EXO's 'Playboy,' WANNA ONE's 'Energetic,' & More: Here are 10 Songs Written by Idols from Other K-pop Groups

Many idols are recognized for their excellent skills in writing. Some of them write songs for their own K-pop group, but others have also penned tracks for other acts.

Below are some of the popular releases that were written by idols from other K-pop groups.

EXO "Playboy"

"Playboy" is included in EXO's "Exodus" album that was released back in 2015. It features lyrics that were written by the late SHINee member Jonghyun.

Jonghyun also took part in the composition and arrangement of EXO's "Playboy." Not to mention, the late SHINee member even covered the song.

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"Playboy" is considered one of EXO's best songs. It is about a chic and cold playboy.

EXO "Playboy" is just one of the many songs that were written by the late SHINee member, Jonghyun.

WANNA ONE "Energetic"

"Energetic" is one of the most popular songs of the project boy group WANNA ONE. It serves as the title track of the group's debut mini-album, entitled "1x1=1 (To Be One)," which was dropped in August 2017.

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The lyrics for WANNA ONE "Energetic" were written by PENTAGON members Hui and Wooseok. Hui also participated in composing the song.

The music video for WANNA ONE "Energetic" is the first-ever K-pop boy group debut MV to reach 100 million views.

I.O.I "Downpour"

"Downpour" is I.O.I's final release as a group and their present to their fans. This song was penned by SEVENTEEN's very own writer and composer, Woozi. He was even the one who produced it.

The lyrics talk about how while it may seem to be sad that they will part their ways, there is still hope that they will reunite in the future.

UP10TION "Never Ending"

UP10TION "Never Ending" is one of the B-side songs in their debut mini-album "Top Secret," which came out in September 2015.

Changjo of the boy group TEEN TOP co-wrote the lyrics for "Never Ending," along with Heo Seong Jin.


"WHISTLE" is one of the debut songs by BLACKPINK, released in August 2016. This track is one of the hit songs of the global girl group, achieving milestones on YouTube.

BLACKPINK "WHISTLE" was co-written by former iKON leader, B.I, together with Teddy Park and Bekuh Boom.

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This song received positive reviews from music critics after its release. In fact, Billboard named "WHISTLE" as one of the best releases in 2016.

LEE HI "Video"

"Video" is one of the B-side tracks from LEE HI's 2016 studio album "Seoulite." Another different iKON member participated in writing the lyrics for the song, and it is none other than Bobby.

iKON Bobby was also featured in LEE HI's "Video."

Jo Kwon "Animal"

Jo Kwon "Animal," which was released back in June 2012, was co-written and co-composed by BTS J-hope, who was also featured in it.

BTS J-Hope was still a trainee when he took part in Jo Kwon's "Animal." At present, J-Hope is known to help write songs for his own group, alongside his fellow members.

Song Mino "Turtle Ship"

"Turtle Ship" is one of the songs that Song Mino performed on "Show Me the Money 4," a rap competition television show in South Korea.

Song Mino's "Turtle Ship" was composed by BLOCK B Zico, who even released a remix version of the song.

Suran "Wine"

"Wine" is Suran's 2017 digital single and is a collaborative release with BTS Suga, who composed the song alongside Slow Rabbit and the female idol herself.

BTS Suga is no stranger to writing and composing his own songs, and "Wine" is just one of the tracks he made for other artists.

HyunA "Blacklist"

"Blacklist" is one of the B-side tracks from HyunA's 2014 mini-album, "A Talk." The lyrics for the song were penned by EXID LE, who was also featured in it.

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