Re-imagine Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, and Super Junior with IU (IU’s Top K-Pop Covers)

IU‘s been on my mind lately. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Maybe, I’m just looking for an excuse to write about IU? (Side note: IU is a Taeyang fangirl, so she probably would prefer a collaboration  with Taeyang rather than G-Dragon.)

Regardless, IU has a great talent which tends to be overshadowed by her manufactured sugary cute concept. K-pop does IU no favors with all the visual distractions, the back-up dancers, the lights, and the stage outfits. I would go so far as to argue that sometimes K-pop distracts from itself.

Of course, all of that is fun and necessary and part of K-pop. Pop is supposed to be fun, over-the-top, and about creating a moment. But, sometimes, stripping a K-pop song down to basics gives one a greater appreciation of the song. Have you heard 2NE1’s acoustic version of “Lonely”?

Listen to IU’s Top Four K-Pop Covers, and rediscover why you loved Girls’ Generation‘s “Gee,” Big Bang‘s “Lies,” and Super Junior‘s “Sorry Sorry,” and more.

IU – “Gee” by Girls’ Generation, “Lies” by Big Bang, “Sorry Sorry” by Super Junior

IU – “Juliette” by SHINee

IU – “If” by Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, “Can’t We” by Wheesung, “Please Love Her” by Ha Dong Kyun, “I Miss You” by Lee Bum Soo 

IU – “My Boy” by Brian Joo (Fly to the Sky