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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

  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.

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

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

  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

  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…. :)

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

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

  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

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

    http://youtu.be/SsK6frJtnaQ

  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

    • 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

  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)

  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)

  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 :)

  16. 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…

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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

  19. hahahaha i loved number one.

  20. Taemin was so pimping at the end lol

  21. 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 ;)

  22. Eunhyuks cover of Jason Mraz I’m yours is awesome

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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 ^_~

  26. 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

  27. the lady gaga song is just dance not let’s dance isn’t it??

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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

  31. 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

    • 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 :’]

  32. 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.

    • 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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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

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

  36. 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)

  37. ” 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! ^^

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

  38. BEG cover of rihanna’s umbrella is really good

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