ve noticed that some of our readers here are looking for information about the theme song of Boys Over Flowers. So let’s indulge ourselves and talk about the music behind the drama.
The drama has two original soundtracks. During its run in Korea, BOF was heavily criticized for its repeated use of the songs in the first soundtrack, particularly the uber cheesy yet addicting song “Paradise” by Kim Joon’s group T-Max. This is probably why they released another soundtrack after the Macau episodes.
The complete list of songs from the first OST are as follows:
01. Paradise – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤(T-Max)
02. ë‚´ ë¨¸ë¦¬ê°€ ë‚˜ë¹ ì„œ – SS501(ë”ë¸”ì—ìŠ¤501)
03. ì•Œê³ ìžˆë‚˜ìš” – ì¸ë°ì´(Someday) (ê½ƒë³´ë‹¤ ë‚¨ìž ë²„ì „)
04. Stand By Me – ìƒ¤ì´ë‹ˆ(SHINee)
05. Lucky – ì• ìŠë¦¬(Ashily)
06. ë³„ë¹›ëˆˆë¬¼ – ê¹€ìœ ê²½
07. ì¡°ê¸ˆì€ – ì„œì§„ì˜
08. On More Time – ë‚˜ë¬´ìžì „ê±°
09. I know (Inst.) (with ì´ì •ì‹)
10. Dance With Me (Inst.)
11. Blue Flower (Inst.)
12. So Sad (Inst.)
13. Main Title
The second soundtrack includes better songs, methinks. My personal favorites include T-Max and J’s “Wish Ur My Luv,” which is Jun Pyo and Jan Di’s song and A’st1’s song, played during the date scenes between Jun Pyo and Jae Kyung and Jun Pyo and Jan Di.
Here’s the list of songs from the second OST:
01. Say Yes – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤(T-MAX)
02. Wish Ur My luv – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤(T-MAX) & ì œì´
03. ì•„ì‰¬ìš´ ë§ˆìŒì¸ê±¸ – ì—ì´ìŠ¤íƒ€ì¼(A’st1)
04. ì• ì¸ë§Œë“¤ê¸° – SS501
05. ì–´ë–¡í•˜ì£ – ì§€ì„
06. Love Is Fire – ì¹´ë¼
07. Love U – í•˜ìš¸
08. ì‚¬ëž‘ê°™ì€ ê±° – ë¸Œëžœë‰´ë°ì´
09. ëˆˆë¬¼ì´ ë‚œë‹¤ – ì´ìƒê³¤(ë…¸ì„)
12. ë‚¯ì„ í•´
13. ì‚¬ëž‘ì„ ìœ„í•˜ì—¬
Unsatisfied with two hit soundtracks, an F4 Special Edition was released last May 25, which includes songs sung by each of the Korean F4. Can you guess which one is my favorite?
The album contains 11 tracks:
01 . Sometimes – SS501
02 . My Everything – ì´ë¯¼í˜¸
03 . ë¹„ì›Œë‚´ê¸° – ê¹€ì¤€ (Feat. ê¹€ì¡°í•œ)
04 . ì§€ê¸ˆ ë§Œë‚˜ëŸ¬ ê°‘ë‹ˆë‹¤ – ê¹€ë²”
05 . í–‰ë³µì´ëž€ – ê¹€í˜„ì¤‘
06 . ê°€ìŠ´ì´ ì–´ë–»ê²Œ ëë‚˜ë´ – A&T
07 . ë‚˜ìœ ë§ˆìŒì„ ë¨¹ê²Œí•´ (í´ëŸ½ë²„ì ¼) – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤
08 . ë‚˜ìœ ë§ˆìŒì„ ë¨¹ê²Œí•´ (ë°œë¼ë“œë²„ì ¼) – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤
09 . ë‚˜ìœ ë§ˆìŒì„ ë¨¹ê²Œí•´ (ëŒ„ìŠ¤ë²„ì ¼) – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤
10 . ìˆ¨ê²¨ë´ë„ ì•ˆë˜ëŠ” ë§ˆìŒ – ì´ì§€í˜œ
11 . ë„ ì‚¬ëž‘í•´(Bang Bang Boom!) – í‹°ë§¥ìŠ¤
Recently, a dear friend of mine travelled to Korea and bought me all three albums. Yes, I’m one happy, satisfied fan! So now I’m sharing (read: bragging) some photos of my new babies. I hope I could get my hands on a scanner soon so I could share some decent scans.
About the soundtracks, each was worth 14,500 won or roughly around P600 ($12). I don’t know the exact price of the F4 Special Edition but my friend tells me it’s a bit more expensive. Probably because the album is still relatively new.
As for the goodies inside…
The first soundtrack contains the CD itself, a booklet, which contains some photos from the drama and information about the songs. It also includes eight photo cards, as well as your very own F4 red card. Not bad for P600!
The second OST contains the CD, a booklet, a set of ten photo cards and another F4 red card.
The F4 Special Edition album meanwhile includes a CD, a booklet and eight Polaroid-designed photos, which reminds me of Kim Bum’s photos in the music drama. Adorable!
Music-wise, the soundtrack of BOF pales in comparison to other excellent soundtracks like that of Coffee Prince but if you’re really a fan of this drama then you won’t be disappointed with these merchandise. I actually found the purchase reasonable since an original CD here would cost me around P450. The packaging and goodies inside are all worth it. You gotta hand it to the Koreans who do fan service really really well.
Now I can make Min Ho sing to me day in and out, practice the steps for Fight the Bad Feeling and sing “Almost paaaradiiise!!!!!” to my hearts content.