Kpop has proven that through music, we can transcend the language barrier. Even some Kpop songs included sign language as a part of their dance performance to convey the lyrics better.
Here are 13 Kpop songs that included sign language
1. T-ARA – TIAMO
In 2016, T-ARA included sign language in one of their Kpop songs. In the last chorus, where the lyrics said, “to the one I love,” they used their pinky and thumb to express it.
2. B1A4 – A Lie
The second-gen Kpop group, B1A4, released a song with sign language in their dance choreography. They even tailored three sign language for “it’s a lie,” “leave,” and “happiness.”
3. Red Velvet – Red Flavor
In the MV, Red Velvet members interviewed their respective fruits, and on the left corner of the screen, each member signing the interview part.
4. BTOB – Missing You
In 2017, BTOB released ‘Missing You’ and became a hot topic back then. In the chorus, they incorporated sign language to the heart-touching lyrics, “I spend a year missing you,” during their live performance. It was BTOB’s idea to include the sign language, and their choreographer approved.
5. Bol4 – First Love
Released in 2018, ‘First Love’ by BOL4 was one of the Kpop songs that included sign language in their live performance choreography. Reminiscing the memories of first love, this ballad song was sweet and innocent.
6. SEVENTEEN – Thanks
To extend gratitude to the entire fandom who speak different languages, SEVENTEEN did it best. The sign language in their choreography is subtle, but you can spot it if you focus on the part where the members sing the song’s title repeatedly.
7. Weki Meki – Butterfly
During the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Weki Meki showed their support to the participants through a heartwarming universal message in the anthem. The 8-piece Kpop girl group performed the song with sign language as their choreography.
8. MAMAMOO – Starry Night
The MAMAMOO ladies included sign language to define “sparkle” while repeatedly singing the ‘Starry Night’ chorus.
9. Laboum – Heal Song
‘Heal Song‘ can heal everyone who listens to it. The song’s lyrics give the listeners strength to carry on and do the best in their lives. At the end of Laboum performance, the girls added sign language to the final chorus.
10. TWICE – Fancy
Released in 2019, one of the beautiful Kpop songs, ‘Fancy’ by TWICE, included sign language to express “I Love You.”
11. CL – I Quit
CL spoke loudly through her music. In 2019, the rapper told everyone about learning when to call things off and walk away. Throughout the MV, the dancers performed sign language conveying the song’s message to a broader audience.
12. WEi – Spring Day (Cover)
Debuted in 2020, WEi has captivated Kpop fans’ hearts with their cover of BTS ‘Spring Day.’ In their performance on Mnet ‘M Countdown,’ Wei added sign language to their dance choreography to express their support for everyone in the COVID-19 pandemic.
13. BTS – Permission to Dance
One of the most recent Kpop songs that include sign language is the record-breaking BTS ‘Permission to Dance.’ The septet used three sign language to convey “fun,” “dance,” and “peace.”
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