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Four English songs that became popular late in Korea


Rolling In The Deep - Adele

The song had no popularity in Korea when it was #1 for 7 weeks on Billboard and sweeping the nation. It later became popular after the covers of Shin Jisoo (Superstar K) and Park Jimin (K-pop Star)




Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)

The song had no popularity in Korea when it was popular overseas. It later became popular after the cover of Seo Ye An (K-pop Star)




I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith

The song had no popularity in Korea when it was popular overseas. It later became popular after the cover of Esther Kim (K-pop Star)




Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

It had no popularity in Korea when it was #1 for 9 weeks on Billboard. After 6 months, it randomly became popular in Korea.

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Instiz: Top 4 English songs that got popular late in Korea

- I thought Call Me Maybe got popular because Tiffany did a cover? I listened to it for the whole day because the song is so sweet

- I used to listen to Problem all the time because I liked Iggy's rap but I stopped after the countless covers

- Agreed with all ㅋㅋㅋㅋ They suddenly became popular

- Can Melon please stop mentioning the covers besides the song title?

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