You’d probably know most of these K-Pop smashes that projected these artists into superstardom. But what may come as a surprise is that some of those songs were actually remakes of older existing songs.
Remaking songs is perfectly legal and is not subject to the consequences of plagiarism since licenses of the original songs can be bought.
Check some of the best remade K-Pop hits below.
Original Song: Urban Zakapa – Coffee
Remake: BTS – Coffee
Original: Monrose – Hot Summer
Remake: f(x) – Hot Summer
Original: Mohamed Ali – Hello
Remake: SHINee – Hello
Original: Duffy – Mercy
Remake: Girls’ Generation – Dancing Queen
Original: Martin – Show The World
Remake: SHINee – Love Like Oxygen
Original: Zara Larsson – Cash Me Out
Remake: f(x) – Cash Me Out
Original: Corbin Bleu – Deal With It
Remake: SHINee – Juliette
Original: Salt ‘N’ Pepa
Remake: I.O.I – Whatta Man