Rain‘s “Rainism” was a sensation when it first came out. With such a unique and charismatic choreography to the catchy beats, it became a favorite performance to cover for many of his K-Pop hoobae (junior) groups. Here are the top 6 “Rainism” covers by some of K-Pop’s hottest idols!
1. BTS’s Jungkook
BTS Jungkook’s “Rainism” for the MBC Gayo Daejejeon was extra-extra sexy. His “bad-bad-boy” vibe was already complete by 2016. With his fellow teammates backing him up, Jungkook ripped through this cover performance and left ARMYs with a severe case of “Jungkook-ism”.
2. TWICE’s Dahyun
TWICE‘s Dahyun became ONCE’s oppa forever when she covered “Rainism” at their 2018 concert, TWICELAND ZONE 2 Fantasy Park in Seoul. She said she “gotta be a bad bad boy” – and that’s exactly what she did. After this performance, ONCEs were automatically converted to the new religion that is Dahyunism.
3. MONSTA X’s Shownu
MONSTA X‘s Shownu has never turned down a chance to flaunt his “Rainism” on camera. In an episode of Weekly Idol, Shownu busted out his moves and wowed the viewers. With his jaw dropping physique and a conveniently suitable outfit, Shownu’s “Rainism” may have been brief, but most definitely memorable for Monbebes.
4. Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel covered “Rainism” at Wanna One‘s final concert in January 2019. Known for his sharp and clean dance style, Kang Daniel spiced up “Rainism” with his own charms. After watching this, Wannables were convinced that Kang Daniel would slay as a solo artist. Guess what Kang Daniel is doing now? Slaying as a solo artist.
In celebration of M Countdown‘s 10th anniversary in 2014, GOT7 put together a special performance covering “Rainism”. While all the members looked fresh AF, it was JB‘s voice that really captured everyone’s attention. His strong vocal called forward all the Ahgases to fly on over to the fandom!
6. IU with MBLAQ
At the 2012 Music Bank in Hong Kong special, IU became everyone’s girl crush with her soft-but-spicy “Rainism” cover. She put a spin on this otherwise heavy-breathing, sweat-dripping song and turned it into a mysteriously bewitching and strangely mesmerizing one, using only her unique and irreplaceable voice!
But of course, the original stands unrivaled. Here’s Rain’s “Rainism” that started it all: