Love and Remember

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"Love and Remember"
Song by g.o.d
from the album Chapter 2
LanguageKorean
ReleasedNovember 25, 1999
GenreR&B
Length4:25
LabelEBM, Synnara Records
Composer(s)Park Jin-young
Lyricist(s)Park Jin-young

"Love and Remember" (Hangul사랑해 그리고 기억해; RRSaranghae geurigo gieokhae), also translated as "Love and Memories", is a song performed by the South Korean boy band g.o.d. It was the promoted song from their second studio album Chapter 2.

Overview[edit]

The song begins with a trademark spoken narration by main rapper Danny Ahn dedicating the song to "anyone who has had to let go of someone they love". The lyrics are sung from the first-person perspective of one who has had to let go of a lover and is reminiscing about the happy memories they once shared.

Reception[edit]

The song would garner the group's first ever #1 win on a music program. It won first place on both Inkigayo and Music Bank.

Controversy[edit]

In October 2002 the Taiwanese Mandopop boy band F4 and their label Sony Music Taiwan encountered controversy when South Korean media noted the similarities between the "Love and Remember" and F4's song "Everywhere" (你不愛我愛誰?) from the album Meteor Rain.[1] Park filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Taiwan, stating that the song had been remade without his permission.[2] Sony Music Taiwan disputed the case on the grounds that they had purchased the rights from Universal Music, as "Love and Remember" was partly based on Curtis McKonly's arrangement of the Christmas carol "The First Noel".[3] The case was eventually settled out of court when Park was paid compensation by Sony Music Taiwan as the group had used Park's arrangement of the song.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

"Love and Remember" was used as the background music in the Drama Special episode "Pitch-black Darkness", which starred g.o.d member Danny Ahn[5] and in the tvN television series Reply 1994.[6]

Notable cover versions[edit]

Park Jin-young covered the song with Jackson Wang of GOT7 and g.o.d member Joon Park in the Christmas special of the SBS reality show Roommate.[7] Girl group GFriend covered the song for the g.o.d special on the program Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend.[8] It was also chosen as the encore song sung by all performers at the 2017 KBS Song Festival.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 대만 드라마 '꽃보다 남자' 漢風몰이. JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). October 16, 2002.
  2. ^ [연예]가수 박진영 대만음반사 손배소. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). November 29, 2002.
  3. ^ F4歌曲是抄袭?原作者在韩正式起诉 [Is F4 plagiarizing in their song? Original author formally files suit in South Korea] (in Chinese). CCTV. December 4, 2002.
  4. ^ 대만그룹 F4, god 노래표절 파문. JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). November 24, 2002.
  5. ^ Pitch-black Darkness — 칠흑. Drama Special. Episode 14. June 1, 2014. KBS.
  6. ^ [12월 셋째주] 응답하라 20, 21화 BGM 리스트 (in Korean). tving.com.
  7. ^ '룸메이트' 잭슨, '사랑해 그리고 기억해' 멋지게 소화 …이국주 덕분? (in Korean). SBS. December 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Episode 229: g.o.d". Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend. December 12, 2015. KBS2.
  9. ^ All Guest - Love and Remember / 사랑해 그리고 기억해 [2017 KBS Song Festival / 2017 KBS가요대축제/2017.12.29]. YouTube (KBS World). December 29, 2017.

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