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F4 sings for a special edition OST
by | March 18, 2009 | 120 Comments

And the new tunes keep coming! The production of Boys Before Flowers has put out another supplemental soundtrack, which they’re calling an “F4 Special Edition” OST.

Not only does this mini-album contain new songs, there are plans for more to come — each member of F4 (that’s Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon — like they require introduction, ha) has recorded a track. They aren’t original songs, though; each actor personally chose a song to cover.

The first to be unveiled is Kim Hyun-joong’s remake of “행복이란” (Thing Called Happiness), posted below, which is a song that enjoyed a lot of popularity when it was first released in the ’70s. It was sung by Jo Kyung-soo, the singer father of actor Jo Seung-woo (Go Go 70).

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Kim Hyun-joong – “행복이란” (Thing Called Happiness) from the Boys Before Flowers OST 2.5 Special Edition. [ Download ]

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No wonder these boys are so tired; I don’t know where they found the time, but the songs were recorded in secret and were just revealed today.

From a marketing standpoint, this is probably smart in terms of drumming up maximum excitement as the drama heads to its grand finish. (Boys Before Flowers is still generating lots of press, but to me it seems as though the insane frenzy of the early days has muted in recent weeks.)

Still, I can’t help wishing more of these newer selections had been gradually introduced earlier in the series, because the drama was so overshadowed in the first half with its tired song rotation and could have greatly used an infusion of fresh tunes.

This’ll be Kim Hyun-joong’s second cover song for Boys Before Flowers; he first chose Lee Juck’s Panic song to play in Episode 15. Kim says that both are songs he’s always enjoyed, which makes me wonder if he may have slightly different music preferences than the stuff he puts out with his boy-band group SS501. But that’s okay, ’cause I like his taste. On top of that, Kim contributed an acoustic version of “Because I’m Dumb” to the soundtrack.

The rest of the songs by the other F4 boys will be released in the near future.

Via Herald Biz, OSEN

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120 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. minhocraver.

    theey must be
    likee suuper tireed.
    aww :]
    wanna see the cover.
    first :D

  2. xiaoSxin

    great!!!! i cant wait for it!!!! i already have the 1st OST, i bought it from yesasia.com

    i’ll definitely preorder this too!!!! together with the ost part2 which is out right now!

  3. yoonah

    Cool!!

    I hope the really nice song that played while Jun Pyo watched Jan Di sleeping post-ramen in Episode 20 is included.

    Those poor boys (+GHS) need a long long nap after the drama wraps up.

  4. fighting!

    thanks for all the songs!

  5. ichigopan

    F4 – Korean version 2.0. LOL. Are we going to see concert tours all across Asia like F4 – Taiwan version 1.0? I wonder…

  6. Maria

    The second OST and the F4 special edition should have been released much earlier.

    “This’ll be Kim Hyun-joong’s second cover song for Boys Before Flowers; he first chose Lee Juck’s Panic song to play in Episode 15. Kim says that both are songs he’s always enjoyed, which makes me wonder if he may have slightly different music preferences than the stuff he puts out with his boy-band group SS501. But that’s okay, ’cause I like his taste. On top of that, Kim contributed an acoustic version of “Because I’m Dumb” to the soundtrack”

    ^Was Hyun Joong’s acoustic version of ‘My Thoughts are Bad’ officially released? I liked it when I heard it on ‘Boys Over Flowers’.

    About Hyun Joong, he once said that in the beggining he hated SS501 because the company made him have dance lessons and sing pop songs, but now he’s okay with it. Before he debuted, his dream was to become a member of a rock band, so he joined an entertainment company to fullfil his dream of becoming a rockstar, but the ent company slowly started to train him to be member of an idol group.

  7. Biscuit

    I hope after BOF, everyone gets a good rest!

    While KHJ is the only “singer” of the F4, I really can’t wait to hear the others XD

    @Maria- Really? He plays the guitar really well.. hopefully he still has time to do rock (even if it means leaving SS501! Pursuing his dreams of what he really enjoys is more important! Humans only have one life, so it’s better to spend that time doing things you enjoy)

  8. Cherry

    Does anyone know if they’ll release KHJ’s acoustic version of Because I’m Dumb?

  9. rockpinkslip

    @Biscuit: According to Hyun Joong he doesn’t have any plans on going solo (much less leaving the group entirely) and he once stated in an article:

    “Going solo? I’ll walk to the end with my SS501 members.”

    He plays the guitar really well because he used to play bass in his rock band pre-debut days. And of course he has diff. music tastes as he’s stated time & again, but he’s adapted to being the leader of an idol group so that’s where he’ll be now.
    I’m hoping they release “Because I’m Stupid” acoustic verstion sometime soon, but at least on this 2.5 ost single I found my mystery song I heard on ep 21. :)
    Thanks for the news.

  10. 10 lkl

    yay I can’t wait. Finally KHJ’s acoustic version of “Because I’m Dumb” will be on this OST. I was wondering why it was”t included on the 2nd OST.

  11. 11 Christinaaar

    ahhhhahahh ! i love hyunjoong!

  12. 12 Cherry

    What’s the english translation of this T-Max song from OST 2.5 — 나쁜 마음을 먹게해?

    Thanks!

  13. 13 JJ

    ah I love Hyun Joong too! haha dang, he sounds good in that song. Thanks for the dl link & the update! =)
    Looking forward to the 2.5 ost & 2nd ost!

  14. 14 Ren

    On dear.

    Yeah I would have loved to hear some of these songs in the drama over “ALMOST PARADIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISE!!!……?”

    Actually in terms of other kdramas, is BBF better or worse with its song rotation? Either way I think HYD handled their soundtrack a lot better (except for their insistance on using the insert song, Flavour of Life by Utada Hikaru over and over and over again in the second season).

  15. 15 me

    Kim Hyun Joong does have different taste than what he releases with the SS501 boys. His favorite song is “Creep” by Radiohead lol. He used to play the bass in a rock band in high school and dropped out of school and ran away from home because he wanted to be a rocker. He’s a rocker at heart but he has learned to love his group and the fans. He has stated time and time again that he would never leave the boys ^^

    Those who have seen We Got Married will know how much he loves his vast collection of guitars…haha

    it seems like these types of acoustic ballads are his favorite style because he likes Lee Juck’s songs (“Rain,” “Fortunate,” “Wait”). He also released a single of similar style last summer called “Thank You,” which he wrote for his fans and I heard he also helped compose the music.

    And like you Javabeans, i also like his taste ^^

    I’m so upset that they have not released his version of “Because I’m Dumb” *sigh*

  16. 16 yoonah

    Just to add:

    “Still, I can’t help wishing more of these newer selections had been gradually introduced earlier in the series, because the drama was so overshadowed in the first half with its tired song rotation and could have greatly used an infusion of fresh tunes.”

    WORD.

    Ji Sun’s song in OST 2 makes me cry.

  17. 17 Sweetll

    i have to say that after the 1st season i’ve pretty much have tuned out on the songs from BOF = due to overplay of songs from the 1st season.

    But i’m looking forward to hearing the songs from this special album and the OST 2!!!

    it seems that the cast from BOF is trying their hand in everything i.e. singers -> acting, actors ->singing ….

    hope that the other songs by the cast would be good…

    would GHS be singing on the special soundtrack as well?

  18. 18 Ilbum noona

    The next F4 Taiwan? F4 Korea is just like F4 Taiwanese version..Who knows there will be singing group named as Kkot Boda Namja..Commercial factor..

  19. 19 Muffin

    Wow, I didn’t know he could actually sing! Whenever he’s doing something musical in BBF I kinda fast forward. Although I’ve listened to a few tracks of SS501, they only have one song which I love, “Never Let You Go,” and who can tell who is singing what?

    It doesn’t even seem like that singing voice would come out of his face.

  20. 20 Kender

    Lol whut?

    These poor kids. They’re not going to know what to do with themselves once the drama’s over. Free time? Sleep? They’ll probably go insane.

    I’m looking forward to these songs, though. KHJ isn’t a bad singer (wish I could say the same for his acting, but whatever), and based on the songs he’s chosen to cover, I’m going to have to agree with you that I like his taste. That’s a nice, soothing song he picked there.. I kind of want to go find the original. ^^

  21. 21 random

    awww he’s so cute. i was wondering if you have the acoustic version of 내 머리가 나빠.

  22. 22 bbflover

    THey must be so tired…i feel bad for them..but i still <3<3<3 all of them!!
    i wanna hear kimbum and leeminho sing!! they’re difinatley gonna sound ADORABLY GOOD!!!
    I CAN’T WAIT!!
    THANKS JAVABEANS!

  23. 23 j

    actually, he wanted to sing for a [rock] band, but the head of the company put him in a boyband, bc his voice didn’t cut it to be in 1, lol~

  24. 24 Linda

    I see I see. Thanks for the clarification. :] So now we get to anticipate 3 more special editions. I can’t wait to hear Kim Bum and Lee Min Ho sing. Hehe.

    The song that Lee Min Ho will be singing.. That’s probably going to be different from the earlier news posted where it said he was going to release a digital single, right?

    @ #19 Muffin:
    “Never Let You Go” is actually a song on the single of SS501′s sub-group Triple S, which only contains 3 members of SS501 (Hyun Joong not included). And more specifically, “Never Let You Go” was actually just a solo song sung by member Kyu Jong. :] You could check out SS501′s other singles.

  25. 25 stranger

    He has such a different voice when he sings….much more romantic and lovely to listen to….

  26. 26 Stephanie

    Is that really HyunJoong singing?
    it really does not sound like him….
    but yeah he definitely has a different taste in music
    than the stuff he does with SS501
    i’ve always thought it was sad how he does crap pop with them
    when he loves rock music and and just better quality music
    that he’s actually good at making
    but whatev

  27. 27 Orchid

    So there will be a total of THREE OSTs for Boys Before Flowers? Oh wow….

    Yeah if they’ve thought of this sooner they should have made the boys record the songs earlier so they can be incorporated into the drama!!

  28. 28 belleza

    @Ren,

    “Actually in terms of other kdramas, is BBF better or worse with its song rotation? ”

    BBF uses its film score much less than other k-dramas, but for the most part, the songs are used just like other K-dramas. BBF’s usage of the songs reflects how dense the actual plot is, and therefore often the same songs come up.

    If you watch Taiwanese idol dramas, you’ll notice the same thing, and it’s because many TW idol dramas are split up into mini-arcs which condense the plot, so that each episode has multiple crises and resolved issues. Therefore the same songs come up.

    “Either way I think HYD handled their soundtrack a lot better (except for their insistance on using the insert song, Flavour of Life by Utada Hikaru over and over and over again in the second season).”

    Actually, Flavour over Life was mostly played once per week. (The usual J-drama formula is to play the insert song usually at around the climax of that week’s epi.) It’s just that Flavour over Life kinda sucked as an insert song. :D

  29. 29 mems

    Wow, this is really milking it….but who cares as long as it’s BBF?

    I wish they would include Gu Hye-sun singing “The only thing I know is love”–not the drama part, but an actual recording with her true voice.

  30. 30 Angie

    Does anyone know where i can find or buy Lee Juck’s albums?

  31. 31 CC

    I love his taste in music, it’s similar to mine XD Wish he made more songs like this instead of pop/dance…but i still like ss501
    Hope GHS sings also, she actually has a very sweet voice =] I find it soothing just like Hyun Joong…wonder what they would sound like together =D

    Can’t wait for the others…god it really is like a F4 band lol

  32. 32 Debbie

    I really appreciate the fact that Kim Hyun Joong can actually sing. A lot of pop idols/singers in other Asian countries are popular only because of their looks and not for their “singing ability.” Not only can he see but he’s pretty darn cute too! :)

  33. 33 Amy

    These people are seriously milkin’ it, damn.

  34. 34 LJ

    They are definitely making tons of money aren’t they? :D

  35. 35 dunlop

    as much as i would love for GHS to be included in this… I doubt it
    the album is titled “F4 special edition”, and as javabeans said, the boys barely had time to record this. If they barely had the time, GHS probably didn’t have any time. She’s in like 80% of the drama.

  36. 36 BOFfan

    @Maria,
    I think you mean the song “Because I’m Stupid/Dumb” My Thoughts are Bad sounds like it should be the translation, but it implies something totally different… like pervert. I think the song is on soundtrack 2 like javabeans mentioned.

  37. 37 Alvina

    ah, so this is what the blogs were talking about when they said they have pictures of Minho at the recording studio.

    There were rumors he was going to become a singer XD

  38. 38 meikisis

    I was hoping that Gu Hye Sun’s rendition of
    “I only know love” would be on the second edition OST… darn!

  39. 39 1j

    i wish lee min jung would get some attention!! i asked my mom who is in korea currently to buy me a poster of her but she said all the stores had were posters of F4…..boo

  40. 40 marz

    @ Maria, was listening to BOF second ost.. couldnt find the acoustic version of what KHJ sang for BOF. i actually liked that version.. i was hoping they’d also have the piano version of strange sun not the version like in goong.. rather the one they played before..

    i also appreciate KHJ’s sense of music… i think these boybands dont necessarily get much of a choice on the song they do..
    well depends on their management? but well..

    side note: i love ‘never let you go’ by kyujong. ;)

  41. 41 yoonah

    #29 mems
    “I wish they would include Gu Hye-sun singing “The only thing I know is love”–not the drama part, but an actual recording”

    I second this! She has a pretty singing voice.

  42. 42 CyNurse

    Three OSTs for BOF? Wow!!! Can’t wait for Woo Bin’s song.

  43. 43 luvdemflowerboys

    Seriously, I wanted to break my computer every time I heard the same songs coming over and over (mostly inappropriate times) in the first half of the drama. On another note, can Min-ho and Kim Bum actually sing? Sounds interesting though. Anyways, Hyun Joong should just come out with a special acoustic/rock album where he’s just jamming. It puts a smile on my face when I see him enjoying the things he likes~

  44. 44 Anythingcute

    Yihaaaaaaaaa…. I’m so thrilled. I love K F4. I never understand why people all get too excited with Taiwan F4 since they’re not even cute or handsome >_<.

    Now I’m experiencing it myself. I wish all of them will sing more as a F4 group. Bet they will be much much more better than the other f4 band.

  45. 45 Cestfifi

    Such a soothing voice..so romantic! I love this song
    Thanks a lot for upload

  46. 46 Blabla

    Kibum, Le Min Ho singing…???? But but …they are actors, not singer?!!
    Aya…..! :o(

    KHJ has a nice, soothing voice. Great song, well sang!
    Thanks Javabean

  47. 47 Rong

    i just listened to the2nd OST and i have to say i’m sorely disappointed. Even Howl and J’s songs didn’t get me excited. i was so looking forward to something wonderful but i think i much prefer the first album now that i’ve listened to the 2nd. i don’t even want to try OST 2.5 now. :(

  48. 48 daizukun

    i love KHJ’s cover!! :D it’s really soothing and beautiful just like his other digital single ‘Thank You’. T-Max’s song is good too! it’s upbeat and fun!
    hmm..i didn’t know that KB and LMH could sing…we’ll have to see with those two :)

  49. 49 cullenhale

    the top picture of this post, reminds me of how much I adore F4 and how much I’m going to miss them once the series is gone…

  50. 50 kayla

    woo i was waiting for that acoustic version of i’m stupid – so glad not to be disappointed! best news of the day

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