10 of the Best Stray Kids Songs to Love Before 5 STAR

(Based on the most streamed Stray Kids songs on Spotify)

One more week until the new Stray Kids album drops! On 1st May 2023, Stray Kids revealed 12 tracks in their new full-length album, 5 STAR, which officially comes out on 2nd June 2023. Stays stay well-fed with photo teasers and minute-long video unveils of the new songs. And while we know how stoked fans are, we try to make waiting a little less excruciating by gathering the top 10 most-streamed Stray Kids songs for you to soak into before plunging into 5 STAR.

God’s Menu

"Looking like a chef, I'm a 5-star Michelin," never gets old! Composed by the talented 3RACHA (Bang Chan, Han, Changbin), God's Menu is an addictive song with a catchy hook sure to get anyone singing along and stomping to the beat.


Imagine the sound of chirping birds and a drilling machine together in one song. Unusual as it is, Stray Kids make sense of it with "MANIAC"'s upbeat tempo and aggressive choreography.


Hip hop injected with traditional Korean instruments, "Thunderous" stays unique without compromising Stray Kids' artistry and sound.

Back Door

Aligning with other powerful songs like "God's Menu" and "Thunderous," "Back Door" is composed of exciting thumping sounds matched with intense shouty vocals.

CASE 143

Stray Kids' viral song "CASE 143" playfully talks about love. The whole track is satisfying with little catchy tunes scattered here and there, you’ll want to play it over and over again.

Red Lights (Bang Chan, Hyunjin)

A sensual R&B as opposed to the usual unapologetically noisy hip hop tracks they produce, "Red Lights" bring out the group's versatility in music.


No one can deny the sexy, hypnotizing vibe "Charmer" brings to the table. Especially with flute playing in the background, the sound intends to catch listeners' attention and get them hooked.


The uniqueness in "VENOM"'s hauntingly beautiful instrumentation makes it a song hard to miss and even harder to forget.

TASTE (Lee Know, Hyunjin, Felix)

"TASTE" talks of love one can't resist despite risks and unfair treatment. In this sensual number, the trio proves how broad Stray Kids' musicality is.


The lead single from the group's first Japanese full-length album which takes the same name, is a step back from hip hop and plays around electronic rock. The Korean version of "THE SOUND" is part of 5 STAR's tracklist.

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Claui Sta. Ana

Claui Sta. Ana, who sometimes goes by her artist name "Saint," is a Philippines-based writer and an all-around artist who loves transcending culture and language barriers. She has been a K-pop fan since the 2010s and continues to stan multiple groups, including global sensation BTS. Writing is her first love, but she also dreams of hosting an art exhibit and releasing songs in the future.

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