Korean Stars Who Covered English Songs: BTS, Blackpink Rosé, And More
- Blackpink's Rosé and Shinee's Onew: 'Lucky' by Jason MrazBlackpink's Rosé and Shinee's Onew: 'Lucky' by Jason Mraz
- Kim Go-eun and Henry Lau: 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady GagaKim Go-eun and Henry Lau: 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady Gaga
- BTS: 'Fix You' by ColdplayBTS: 'Fix You' by Coldplay
- Jessi: 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' by Frankie ValliJessi: 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' by Frankie Valli
- EXO Chanyeol: 'All of Me' by John LegendEXO Chanyeol: 'All of Me' by John Legend
- Lee Sung-kyung and Park Hyung-sik: 'True Colors' by Cyndi LauperLee Sung-kyung and Park Hyung-sik: 'True Colors' by Cyndi Lauper
- BTS Jungkook and Charlie Puth: 'We Don't Talk Anymore'BTS Jungkook and Charlie Puth: 'We Don't Talk Anymore'
Revel in your favourite English tunes as these Korean stars give their respective renditions. In this article, we list iconic performances of BTS, Blackpink's Rosé, Shinee's Onew, and more!
Let's admit it—even our favourite songs are no match for the ravages brought by time. The lyrics we used to sing nonstop, the riffs we hum excessively, and the tracks we sing on karaoke nights may fade into the background when new hits take over the radiowaves.
This is why it's important for other artists to cover songs. This way, audiences are presented with varying renditions that immortalise their favourite tracks. In this article, Tatler lists some of the most iconic song covers by esteemed Korean stars.
Blackpink's Rosé and Shinee's Onew: 'Lucky' by Jason Mraz
There is nothing better than listening to the sweet voices of BLACKPINK's Rosé and SHINee's Onew. In a star-studded episode of JBTC's Sea Of Hope, a new variety program in which celebrities perform music and prepare homemade dishes for guests at their own seaside bar, Rosé and Onew sang Jason Mraz' 2009-hit song Lucky.
The two Kpop idols' chemistry left the audience in awe. In an interview, Rosé explained that they picked Mraz' single because it suited the setting of the show. “This is a song I listened to a lot on the radio back when I was in school, and I chose it because I thought it was a song that was well-suited to the night sea.”
Kim Go-eun and Henry Lau: 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady Gaga
Who knew that Kim Go-eun is not only a very good actress but a talented singer too? Together with Canadian singer-songwriter Henry Lau, Go-eun sang the infamous I'll Never Love Again from Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born movie with Bradley Cooper.
BTS: 'Fix You' by Coldplay
BTS' most iconic cover has to be Coldplay's Fix You. In an episode of MTV Unplugged, the boys sang the sentimental track with powerful vocals that can make anybody swoon. “This song gave us comfort,” BTS’ Jimin told Rolling Stone, “so we wanted to prepare this cover to comfort you as well.”
In a Tweet, Coldplay reacted to the cover. They wrote “아름다운” which means “beautiful” in Korean, and signed off the post with “Love c, g, w & j”, pertaining to the band members’ initials.
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Jessi: 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' by Frankie Valli
There have been different renditions of Frankie Valli's infamous Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You through the years. But one of the best and heartfelt covers is performed by Korean-American rapper and singer, Jessi. Some of her most memorable covers include Stay by Rihanna and Zion T.'s Eat.
EXO Chanyeol: 'All of Me' by John Legend
Even people who live under the rock know the lyrics to John Legend's All Of Me. There was one point in time when the song was played enough for it to be jokingly dubbed as the world's "national anthem".
K-pop idol Chanyeol of EXO was not late to the singing party; the star sang the music in the group's fan meeting in 2015. Later on, he recorded a studio version and uploaded it on the music streaming platform Soundcloud.
Lee Sung-kyung and Park Hyung-sik: 'True Colors' by Cyndi Lauper
The charm of Lee Sung-kyung who is known for her roles in Cheese In The Trap, The Doctors, and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo can also be seen in her cover duet with Park Hyung-sik. The stars made people's hearts flutter in glee as they sang Cyndi Lauper's iconic True Colours in a mischievous way.
BTS Jungkook and Charlie Puth: 'We Don't Talk Anymore'
Contrary to its title, Charlie Puth's hit single 'We Don't Talk Anymore' will make you and your peers talk for ages. The song is relatable—for people with unresolved matters of the heart at least!—catchy and easy to sing. The track was even made better by BTS' Jungkook who sang it on stage with Puth.
ARMY have been dreaming of this on-stage duet since Jungkook dropped his cover of Puth's We Don't Talk Anymore and See You Again in 2017.
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