a kpop playlist: shinhwa covers you need to see

gain a new appreciation for the influence of the first-gen boy group in honor of their 23rd year anniversary

I’m not ashamed to admit it: Venus by SHINHWA is my guilty pleasure kpop song. Even if you can’t relate, it’s impossible to deny that the first generation group has left an indelible mark on the kpop industry. They influenced the music of Super Junior, SHINee and many other groups that then set the stage for the third and fourth generations. You don’t have take my word for it! These covers show how Shinhwa is far from forgotten by your favs of today.

1. Kiss Me Like That covered by 1TEAM

Back in 2019, 1TEAM sat down to perform this cover of SHINHWA’s 2018 reunion release.


2. Perfect Man by BTS

BTS’ 2015 performance of Perfect Man at the MBC Music Festival is so famous that some people mistake it for an unreleased track, but the song was actually first a hit for SHINHWA back in 2002.


3. Love This covered by Got7

In 2016, GOT7 performed this special stage cover of SHINHWA’s 2013 hit.


4. Wild Eyes covered by SEVENTEEN

Fans loved SEVENTEEN’s cover of this 2001 song so much at the 2016 KBS Song Festival that the boys released a special clip of it the following January.


5. Brand New covered by BtoB

Take a look at the comments on this video from a 2015 episode of Countdown, and you can see how much SHINHWA stans love and respect BtoB’s cover of this 2004 hit.


6. Wild Eyes covered by UP10TION

UP10TION gave this SHINHWA classic the cover treatment for an outdoor episode of MBC’s Show! Music Core in 2015.


7. Wild Eyes & Perfect Man covered by 4Minute

Boy groups aren’t the only ones who have paid tribute to SHINHWA over the years. 4Minute performed this melody of two of their biggest hits back in 2013.


8. Brand New covered by (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE‘s cover of SHINHWA’s Brand New brought down the house at 2018 K-CON THAILAND.


9. T.O.P. covered by SNSD

Girls Generation covered this SHINHWA classic 10 years after its release back in 2009.


10. Brand New with EXID

I know it’s not completely a cover, but this collaboration with SHINHWA and EXID staged at the 2016 KBS Song Festival is too good to skip.


11. T.O.P. covered by INFINITE

Even though the quality of this 2011 live performance video is poor, you can clearly see and hear that INFINITE kills it.


12. T.O.P. covered by Golden Child

Following in the footsteps of their Woollim sunbaes, Golden Child, the kings of covers, did their own version of the song on last year’s Road to Kingdom.


You can stream all of the covers on our YouTube playlist, but before you do, I can’t resist dropping the video for the original video of my fav right here:

Ah, 3:37 minutes of perfection! Now here’s the cover playlist.

ab6ix astro ATEEZ baekhyun blackpink bts chung ha cix cravity dreamcatcher DRIPPIN exo gidle golden child got7 hoppipolla ikon itzy iu Kang Daniel mamamoo MCND mirae MONSTA x nct Oh My Girl Oneus ONF OnlyOneOf Pentagon PIXY Purple Kiss Red Velvet Seventeen SHINEE stray kids Super Junior T1419 Twice TXT Up10TION Verivery Victon WEi WJSN

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