Original Content
Posted by Nyx-Elias Tuesday, May 4, 2021

5 K-Pop songs that sound like they could have belonged to other groups


In the K-Pop industry, it is not unusual for the same set of producers or rappers to work with different artists or idol groups. As a matter of fact, it is quite a common practice. As such, sometimes, songs meant for a certain group could end up working better with another group or an artist from a different industry altogether. 'Artificial Love' was originally meant for NCT but ended up going to EXO. In some even more surprising switches, 'No More' by f(x) was originally meant for Ariana Grande, 'Run Devil Run' by Girls' Generation was meant for Kesha, 'Press Your Number' by Taemin was originally made for Bruno Mars, BTS' 'Euphoria' was made for Justin Bieber and NCT Dream's 'Chewing Gum' was meant for Red Velvet!

With that said, here are 5 K-Pop songs that sound like they could have belonged to other groups!

BLOCK B - 'Toy'

BLOCK B's 'Toy' is one of their mellower songs that is sonically quite close to WINNER and/or BIGBANG. All three are known predominantly for their hip-hop sound as well as the diametrically opposed rock ballad vibes, and BLOCK B's 'Toy' fits perfectly within that niche.

I.O.I - 'Yum Yum'

I.O.I's hit song 'Yum Yum' echoes the sound of Red Velvet, complete with the upbeat and bouncy rhythm backed perfectly with an electronic dance refrain. The rap part, in particular, is straight out of Red Velvet's style. It isn't much of a surprise, though, considering that the producer for 'Yum Yum' also produced Red Velvet's 'Dumb Dumb.' 

VIXX - 'Six Feet Under'

VIXX's 'Six Feet Under' sounds distinctly like a SHINee song, especially with the vocals. Most significantly, the song sounds a lot like Taemin's solo music as well but perhaps, categorizing it as a SHINee-Esque song wouldn't be an exaggeration. 

BLACKPINK - 'Really'

BLACKPINK's 'Really' has a similar feel to iKON's 'Love Scenario,' at least when it comes to the addictive quality stemming from the catchy hook and the exceptional uninterrupted vocals, coupled with Lisa's flawless rap. Once again, this isn't a surprise considering that both the groups belong to the same label.

Girls' Generation - 'Look At Me'

Girls' Generation's 'Look At Me' could have very well been an f(x) song, especially with the EDM influences. It is also hard to miss the classic Rain sound. 'Look At Me' was definitely an experimental step, complete with the vocal break, and suited Girls' Generation perfectly, but musically, f(x) could easily pull off the same concept and sound, especially at that time.

  1. Big Bang
  3. Block B
  4. BTS
  5. EXO
  6. f(x)
  7. Girls' Generation
  8. iKON
  9. IOI
  10. NCT
  11. NCT Dream
  12. Rain
  13. Red Velvet
  14. SHINee
  15. Taemin
  16. VIXX
  17. WINNER
12 28,042 Share 81% Upvoted


Nana19985,053 pts Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Toy is a good song. One of the most iconic from Block B. They surprised us so much. I was admired of how they can pull all genre of music so well. And it doesn't sound like for an another group. It was so BLOCK B ^^ Not for Winner or BB. These two groups have their own aura and charisma and style too.


3 more replies


blablabla2105696 pts Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

I.O.I "Very Very Very" was supposed to be Twice's song, but JYP decided to gave it to I.O.I and let Twice made their second come back with "TT"


2 more replies


allkpop in your Inbox

New Message