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Posted by LorraineYe AKP STAFF 9 days ago

6 Songs That Would Have Been Hits If They Were Sung By Other Groups

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We won't lie, when it comes to popular K-Pop songs, the most dominant and widely known groups tend to be more popular over the lesser known groups' tracks. However, the lesser known groups also have great songs and if they were given to more popular groups, they would have probably been hits. With that being said, there are a number of really great K-Pop songs that just didn't fare too well because the groups they belonged to weren't as popular as their musical counterparts. Here are 6 songs that could have been K-Pop staple songs if given to a group with more reach and influence:

6. 9Muses - Hurt Locker


"Hurt Locker" showcases a lot of great vocal ability and a catchy hook. Not to mention, a characteristic girl group choreography. We think that a group like TWICE would take this song to the next level.

5. Subin - Circle's Dream


Subin's reach as a solo female vocalist is pretty expansive, yet this song still is fairly underrated in the grand scheme of the charts. Her gorgeous timbre is a must-listen if you're unfamiliar with this track. If IU was the performer, this song would be popping off on the Melon Charts without a doubt.

4. BESTie - Love Options


Four members? Powerful vocals? Remind you of a group you know? How about SISTAR! BESTie rocks this song, but if they gave this track to SISTAR, it would definitely get an all-kill.

3. Cosmic Girls - Dreams Come True


These girls are so talented and "Dreams Come True" was a certified bop. Fans were enamored with this song but it would have skyrocketed into worldwide popularity if TWICE or Red Velvet released it.


2. fromis_9 - Love Letter


Like everyone on this list, fromis_9 is severely underrated. "Love Letter" is one of the best K-pop songs released in 2018 and if G-Friend has released this, it would've been a super hit.

1. Purfles - a Bad Thing


This dramatic song never got the attention it deserved. It had everything we love about a soulful, yet sassy girl group track! If MAMAMOO took this song and did a rendition of their own, it would blow up.
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Kdevil604 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

sad that good music gets over looked because of who is singing it.



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Lucy 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

agree with yo

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Secretninja312 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Why do I have an inkling feeling that this article was published in response to all the talk on IZ*ONE debuting with La Vien Rose when it was originally meant for CLC and the debate on if it would’ve been as big of a hit if CLC had released it.

Basically ANY Song will be a hit if the top boy group or girl group releases it. Heck groups like BTS, Twice, EXO or Blackpink can comeback with a rendition of “twinkle twinkle little star” and it would still top music charts and gain millions of YouTube views. Just because a song is a hit, doesn’t nessesairly mean it’s a good, well composed song (not saying they aren’t good because a lot of them are). There’s dozens if not hundreds of hidden gem songs released in the past decade that never got the attention they deserved, 6 songs is nothing, especially written in they way it’s written here.

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melon 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

LoL how rude. This article :/

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hiroonakamura 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

why rude?

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FriedChickenLove 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

We can make an entire novel, no an entire series on the this topic alone...

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Hmbdy 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

The only good thing about this articles are the songs. Everything else? commentary, author's opinion, etc. are trash.

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hiroonakamura 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

but the author is correct though

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Kosmo_Lap 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

Twice can do covers of all flop songs and their die hard fans will buy them nonetheless.

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playfactors 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Actually that’s quite true. I’ll still buy them. I simply love Twice so much

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edurance 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

hurt lucker is a bop that requires strong vocals and a decent rapper so... no

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splatterpainted 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

nice to see subin on here! really wish more people listened to her.. seriously underrated singer. Her song Hate is amazing. :)

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Gradientsky 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

This article is just so mean.

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kevanimeweird 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

great article but no bestie love option is actually a cute song fit but the perfect group just hurtlocker 😊😉 just imagine hearing up and down hyuna ver it would be okay but exid did a fantastic job on the song ,le rap vocal and soji vocals are 😙😙😙 lit

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methodman88 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Circle's Dream really is underrated, totally flew under the radar. I had it on repeat when it first came out

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xhecthor 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Add all songs by Spica. They had the power vocals to rival or surpass Mamamoo, but never got popular, sadly they disbanded at the end without even 1 win in music shows...

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hiroonakamura 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

there are loads of songs every year in korea that would be no1 if twice/exo/bts/blackpink had released them. The fans in Korea usually only care about who the artist is, not the song.

Luckily, things have changed a bit in the last year what with gidle, momoland and shaun getting no1s despite not being household names already.

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smrookies 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

fromis_9 - love letter??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? you have one job and you're doing it wrong. The name of the song is To Heart, where the fuck did you find that it was called 'Love Letter'

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CamelKnight 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Wow. Well, that was an eye opener. Not. Ofcourse any of these songs would've been a hit if a more popular group would've sung it! Like, duh! Seriously, this shouldn't even be worth the article.
Had you created an article which mentioned songs that were sung by group A but were originally for group B, I would've been more entertained. Now it's just "well, this group is more popular so if they had sung it, it would've been an instant hit". Give any song to BTS, Blackpink, Twice, Red Velvet and it will be an instant hit. Give it to a lesser known group and it will not be a hit. Kinda obvious.

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liljoel93 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

too sad but true... there are so many groups that have talents but all that doesn't matter since they're "not so popular" :/

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Sehunicron 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

i dont like girl groups but what the fuck nonsense is this?

so insulting to the artists who worked hard on these songs

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NORM 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Honestly i love 4/6 of this songs & would have ignored them if another less vocal endowed group sang it.

Cos the truth is the songs would have been hits but they wouldnt last long. Cos thats what happens when pple like things cos popular pple sang it & not cos they like the sound

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shizun 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Mean, but true. :(

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triniblossom 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I'll try not to be salty because of this article lol.

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3xplorere9eacema 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I loved and still love circle's dream and A bad thing!

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Bethbeez 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

...No.

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Huhuhh 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Im not any hater for popular idol..just my opinion..This article is rubbish..U just educate people love the song based on popularity..only popular singer will carry the song is the best? I feel bad for any other idol or singer that talent but not popular..

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