JYJ3’s Note: Cho Yong-pil is a South Korean pop singer born in 1950. Many Korean Pop fans believe that Cho is one of the most influential figures in Korean pop music and has produced many hits of Korean pop music history, he is a very respected veteran singer. (Read more here link1, link2)
JYJ Kim Jaejoong disclosed the reason he sang Cho Yong-pil’s song, which gathered attention.
On the last 19th, JYJ held a press conference for their ’2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie’ in Tokyo Dome.
It was revealed that Kim Jaejoong would sing the Japanese version of Cho Yong-pil’s ‘Walking Along’ – Arukitai in his solo performance. Kim Jaejoong said, “Due to filming schedule, I went to Jeju island. At that time, by chance, I heard “Walking Along” in the car. I find it very nice. It’s also the first Korean song which topped the weekly chart in Japan.”
He disclosed, “Senior Cho Yong-pil only released the Japanese version, he didn’t do promotional activities. I thought that not many people could know the song. It’s such a shame to enjoy it alone. So I wanted to sing it.”
Kim Jaejoong added, “I asked senior Cho Yong-pil via phone call. He asked me how I would sing it. So I recorded a guide version and sent it to him. He said it was good and we decided to have a meal together. I want to sing it well in the concert and have a meal with him after coming back to Korea.”
Jaejoong’s Cover of “Walking Along”
Cho Yong Pil’s “Walking Along” (Korean Version)
Cho Yong Pil’s “Walking Along” (Japanese Version)