• http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    I want to see G-Dragon cover IU’s Boo — but only if he wears that same costume. 

    He’s unusual enough, I bet he would probably do it.

    • http://twitter.com/SrilathaR Srilatha Rajamani

      W00T!

  • xiaolian

    Lyn and Navi. Hands down. Queens of covers. I’m surprised that they are not even mentioned here.

    • theleenbean

      yesss, lyn baby all the way!  in addition to the links illusions-chan provided, i also like this medley of girl group covers (+gdragon) that she did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ5ToRUZhfY&  she just has a way of bringing out the musicality of these songs, in a way that often gets covered up whenever it’s too processed/overproduced.  

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    Is this just Korean covers of Korean artists? Because, if not, I would totally promote Yeeun and Sunye’s performance of “When You Believe”. :P

    One cover that always sticks in my mind is IU’s cover on Son Dam Bi’s “Queen”. I don’t know why, because it wasn’t particularly fantastic, but I always seem to remember it. 

    • Streby

      I swear I youtubed IU’s version of ‘Queen’ today because it was stuck in my head!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7SEJ4OGD7WG6DI4L5F3IEDFGCE Illusions-chan

    I really love when Wheesung and Lyn collaborated on Mirotic and So Hot . They made it so sultry, I remember having goosebumps watching them. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q1XWHP4tJA). That being said, Lyn does some amazing covers on her own too. My favorite by her was when she took a bunch of male idols’ songs and spun them into liquid gold. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV41RCm0GPo&feature=related)

    I also really like the covering of songs within a record label. One of my recent favorites was done by SHINee in Bangkok, covering SJ’s Sorry Sorry. Granted, it’s a song that’s become almost of right of passage in SM to cover as it’s been done by SNSD, SHINee, f(x) [in radio only], and EXO, but this performance is my favorite because how well I think the boys voices were spread out and how damn well they carried it out. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Y-y7CFjSI)

    Most of all, I think the reason that idols covering other performer’s songs is so interesting is that it gives them an opportunity to break out of the roles assigned to them by their companies, the media, and even their fans. When they try a style of music that isn’t associated with them, it gives them a chance to show a different side of themselves. I also think it must be really fun for them. It’s the reason why shows like 1000 Songs Challenge are so popular.

    As for a cover I’d want to see, I honestly have to admit the idea of TVXQ covering Replay makes me giggle. I’d love to see it. Other than that, I’d really to see some idols break out and try more diverse styles like rock or hip-hop. For example, a cover I think that would be really interesting would be for female idols to cover Maya, especially if it wasn’t done by the lead singer.

  • k_db

    Lyn.  

    Everything by her and everything she will ever do always seems to be better than the originals.

    But im an acoustic bias, so maybe that’s it.

  • http://twitter.com/zzatinordin Izzati Nordin

    People already mentioned Lyn so there you go :D I’d also like to throw in ALi and gotta give mad props to Guckkasten. They always manage to make the covers their own and it doesn’t hurt that Hyun-woo’s voice is so damn good.

  • CJux

    Many of favorites have already been mentioned in the article and comments; Lyn’s covers, Guckkasten’s Alone, SuPearls’ The Boys… I’d like to mention one more, an indie band hardly known named Yanghwajin who did a song for City Hunt OST. I love their Roly Poly cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdugDZthRpk
     (they did other covers, but I think this one is the best. Mostly because I used to hate the original song. Oh, and their videos are always so funny.)

    I also like OK PUNK!’s version of “Ugly”, though her English is not as good as I’d wish to be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRO7yz6LRMk 

    Hm, can’t think of anything else. But I love covers, because it gives me the opportunity to enjoys songs I like in different ways and versions, and also appreciate songs I dislike or used to dislike. The only thing I’d wished to see more is K-pop idols making covers of rock songs. Or songs from completely different genres turned into “K-pop” – challenging but much more interesting. I honestly don’t really care about most of their own K-pop covers, especially when the covers sound or look like the original (I believe there’s a difference between a cover and a copy). 

  • destinyanglin

    My fave is Luna, Taemin, and Yoona tribute to BoA where they covered her songs. That introduced me to BoA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449771108 Rachel Lew Wai Yan

    You could also try SJM Henry’s cover of Bruno Mars’ Lighters, Lazy Song, Grenade or Pitbull ft Neyo’s Give Me Everything Tonight or Justin Bieber’s Baby. Amazing talent that boy!!!!:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449771108 Rachel Lew Wai Yan

    You could also try SJM Henry’s cover of Bruno Mars’ Lighters, Lazy Song, Grenade or Pitbull ft Neyo’s Give Me Everything Tonight or Justin Bieber’s Baby. Amazing talent that boy!!!!:)