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Our 7 Favorite English Songs Covered by K-Pop Idols

April 20, 2013

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Woohoo! Long time Nasties will remember when we did one of these videos for myISH long time ago, when we outlined the 7 Most Bizarre Kpop Videos. This week, we’re doing another video for them as well. Woohoo! They talk about Kpop often: it seems only fair that we should be able to talk there once in a while as well!

Anyhow, we decided to look more into special Kpop Covers, since we were so especially inspired by 4Minute’s reinterpretation of Milkshake. We asked you on our Facebook page a short while ago if you knew of any good covers, and you shared a bunch of awesome ones with us. Thank you! We used a lot of your suggestions in this list.

Side note: we didn’t pick and Jay Park of LED Apple covers. That’d be cheating! They’re fluent in English, and so mentioning them in this playlist wouldn’t be fully fair. Our idea was that lots of people who don’t speak Korean do covers of Psy videos. Why not see what it’s like for people who don’t speak English to do covers of English songs? Some of the covers were really quite bad, and we didn’t include those. The rest on our list, though, were really quite cool, we think.

Also, ultra mega props go out to Eunhyuk and Leeteuk. Respect level up 100 points for them. And we’re not being snarky here. Really: we loved how they covered Sexyback, because it’s JUST LIKE HOW WE COVER KPOP SONGS when we go to Noraebang. So often we’re ultra inspired to sing a song when we’re in the noraebang, and then we type it in and we realize, holy sugarbeans, this song is way too fast and we don’t know 80% of the words. Can I just sing the chorus? TAKE EM TO THE CHORUS! “Lipstick” was so difficult to sing. All we know is “Lipstick Stain no me no” and then “OH MOH MOH MOHHHHH!”

So, that’s it for the playlist. Did we miss out on any good covers? Let us know! Also, there was a point to this week’s playlist as well:

4Minute’s “Milkshake” – Never forget.

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  1. you that KBS Gayo Daejun a few years ago where Davichi with 2 other singers (forgot) were singing Stand Up For Love. I thought it was beautiful

    4 years ago
  2. Have you never heard INFINITE’s Sungkyu singing in English?! He doesn’t speak English at all, but he can sing it amazingly well and sound fantastic doing it. That boy’s voice is like warm honey. Here he is singing Insomnia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ptb5prduGE and here he is doing an almost perfect imitation of the lead singer from The Calling’s voice in “Wherever You Will Go” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjalF3syZm0 I DIED when I heard his voice on this one.

    4 years ago
  3. Pardon me if this has already been mentioned and I just missed it, but I can’t believe you didn’t mention Jang Keun Suk’s cover of Timberlake’s Sexy Back. Sure the singing isn’t great and the video quality is a bit lacking, but his PG-13 dance moves and all around hotness surely make up for all that. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJqZuPfS7BA&list=PLUVT54DGDV-gVsN-dVeuGpE3OsDlmdJwn

    4 years ago
  4. thanks for sharing this one Montague! its a really awesome cover :D

    4 years ago
  5. I know right, shame shame S&M !! :P

    4 years ago
  6. I am confused by what is the problem. Are you upset because of previous comments on this page about links to videos people have posted or about the video itself?

    Cheers

    Natz

    4 years ago
  7. wookie solo perf since ss2 is the most outstanding perfomance out of all sj members actually… even he’s not my bias but his perf make elfs become wild…. :)

    4 years ago
  8. he speak fluent in english…it will not be happen…

    4 years ago
  9. “OH MOH MOH MOHHHHH!” most accurate thing in the history of accuracy.

    4 years ago
  10. A few covers i like: Aoora (Double A) singing Down by jay sean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjHBkjmcGTA

    DGNA singing/ beat boxing/ playing guitar to Down by Jay sean (apparently this song is popular) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koHfrYTaWFA (very full of engrish but its good still)

    Another DGNA one singing/ beat boxing/ playing guitar to Billionaire by Bruno mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpvr0GJjTno

    4 years ago
  11. Ah I only just remembered… Junsu’s cover of All Rise by Blue (ft. Eunhyuk)! Haha epicness :D

    http://youtu.be/SsK6frJtnaQ

    4 years ago
  12. Sigh. This led me to watching my favorite covers of Moves Like Jagger for a good 30 minutes. LOL. Here are my favorite covers of Moves Like Jagger from a Kpop idol (all from the same person).

    Shinhwa’s Shin Hyesung

    2011- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNqFHPljt4o
    2012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tikOJ4UMcEw

    4 years ago
    • I like these as well (I just love the song XD) But Wookies voice was just EPIC for this. The crowd went wild, I can easily say it was one of the most sexy and best solo performance of SS4 Paris! And Wookie isn’t even my bias XD. He got a lot of respect from me after I saw this ^^. Important note, I think his pronunciation was really good!

      I’m happy that more Kpop idols covered this song <3

      4 years ago
      • Strangely I used to hate Wookie’s voice but now I really like it.

        4 years ago
        • OMG same here! Well hate is a strong word, but it wasn’t my favorite, after this song it’s suddenly sexy <3

          4 years ago
        • Yeah. I amend it to “strong dislike”. LOL But it has grown on me and I really love it. Oh did you hear it in Gulliver?! He was awesome.

          4 years ago
  13. I love Taeil’s cover of Because of You(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erjeRg26M5s) and Jino’s cover of Sexy Love by Neyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLxkcrMKozc)

    4 years ago
  14. Would you mind checking this one out?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOauSRLJ6hA
    I love Jonghyun’s version of it… it was great!!
    I loved all the songs though and I cracked up with the Eunteuk video, oww, so cute!! (this is really weird when your whole family is watching awwing at some korean guys)

    4 years ago
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQsApOjsh5M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeoCZEED8s
    Do you guise know Lunafly? :O they’re actually a 3 member group however I didn’t include the leader’s solo since he’s half british so I guess he doesn’t count? ^^”
    They are amazing, trust me :)

    4 years ago
  16. TV5Q’s rendition of You Raise Me Up is one of my favs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kKDGhP6og8

    4 years ago
  17. and this too… i really like eunhyuk version.. he show how his singing improve more and more… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fjI1No1CKk … and this is THE BEST ONE FROM EUNHYUK… i’m totally touched when he sing this song.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Ggt53f6Kk … THIS ONE YOU SHOULD LISTEN TOO… I’M TOTALLY LOVE IT.. SERIOUSLY…

    4 years ago
  18. i choose my bias kyuhyun who perf “isn’t she lovely”… OMG seriously i really love that performance.. and one more is hyorin, minkyung and jieun cover for “listen”… I LOVE IT!!!

    4 years ago
  19. Seriously check this one out. It’s Hyorin’s cover of the song “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera. I think that was for her audition for Starship Entertainment. When I saw that, it blew my mind. She messes a few words at some point but seriously, this one is just very impressive.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg1kFS-evE0

    4 years ago
  20. hahahaha i loved number one.

    4 years ago
  21. Taemin was so pimping at the end lol

    4 years ago
  22. I prefer Minzy and Ailee’s cover of Halo over Hyorin’s.
    Also I liked Big Bang and SHINee’s cover of So Sick.

    Onew and Luna’s cover of Beauty and the Beast.
    And lets not forget Taemin and his cover of Korn ;)

    4 years ago
  23. Jo

    Eunhyuks cover of Jason Mraz I’m yours is awesome

    4 years ago
  24. One of my favorite kpop english cover was the one Shinee & Super junior did for Michael Jackson lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv73vSGdzjE though the one with
    Super Junior SNSD SHINee had more singing —>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JHXJcYgn6o

    4 years ago
  25. Hoya’s cover of Omarion’s “O”…mostly because he did pretty much sing live and that dancing man…umm…yeah it’s mostly for the dancing, but his voice is damn nice too haha…as nice as his *cough* abs *cough* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRIPHknGG-8

    4 years ago
  26. My brothers were beyond annoyed when i played Shinee’s just dance cover over and over lol I haven’t played it for years but i just might bring it back ^_~

    4 years ago
  27. And Onew singing “How Deep Is Your Love”!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acoln1Ep-y0

    4 years ago
  28. my favorite english covers are lunafly’s cover of JB’s As long as you love me
    and shinhwa’s cover of bsb’s as long as you love me
    ironic how they have the same name

    4 years ago
  29. the lady gaga song is just dance not let’s dance isn’t it??

    4 years ago
  30. Super junior does not only mess around with english songs, they have a long list of songs they sing or dance live during sukira, suju is always messing around, it’s like a policy, or sth.

    4 years ago
  31. Taeyang’s cover of “I don’t wanna try” is really good. please recommend this in your list.

    4 years ago
  32. S&M you got me into looking for cool covers and I just discovered this amazing performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody from Gayo Daejun 2010 by Jun.K (2PM), Jonghyun (SHINee), Changmin (2AM) and Yoseob (B2ST). They sound great together!! For those who didn’t have a chance to watch them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBvlQmDO9QI

    4 years ago
  33. I still say this song is amazing.Charice is only 15 years old and
    singing with Kyuhyun a whole new world. It is
    beautiful.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND_0VUityIA

    4 years ago
    • God bless you for bringing that cover to the comment wall! Charice’s talent… God really took his time to craft her into a perfect Philipino singing angel and Kyuhyun was amazing as always in the video. She kind of left a mark in America but, it’s so sad that she had all the right opportunities but didn’t manage to become a household name there. I’d like to know what her next step’s gonna be… permanent residency show in Vegas maybe? Well, I’m a fan who misses her very badly :’]

      4 years ago
  34. I’m a huge fan of Amy Lee’s voice and her and Evanescence itself so I’m pretty harsh when it comes to covers of their songs since Amy’s voice is perfect but I was pleasantly suprised after watching Luna’s version of BMTL. I think it’s one of not many EV’s covers that I enjoyed listening to.

    4 years ago
    • Same, definite fan of Evanescence and Amy Lee’s work. :) Considering this cover was done in 2010, I’m positive Luna could do a much better, more polished job were she to recreate it now; despite her tiny hint of an accent, however, her vocals are nearly spot on to Amy Lee’s, and her addition of the high note towards the end was really chilling. Luna’s a powerhouse vocalist, she needs more exposure in SM, hands down.

      4 years ago
  35. omg haha i was laughing my pants off at Leeteuk and Eunhyuk :P
    my personal favourite is Taeyeon’s cover of Hush Hush,
    Her English pronunciation is so good for a non native speaker, and that’s the first time I heard her super power vocals properly!

    4 years ago
  36. WARNING! This list here will melt your heart:3

    Jonghyun – As long as you love me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IovKpAiUc6E
    SHINee – I’m yours, I’ll be missing you, Hey Juliet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGlDTaXM6Dk

    Taeyang – Miss you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc-XPYOfeVg
    Taeyang & Junsu piano battle – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahn-FJHmxhg

    Jonghyun, Yonghwa (CNBLUE) – Geek in the pink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQuab87Zic
    Jonghyun, Yonghwa (CNBLUE) – Wherever you will go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZuX1Y-KN4M

    K.Will & Hyorin – Whenever you call http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK-U-v7n8lo
    K.Will & Hyorin – Have yourself a merrry little christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_BtxWWvDOw

    K.Will – My heart will go on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9oGA6reh-8
    Hyorin – Best thing I never had http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac6Sdf4raAA
    Hyorin – Hurt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T17QzojOJf4

    4 years ago
  37. This is my fav~ Lee jeongmin (from Boyfriend) singing “Hello” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHodg-D1vPE

    4 years ago
  38. Oh I remembered of a cover I really like, the one of 국카스텐[Guckkasten] & 검정치마[The Black Skirts] singing their version of “The Drugs Won’t Work” (The Verve)

    4 years ago
  39. ” special Kpop Covers,” “since we were so especially inspired by 4Minute’s reinterpretation of Milkshake. ” *ehem* don’t think I can’t see you Simon :P …

    nice work! ^^

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

    4 years ago
  40. BEG cover of rihanna’s umbrella is really good

    4 years ago
  41. I totally forgot about this one when you asked for videos. Kyuhyun sings Puff the Magic Dragon, while the other SuJu members act crazy. It’s hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISl7HxNGg2k

    4 years ago
  42. I really really really really really loved Gyu + Myungsoo’s cover of lucky. :) Was really impressed. Gyu (and Hoya) need to work on their Engrish though hahaha.

    4 years ago
  43. Minzy did a pretty great cover of Halo also as a Christmas gifts to Blackjacks one year. The pronunciation was pretty sloppy, but her singing was great and you could really see she’d improved.

    4 years ago
  44. It’s a really old song covered by Xiah Junsu (former DBSG, current JYJ) and Eunhyuk during one of DBSG’s concerts. I always liked it and I fell in love with the original after I saw his cover.
    All Rise – Xiah Junsu and Eunhyuk
    http://youtu.be/IaC1chbCHlw

    4 years ago
  45. OH YEAH~~~~ how can i even forget??
    Seungri imitating Nelly!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0nEzyOUJY0
    “he don’t love you like i schedule”!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  46. no…it’s cant be count since they speak fluently eng

    4 years ago
  47. JT

    My favorite cover song is “Lucky” by IU and Yonghwa:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW1ItQ8PqHQ

    4 years ago
  48. i know it’s not a cover, but perhaps including Big Bang’s full-english songs from a few years back would’ve been wise? I mean, it’s not a cover but they wrote the song themselves and performed fully in english.

    I think that would’ve still fit the purpose of this video (showing korean artists singing in english) despite it not being a cover

    4 years ago
    • Nope the purpose was English songs covered by idols.

      4 years ago
      • No I read it correctly… the purpose of the video was “English Songs Covered by K-Pop Idols” which means that is the main point of the video. Recognizing BB’s songs don’t fit the purpose, but still saying they would have been a wise choice was just odd. Their main goal was not to hear idols produce songs in English, but to show both good and bad covers of English songs. I know my first response was a bit blunt before. Sorry if you felt attacked or offended.

        4 years ago
  49. yeah~ SHINee’s Just Dance cover is awesome!!! Key’s echo rap was very odd though! and Tae’s outfit was like someone got him to wear a pimped out garbage bag!!!
    ahahahahahahha EunTeuk’s song!! ahahahahha ah~ i love it!!!

    does SHINee singing ‘tie a yellow ribbon’ at concert count?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVoQ5k0Mx_k
    (ahah i absolutely love their concert video for this though!!)

    and Onew singing in english is just AMAZING!!!!!! gah!!! his voice just kills me!!!
    covering Jason Mraz ‘i won’t give up’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTsYs5yCZ8g
    disney song ‘a whole new world’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47htptbJ93g
    Jason mraz ‘lucky’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSLSuMT-JZA
    ♥_♥

    Jonghyun covering JB ‘as long as you love me’ was good too!!
    “4Minute’s “Milkshake” – Never forget.”
    ahahahaha i don’t think i’ll ever forget that!!!
    .

    4 years ago
  50. SHINee’s cover of Just Dance is better than the original! They have totally AWESOME voices! But… WTH is Tae-MAN wearing?!

    4 years ago
  51. You missed Teo’s cover of Impossible by James Arthur (in case you dont know Teo is from Lunafly) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeoCZEED8s He is SO amazing and this is my favorite cover.

    4 years ago
  52. Zhou Mi and his covers of I will always love you and Because of you! He’s got a really good voice and I love his singing but his english is…. a little hard to understand sometimes?… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmoIoQCJL7s (I will always love you) , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFv2I8rQUhc (Because of you)

    4 years ago
  53. I have two favourite covers which I listen to a lot, both of them are by Onew. The first cover is “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acoln1Ep-y0. Onew’s voice is perfect for the song ;A; . The second cover is “Forever More (I’ll Be The One)” by Ingram James. There are three versions of this cover;

    1) a live fancam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOghv1smyPU
    2) SSTP radio performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDzzjZwgd78
    3) more HQ one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFtzQY30YmU .

    I personally like the fancam version better as he’s playing piano as well ^^

    4 years ago
  54. Eunhuyk’s bad english is so adorable :)…. I liked SHINee and F(x)’s cover of my first kiss :)

    4 years ago
  55. 2NE1 when they sung Broken Hearted Girl…. that was just amazing I thought.

    LOL AT EUNTEUK XD

    4 years ago
  56. One song you guys should definitely check out is DBSK’s Raise Me Up. I know Yoochun knew some English once upon a time, but we all know how badly Jaejoong fails at it. It’s really sweet and they pull it off.

    4 years ago
  57. Yonghwa’s (CN Blue) live cover of “Payphone” (by Maroon 5) is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!! His English pronunciation is really good with only a couple of mistakes (exist = exi…; the = de; where = wherle), and his voice is so amazing and the song is awesome… And for some reason I was shocked that it’s actually the censored version… Here’s a link!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBC8NE7ZneE

    4 years ago
  58. EHHHH.

    Idk what the deal was, but I wasn’t feeling you guys in this video.

    I know that all your videos are scripted, but it felt like you guys were WAY too scripted and obvious about it. The goofing around felt super forced.
    Were you guys tired that day or was it because you were super conscious about being on someone else’s channel? :/

    4 years ago
  59. Where is Areum’s amazing cover (for realzy) of Jessie J’s Price Tag

    4 years ago
  60. I think Kyuhyun’s cover of Isn’t She Lovely is my all time favorite! His pronunciation isn’t spot on but his voice is amazing and he plays the piano and the harmonica so well! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i-IYU84Dlc

    I also just recently found Lunafly’s cover of Justin Bieber’s As Long As You Love Me and fell in love with it! I’m not sure how fluent Yun is in English but he does an amazing job singing the song! Sam’s rap is great as well~

    4 years ago
    • Ah you’re so lucky!

      4 years ago
    • its hard for me to know wat mr cho sang isnt she lovely…he pronounce z to j…but i love how he perform the song…so lovely…(dont get me wrong,..he’s my ultimate bias)

      4 years ago
  61. how about Jaejoong and changmin doing it’s raining men? that one rocks!

    4 years ago
  62. FT Island did a live rock cover of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face…..it was really good instrumentally and vocally but the pronunciation was kind of hilarious….it sounded like Hongki was saying Poke her face or Poke her feet…lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAKEu3pZo9M

    4 years ago
  63. you should hear jonghuns cover of justin bieber, as long as you love me and shinees cover of jason maraz im yours <3

    4 years ago
  64. LOL!!! Eeteuk’ s “cover” is really just “yeaah!” “yeaah!!” “yeaah!” and “&^$%*&)(_#!!!”

    4 years ago
  65. Looks like Simon’s shirt says “FAT”

    4 years ago
  66. I’m sorry, but that part when Martina went “SHAZAMMMMM” was soooo funny. lol ;DDDD<3

    4 years ago
  67. Jung Young Hwa of CNBlue singing “Geek in the Pink” by Jason Mraz.

    4 years ago
  68. It’s been so long since I saw that SHINee “Just Dance” video! I remember when I first found it, I saw a comment saying, “I love how Key says the line ‘Where are my KEYS, I lost my phone.'” 8D

    4 years ago
  69. Dang it, you guys didn’t use my Sungyeol (feat. Hoya) Sexy Back cover suggestion x3.
    Just kidding. I’m actually pretty satisfied with your list, I think it turned out good ^^.

    4 years ago
  70. non-english speaking idols cover … hmm it’s between taeyeon or Jieun(Secret)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUOg-0uFOc vs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6PjwTzcD6U

    4 years ago
  71. Ida

    I don’t know if someone’s mentioned it before but you totally missed on CHANGMIN! My first reaction when I played this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnbtqq0qeVs&feature=share was “when… did… Changmin… start playing guitar? O_____O”

    I’ve never seen ANY video of him playing a guitar so I think he prepared it especially for the show, which makes this so much more awesome! For me playing guitar and singing at the same time is still very hard (I can only focus on 1 thing at a time… ___^___) and he just plays and sings it with a smile that tells “ooooh, I’m so OSM!” XD and he plays GOOD.

    4 years ago
    • this is one of my all time favorite songs!!! i was singing backup for him while i watched–thanks for the share!!!! :D

      4 years ago
  72. My favorite cover is by MIMA, from a group (I don’t believe has really released anything) called New F.O style, singing Bruno Mars’ It Will Rain. She sang it in New York as well. MUST WATCH. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-pX9En2kfE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AESo0D2F3jc .

    4 years ago
  73. My favorite cover is without a doubt, “Way Back into Love,” by Kyuhyun, Donghae, Taeyoeon, and Jessica. Even though Jessica is a native English speaker, she was outshined, in my opinion, by Taeyeon and Kyuhyun. I was pleasantly surprised by their level of pronunciation. It makes for a really beautiful cover. As do the harmonies! They all sound really good together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCCeanvIfw

    4 years ago
  74. 2NE1 with Rihanna’s Umbrella

    4 years ago
  75. Since your number one is Justin Timberlake’s song, here’s some pants ripping and horizontal pole dancing from Yoona’s version of “4 minutes”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5k47nazbJA :D ENJOY!

    Now maybe for the next tour she can sing “I LOST MY PANTS~ RIPITTO FLIPITTO SIPPI SLOW MOTION~~” HAHA

    4 years ago
  76. Let’s switch it up, here is Radio for the People English Cover of 2NE1’s I Love You. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFt-IvhY2mA&list=RD02_HPWGmSUN_M

    4 years ago
  77. I’m a big fan of Taeyeon’s Take a Bow cover by Rihanna. It’s a fairly recent one, but it was live but I thought she actually sang it much better than Rihanna did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7H6V0InSL4

    4 years ago
  78. I’m actually really surprised that being Junsu biased you didn’t put him on the list. :O haha the best covers he has done in my opinion are ”the greatest love of all” by whitney houston, or the piano battle with Taeyang :D

    4 years ago
  79. “Side note: we didn’t pick and Jay Park of LED Apple covers. That’d be cheating! They’re fluent in English,”

    I’m going to take the first sentence as you mistyping – you must type way too fast. LED Apple has TWO vocals, one fluent in english and one who doesn’t know english and is still learning the language. It is unfair to Kyumin, he tries very hard to pronounce english and then sing it for the covers. People should recognize his efforts and not let Hanbyul overshadow him. So it would not be unfair to pick LEDApple for the english covers that both Hanbyul AND KYUMIN sings.

    4 years ago
    • You’re right about that. Kyumin’s trying so hard to fix his pronunciation. Doesn’t help when Hanbyul’s teasing him almost all the time about his English on his “Blah Blah’s.” Although I do admit that it’s funny to see them tease each other. <..>

      4 years ago
  80. i think u should mention this… http://youtu.be/c6hNd0_mnDk

    4 years ago
  81. You guys need to check out Kim Hyung Jun’s Music High… he did sexy back as well http://youtu.be/d5RANEjV-98 karaoke style~

    4 years ago
  82. One of my all time favorite English covers by a Korean idol is Shin Soohyun of U-Kiss singing Because of You by Neo. (Ya’ll have meet him and know he’s not fluent in English, even though I think he understands more then he leads on lol) There are live stage versions also but it is so hard to hear because of the screaming fan girls. The song start about the 1:30 mark. He’s singing in the beginning also but I love when sings this song most.

    http://youtu.be/7ZFj-Ye2zdg

    4 years ago
  83. You forgot Yoona, Gain, and Uee singing “Like a Virgin. Which was the best forever.

    http://youtu.be/dnuhI0__kF0

    4 years ago
  84. let me just go the gym now for my singing lessons….. i hold weights to open up my diaphragm…..

    4 years ago
  85. TaetiSeo’s Cater 2 u is totally my fav eng song covered by kpop idols! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChiFnvudALE

    4 years ago
  86. as a TripleS, I would also recommend “My Baby You” covered by Heo Young Saeng and “Reason for breathing” by Kim Hyung Jun ^^

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dwEzaV5UpY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyguZtaZ3G8

    4 years ago
  87. I think the reason why S&M excluded 2NE1 as CL, Dara and Bom are fluent in English.

    4 years ago
  88. my favorite cover is Taecyeon singing Craig David’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)” because his English is close to perfect (and his voice sounds wonderful), though i have to admit i’m not sure how good at English generally Taecyeon is. when i first heard the mp3, i thought he was singing in a noraebang somewhere, but now i guess it was on a radio show :)

    4 years ago
  89. lunafly as long as you love (just in beiber) myyyyyy faveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeorite cover ever you cant tell its a jb song you would think its one of there’s
    also led apple have really good covers from their 50 thing they do

    4 years ago
    • No, only Sam is fluent. Teo and Yun are exceptionally good at speaking it though :)

      I really liked Teo’s cover of Impossible and Yun’s cover of As Long As You Love Me, but Sam had parts there too so I guess they aren’t counted :(

      4 years ago
  90. You should definitely watch “Halo” covered by SPICA, the harmony is just magnificent, and the pronounciation is really ok (as far as I can tell since I’m not a native English speaker). Even my husband is in love with this song (and he can’t stand the original… sorry Beyonce!)
    Sadly, the HQ video has been removed from YT, so we have… this ^^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro1kZF0hI7I

    4 years ago
  91. love this~~

    4 years ago
  92. Shinee’s “Hey Juliet” should of been in there!

    4 years ago
  93. SPICA’s English covers!!! Such awesome harmonizing! They did Brandy’s “Right Here”, Destiny Child’s “Stand Up for Love”, and also “When You Believe”! Kim Boa also did Rihanna’s “Take a Bow”, BoHyung did Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” and Karina Pasian’s “Slow Motion”!

    SPICA’s awesome singing!!

    4 years ago
    • they are awesome both in singing and English, I agree! ^^
      my favorite covers are Halo, Take a Bow and When you believe =)

      4 years ago
  94. i know this is cheating since it includes tiffany who is fluent in english but TaeTiSeo cover of “cater 2 u” if my favorite. If i can’t pick that ill go with taeyeons “hush hush hush”

    also the “maknae” performance of Brittany spears circus is fun to watch. It includes taemin suli chansung mir lizzy and seohyun.

    4 years ago
  95. You missed Ailee’s cover of “If I ain’t got you”. I was so freakin’ ah-maz-ing O.O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG7niC8FmWM

    4 years ago
    • but ailee actually born and live in america longer than korea..
      but i do love ailee cover of english songs especially halo..
      just pure awesomeness

      4 years ago
  96. The “Sexy Back” made me think of Ji Hyun Woo’s (vocalist/guitarist for “The Nuts”) cover of “Sexy Back” on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook was soooooo sexy!!! Perhaps it was also because I found the MV at the height of his fame playing Kim Boong Do in Queen InHyun’s Man… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur9Yr3RROfM

    PSY’s covers of Lady GaGa and Beyonce dances are also pretty fabulous! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8LJK0-fCo

    4 years ago
  97. FT Island’s cover of Lady GaGa’s Poker Face
    And Teo from Lunafly’s cover of James Arthur’s version of Shontelle’s Impossible

    4 years ago
  98. FTIsland’s cover of Poker Face by Lady Gaga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAKEu3pZo9M showcases Hongki’s vocal skills despite his “engrish”. Very well done by the rest of the band as well, sounded like the instruments were live.

    4 years ago
  99. how did i not know about the shinee one wow!

    4 years ago
  100. Daesung did an amazing cover of Back At One but I only found the audio (Well it is all you really need) on YouTube… Check it out!!!

    4 years ago
  101. This video is awesome! I watched Lee Hi’s cover of “Rolling in the Deep” and had to share it with my mom. She agreed with me that she was an awesome singer (: And so much respect to those who try singing in another language when it’s not something their strong at as apposed to native speakers. And Taeyang……he’s so good at singing! Seriously his voice reminds me of Usher but he has his own style too, I want to hear more from him (:

    4 years ago
  102. I just want to know if simon and martina likes the UKISS cover of as long as you love me?

    4 years ago
  103. T.O.P’s cover of No Diggity… It makes me wonder why YG hasn’t convinced T.O.P to release an album as a singer since he is actually really good. One more reason to make him close to perfection….. DAMN YOU TOP!!!

    4 years ago
    • Wow you guys replied to me and I find out 8 months later…. still I feel special… like a superstar!!! ahahahahah

      3 years ago
    • I have it on my iPod, that’s how much I love it.

      4 years ago
    • For once stop being bias and please listen to SNSD TTS ft EXO ” DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again”
      Those EXO boys cannot speak any english but i’m so impressed with their singing and pronunciation.. ^^
      it will worth you time. I promise.Thanks!

      4 years ago
      • Hahah, you guys are so mixing up the two names, Taeyang is the male member of Bigbang while Taeyeon is female and in SNSD.

        Taeyang is Korean born and bred, and learned English as a second language ( partially from Danny from 1tym… who apparently taught GD and Taeyang really horrible English). He is relatively fluent and he is usually used as BigBang’s PR person when they have to speak English in an interview setting… sometimes even in Korean settings too, GD makes him do it as well. Both TOP and GD also understand and speak English as well.

        However I must add that this list was for non- native English speakers, of which Taeyang is one. Also he did not go to an international school, like CL from 2ne1 or AJ from UKISS, where they pretty much all learn and speak English from a young age.

        Cheers
        Natz

        4 years ago
      • are you kidding me?? -___-” they sang that song for like 3 to 4 times already and you said all the performance are not live? did you bother watching the videos in the first place?? seriously judging you now! :/ sigh

        like I said.. STOP being bias cos it’s showing damn much!

        4 years ago
        • Hi there,

          Can you please adjust the aggressiveness in the tone you are writing. I see you are trying to make a suggestion but doing so in such a combative way is not the way to get someone to see your point of view. Also one of our commenting guidelines is that you must be respectful.

          If you continue to respond in a belligerent way I will have no other choice than to delete your comments or ban you which I would not want to do since you seem to be just trying to make a suggestion. But I will not condone you continuing to respond to people in such an aggressive manner.

          Cheers
          Natz

          4 years ago
  104. Dooseob<3 xDD

    4 years ago
  105. Big Bang and Shinee singing So Sick by Ne-yo was a pretty good cover

    4 years ago
  106. Jonghyun did an amazing cover of as long as you love me, and Minho did OMG by usher!!!

    4 years ago
  107. dont think u will mention eunteuk here….tqqqqqqqqqqq

    4 years ago