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Javabeans Playlist #3: Actor edition
by | August 18, 2011 | 121 Comments

More songs! And this time, they’re sung by some of your favorite (or not) actors. This list is hardly comprehensive, and I picked mostly those actors who weren’t singers first. (And if they were, they are generally stars who are not known for their singing, despite their origins. See: Kim Kang-woo’s awesome beginnings as a soft-ballad rapper. That video takes forever to load, but trust me, it’s worth it.)

Some of these songs come from OSTs, some from digital singles, and some as featured tracks on other singers’ albums.

Enjoy!

Moon Geun-young – “그 바람소리” (The sound of the wind) [ Download ]

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Song Chang-eui – “사랑이라는 이유로” (The reason for love) [ Download ]

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Bae Doo-na – “바보랍니다” (Called a fool) from the Gloria OST. [ Download ]

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Kim Kang-woo – “한사람” (One person) [ Download ]

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Lee Jia – “Vampire Romance” [ Download ]

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Park Yong-ha – “믿나요” (Do you believe) [ Download ]

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Park Shi-yeon – “세상에 뿌려진 사랑만큼” (As much as the love in the world)Download ]

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Lee Min-ki – “영원한 여름” (Eternal Summer) [ Download ]

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Kim So-yeon – “이 작은 것에도” (Even with this small thing) [ Download ]

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Tim and Sung Yuri – “연인선언” [ Download ]

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Chae Jung-ahn – “내게 가장 쉬운일” (The easiest thing for me) from the Cain & Abel OST. [ Download ]

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Kim Haneul with Yang Jung-seung – “밤하늘의 별을” (Stars Under the Night Sky)Download ]

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Gu Hye-sun – “갈색머리” (Brown Hair) [ Download ]

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Kang Ji-hwan “그냥 아는 사람” (Just a person I know) from the Fireworks OST. [ Download ]

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Han Ji-hye – “Luv Luv” [ Download ]

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Choi Jin-hyuk – “죽을만큼” (Enough to die) from the It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl OST. [ Download ]

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Hyun Bin – “그남자” (That Man) from the Secret Garden OST. [ Download ]

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Han Hyo-joo – “왈칵” [ Download ]

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Lee Jun-ki – “아낌없이 주는 나무” (The tree that gives freely) [ Download ]

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Lee Da-hae – “I Love Rock & Roll” [ Download ]

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Daniel Choi, Uhm Tae-woong – “청계산 가버렸네” (I went to Cheonggyesan Mt.)
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Lee Shi-young – “지지리” [ Download ]

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Lee Jun-hyuk – “그대가” (You) from the I Am Legend OST. [ Download ]

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121 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Estelle

    Ooooh interesting! Thanks javabeans! :D

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    • 1.1 lollypowee

      KIM JOO WON! KIM JOO WON! KIM JOO WON1

      hyun bin’s voice is really amazing just like secret garden.

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      • 1.1.1 ilikehim

        Not gna lie, first thing i played frm this entire playlist.
        Miss Kim Joo Won (and him!) DEARLY =’[

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        • 1.1.1.1 tomo

          I got confused for a second and thought you guys were asking for a song from Joo-won.

          Joo-won (actor) has a lovely voice. I had his BKKTG song on repeat for weeks.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVrgoceu27M

          =)

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      • 1.1.2 Literati

        NGL as soon as those first notes start I can feel the tears coming. SG was really a great drama at the end of it all.

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    • 1.2 Stacey

      Thank you Javabeans!! I love you and GirlFriday and this site!!

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  2. Cynthia

    Nice list!
    This one makes me happy!!
    :)

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    • 2.1 Cynthia

      Tah-dah!!
      Just spend a delightful hour and a half listening to ALL these cuts while reading (Tina Fey “Bossypants”! Hysterical!) – must say, I think my favorite song is the last one by Lee Jun-hyuk. Wonderful!
      Thanks again, JB.
      :)

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  3. ★ iZzie ★

    wow! Thank you, javabeans!

    it’s an album from kdrama heaven. :)

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  4. sosoxrah

    Lee Jun-hyuk!!! Oh how I miss Young-ju!!

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  5. stars4u

    I always get surprised to hear some actors/actresses sing…

    thanks for the list jb!

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  6. angelpur

    love lee da-hae’s version of I love rock & roll!

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    • 6.1 Bluefyre

      Me too! ^^

      She could’ve done an OST track for Ripley no problem ;)

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    • 6.2 imoan.naomi

      I listened to that one first… and had to cut it halfway thru. Her voice sounds thin, and the attitude wasn’t right. Maybe a mid-tempo ballad would serve her better. Maybe.

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    • 6.3 GN

      yep, it was pretty good

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  7. Bluefyre

    YAY! Thanks JB!! You are awesome!

    Kim Soo-hyun’s missing though. Hehehe ;)

    Off to listen!

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    • 7.1 myweithisway

      Hehe, I figured someone would demand Kim Soo Hyun =)

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    • 7.2 badmarkz

      true! true! soo hyun was one of the best singing actor i’ve ever listen, why isn’t he on the list?

      *crossingfingershopingforplaylistvol.2*

      btw, this list is lovely too, thankie jb!

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  8. Tok

    LOVING Daniel CHoi & UTW

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  9. PleaseAnon

    i totally just burst out in tears listening to Park Yong-ha.

    R.I.P

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    • 9.1 Denali

      The mere mention of his name has my eyes brim with tears.

      Peace.

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      • 9.1.1 grateful1

        Me too. He’s been on my mind (and in my heart) a lot this week with all the talk about the high levels of stress, depression, and insomnia that many K-drama actors experience. But these are tears that I need to release, so I’m grateful for the song. And in addition to a good cry, this playlist also gave me a good laugh (thanks to the adorkable Daniel Choi and Uhm Tae-woong), and several good tunes (so far I’m especially digging Kim Kang Woo’s and Lee Jun Hyuk’s). JB, once again~ chongmal kamsahamnida!

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        • 9.1.1.1 Denali

          Heartbreaking. This week reminded me of a few other k-actors/actresses who chose to end their lives prematurely as well. T_T

          On the other hand, this playlist is filled with gems that cheer us up such as the ones you mentionned. Choi Daniel and Uhm Tae Woong are so dorky together and I dig CD’s voice a lot. He has been my “flavor of the month” ever since The baby-faced beauty especially in the scene [spoiler alert] where his father agrees to his marriage. I squealed! Their talk was daebak. His reactions were priceless, I wish I had been “appa” to redo the hug many times. ^^[end spoiler alert]

          As for Lee Jun Hyuk, I was so pleasantly surprised to see him perform on the I am legend drama, which was a mess btw.

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    • 9.2 tomo

      I couldn’t bring myself to listen to his playlists after that happened. =(

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      • 9.2.1 Maho

        I know…occasionally I think of Park Yong Ha and it feels hard to believe how long its been.

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  10. 10 Kangjifan

    woah what a great concept of having this on your site JB….thanks, i just listened briefly to Kang ji hwan & he’s good, i’m at work so when i get home i’ll surely d/load a lot of these songs! i’m a ‘s..cker’ for Korean songs OSTs name it, as soon as i get in my car, K songs playing, when i get home fr work, CD of Korean songs be it OSTs or other K singers!

    thank you thank you love it!

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  11. 11 Aly

    I love Lee Ji Ah’s “Vampire Romance”! :D her other song, “Love Virus” is nice too, though not as good as this one.

    I hope she can get over the whole Seo Taiji scandal behind her and come back to dramas! Let her have a new project as good as “Legend”.

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  12. 12 Rubysing

    Interesting that you came up with this playlist, JB. I made one and called it “Stars Sing” with some of the songs you chose plus: “Ocean Travel” by Lee Sun Kyun, “Nurul Saranghae” by Gong Yoo, “May I Love You” by Park Shin Yang, “허수아비” by Jung Il Woo and “단 하루를 살아도” by Jo Hyun Jae!

    Going to include those from your list that I left out. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • 12.1 Julieta

      Yes~! missed Gong Yoo! Can we wait for another list of actors singing in movie´s OST? He sings also in “Finding Mr. Destiny” ^^

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  13. 13 crazedlu

    the boys are definitely better than the girls.

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  14. 14 laos7

    Thank you for the playlist <3
    I totally dig Gu Hye Sun's '갈색머리', this song is just beautiful :D

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  15. 15 MeeisLee

    I, too, find it weird to hear some actors sing (not necessarily because they sing like a dying cat, but because… they just don’t sing for a career). Heh, I didn’t noticed there wasn’t any Kim Soo Hyun until someone mentioned it. He did a good job. You know who else did a good job? LEE HYUN JIN ! My disappointment to find out his (sadly) short song with the gukak girls isn’t on the OST :(.

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  16. 16 Rachael

    Thanks so much JB! Just letting you know Luv Luv sung by Han Ji-hye isn’t there. Says it has been deleted.

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  17. 17 mysterious

    Moon Geun-young – Wow! She has a such a pretty voice! I never knew she could sing! Now I’m even more jealous – acting AND singing?! I have neither. I feel cheated.

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    • 17.1 Soua

      Moon Geun-young sounds very nice!!!

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      • 17.1.1 grateful1

        She’s also quite a good dancer.

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      • 17.1.2 kimchigirl

        i agree, i luv moon’s voice! luv hyun bin’s too! they’re all good!

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  18. 18 eva

    wooo! thanks! btw, Han Ji-hye – “Luv Luv.”’s file seems invalid thanks ((:

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  19. 19 leila8mae

    Daniel Choi and Uhm’s song is LOVE!! like I want to dance whenever I hear that song! just fun ♥

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    • 19.1 nynaeve

      Ditto! I was smiling like a fool while listening to their song.
      It makes me think happy thoughts (though I don’t understand any of the lyrics). LOL

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  20. 20 jandoe

    fave playlist so far, by far!

    Listening to it at work now, love it!

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  21. 21 luraaa

    I was listening to the songs in this post when I signed in on Facebook and saw a video a friend posted. It was Park Bo-young singing “Walking on sunshine” in the movie Speed Scandal. Took me awhile to figure out what movie it was. But when I first saw Cha Tae-hyun on bass and his goofy smile, the adorable Park Bo-young and the cute kid (sorry I don’t know his name), I knew I have to watch that movie soon. And Park Bo-young can sing too.

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    • 21.1 luraaa

      I forgot to mention, but back when I am Legend was airing and I was reading the recaps because I dropped the series, Lee Jun-hyuk’s “You” was played on my iPod everyday. I was so in love with this man’s voice, and I still am. The duet with Kim Jung-eun is nice too.

      It seems like the main characters in Story of a Man are in this playlist as well. :) (I don’t really want to think that Park Yong-ha is really gone, because he was a huge loss in the industry and in the people’s lives as well.)

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  22. 22 pohonphee

    I like Javabeans when she is not busy writing drama recap. Cause it means more good music post (I have one song folder named Javabeans Playlist), more beautiful photo shoot post, and more artist’ news post, all wrap in witty writing.

    It is not that I don’t like her when she writes a recap :P

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  23. 23 Christine

    Thank you! Love the music choices….

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  24. 24 nali2

    Awesome playlist JB! Thanks and keep ‘em coming!!

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  25. 25 Noelle

    My favorite is Daniel Choi and Uhm Tae Woong! No clue what they are saying but if I did I think I would laugh… Need it all translated. TOOO GOOOGLE!

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  26. 26 Yer Vang

    Thanks,.

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  27. 27 blokkoms

    Love these playlists. Thanks!

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  28. 28 obivia

    Oooooh, how fun. Thanks!!!
    I can listen to Lee Jun Hyuk’s song over and over (swoon).
    I’m still sad that he didn’t have more OTP chemistry w/ Kim Jung Eun’s character.

    I swear there’s also Lee Dong Gun’s song for Changing Partners but I can’t find it. Is anyone else better at that than I am?

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    • 28.1 grateful1

      Hi Obivia~ I think you’re looking for “Are You Living With Your Lover Right Now”. If you google it (along with his name) you’ll find it.

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      • 28.1.1 obivia

        Sweeeeet, thanks!! Could you also get me Lee Dong Gun himself? You’d be my HERO.

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  29. 29 Anvesha

    Among all these, my favorite song is Hyun Bin’s “that man” (but I haven’t listened to some on the list). I am also interested in Lee Min Ki’s track..

    For some reason I see Lee Jun Ki as singer and actor just like Jang geun seok and also Lee Seung Gi (I wanna see him in more dramas!).

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  30. 30 jp

    “And if they were [singers first], they are generally stars who are not known for their singing, despite their origins”
    ^but wasn’t Sung Yuri part of FinKL before she was an actress? or is she the exception to this exception?

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  31. 31 sue

    sigh park yongha’s name makes me all T_T

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    • 31.1 spark67

      Me too! Aaaaugh…sigh…was such a wonderful singer and actor….

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  32. 32 Persophone

    CooL ! Moon Geun Young voice is there. Her voice is soothing.. I didnot know she can sing. I was amazed she can dance well too. I know she’s great in acting. She’s such a multi-talented actress.

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  33. 33 alice

    kim hee sun should be on this list too. she’s a wonderful singer and actress.

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  34. 34 lvsanchez

    Oh wow… as many times as I’ve heard that Secret Garden OST throughout the drama, I never had a clue it was Binnie singing it. I didn’t want to be biased since I am sort of a Binnie fangirl but I’m glad I got to hear him sing before I knew it was him. He’s quite good!

    Gu Hye Sun I’ve heard before and I enjoy her singing. She has a very pretty voice. And it was a bossanova song so of course I am going to instantly like it.

    But JB I’m sorry… your man on the other hand… hmmm. I don’t even like his speaking voice, I don’t know what made me think I’d like his singing lol KJW fangirls (or JB) please don’t hunt me down! lol still love him!

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  35. 35 artgal

    Dear javabeans,

    You don’t know how long I wait for your list of songs. I really like your selection. You really have a good taste in music! The last one I took was the summer list..that was awesome. Thank you for all the songs that you recommended. It’s taste like coffee, the only things you want after a long winding hours of work. Hehehe.

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  36. 36 artgal

    haha..sorry javabeans, it’s the spring collection not summer ;)

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  37. 37 Esther K

    Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  38. 38 Lala

    I miss Park Yong-ha D: But I love all of the sonnngs <3 ;) Thanks JB!

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  39. 39 asianromance

    Thanks for compiling this list and for giving us the music too! Bae Doona’s voice is pretty good! I wasn’t interested in watching Glloria but meant to check out her singing.

    And was surprised to see Park Shi Yeon on the list! She’s got a sweet voice!

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    • 39.1 Maho

      Yeah Bae Dona was really good in Gloria…I didnt think shed sing ad good as she did.

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  40. 40 malta

    Choi Jin hyuk! *faint*

    Such a good voice.

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    • 40.1 omo

      Agreed. I love the sound of voices when they are deep and throaty unlike those that come from the top of the head.

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  41. 41 Hannah25

    Tae-Woong / Daniel Choi = pure awesome from a pair of hot hoties.

    And the sexy talented gorgeous Song Chang-eui.

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  42. 42 Ojou_Belle

    I love Hyun Bin’s hesitant and raspy voice. Just so manly, I swear! Thanks for this portion!

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    • 42.1 maria

      guuuh, i love it when someone else describes what i’m feeling exactly! hesitant and raspy is right!!! i dig it! :D

      here for the boys, tbh. they win over the ladies in this one! song chang eui, hyun bin, kim kang woo… park yong ha, there are days when i think of you and think whether you really knew how much you were loved… if you’d have done it at all, if you did know. i have no answer, all i know is that you were truly loved by us and i hope you knew.

      still. happy list. this list is boss, jb. thanks, so so much!

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  43. 43 Madola

    BINNIE! THAT MAN was my lullaby to sleep, whenever i cant go to sleep, i play this on my ipod and i’d fall alsleep likea baby :)ahh’ Secret Garden days, i miss you.

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  44. 44 Jo

    This song (청계산 가버렸네) is adorable!!! gahh, daniel choi!

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  45. 45 supah

    Omo! Kim Kang-woo and Lee Jun-hyuk… I could listen to those two songs and their silken vocals forever. Mmm…

    Otherwise I’m a little ‘ehhh… Stick with your daytime job luvvies’ with the rest. Kinda like what the general consensus is about idol singers transitioning to acting, guess it works likewise for actors trying singing.
    The rest of the songs kind of sound the same, all quirky, indie-ish rock-pop.

    Of course you get the lucky bastards who can do both. Like rockstar turned actor Shin Sung-woo. Who’s still.. Superb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCO-mkPA3C8

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    • 45.1 Cynthia

      Ditto! And, WBDS is fabulous! The entire OST is one for the books. Not a bad cut in there! :)

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  46. 46 hajar

    Her for Hyun Bin !
    his voice was so nice in the drama ,
    I repeat it like million times , ;_;
    we miss you .. :(

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  47. 47 Aya

    it’s standard for aspiring actors and actresses to get basic voice lessons, it’s part of Arts training, so.
    some of these are actually real good, thx jb
    그 바람소리 and 갈색머리 are great
    LOL at 청계산 가버렸네, awesome song
    ….. and Lee Jun-hyuk is FLAWLESS

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  48. 48 noodles143

    some actor and actress do indeed have good voices while others didn’t..
    can’t wait to hear more!!!

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  49. 49 biankoy

    Hyun Bin will forever haunt me with that man

    but I was most surprised with Kim Kang woo!

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  50. 50 malaysian noona

    i am sorry JB, but why our gorgeous Lee Min Ho for My Everything is not in thel list??? pls pls pls him.. or do i miss it somewhere………….

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    • 50.1 ringo

      I was going to point out the same thing!!

      How could our JB forget Lee Min Ho….

      Here’s a link for everybody else:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYifT-fCqxI

      There’s fancams of him singing it live too, though I don’t necessarily think he’s that good live…

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      • 50.1.1 ringo

        But I will add that I don’t think the song is that great.

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