Super Junior is home to many solo and sub-unit projects, but none has been quite as enduring as D&E. Composed of members Donghae and Eunhyuk, the duo has crafted an impressive discography of their own and enjoyed massive success in Japan.
It’s worth mentioning that I didn’t consider the brilliantly bonkers Can You Feel It for this list, since it never received a proper, full-length music video. But, boy do I love that stupid song!
10. Still You (2013)
The rare Donghae & Eunhyuk mid-tempo, Still You allowed for a focus on their smooth vocals — even if its laid-back melody and production never became quite as memorable as their uptempo moments.
9. You Don’t Go (2017)
Borrowing from the tropical trends of the moment, You Don’t Go does an admirable job proving that the guys can convincingly compete with the current crop of idol groups.
8. Skeleton (2014)
Less a proper song than a series of addictive catchphrases, Skeleton nevertheless works thanks to its abrasive dance beat and touches of retro r&b influence.
7. Here We Are (2017)
As the duo’s first new material in over two years, Here We Are wasn’t necessarily the megawatt comeback Donghae & Eunhyuk deserved, but its nimble beat and ever-shifting melody held up in the long run. (full review)
6. Motorcycle (2014)
Fusing a bluesy harmonica riff to a staccato dance beat, Motorcycle transcends its post-Gangnam Style novelty with bursts of unexpected melody and a goofy sense of fun.
5. Let’s Get It On (2015)
Underlined by boogie guitar and a double-time beat, Let’s Get It On sent the guys off in style before their 18-month military service.
4. I Wanna Dance (2013)
Following up Oppa Oppa’s retro appeal, I Wanna Dance blends bright 80’s synths with a simple hook and explosive pop energy to spare.
3. Saturday Night (2015)
Perhaps the duo’s most straightforward dance track, Saturday Night relies on its soaring, sing-along chorus and enormous, club-ready instrumental to deliver lasting impact.
2. Oppa Oppa (2011)
Drawing upon Donghae & Eunhyuk’s fun-loving personalities, the ridiculous Oppa Oppa introduced Super Junior’s most successful sub-unit with an irresistible party-starting dose of rhythm guitar and disco beats.
1. Growing Pains (2015)
Growing Pains is Donghae & Eunhyuk’s crowning achievement, and one of the best songs to come out of any Super Junior project. Unveiling a newfound musical maturity, the song blends a wistful tone with an absolutely soaring chorus. The guys have never sounded better, as the guitar-assisted beat surges to anthemic levels. This is easily one of 2015’s most underrated singles.