Lee Eun Ha – Night Bus ( Bam Cha) – (1978)
She was only 17 at the time of her hit single. Would her parents even let her ride a bus alone? At night? Anyway, the steamy funk of the verse gives way to bouncy disco chorus more typical of a teen popstar.
Lee Tae Shin and Top Song – What I’d Say (1968)
Tae Shin and Top Song put a Korean spin on an old Ray Charles song.
Shin Junghyun and the Yup Juns – I Think (saeng gak hae)- (1974)
Smoothest guy in all of Seoul? Junghyun would have taken the title back in ‘74. He wrote songs for all the popstars of the day and had his own band as well. The Yupjuns back him up here with a sparse but airtight groove that wouldn’t be out of place on an early Lou Reed album.
Myungdong is a popular shopping district in Seoul and it’s not hard to imagine Sung Ryu sulking through the crowds. Plush horns and bongos accompany him on this decadent single.
Ref – Breaking Up the Formula (ebyul gongsik) – (1995)
Falsettos and animal sounds abound in this shamelessly saccharine dance track. This would be the perfect time to work on your Running Man.