Well, this is interesting. You’re My, one of Taeyang’s R&B ballads on the Solar album, has had decidedly mixed reactions from his international fans upon its release. (I know a number of ATY’s routinely skip this on their playlists.) However it had a much warmer reaction in Korea and was one of the more popular songs on the album apart from the more heavily promoted songs.
The song featured on 2 separate variety shows last week.
In this clip from the show Actress’ Butler, Noh Minwoo sings and plays the guitar and Son Dambi immediately recognizes the song as Taeyang’s. One of the gag women on the show makes a joke about the song being overly sensual. Didn’t get that part- perhaps it’s because of all the food references?
The other featuring was part of an MNet dating show. One of the erm… bachelors… sang the song by way of impressing his chosen girl (and she blushingly gives him the thumbs up.) Unfortunately the video was taken down by MNet right before this post, so we can’t show you the rendition in all its cute and awkward glory. (But trust me it wasn’t about the singing anyway. It was a game effort though…)
In any case, looks like the song is a favorite for wooing the ladies. Who knew?
I was also surprised by a number of uploaded covers on youtube. One fairly recent find – an English version:
The song was also covered by Korea’s Prince of Ballads, Sung Si Kyung in a recent concert:
What did you think of his interpretation? (Love the part when he stops at the falsetto, saying “sheesh, Taeyang…,” implying it was too high to sing. ) Compare to Taeyang’s September 26 performance at the Solar Concert (my favorite version):
The song was never a favorite of mine from the album (500 recordings and he goes with that one?) but I’ve warmed to it a lot after the concert version. Any of you have a change of heart as well? It certainly seems to have its share of fans.
Thanks to YB Mania, StudioSylar, DCYB and DYBLGE for the clips.