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Music List: Encounter

Music List for the Korean Drama Encounter (aka Boyfriend)

Music list for the Korean drama Encounter (aka Boyfriend). Herein are all the OSTs for the drama; the background music list is mostly community based, so if you hear a song that you want then leave a comment with the episode, time, and a little description of what was happening (ex. Episode 2, 05:23, when that guy tripped and fell into the coffee shop and there was a time warp to the 80’s where a song played on a girl’s walkman across the street, what song was that?).

We used to find all the BGMs, but we ran out of time to find them all ourselves, so hopefully if someone knows the song then they will reply in the comments. Let’s help each other out!



On YouTube

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

On Amazon

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

On iTunes

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6


Omara – Si Llego A Besarte
– The Cuban song and artist that is mentioned and that they listen to in Cuba and on the radio in Seoul.

Episode 9
Lianne La Havas – “Starry Starry Night” (Loving Vincent OST)
– The song that is playing at the end of the movie scene when they are ushered out (thank you Camille!)

Let us know in the comments what song you are looking for or if you know of any songs that played in the drama. Everyone and their mama is looking for the English song, so hopefully it is released soon!

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  1. Rose
    December 20, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much! 😊

    • V
      December 22, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Now we finally have a spot to ask away on all the music questions!

    • Moonerah
      August 24, 2022 / 1:14 pm

      I want the song of A perfect encounter tht is playing in the background where yaya nd her ex boyfriend meets in the bar nd he breaks up with her she’s sees him with another girl

  2. Rose
    December 22, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Just incase i find a link for behind the scene thing, can i just post it here? 😊

    • V
      December 25, 2018 / 12:58 pm


    • KIM
      November 16, 2021 / 8:36 pm

      Can i know what is the name of the piano instrumental background music in episode 7 26:10

  3. Myaji
    December 24, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    There’s a song by Saltnpaper entitled Take Me Into Your Arms for Part 5 (released in YouTube as a teaser for now) but I’ve heard it played in Episode 8 already.
    And I can hear onscreen (heard it in a couple of episodes, I think the first time was in the scene at Sokcho Beach where they were playing in the sand, have to check) an upbeat song that sounds suspiciously like Park BoGum sang it. The chorus goes something like “waiting for love, waiting for love.” Been waiting for publicity handlers to reveal it. Same thing happened in Love in the Moonlight, where PBG’s song My Person was played in earlier episodes but was only included or revealed at Part 11.
    Sorry. I’m really PBG’s fan so I really find his voice distinct when he’s singing. 😂
    Btw, these songs are also out on Spotify, including the instrumental versions.

    • V
      December 26, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Amazing! Thank you!

      • Myaji
        December 27, 2018 / 7:00 am

        Ooh it’s up on YouTube already and sadly, I was mistaken. It’s not PBG but O.When and the title of the song is “Flutter” – Part 5!
        Here’s a video: https://youtu.be/TgMLARKonDc

        • V
          December 27, 2018 / 8:43 am

          Oh great! I need to add these songs to the list!

          • Myaji
            January 2, 2019 / 7:50 am

            I wonder who sang the female version of Saltnpaper’s song? My mistake.. It was played in the earlier episodes too. I had a dramathon of all episodes during the break.

            • V
              January 2, 2019 / 12:27 pm

              Oh, good question!

              • Anonymous
                January 3, 2019 / 12:07 am

                Official OST ‘Take Me On’ will be out at 6pm KST today (3 Jan)!

              • V
                January 3, 2019 / 8:09 am

                Thank you! I posted the YouTube from Kdramafreaks. Hopefully the Music Video and singles are released on Apple and Amazon soon!

              • V
                January 3, 2019 / 8:03 am

                Thank you for all of this thread, added it!

              • V
                January 3, 2019 / 9:00 am

                Whoo hoo! Thank you!

  4. Anonymous
    December 28, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Anyone knows the songs played at the salsa club in Ep 1?

    • V
      January 2, 2019 / 12:25 pm

      Well try to look these up!

  5. AJ
    January 2, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Episode 5, 09:32, when they are both in the tea cafe and they both tell each other what they have decided.

    • V
      January 3, 2019 / 8:04 am

      Will look this one up! We plan on going back through a few episodes this week.

    • Camille
      January 3, 2019 / 10:58 am

      I believe this is Eric Nam’s The Night OST Part 4

  6. Anonymous
    January 2, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Did they play Don Moen’s “Vincent” in ep 9? I haven’t watched but read the comment on soompi forum.

    Also, at the lobby scene when JH outted himself and in Ep 9 when SH found JH at the lighthouse, the background music is a very nice piano and volin version of Parchebel’s Canon in D.

      • V
        January 3, 2019 / 8:07 am

        Good Catch! Thank you ♥️

        • Anonymous
          January 3, 2019 / 9:47 am

          thanks folks! this is great…. and Ep 9 and 10 are EPIC!

    • V
      January 3, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      OMG, this is great, will add!

    • Moonerah
      August 26, 2022 / 12:39 am

      Hi pls help find me the song in ep 2 in the series A perfect encounter playing in 5he background where yaya finds her ex boyfriend in the bar with someone else
      Thank u

      • Moonerah
        August 26, 2022 / 12:51 am

        Hi pls help find me the song in ep 2 in the series A perfect encounter playing in 5he background where yaya finds her ex boyfriend in the bar with someone else
        Thank u pls pls anybody who can help find this song for me

  7. Rose
    January 4, 2019 / 7:05 am

    V, i have a suggestion, can you pin this topic somewhere so it will not get buried and disappear? It seems a lot of us love the ost of this drama and willing to help you find links for us to listen to it 😊.

    Thanks! 😊

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Oh, btw, the song is titled ‘There is Truth in the Wine’ in this album.

    • Aymy
      January 13, 2019 / 3:27 am

      I sincerely hope PBG’s version will be included in the OST. The original version sounds like slow rock. PBG’s version sounds like a ballad. Probably because of his sweet voice.

  8. Nicky
    January 16, 2019 / 6:29 am

    Whats the ost in ep 2, goes like waiting for love, waiting for love.

    Love the OST take me on, both versions! Hihi

  9. J
    January 25, 2019 / 7:42 pm

    Can someone help me find the cuban/tango music background used on one of the episode 15 preview/snippets? When JH was working on submitting his resignation letter but change his mind instead and went off to the CEO’s office. Thanks you! 🙂

    • gretac
      February 22, 2019 / 12:20 pm

      Hi, J
      Your question has been niggling at me for awhile, and I finally got around to trying to find it. That whole scene moves through about 4 different songs:
      Begins with Before I Met You while he’s thinking about writing his letter of resignation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEW8kU6y8w
      As he pauses and we see his memory flashbacks, it seems to be a bell-like variation on Road to You (itself a Pachelbel Canon take-off): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGqw0_-dP34

      Then it’s the same music as when he goes into the Garden when he returns to Cuba to save the hotel deal, which you can hear in this clip (as well as at the end of ep 15) — this is the specific one you asked about, but unfortunately I haven’t found it in any OST/BGM lists (though it sure ought to be!):
      And then at the end as he enters her office, it goes into the credits with OST Part 7, Always Be With You

      • gretac
        February 22, 2019 / 12:21 pm

        (Sorry, didn’t mean to post the video!)

        • V
          February 22, 2019 / 12:35 pm

          It’s okay! Sometimes video links automatically change to the video.

        • J
          February 26, 2019 / 6:20 pm

          You’re an angel! 😂 thank you for your reply! Yes, that was exactly the bgm/ost i was looking/asking for 😊
          Anyway, hoping we’ll know the title soon or someone uploads it.

        • J
          February 26, 2019 / 6:25 pm

          You’re an angel! 😂 thank you for replying!
          Yes, that was exactly the ost bgm i was looking for.
          Hopefully they’ll update the list of ost soon or al least we’ll know the title.

  10. gretac
    January 27, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    If you love the background music as much as I do (even more than the OST songs!), Guile II has posted them on youtube – search for Encounter Instrumental BGM Soundtrack. Titles like Sunset, Hongie-dong Playground, and about 10 others, including the background for some of the more epic transformational scenes – amazing! I’m so thrilled to have found these! Some of the most exquisite BGM I’ve heard in a kdrama, on par with the exquisite animated illustrations for each episode/conflict. Gorgeous.

  11. Nithiya
    March 22, 2019 / 6:40 am

    Hi there! can someone let me know this song played on the Episode 10 , where Jinhyuk confesses his love and gives Soohyun one hell of a long kiss…..I’m sure it’s a foreign language

  12. Gelll
    April 1, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Can u tell me what is the title of that piano instrumental on 48:54 of episode 4? Thanks!

    • gretac
      April 1, 2019 / 12:34 pm

      That’s beautiful! I haven’t heard that on any of the official OST/BGM releases.
      This drama is full of the most beautiful background music, and unfortunately, a lot of it doesn’t seem to be published separately.
      Thanks for pointing this one out!

      • Gelll
        April 2, 2019 / 12:48 am

        Does that mean you won’t be able to help me find it? :((

        • gretac
          April 21, 2019 / 7:07 pm

          Well, it means you’ve already found it the only place it exists, which is inside the drama!
          Lots of the BGM never makes it outside of a drama, unless you’re tech savvy enough to extract it yourself.

    • Khaleesi
      May 21, 2021 / 11:44 pm

      It is “On My Way to You” by Park Sang hee

      • V
        May 26, 2021 / 3:51 pm

        Thank you!

    • Mathandi
      September 23, 2021 / 12:14 pm

      i agree, the piano instrumentals in the drama are very, very beautiful and needs separate coverage.

  13. imsoooshai
    April 21, 2019 / 7:27 am

    There’s a song that I keep hearing in this drama, and there are no words in the song, it’s just a woman humming. It’s easiest to find at the start of episode 9, the song plays after they kiss @ 1:35. I hope somebody can help me, I really love the song.

    • gretac
      April 21, 2019 / 7:04 pm

      It’s the OST 2 by Lee So Ra, Into My Heart. I can’t find the humming version anywhere (outside of the drama!), but she sings it so softly, she might as well be humming!

      • gretac
        April 21, 2019 / 7:13 pm

        Actually, I just realized there is a little snippet of the humming part at the very end starting at 2’54”

        • Anonymous
          June 25, 2019 / 8:33 am

          Hello! Thank you so much for this. Unfortunately though, this isn’t the one. The music I’m looking for actually has a lot of whistling first and then humming. I really hope someone could find it. 😭

          PS I love Lee Sora’s Into My Heart too!

          • Marco
            July 8, 2019 / 12:35 pm

            What’s the music on episode(13) 8:55 – 9:26. It was also played episode(4) 49:14 – 50:44. Thankyou for the answer in advance 🙂

          • Gretac
            September 12, 2021 / 5:03 pm

            In case you’re still getting notices, I wonder if the one you meant (if you haven’t found it yet!) is Love Birds by Nam Hye Seung and Park Sang Hee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alTrRu2EDow
            It does show up throughout the drama.

  14. Ash
    August 14, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    There’s a song that i really like especially when they have a sad scene together. the chorus starts with “i love you” then next would be the korean lyrics. I found all the songs/ost in there but i couldnt find this song. Could you help me pls, find this song? I really wanna know the title. I have been singing it but couldnt really find it. Thank you!

  15. gretac
    August 15, 2019 / 8:24 am

    Can you give the time markers in some of the episodes where this song plays? i.e., episode number, minutes:seconds

  16. JD
    August 20, 2019 / 6:09 am

    does anybody know the song on the airport on episode one where they were getting the tickets?

  17. Oluwa
    September 17, 2019 / 8:29 am

    I need tittle of the song played at the Havana party

    • V
      September 17, 2019 / 10:23 am

      Hi Oluwa, we tried to find a lot of those songs, but it was hard to find the exact one. It appears like they are reworked songs that the band adlibs onto. But we are not sure actually. Good luck finding it!

  18. Callistaren
    November 24, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    Any Idea what the actual name and Artist of this song?
    Thankyou <3

  19. Xy
    April 6, 2020 / 8:19 am

    Hi! Can someone help/telle the title of the bgm in episode 12 @14:15. It is when Cha Soo Hyun was left sleeping in her bed by her boyfriend. Thank you.

    • gretac
      April 6, 2020 / 9:08 am

      @XY – the above is meant to be a reply to your question about the BGM in ep 12

    • V
      April 6, 2020 / 9:58 am

      Thank you, gretac!

  20. Wanda Danzelle Crisostomo
    February 8, 2021 / 6:57 am

    What’s the songs on episode 9, it’s an english song, it’s not starry starry night because i heard it in the middle of episode. Please help me find that song🥺

    • Donna Mun
      September 12, 2021 / 3:26 am

      I’m also looking for the name of this song. It’s also played in the scene in an earlier episode when they go to the place PBG says he can photograph the wind and they come down from the viewing platform.

      • Donna Mun
        September 12, 2021 / 4:18 pm

        Thanks Gretac, it’s the male version I was after. Appreciate the help.

  21. mau
    August 2, 2021 / 10:16 am

    Do you guys know the bgm in Encounter ep 13, 9:00?
    Thank you

  22. Thomas
    February 15, 2022 / 5:04 am

    Episode 12: Music starts at 58:13 while they driving
    Cant find this beautiful Song. Does it know someone?

    • Gretac
      February 15, 2022 / 7:20 am

      It is so beautiful! As far as I know, it’s one of the background themes that was written only for this show. I have not seen it published outside of the drama.

  23. Zac
    February 4, 2023 / 10:41 pm

    In Episode 8, around 55:10, they start to play club music. Does anyone know the name of it? It has a really nice beat.

    • gretac
      March 1, 2023 / 10:05 am

      No idea, sorry!

  24. Moonerah
    February 9, 2023 / 1:47 pm

    Hi sorry but how long ago I asked for the soundtrack in a perfect encounter ep2 where yaya boyfriend breaks up with nd still now reply thanks

    • Moonerah
      February 9, 2023 / 1:48 pm

      I thinks it’s last year I asked for the song nd still no reply

  25. Moonerah
    February 9, 2023 / 1:56 pm

    Pls pls pls anyone respond I’ve been searching for the song nd can’t find it The Perfect Encounter ep2 when Yaya sitting in the bar nd boyfriend broke up with her pls pls

  26. gretac
    March 1, 2023 / 10:01 am

    You’re asking about a different drama from the one this post is about. This is about the Korean drama “Boyfriend,” also called “Encounter,” which is a completely different drama from the Chinese drama “A Perfect Encounter” that has a character named Yaya, that you’re asking about. There is no Yaya sitting in a bar with her boyfriend breaking up with her in the Korean drama that we’re talking about and familiar with here.

  27. Moonerah
    March 1, 2023 / 10:15 am

    Hi the other name of chinese drama is called the perfect meeting nd on u tube it’s called the perfect encounter so searching for song in the perfect meeting but still can’t find it
    Het boyfriend breaks up with her while her best friend us dating him

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