OG K-Pop Stars Who Are Back In The Spotlight Thanks To Viral Resurfaced Videos
The beauty of K-pop lies in the fact that it transcends time. Regardless of the style and concept, many K-pop jams resurface a few years later and go viral (again), instantly putting their performers back in the game. Good music is always appreciated, no matter the idol generation.
Truth is, these idols have always been around creating great music and reviving the legacy they have built all these years. Let’s take a look at some of these veteran artists and the hits that put them back on the map!
Rain is a walking legend whose music has touched all idol generations that came after him. After his track “GANG,” which was released three years ago, turned into a movement/meme, H1GHR MUSIC artists Jay Park, HAON, pH-1, and Sik-K put a spin on it in a remix collaboration with Rain himself. To the idol’s surprise, the collaborative track hit No.1 on realtime charts only five hours after its release.
Watch both the original and the remix MVs down below!
Every now and then, old jams resurface out of the blue. For 2PM, it’s their title track “My House” which was released five years ago. The music video of the song suddenly witnessed a surge of views. Even better, JYP Entertainment caught wind of the situation and blessed fans by uploading a bonus concert video of 2PM performing “My House” that took place prior to the members’ enlistments.
If you haven’t seen the awesome visual storyline of “My House,” now is the time to catch up!
U-KISS has guest-starred on MMTG’s “Civilization Express,” which is a talk show on YouTube that hosts idols to talk about their music. The host addressed one of the group’s live performances where the music started before the members got into position for “0330.” This ended in Soohyun kneeling and reaching his highest notes to distract from the ongoing mishap. Naturally, this incident made their video go viral among K-pop fans.
“Aftermath” by ZE:A is another song to catch K-pop fans’ attention eight years after its official release. During his appearance on “Radio Star,” Kwanghee expressed his confusion about the track suddenly receiving this amount of attention and found it strange that the public is interested in it nowadays. He also wished the song was noticed back in the day when the group was actively making music.
5. Teen Top
Being one of the other featured groups on MMTG, Teen Top took the audience on a walk down memory lane, and they came back from it with a renewed interest from new fans after they performed some of their previous songs, including “No More Perfume On You.”
Check this live performance hinting back to Teen Top’s earlier days.
6. Yang Joon Il
This entry is basically a blast from the past. Yang Joon Il is a Korean American singer-songwriter who went back on the radar nearly 30 years later after his debut performance of “Rebecca” went viral on YouTube. With over four million views (as of writing this article), Yang Joon Il was reintroduced through the variety show “Sugar Man,” leaving the panelists and the audience in awe.
Which OG idol caught your attention with their viral resurfacing video? Let us know in the comments below.
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.