Theme song “Best Luck“, sung by EXO’s Chen for Part 1 of the It’s Okay, It’s Love OST was finally released earlier today (July 23rd) ahead of the drama’s premiere tonight, and I must say it is well worth the rapid hype that followed the song’s reveal in the drama teaser at the press conference and the subsequent MV teaser release (which I’ve linked below). It’s absolutely gorgeous, for lack of stronger and more fitting descriptors. If the song is this feels-inducing already, I can only imagine what it’ll be like hearing it during the drama.
Best Luck is a love song in which a man confesses that meeting and falling in love with the woman was the luckiest event of his life and is composed by the legendary Cho Young Soo (responsible for famous hits such as SG Wannabe’s “My Person” and Lee Seung Chul’s “No One Else”). Chen’s powerful, soaring voice is perfect for the track, which is made even better by the backing vocals provided by 2BiC. The song recording was reportedly scheduled for 2 days, but Chen completed the recording in a day, prompting effervescent praise from staff and producers.
Within 2 hours of the song’s release, it was proving a hit already by topping real-time charts – #1 on Soribada, Bugs, Olleh, Genie, #2 on Naver, Daum and Cyworld, #3 on Mnet and #4 on Melon – and may yet rise even more after the drama airs. “Chen Best Luck” and “Best Luck” also hit #1 on Daum search rankings and Naver within hours.
MV teaser (full MV yet to be released, but you betcha I’ll be keeping an eye out for it):