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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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