Sep 11, 2017
Many K-pop songs are known for their beautiful lyrics and intricate details that make it easy for listeners to connect with the music. Here are the top female K-pop songwriters that have made a name for themselves in the industry.
1. Kim Ea-na
Kim Ea-na, dubbed the “No. 1 royalty song writer,” has over 300 registered songs with the Korea Music Copyright Association. Some of her famous songs include IU's “Good Day” and “Nagging,” “Sister's Slam Dunk Season 2” song “Right,” and Brown Eyed Girls' “Abracadabra.”
IU has composed many of her own songs such as “Through the Night,” “Friday,” “Love of B,” “Peach,” “dlwlrma,” and “Jam Jam,” along with collaborations with other artists. Known for her analog sentiments, many fans are anticipating her upcoming album.
Mafly is famous for writing Girls Generations' “Catch Me If You Can,” Taetiseo's “Holler,” KARA's “My Angel,” and Girls' Generation member Taeyeon's “I” and “Rain.”
4. Jang Jae-in
Singer Jang Jae-in is known for her delicate, poetical lyrical expressions, and has showcased them through her own songs “Carmin,” “Dust,” and “Will You Listen.” Yoon Jong-shin, who is famous for not letting people write for his “Monthly Yoon Jong-shin,” allowed the singer to write Younha's “Bat Girl.”
Suran is another singer who is also talented at writing as well as composing. She has written her own hits “Walking,” “Wine,” and “Loss,” and has also written for other artists such as Primary's “Mileage,” “Golden Finger,” “Don't Be Shy,” and Kim Ye-rim's “Awoo.”
Maybee, who debuted in 2006 as a singer, also wrote many songs that were popular during that time such as Lee Hyo-ri's “10 Minutes,” Kim Jong-kook's “Addiction,” and MC Mong's “A Letter To You” and “Because I'm A Man.”
Which one of these songwriters would you want to work with if you were a K-pop artist?