Happy New Year everyone! How’s your 2018 been so far? Booked any tickets for the many, many concerts suddenly landing on British and European soil? Broken your New Year’s resolutions already? Started new ones? Well you’ll need a soundtrack to accompany you in your adventures – from CL’s verses to kick 2018’s doors down unashamed to Zico’s lyricism and inspiration, here are ten songs to get your 2018 started!

CL, Hello Bitches 

‘Where I go dang-dang-dang (I’m so proud)
When I get on stage cha-cha-cha (great)
Run run bang-bang-bang (Like I’m flying)
Disco pang-pang-pang
Hello Bitches.’

BTS, Not Today 

‘All the underdogs in the world
A day may come when we lose
But it is not today
Today we fight’

Mamamoo, Yes I Am

‘If you think you can do it, you can follow me (You can)
Follow me, follow me
Follow me-e ay ay’

Monsta X, Ready or Not

‘Do what you want
It’s your choice yup
If you wanna choose your own future
Study the past
Are you ready or not?’

EXO, Power

‘Don’t hesitate Move on
Come on, there’s no time
Your future depends on your imagination
Throw away your fears, we are allowed to
Because you hold every key.’

Hyuna, Run & Run

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‘Whatever I become, I decide
Just believe in me, keep being with me

I never look back, not even once
I have no regrets, I can’t stop anymore.’

RM X Fall Out Boy, Champion (Remix)

‘What’s wrong with the life of a passenger
If somebody gotta lead, then I’mma be the messenger
I’m just too young, don’t know what to believe in
But too young, you know, not to be living.’

IU, Palette

‘I got this. I’m truly fine
I think I know a little bit about myself now’

Pentagon, Like This 

‘I won’t cry anymore
Scream it to the world, oh yeah
Even if I fall and my knees bleed
I’ll keep running like this
I won’t ever stop
For the only light I want
Oh yeah, even if there’s a storm
I’ll keep running like this’

Zico, Artist

‘From now on
Turn every back to a blank canvas
Don’t think, just do, you’re holding the brush’



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