For this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Hello” (헬로) by Cho Yong Pil (조용필). It was released this past Tuesday April 23rd and has amassed just short of 300,000 views on Youtube. Here are our reasons for choosing “Hello” for our song of the week:

  • Firstly the song has a more unique style and sound which is a nice change of pace.
  • Secondly the video has a cool storyline and it matches well to the song. Plus it’s enjoyable to watch.
  • Finally Cho Yong Pil is old, maybe 40 years older than everyone else in the KPOP charts currently, but this song doesn’t sound dated.
  • On the negative side; the video intro is too long.

Cho Yong Pil Hello Video

More Information on Cho Yong Pil

Cho Yong Pil Hello Briefly

Basic Background: Cho Yong Pil is 63 and was born in Hwaseong, South Korea. His career started back in the 1960’s. He all but retired in the mid90’s but has now come back.

All the Key Links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Choyongpilofficial
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHO-YONG-PIL/
http://www.choyongpil.com/ (Under Reconstruction)

Cho Yong Pil Hello Cover

Other versions:

Live Version of Hello from Showcase Live:

This version has English Subtitles:

Coming Soon

Finally

We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Joah” by Jay Park  please click the link.

Have a fun Sunday and week.

Sujeong
Modern Seoul
sujeong@modernseoul.org
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