Some K-Pop songs are iconic because of the artist that performed the song. It’s hard to imagine what some K-Pop songs would have looked like if they were sung by a different artist. Here are 9 K-Pop songs that were originally meant for other artists.
1. “La Vie en Rose” (IZ*ONE)
While “La Vie en Rose” might be known as IZ*ONE‘s debut track, it was originally meant to be given to CLC.
Cube Entertainment eventually sold the song, and it became IZ*ONE’s debut track.
2. “Confession Song” (GOT7)
GOT7‘s holiday song was originally meant to be sung by 15&, but it was eventually given to GOT7.
3 “Chewing Gum” (NCT Dream)
Red Velvet were supposed to be the original singers of “Chewing Gum”.
SM Entertainment eventually gave the song to NCT Dream.
3. “Something” (Girl’s Day)
The song was originally supposed to be for Hyolyn, but her initial reactions to the song weren’t great
The song eventually found it’s way to Girl’s Day.
4. “Lies” (BIGBANG)
BIGBANG‘s first hit song was “Lies”, but the song was originally meant to be a solo song for G-Dragon. G-Dragon initially wrote the song to be used as a solo song, but some talks with Yang Hyun Suk changed this plan.
5. “Up & Down” (EXID)
EXID once revealed that “Up & Down” was supposed to be for a solo artist, such as Ailee. The song eventually became EXID’s and is arguably their most popular song.
6. “As If It’s Your Last” (BLACKPINK)
2NE1 were supposed to be the original singers of “As If It’s Your Last”.
Due to 2NE1’s disbandment, the song was never released by 2NE1. The song was eventually given to BLACKPINK.
7. “Lucky One” (EXO)
SHINee were supposed to be the original singers of “Lucky One”. SHINee rejected the song, so it was eventually given to EXO.
8. “Into The New World” (Girls’ Generation)
M.I.L.K were supposed to be the original singers of “Into The New World”.
The group soon disbanded, so they were unable to use the song. The song eventually became Girls’ Generation‘s debut track.
9. “Fly” (Epik High)
Epik High might not count, as they’re not considered a K-Pop group, but the story on their song “Fly” is unique.
The song was originally supposed to be used as Park Shin Hye‘s debut song. However, the members liked the song so much that they decided to keep it for themselves.