Nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk is the dude. He’s recognized for being hardworking, witty, beneficiant, gracious… the listing goes on. He’s additionally the one MC to have a program on every main community to final for over 10 years (“Infinite Challenge” on MBC, “Happy Together” on KBS, and “Running Man” on SBS). And because of his selection exhibits, we get to see Yoo Jae Suk enterprise out into the music business and launch (fairly a number of) tracks below his title. Most just lately, Yoo Jae Suk debuted as a part of a 90’s-themed co-ed dance group, and to have fun this superior feat, listed here are 9 of his collaborations you must positively try!
Yoon Mi Rae x Tiger JK x Yoo Jae Suk (Future Liger) – “Let’s Dance”
This is the second within the bi-annual Song Festival sequence on “Infinite Challenge,” however the first one which had the members collaborate with numerous artists. For this competition, Yoo Jae Suk teamed up with husband-wife combo Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae for a scorching hip hop quantity with a Latin taste.
Lee Juck x Yoo Jae Suk (Sagging Snail) – “Apgujeong Nallari” & “As I Say”
In 2011, the Song Festivals actually took off, rising from a semi-casual efficiency on a small stage in entrance of a handful of individuals to a full-blown night-time live performance full with all kinds of stage results. Yoo Jae Suk let loose his inside “delinquent” on this funky disco quantity. The music stays a widely known one in the present day and can also be one in every of his highest charting songs (peaking at No. 2).
For this Song Festival, Lee Juck truly wrote “As I Say” first and meant to make use of “Apgujeong Nallari” as a ruse to confuse the opposite groups. However, “Apgujeong Nallari” turned out to be so good and becoming for the competition, they used that music to compete. “As I Say,” primarily based on Yoo Jae Suk’s struggles in his 20s, was then carried out as an end-of-show bonus. Then in 2015, the music was voted because the No. 1 music the viewers wished to rewatch probably the most (with 32 % of the votes), and the duo reunited once more to carry out the music once more. Just listening to the viewers singing together with the music, you possibly can inform how a lot the music resonated with the general public.
Yoo Hee Yeol x Yoo Jae Suk (feat. Kim Jo Han) (How Do You Dul) – “Please Don’t Go My Girl”
In 2013, Yoo Jae Suk teamed up with Yoo Hee Yeol for the R&B music “Please Don’t Go My Girl.” Yoo Jae Suk acquired to show his vocal expertise on the music, even being in cost of some of the excessive notes. The efficiency, full with standing mics and synchronized easy strikes (and 90’s R&B group “Solid” member Kim Jo Han), is such a throwback to ’90s R&B, you may simply end up cuing up some Boyz II Men in your Spotify.
Park Jin Young x Yoo Jae Suk (Dancing Genome) – “I’m So Sexy”
After taking a extra subdued route for 2013’s Song Festival, Yoo Jae Suk’s dancing genes have been aching to manifest, and who higher for him to staff up with than the dance maestro himself, Park Jin Young. After lastly convincing Park Jin Young to jot down a music with a quick BPM (beats per minute), the duo will get to totally unleash their dancing urges and sure, sexiness, on this brass-filled “I’m So Sexy.”
EXO x Yoo Jae Suk – “Dancing King”
Everyone, say thanks to Kwanghee for establishing this collaboration! In one in every of the “Infinite Challenge” episodes, the members needed to ship “future mail,” the place the members wrote down stuff that had occurred, however from a future standpoint. And for Kwanghee, he wrote about seeing Yoo Jae Suk’s wonderful collaboration with EXO, and voila, this “future” got here into fruition! This SM Station launch is such a excessive power, enjoyable quantity, and Yoo Jae Suk completely retains up with all of the heavy, synchronized boy group choreography. And the live performance clips you see within the MV? That’s Yoo Jae Suk performing with EXO on stage at one in every of their live shows in Thailand!
Dok2 x Yoo Jae Suk (feat. Lee Hi) – “Like”
This is one other collaboration born from “Infinite Challenge,” within the Hip Hop x History particular. Each member teamed up with a hip hop artist, they usually then delved into Korean historical past with the assistance of lecturers. The members and hip hop artists then wrote these history-themed tracks in hopes to teach the youthful Korean era about their nation’s wealthy historical past. We hardly ever see Yoo Jae Suk sort out pure rap, nevertheless it’s not shocking he can achieve this effectively. After all, what can’t the person do?
Take a visit down reminiscence lane by watching an episode of “Infinite Challenge” right here:
Soran x Jun So Min x Yoo Jae Suk – “Confess Already” (also referred to as “Confession of Your Love”)
With “Infinite Challenge” having ended, it’s tremendous unhappy for us followers that we don’t get our bi-annual Song Festivals anymore. But because of “Running Man” and their nine-year anniversary live performance, Yoo Jae Suk gave us one other much-needed musical collaboration, this time with fellow member Jun So Min and band Soran, on a music impressed by Jun So Min’s personal experiences.
Watch the most recent episode of “Running Man” right here:
Song Ga In x Yoo San Seul – “Farewell Bus Stop”
In 2019, Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Tae Ho (the manufacturing director of “Infinite Challenge”) teamed up once more for a brand new selection present, “How Do You Play?” In one of many episodes, Yoo Jae Suk was tasked to problem the trot style and thus adopted the persona of Yoo San Seul. He’s launched his personal album and even collaborated with the winner of the 2019 present “Miss Trot,” Song Ga In, on the music “Farewell Bus Stop”. Check out the video to see a harp-playing Yoo Jae Suk, a trot-singing Yoo San Seul, and two of Yoo Jae Suk’s ex-duet companions!
This 90’s type co-ed dance group is one other enterprise born from “How Do You Play?” It’s completely spectacular that Yoo Jae Suk managed to persuade legendary solo artists Lee Hyori and Rain to kind a gaggle with him, and it’s apparent all three of them are having a blast whereas taking a visit down the 90’s reminiscence lane collectively. Their first single “Beach Again” achieved a perfect all-kill after being launched on July 18, absolutely dwelling as much as their group title (SSAK3 is pronounced ssak-sseu-ri, which means “to brush”). They performed the observe dwell on “Music Core” on July 25, the identical day the official music video was launched.
Enjoy the music video!
Watch the most recent episode of “How Do You Play?” right here:
Bonus: Yoo Jae Suk – Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
Okay, so this “apology” parody (there was somewhat broadcast accident the earlier week on “Infinite Challenge”) isn’t an precise collaboration, however given how a lot he was channeling Taeyang on this video, it’s as if Taeyang was proper there with him, no? Either manner, it’s too wonderful to go away out, so get pleasure from!
Which of those collaborations is your favourite? And are you amazed by the caliber of artists Yoo Jae Suk has labored with? Let us know within the feedback beneath!
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