From TXT’s Yeonjun, ENHYPEN’s NI-KI, WAYV’s Xiaojun, and more, these male K-pop idols did what should be done when covering girl group songs.
There are a few things in the world of K-pop that give us that needed boost of serotonin than seeing our idols do dance covers to other groups. This is especially true when it comes to male idols and groups covering girl groups or female idols’ songs. While the tendency for some idols is to make the dances more masculine move away from the more feminine aspects of the songs, others put in the work to not only go toe-to-toe with the girls, but to give the OG choreography much needed respect.
Not only do these covers honor the girl group’s songs, but it also shows that these boys aren’t afraid to channel that feminine energy and shake those hips. As people would say, these idols understood the assignment. Here are just some of our favorite covers from male idols who were more than ready to do what needed to be done.
SF9 AND ONF – HYPE BOY BY NEWJEANS
god the men you created to fight wars are shaking ass to hype boy pic.twitter.com/CbMnnbdJuL— ْ (@lovstruq) October 18, 2022
Hype Boy by NewJeans is such a bop even the Korean military is dancing to it. In late 2022, you may have seen the viral video of Korean military personnel dancing to the Hype Boy choreography. Currently rendering their mandated service, SF9’s eldest member Inseong, ONF’s E-Tion and J-US, Spectrum’s Jongchan, and dancer Kim Namwook busking to Hype Boy during the Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo was truly a sight to behold. They served their country with that one.
BTOB’S MINHYUK – ANTIFRAGILE BY LE SSERAFIM
@sdotwav ib: tt @DELIGHT2MH #minhyuk #antifragile #btob #lesserafim #foryou #fypシ #concert #hypeboy #FelizAnoNovo #melody #fancam #huta ♬ ANTIFRAGILE – LE SSERAFIM
One of K-pop’s most buff male idols happily dancing to ANTIFRAGILE in that outfit? We love a man who’s secure with his masculinity. Throughout all three nights of BTOB’s concert in December 2022, Minhyuk channeled his inner baby girl as he danced to the LE SSERAFIM hit as well as Hype Boy in outfits that could make most blush.
TXT’S YEONJUN – FEARLESS BY LE SSERAFIM
@le_sserafim FEARLESS Challenge with #연준 from @txt.bighitent #IMFEARLESS #LE_SSERAFIM #YEONJUN #CHAEWON #채원 #르세라핌 #투모로우바이투게더 ♬ FEARLESS – LE SSERAFIM
4th gen’s It-boy is a lot of things, and being a master at girl group dances is one of them. Ask Yeonjun to dance to a girl group song, and he’ll tear up the dance floor. Just look at the way he more than keeps up with Chaewon as they dance to FEARLESS.
WAYV’S XIAOJUN – NAUGHTY BY IRENE AND SEULGI
@smtown_official #LetsGetNaughty with #XIAOJUN 🔥#놀이챌린지 #NaughtyChallenge #놀이 #Naughty #RedVelvet_IRENE_SEULGI #레드벨벳_아이린_슬기 #RedVelvet #샤오쥔 ♬ 놀이 Naughty – Red Velvet – IRENE & SEULGI
Here goes our main slayer Xiaojun once again. You can bet once Naughty was released, he was practicing his voguing skills at Wayv’s dorm, waiting for Irene and Seulgi’s call.
BTS’ JUNGKOOK AND J-HOPE – RUSSIAN ROULETTE BY RED VELVET
BTS is no stranger to doing dance covers of girl group songs, often with J-Hope and Jungkook leading the way. And speaking of the two, the duo gave us this iconic cover of Russian Roulette all while on national TV.
ENHYPEN’S NI-KI – HYPE BOY BY NEWJEANS
@newjeans_official @enhypen #니키 님과 함께한 Hype Boy! #NewJeans #NewJeans_HypeBoy #MINJI #HYEIN #ENHYPEN #NI_KI #HypeBoy ♬ Hype Boy – NewJeans
They say an angel gets its wings whenever NI-KI covers a girl group song. In that case, an entire army of angels took flight when NewJeans blessed us with this video of NI-KI dancing Hype Boy with Minji and Hyein
THE BOYZ – WHAT IS LOVE BY TWICE
This is how you respectfully do a cover of a girl group song. During M Countdown in Taiwan in 2018, The Boyz performed What Is Love and didn’t shy away from the cute and playful side of the track. It was fun, enjoyable, and done without a mocking tone.
CRAVITY’S ALLEN, HYEONGJUN, AND TAEYOUNG – OMG BY NEWJEANS
@cravityofficial Oh my oh my God😲 러비티가 좋아할 걸 예상했어 난 #CRAVITY #크래비티 #앨런 #ALLEN #형준 #HYEONGJUN #태영 #TAEYOUNG #NewJeans #OMG ♬ OMG – NewJeans
Oh my, oh my God, look at the way these three gave justice to OMG. The fact that they’re doing this in a random street makes it even better.
STRAY KIDS’ FELIX – POP! BY NAYEON
@jypestraykids ✋👈💙🐈⬛ #PopPopPop challenge @TWICE #straykids ♬ POP! – NAYEON
Stary Kids’ Lee Felix, also known as TWICE’s unofficial 10th member, will always body any choreo from the girl group. Our favorite though was when he did the hand moves of POP! with ease.
NCT’S JAEHYUN – DESSERT BY HYO
@discurstingg His smile🥺🍑 I will never forget this wahhhhh!!! #nct #nct127 #jaehyun #hyoyeon #snsd ♬ DESSERT (feat. Loopy, SOYEON ((G)I-DLE)) – HYO
Ask an NCTzen what their favorite Jaehyun moments are, and they’ll probably include this dance cover on that list. And that is for a good reason. From the look to the moves, he made his senior proud with that one.
BONUS: SHINEE’S MINHO AND WINNER – SARAH GERONIMO
Popstar Royalty Sarah G has released so many timeless classics over the years, even K-pop idols are dancing to them. There was WINNER who danced to Tala during their concert in Manila back in January 2020. And just recently, SHINee’s Minho shook netizens with his take on the Dati-Dati Challenge even though he was only shown the dance last minute.
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