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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 706

I admit to being apprehensive about including G.O’s involvement in the December 2012 SBS Gayo Daejeon Color of K-Pop extravaganza here on the countdown for one reason and one reason only: He had to share the spotlight. Now, I am not adverse to him sharing the spotlight, usually. I don’t mind when he is on stage with his MBLAQ brothers or on the musical stage with other musical actors. But because I am not so keen about him losing vocal time as rule (even as a member of MBLAQ), I am less enamored of him losing it to other idols! Extreme bias rising over here! Nevertheless, I enjoyed his collaboration as part of Dramatic Blue and happily place it in the Heavenly Collaborations file here on the Countdown. Besides, he looked extraordinarily handsome in that blue Guy Laroche suit.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 328

Any time you stand G.O on a stage and let him sing with someone I am automatically going to label that a Heavenly Collaboration. His voice and presence added any time, any where, in any genre, with any vocalist is going to be magical. The angelic presence of G.O joining Nichkhun, Minah, Risako, and P.O for a special stage performance of Let It Go at the M Countdown No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014 in Yokohama may not have seen him with a whole lot of vocal time, but his gentle vocals were sweet perfection in any event. And he was a complete vision in white.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 199

In all of his many collaborations, I certainly could never exclude G.O’s work opposite his co-stars in his musicals. On 26 March 2014, there was a press call held for the musical 서편제 [Seopyeonje] and the touchingl  다른 소리 [A Different Voice] sung by Jang Eun Ah and G.O’s was beautifully captured and is, in every way, a heavenly collaboration.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 163

I’m begging you, I’m begging you (U U) so I can get over you
I’m telling you, I’m telling you, let go of me now
Why are you so tough until the end?
Why are you making me go crazy?
I’m begging you (U U) so I can get over you
I’m telling you, I’m telling you.
Let go of me now, BYE U

Oh my…I have not listened to Outsider’s Bye U in such a long time and it was exactly what I needed on this 163rd day of G.O’s service to brighten my spirits. Inasmuch as G.O has this wonderful collaborative style when working exclusively with a rapper, I would have never expected a speed rapper would have necessarily been a good fit. As time goes on, however, G.O confirms to me over and over how much of a music chameleon he truly is, and how he can adapt to any genre of music as well as a particular style within that genre.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 127

Out of all of G.O’s Heavenly Collaborations, none were as visually provocative as O-IWI-O with Nassun. From the MV to the live on stage performances, Nassun’s swag and rap combined with G.O’s handsome and voice were a match made entertainment heaven.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 104

As much as I honestly believe in my heart of hearts that G.O deserves and should record a solo album (if it is his dream or wish), he is and will always remain an amazing and powerful component in a group or duet. I wrote about his duet work in my 116 Reasons series and included his work with Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup. When I look at the list of G.O’s duets over the course of his career, I’d have to say MNet’s A-Live performance of You Are My Lady is probably my favorite of G.O’s duets (if I am looking at his work outside of the parameters of either Tykeys or MBLAQ, that is).

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 91

Out of G.O’s collaborations outside of his work within the two groups he has been (and is) a member, one of my favorites is his guest appearance on J.ae’s single, 끝을 말할순없어도 [Even If We Can’t Speak Of The End]. This gentle ballad gave the charming G.O a break from his main vocal duties with MBLAQ to once again showcase his tender honeyed voice in a duet atmosphere.

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