11 Best Saguek OSTs

Great saguek (historical drama/movie) OSTs really seem to transport us back to Korea of the past with beautiful tunes that convey the Korean spirit of “han” (an emotion for which there is no equivalent word in any other language- a mixture of deep sorrow, resentment, longing, grief, anger) and their heartbreaking lyrics.

As Korean netizens only half-jocularly remark, (and I definitely agree) listening to these songs make us recall the past we’d never led when we were embroiled in heart-wrenchingly beautiful romance with a handsome man who wore a gat

The “gat”, the Korean traditional “hat” worn by men in the Joseon era

or had his hair in a heuk-seung.

달의 연인-보보경심 려' 이준기, 가면에 방해받지 않는 연기력…'호평' - 안은경 기자 - 톱스타뉴스
Photo credits Unmarried in the Goryeo era of Korea tied their hair back with a heuk seung (what Lee Jun Ki has in his hair visible in this photograph is just a decoration hair piece)
육룡이나르샤 싸늘한 눈빛에 상투까지 겉모습부터 도 달라진 이방원 유아인 정도전 김명민 의 계획을 듣고 충격에 휩싸인 이방원의 변화로  어떠한 폭풍이 몰아칠까요 | SBS | Scoopnest
Photo credits Married men in Goryeo had their hair up in what was called “sang too”

Let’s give these beautiful songs a listen 🙂

1. Sangsahwa by Ahn Ye Eun

Drama: “The Rebel” (2017)

MBC월화드라마 '역적' 인물관계도, 등장인물, 줄거리 파헤치기!!
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2. Hong Yeon by Ahn Ye Eun

Drama: The Rebel (2017)

3. Miss You by Oliver

Drama: The king in love (2017)

왕은 사랑한다 원작 소설 줄거리 결말 비교하기 :: 드라마 노트
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왕은 사랑한다> 첫 방송 D-9! 스페셜 포스터 공개! 무더위 날리는 청량美!
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4. Sorrow song by Lim Jae Bum

Drama: Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love (2013)

김태희-홍수현! 팽팽한 기싸움! @장옥정, 사랑에 살다 20130618 - YouTube
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장옥정, 사랑에 살다 16회 무료보기-SBS ALL VOD
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5. Will be back by Im Sunhae

Drama: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

달의연인 - 보보경심 려, 배우 이지은을 만든 명품 드라마
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달의 연인-보보경심 려 : 현대로 돌아온 이지은, 이준기 초상화 앞 오열 “혼자 둬서 미안해” : SBS
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6. Because I miss you (Raon Ver) by Beige

Drama: Moonlight drawn by clouds (2016)

구르미 그린 달빛 | 디지털 KBS
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구르미 그린 달빛' 김민정 작가가 밝힌 지난 1년의 이야기(인터뷰)-비즈엔터
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7. The time after parting (literal translation)

Drama: Moonlight drawn by clouds (2016)

8. If I leave by Jo Soo Mi

Drama: Empress Myeongseong (2001)

사실상.. 명성황후 미화의 주범 - 포텐 터짐 최신순 - 에펨코리아
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9. Destiny by Lee Sun Hee

Drama: Damo (2003)

Movie: The King and the Clown (2005)

벌써 17년 전, 레전드로 회자되는 드라마 '다모'의 종방연 사진 - 버터팝콘
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왕의 남자 — 뉴욕한국문화원
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10. Back in Time by Lyn

Drama: Moon embracing the sun (2012)

해품달> 김수현, 한가인과 극적 재회
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11. Like the flower that blooms and withers (literal translation) by Cho Seung Woo

Movie: The Throne (2015)

송강호vs유아인, 팽팽한 연기대결 '사도'…캐릭터 포스터 - 연예 > 기사 - 더팩트
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월간중앙 - 중앙시사매거진
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방송]'비밀의 숲2' 조승우, 첫 스틸컷 공개… 다시 움직이는 황시목 | YTN
Photo credits Actor Cho Seung Woo, best known to the global audience for works like “Stranger” and “Sisyphus: The Myth”, sang this song

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