Welcome back, Soompiers, to “Songs Impossible to Listen to with a Straight Face Anymore Because of K-Pop.” The fifth batch features Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk, SHINee’s Onew, and Shinhwa‘s Eric and Kim Dong Wan.
1. “She’s Gone” by Steelheart
Many of you may be unfamiliar with this song, as well as the band. Steelheart debuted in the the US in the early nineties, and something about their glam metal style really caught the attention of Koreans at the time. As noted in the video, this is a song just about every karaoke-goer has attempted at least once in Korea. It’s one of those songs that would have been really good had it been left alone, but it’s been pulled apart and butchered by many a wannabe singer over the years.
Super Junior’s Eunhyuk also takes a stab at the hit song in his unique comedic and trot style. One of the greatest joys about watching this video, though, is being able to see some friendly faces. I miss Kangin T_T Take a look at the Eunhyuk’s comic rendition. Thank you for the suggestion, yeongweonhi02stary!
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2. “Love Like Oxygen” by SHINee
Other than being known for his “Condition” and abnormally strong ttakbam, Onew is well known for his imitations. Onew has always done a good job of accentuating the unique characteristics of each person. In this particular instance, Onew imitated his fellow SHINee member, Jonghyun, singing their song “Love LIke Oxygen.” Let me just say I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this clip. Really.
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3. “Jingle Bells” by James Pierpont (Yeah, I don’t know who he is either.)
How can you mess up a classic Christmas carol, right? Shinhwa‘s crazy like that so they can. Introducing Double PD aka Kim Dongwan and 4D Mun Leada aka Eric Mun. The segment starts at 1:10 (although the stuff before it’s really entertaining, too.)
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I hope you enjoyed the fifth batch of “Songs Impossible to Listen to with a Straight Face Anymore Because of K-Pop.” Please continue to submit suggestions!
Those of you who have made suggestions and don’t see it in today’s batch, please take note that I am keeping a list of links and usernames associated in order to use them for future batches. I have a couple of special plans for some of them ^^