Take a Look at BOYFRIEND’s Top Songs!
On May 17, 2019, the agency Starship Entertainment, which oversaw the boy-band BOYFRIEND announced that the group had disbanded. The reason they disbanded after eight years as a group is because their exclusive contract with the agency had expired. At the same time, they uploaded a farewell video clip to their official Twitter account. The decision to disband was made with the approval of the members (Donghyun, Jeongmin, Hyunseong, Youngmin, Kwangmin, and Minwoo) and the agency.
They debuted on May 26, 2011 with the mini-album “Boyfriend”, and their music stayed popular from the time they debuted until their disbandment was announced. What were the most popular songs of their career?
In this article, Channel-Korea will give you Boyfriend’s 20 most popular songs, so keep reading!
Boyband won the title ‘Rookie of The Year’ in 2011, and a year later, the group released their first album, with title Janus. On October 31, 2012, Starship Entertainment released teaser of photos showing the concept for Janus, which referred to Roman mythology. It displayed a transformation for BOYFRIEND members, and was quite different from their debut concept.
Unfortunately, the release date had to be postponed. On November 9, 2012, Starship Entertainment announced that there were constraints on album printing, where previously the release of the offline album for Janus would be released along with the digital version. Because of the packaging problem, they decided to throw 30 thousand copies of the album, and they released it on November 13, 2012.
Janus was also the title track on this album. Although it was problematic before the release time, the album received a positive response from fans because BOYFRIEND presented thier new image with a more mature music video concept and dance choreography.
Related to this song, Janus takes a concept from Ancient Roman style, with theme of Roman mythology. Janus was a two-faced god, where the god was portrayed by the twin members Kwangmin and Youngmin. Kwangmin was the ‘black-side’, or hell, while Youngmin was the ‘white-side’ god, or symbol of heaven. The ‘white-side’ is what this guy is referring to outside. This can be seen in the Janus music video below!
The Janus music video was created by Johnny Bros. This song is about a man who pretends to be fine and hides his true feeling for a girl, even though the man wants her to be with him, but he still hiding the truth.
Over time, this boy-band increasingly showed they were growing up. You can see it in their comeback in 2013 with the release of I Yah, which was a new song on their first repackaged album.
The song was made by SweetTune, which had previously made Love Style and Janus for BOYFRIEND. On the music video, BOYFRIEND featured the pretty actress Kim So Hyun as a video clip model. I Yah was released on January 10, 2013, and tells about a teenager who falls in love and is chasing after a girl.
On the music video that uploaded on YouTube, I yah has reached over 12 thousand views!
On and On
Still in the same year as the single I Yah, BOYFRIEND came back by releasing a song and music video on May 27, 2013. The group released the music video which had a cute concept, and the song was produced by SweetTune.
On & On tells about how deep feelings of longing can be so painful, even though some of them aren’t avenged. In the comeback, BOYFRIEND returned with concepts similar to the ones from the beginning of their debut, by showing their warm side and an innocent image.
In the music video, the members filmed in Japan, and without using sensational or provocative images, so that makes people who watch it feels calmer. Watch and listen to their song in the video below!
In this song, BOYFRIEND shows a more mature and different concept from before. This song was released in 2014. In the music video, BOYFRIEND shows themselves as vampires who are eyeing and bewitching a girl who have made them mad to be lovelorn.
Witch was included in BOYFRIEND’s third mini album, of the same name. The upbeat song is written and produced by Sweetune, with a music video directed by HONG WonKi (Zany Bros). This song can be good recommendation for you!
Don’t Touch My Girl
Don’t Touch My Girl is the second single from BOYFRIEND. The single was released on October 5, 2011. The physical album was released on October 6, 2011. This pop-dance number left fans amazed at seeing their transformation by wearing army or military clothes.
The music for Don’t Touch My Girl is very exciting and great to dance to. In this song, they uploaded two video versions, the first was for the music video and the second is the dance version.
This very popular song was released on March 9, 2015, and is one of the singles from their fourth min-album, titled Boyfriend in Wonderland. The song is an addictive pop song with powerful rap.
Bounce is inspired by the story of “Alice in Wonderland”, and in the music video the members look so trendy with unique clothes and make-up that’s artistic. Energetic choreography helps the song to look perfect.
Just like their other songs, Bounce is about how they’re convincing the woman that they love to get close to them. Because this song has powerful music, the song is often heard as the intro or backsound of TV programs, or dramas.
To My Bestfriend
To My Bestfriend is very meaningful for their fans, who are called ‘Bestfriend’. This special song was released for their fifth anniversary as a group, which was on May 16, 2016. A colorful music video featuring the members having fun on the seashore of Jeju Island, gives a very sweet impression.
Jeongmin produced the song himself. This song contains an expression of the group’s gratitude to their fans (Bestfriend), who had provided support for the previous five years. BOYFRIEND doesn’t always show a ‘flower boys’ image, they also come up with mysterious and rather dark concepts. But, in the song To My Bestfriend, they chose a style of music that was relaxed but still enjoyable.
I’ll Be There
I’ll Be There was BOYFRIEND’s third single on December 8, 2011. The song is a special song that they gave to their fans because they had accepted and supported the group when they first debuted.
Shortly after the release of the single, BOYFRIEND also released the music video for I’ll Be There. The music displays a winter atmosphere, and the dance choreography also displays movements in a snow scene. So, look at the music video!