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Posted by LeJulie AKP STAFF 12 days ago

Classic K-Pop Songs That Were Remakes

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The Korean music industry has been prosperous for many years before K-pop became popular worldwide. Even though there are a ton of songs that are original and incredibly unique, you'd be surprised that some of your favorite K-pop songs are actually remakes of songs from decades before. 

Here are a few classic K-pop songs that you love that pay homage to hits from the past.



BTS - "Come Back Home" 
In case you didn't know, the incredibly popular version of "Come Back Home" by BTS pays homage to Seo Taiji and Boys, an incredibly popular group from the '90's with legendary members Seo Taiji, Yang Hyun Suk (YG founder), and Lee Juno. Set 22 years apart, BTS prepared a remake of Seo Taiji's "Come Back Home" for their 25th anniversary. 

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Girls' Generation - "Girls' Generation"
You would think this song is original to the girls considering it's their group name. However, they actually were inspired to be named Girls' Generation thanks to this hit song by Lee Seung Chul in the late '80's. Lee Seung Chul actually helped Girls' Generation co-write the lyrics for their new version. 

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Big Bang - "Sunset Glow" 
A highly popular song for the kings of K-pop, "Sunset Glow" was a huge success and earned the group numerous awards on music shows. But did you know this song is a remake of the late '80's singer Lee Moon Sae? After acquiring his permission, they did a remake and at one point even performed the song together during 'KBS Music Festival.'

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IU - "Sleepless Rainy Night" 
During one of IU's comebacks, she covered two songs one of which being "Sleepless Rainy Night" originally by the legendary Kim Gun Mo, who still holds the record for most albums sold as his 3rd studio album 'Wrongful Encounter' sold more than 3.3 million copies!

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Wonder Girls - "Now"
JYP's former girl group released a remake of Fin.K.L's classic hit from 9 years prior. 

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VIXX - "Love Equation" 
VIXX Is a group known to be fierce and dark in their concept but they decided to spice things up with a tender and soft remake of R.ef's "Farewell Formula." This heart-warming and a fun song is a wonderful tribute to their seniors. 

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Red Velvet - "Be Natural" 
As a tribute to SM Entertainment's first girl group, S.E.S, Red Velvet delivered a beautiful version of "Be Natural" 14 years later. 

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What other remakes do you love? 


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