Let’s Listen To K-Pop Songs Composed By Yong Jun-hyung
Some K-pop idols have more going for them than just good talent and ability in singing, rapping or dancing. Some are also talented musicians and can compose, produce, or write lyrics for some of the songs they sing. One idol who is already famous for his songwriting talent is the former member of HIGHLIGHT, Jun-hyung, or also known as Yong Jun-hyung.
Yong Jun-hyung (Hangul: 용 준형) is one of the idols who successfully debuted as a member of the boy group Beast in 2009. He became a rapper in the group with his hip-hop style and looked very cool. Not only that, but he also often appeared as a featured artist with several different Korean singers.
In this article, we will discuss Yong Jun-hyung, who is famous for his talent in making music and songs. Let’s get a more complete explanation about Yong Jun-hyung’s songs below!
BEAST or HIGHLIGHT’s Songs
Being a talented songwriter, Yong Jun-hyung has also been involved in composing some of the songs that ended up becoming the top hits for his group, Beast, or as it’s now known, HIGHLIGHT. Let’s look at some more detailed information about the songs that Jun-hyung has produced for the group.
Bad Girl was Beast’s debut song, which was released on October 14, 2009, and is on one of the tracks on their debut mini-album, entitled ‘Beast is the B2ST.’ This song was also released with a Japanese version in 2011. Bad Girl has a duration of 3:12 minutes and is a hip-hop & electronic dance number that can make anyone who hears it want to get up and dance the night away. The lyrics from Bad Girl are about a man who is obsessed with a woman and really wants to hold her because his mind is always chaotic if he has to be far from her.
Shock is one of Beast’s first singles from their second EP, entitled ‘Shock of the New Era.’ This song has a new genre, called Rocktronic, which is a combination of rock and electronic music genres. Shock was released on March 1, 2010, and also has a Japanese version which was released on March 16, 2011. The song is 3:47 minutes long and was composed by Shin Sa-dong Tiger and Lee Sang-ho, with Yong Jun-hyung , who took an important part in writing the rap part. The lyrics are about the days of someone who cannot be controlled and can’t even breathe, to the point of losing their way because they have felt lonely because of the departure of their loved ones.
I Like You the Best
On September 25, 2011, Beast released a single called I Like You The Best (hangul: 니 가 제일 좋아), which was 3:22 minutes long. This song was one of the best K-Pop hits of its time. The lyrics from I Like You The Best tell the story of someone’s feelings towards the girl he loves. Whatever she does, he will still like it and say that she is the best and most beautiful girl because is feelings for her so far have never stopped.
Ficton is one of the top hits from Beast, and is one of the most widely-known by K-Pop fans around the world. This song has the same genres as most Beast songs, which are electropop, hip-hop, and K-Pop. Fiction was released on May 17, 2011, and is included in Beast’s first full-length studio album, ‘Fiction and Fact.’ This song also has an orchestra version that’s also the album. The storyline in the music video is very mellow and gloomy, but when you listen to the lyrics, Fiction is about the sadness of someone who wants a beautiful story in his love relationship, and will only write fiction about them both, as if their story will have no end.
On Rainy Days
On Rainy Days (hangul: 비가 오는 날엔) is also one of the tracks on ‘Fiction and Fact.’ This song lacks the typical dance elements; On Rainy Days is more like a ballad, and has very touching lyrics. On May 12, 2011. A fun fact about the release of the song is that during the recording process, a company representative said that all the Beast members were drunk with emotion and cried, so the recording had to be stopped several times because they could not hold back their tears. The lyrics from On Rainy Days tell about a person’s longing when their heart is broken, and this song was also recorded during a heavy rain.
Gotta Go To Work
Gotta Go To Work is a song from Beast that was released on July 20, 2015, and became one of the tracks on their eighth EP, Ordinary. This 3:18 minute song tells the story of a man who enjoyed the beautiful time of dating, then had to leave the girl he loved because he was busy and had to work. Other lyrics also talk about the expression of the girl, who did not want her partner to go to work. He promised to come home early to have quality time with his girl again after he was finished working.
Ribbon is a track from Beast’s third Korean studio album and was released on July 4, 2016. The song has a duration of 3:55 minutes, and is one of the songs that also became a top hit and had lyrics written by Yong Jun-hyung. Ribbon is about a someone’s hardest time, uses the metaphor of a ribbon that is binding and pulling each other tightly. The ribbon is also likened to a relationship between lovers, and one of them wants to look after the other and his efforts to keep their love as the same as it was in the beginning.