The successful mega South Korean boy band BTS (Behind The Scene) debuted eight years ago on June 13, 2013. Since then, the band went from great, topping charts breaking records, and proving with their music that they are not done yet.
Their first English language song, Dynamite, topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The group performed with Lil Nas X for the 2020 Grammy Awards and made appearances on US talk shows to make matters sweeter.
And it’s not just hype. The band remains as hardworking as ever, stunning newer audiences and loyal fanbase (ARMYs) with their well-choreographed dances, out-of-this-world music videos, musicality, philanthropy, and beliefs. Therefore in honor of their eight-year anniversary, here are the ten BTS songs you must add to your playlist ASAP.
Dynamite, the band’s first English language song, was released in August 2020 and achieved their first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. A distinction they managed for three weeks.
The song created an interesting sound out of disco and pop, and retro music and released a peppy, colorful music video filled with joyful dance moves. It was then nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Song, People’s Choice Award for the Favorite Music Video, and People’s Choice Award for the Favorite Song.
Boy With Luv ft. Halsey (2019)
Boy With Luv ft Halsey was the lead single of the group’s 2019 EP Map of The Soul. On release, the song became the most viewed 24-hour debut music video in Youtube history. It achieved 100 million views on YouTube on its release.
The song also won an MTV Video Music Award, Melon Music Award for the Song Of The Year, and the Mnet Asian Music Award for the Best Music Video. The song, however, is a more upbeat version of their 2014 song Boy In Luv.
This song is an ode to a loved one but is also super catchy and feels so romantic and happy. The upbeat nature makes it a perfect addition to your next road trip playlist.
Spring Day (2017)
Spring Day was a stark departure from the group’s signature hip-hop and electronic pop sound. The lyrics are sorrowful, and the music video pays respects to the national South Korean tragedy where a ferry capsized, killing hundreds of students.
The heavy emotion in the song made the Billboard and Melon’s charts after its February 2017 release. Moreover, the music video expressed the feeling of being far from your loved ones with the hopes that things will gradually get better.
Another milestone for the music group, the music video of their song has raked in over a billion views. It’s hard not to bop your head to the pleasing whistling refrain and dance your head off to the EDM beat.
As usual, the music video features the group’s perfect choreography alongside bright colors. The hit song was once again listed on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and won a Melon Music Award for the Best Music Video in 2017.
Blood Sweat And Tears (2016)
Blood Sweat And Tears from BTS’s is a candid song drenched in the sounds of tropical house. The talented boy band admits to a lover their willingness to risk it all for love, including sinning. The song paid off, and the group bagged the Mnet Asian Music Award for the Best Dance Performance and the Soompi Award for the Song Of The Year.
If you are in the mood for some rap on your playlists, you want to check out BTS’s Fire. Serving as the title track of The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever, the song hit over 400 million views on YouTube.
It’s a double treat for BTS’s song On. One version features Sia, while the band only sings this version. The song is also another moody EDM track detailing the band’s then seven-year journey, and fans loved it. It once again reached the top ten on Billboard Hot 100 chart, clinched MTV Video Music Awards.
BTS secured a feature with rap megastar Nicki Minaj on the dance track. The song was the first time the band made a play for the US market, and it paid off. The track secured a won the People’s Choice Award for the Best Music Video, Mnet Asian Music Award for the Favorite Music Video, and Genie Music Award for the Best Music Video. Despite the success, the song’s incredible message encourages others to love themselves.
No More Dream (2013)
How could we forget the song that started it all? No More Dream is the band’s debut single from 2013. It’s a great throwback as you can hear the popping music and see the excellent choreography and energy that allowed them to gain world domination.