A tender piano ballad, ‘Jamais Vu’ isn’t the most dynamic BTS song, but it’s still stirring and elegant. Don’t be afraid of it. MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix). Its stately instrumentation slowly weaves mystery through the track, which compares a relationship to a house of cards – precarious, unable to withstand any true hardships. While Suga and J-hope chide their peers for being “immature” and “coldhearted”, RM argues keeping up with trends stops young people from becoming outcasts. Soft falsettos soaring as the band close out their first ‘O!RUL8,2?’ album with an ode to a romance that just out of reach. While BTS have become renown for their tracks tackling societal issues, it takes some time to show some love to their songs about precisely that—love. There’s something quaint about this 2013 track, which opens with Suga asking: “But what will happen if BTS rises?” We know the answer now, but back then the seven-piece were very much still climbing their way up to the top, buoyed by youthful confidence. I’m assuming you mean all of their songs? K-pop superstars BTS’ “Dynamite,” IU’s “Eight” and Mamamoo member Hwasa’s “Maria” have been named as the top favorite songs in Korea in 2020. BTS rarely sugarcoat life and, on ‘2! “We’re drenched, drenched, drenched/In sweat in our practice room,” J-hope puffs. RM and Suga team up here for an old school hip-hop dissection of the word “respect” and its overuse in modern society. On ‘Ma City’, the seven members share their memories of their hometowns, fondly remembering the places they were raised. Two points I want to make before carrying on with this blog are: BTS comebacks and debut songs are also included. “Seven billion different worlds / Shining with seven billion lights.” It’s a gorgeous, glittering piece of emotional pop that subtly continues the band’s ‘Love Yourself’ message. Despite that, he’ll keep trying to grow and improve – something he’s more than come good on in the four years since this song’s release. They’ll make you long for your BFF as they weave cryptic lines about “the dumpling incident” and vow to stay just as linked “when this cheer dies down”. Alongside the British pop star, Jungkook, Jin and Jimin weave an ode to following your dreams over a pleasant EDM bed that gently drives things to a twinkling conclusion. On this jerky hip-hop track, BTS take on their generation’s habit of demanding expensive clothes that their families can’t afford. INTRO: 2 Cool 4 Skool (feat. Suga, meanwhile, has an entirely different message, claiming to “really hate Converse” because of how difficult they are to get off when he’s getting frisky. The Best BTS Songs Ever, Ranked Spring Day. “Does it make sense? “I like hate comments more than no comments / I don’t know you but you know my name,” he mocks. They say home is where the heart is and, it seems that for BTS that means wherever their loyal fanbase ARMY is. “I believe in you and now though it seems humble / In the end you’ll leap into a prosperous future,” Suga encourages at one point. Four years on from its release, ‘Fire’ is still one of the standout tracks of any BTS live show – an energetic burst of house production and party-starting dynamics. “Like dripping down espresso.” The inevitable split? 2’ seems to be a pacy paean to lost love, J-hope rapping: “Everyone says it’s over, but I can’t stop / Is this sweat or tears? ‘Filter’ is playful too, with Jimin offering to be “your Genie / How ‘bout Aladdin?”. No one can doubt BTS’ work ethic and ‘Dope’ sees them address their own indefatigable spirit. “Get higher!” Seven years on and those words still ring true. DNA. Yet they also have a unifying message to share: “Look up, we are all/Looking at the same sky.”, Written about moving from the dorm they shared as young artists to a new house after their debut, ‘Moving On’ is wistful and sweet, full of memories and past worries. Sure, The Killers’ ‘Mr Brightside’ has charted in the UK Singles Chart over 200 times since its release in 2004, but ‘Spring Day’ has even bested even that huge commercial performance. The rap, the music, the dance, everything is just perfect! Like ‘No More Dream’ before it, ‘Paradise’ returns to the idea that your life isn’t lacking if you don’t have a big dream to guide it. Run. “It’s a sleepless night again…”. Another one of BTS' songs to secure a position in top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is On, which also topped the Billboard's Digital Sales chart this year. In no particular order, here are TIME’s picks for the most underrated BTS songs, compiled in a playlist at bottom. Bangtan might have plenty of slow stunners in their back pockets, but few are as tender as ‘Butterfly’. On this Coldplay-style surging pop jewel, V looks back on his younger self and offers him some moving encouragement. BTS slayed their comeback, like always! If there’s one song to express BTS’ mindsets as artists it’s ‘ON’ – no matter what gets thrown at them, be that the near-universal praise they’ve received recently or the criticism they faced in their early days, they’ll keep going. It’s an urgent, needling slice of hip-hop whose relevance spans far beyond Korea’s borders. Over dipping and diving strings, he sighs here: “I can’t fly like the flower petals over there”, insinuating that he’s not as good or talented as his bandmates. “Don’t wanna be lonely / Just wanna be yours.” It’s unclear if he’s referring to a lover or the ARMY, though we get a potential hint later on. Here, BTS take that notion and apply it to Earth, imagining every resident on the planet as their own micro cosmos coming together to build a whole galaxy. As the rapper gets more successful, so his shadow grows “as dark as the light’s intense”. There’s nothing innocent about this 2016 track, with BTS ready to risk it all for love (or lust). “Thank you for letting me be me / For helping me fly / For giving someone like me wings,” RM raps. The seven-piece offer to “take away your sadness and pain” and promise to “believe your galaxy”. —BTS, “ON” “I want to tell you that darkness exists everywhere. It’s only fitting that Bangtan’s dance leader J-hope should compare falling in love with pulling some shapes. ‘Mic Drop’ is their two fingers up at those who try to bring them down. Based on L. Frank Baum’s sixth Wizard of Oz book, 1920’s The Emerald City of Oz, it tells the story of an “ugly” man who locks himself away from the world out of shame, but comes to regret letting his insecurities control his life. If you’re not true to yourself, love (for yourself or another) is ultimately doomed. It swoons and soars, a dark edge hinting at the punishment he’s being served for telling untruths (“Caught in a lie / Please take me out of this hell / I can’t be free from this pain”). Korean and Japanese? It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re trying to make your dreams reality and to feel like you’re stuck in a rut when it doesn’t seem like you’re progressing fast enough. On the surface, the title track of ‘The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt. It’s like taking a blazing blowtorch and scorching it across your heart. This Ed Sheeran co-write stands as a testament to BTS’ global stature by 2019: they’d come so far that that one of the world’s biggest musicians penned a track for them. Suga’s emo-rap solo on ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ completes that album’s triptych of rap line lookbacks by sampling ‘Intro: O!RUL8,2?’. Over an urgent hip-hop beat, BTS take on Korea’s attitude to education, encouraging their peers to not be forced into living their parents’ dreams and avoid a life as “study machines”. Hopefully? It might start off that way, but by the intro’s end that’s certainly not the case, a frustrated RM spitting: “Blowing hot and cold, stop confusing a person’s feelings.”. It’s introspective and delicate, its melodies floating and shifting like the tide. This light and breezy seeming song, which sees rapper Suga showing off his soft singing voice, is deceptively dark. The rap-rock track finds the BTS leader asking “Who the hell am I?” over chugging guitar riffs. “You’re my penicillin, saving me,” he romantically declares, before declaring himself a rare creature: “I’m your Calico cat, here to see you.”. “Whether it be men or women / My flexible tongue movements will send them to Hong Kong with my raps,” he assures us, deploying a Korean euphemism for getting someone off. Suga emphasises the importance of that safe space in his verse, noting: “Even if we have what I wanted in my dreams / Big house, big cars, big rings”, material items can’t replace having somewhere (and someone) to call home. Co-written with Troye Sivan, this dark, rumbling ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ track centres on the downside of being empathetic when you’re presented with other people’s stories of pain. “Spring Day”- Wings (2016) Who can blame them?Its sentiment and delivery add up to make something bold and empowering, his rasped vocals assuring: “Even if I live only one day / There can never be any regret.”. That his voice swoops and soars with a velvety grace makes it all the greater. “Please let me punished / Please forgive me for my sins.”. BTS was unstoppable this year and came up with multiple incredible albums. You’d never guess this emotive vocal line song was produced by frequent collaborator Steve Aoki – there’s not a ‘womp’ in sight. “It’s all right to not have a dream / If you have moments where you feel happiness for a while,” the vocal line insist on the chorus, before RM adds his own words of wisdom: “Who says a dream must be something grand? It is, in short, a classic – a glistening jewel in a canonical crown bedazzled with them. This is the closest BTS have come to making a grime track, its creeping hip-hop beat perforated by notes that sound like drawn-out sirens. “Look here, don’t run away,” they command, voices dropped to a hush. BTS are first and foremost musicians, and their rise is … Jin’s solo track, from ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’, is filled with love – specifically for the ARMY. “I buried my voice for you,” he sings, his voice breaking in the process. If anyone is still doubting Bangtan’s rap credentials, get stuck into ‘Cypher Pt. Feel free to add any underrated BTS songs missing from this list. If you keep up with the group’s instructions to down “one shot, two shots” and “drink, drink, drink, drink up my glass”, though, you’ll have a sore head in the morning. “Kiss me, it’s OK if it hurts,” raps J-hope urgently. “Nothing can devour me / I shout out with ferocity,” Jin and Jungkook declare later as the band resolve not to let their truest love – music – slip away from them. Lost love crops up a lot in Bangtan’s back catalogue and it makes its presence known here, the band clinging onto a relationship that’s on its last legs. “You take away the stars of my night, take away the sun of my day/And the only thing that eventually remained is the darkness of a cold cloud,” J-hope raps, tussling with a break-up. Saucy! “I’m usually generous but Imma murder your rappers / I’m going to cut you one by one then Imma murder you haters,” RM glowers over an understated beat. A classic slice of loved-up R&B, ‘Dark&Wild’’s ’24/7=Heaven’ is pure romantic bliss. A warped synth sound cuts through the song, dragging across slapping beats and RM’s measured delivery. Here are some of the 5 Best songs of BTS and Justin Bieber which will give you Christmas feels. It’s huge success- which surely has attracted thousands more to BTS’s already substantial ARMY- record-breaking accomplishments; funky disco beat and positive themes make it one of the best and most necessary songs of this year as well as one of BTS’s best. BTS’ first-ever cypher is a delight – it feels like a moment that wasn’t meant to be included on their debut album, like you’re eavesdropping on a bunch of young friends embroiled in a friendly rap battle. It’s a jubilant mood-maker and Halsey’s input never threatens to overshadow BTS, her voice instead complementing the vocal lines as if she’s an extension of the band. Also, BTS songs … That’s the message behind ‘Fake Love’, which grapples with the impulse to “craft a beautiful lie” about your lover and lose sight of who they really are. “Goodbye to this place that we grew attached to,” they sing. #bts4eva. 1. For the listener, though, ‘Lie’ is nothing short of heaven, as Jimin’s voice flies from seductive depths to heart-stopping highs. A tale of perseverance set to lightly glittering synth-pop, ‘Lost’ sees BTS vow: “No matter how much I wander / I want to believe in my path.” The glittering instrumentation around them acts like guiding lights to the road they need to be on. BTS Songs About Friendship BTS is one of my favourite bands not just because of their music, but because of the way they address social issues. If that’s the case, BTS suggest “rather than worrying – go”. “I don’t give a shit I don’t give a fuck,” barks Suga on the opening track of ‘The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt. BTS don’t accept that sentiment, though, and try to inspire an uprising against the “storks [who] want to maintain”. ‘Look Here’ finds young BTS showing off their soft, sultry falsettos with alluring ease, and it’s all set to a gently trotting guitar twang. The Top Ten Best Songs by BTS Posted on May 22, 2016 by Nick 36 Comments In just a few short years, BTS (Bangtan Boys) have risen to utter domination of the k-pop world, taking their initial hip-hop sound and fusing it to something more melodic and adventurous. Suga foreshadows his exemplary ‘Agust D’ mixtape with a cheeky boast. It’s angsty and bruised, much like the band’s hearts and egos, the chorus’ guitar chugs conveying their frustrations. According to A.R.M.Y, “Spring Day” is the best BTS song of all time. ‘Second Grade’ might boast a lot of gunshots woven into its layers but it’s far from the explosive track that this might suggest. Yet this journey through each track makes it very clear that they’ve not only been incredibly consistent over their first seven years, but have also constantly levelled up in a way that most bands can only dream of. Those fantasies, according to the smooth, old-school vibe of ‘If I Ruled The World’, include using their riches to buy houses and cars, and entertain the women of their dreams. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the Top 10 BTS Songs. “I too used to be your star.”, This is a response to the 2016 track ‘Save ME’, a declaration – set to skittering EDM beats – that the band no longer need rescuing. But they also take the time to criticise the stick their generation gets, with RM noting: “The media and adults say we don’t have the willpower, condemning us like stocks / Why are they killing us before we can even try?”, Following your own path can be a terrifying risk to take but here BTS make it sound like a jubilant party, four-to-the-floor beats and synths driving this infectious, celebratory track. IDOL. One of the best BTS songs I've ever heard. Save Me. I can’t really tell.” But hidden at its core is another message entirely – that it’s OK to make mistakes, and you’ve just got to pick yourself up and keep running. Jungkook shines on this glistening R&B song that charts his journey from 13-year-old trainee to the globally recognised star of today, reflecting on the sacrifices he’s had to make to live this life. It’s fun, feisty and sounds a little like Beastie Boys , while also going full circle on BTS’ own catalogue. We’ve all been there! “I have a long way to go but why am I running in place?” BTS ask on ‘Tomorrow’, the song driven by a stuttering, looped sample that emphasises that feeling of being stuck and unable to move forward. Having released 129 official Korean tracks (we’re not counting Japanese releases or songs put up for free on their Soundcloud here), you might expect there to be some duds along the way. That’s the jump-off point for BTS on this 2015 track, which sees them comparing the creature to an alien and using it as an analogy for their own loneliness. This hidden track on ‘Love Yourself: Her’ reflects on BTS’ journey and how they overcame their hardships to achieve unprecedented success. The band themselves, though, acknowledge that they’re being “ridiculous”, shrugging, “but I’m singing this childish song.”. It’s fitting, then, that the song finds the band embracing their roles as idols, noting that the position doesn’t negate their artistry, a claim levelled at them in the past. Another standout track from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. It’s full of caramel melodies and a softly lilting vocal hook, cushioning a tale of heartache in the social media age. Written by RM, the track paints Jungkook as an empathetic soul who feels his fellow members’ sadness and struggles more than his own pain. In this article, we explore some of BTS’ most meaningful songs and the issues they address. In comparison, they have sung numerous songs, each inspiration and fun to listen to. But one of the reasons BTS has become so widely popular is that people connect with their music on a deeply personal level: their songs are about following dreams, challenging norms, and … BTS have had their fair share of haters from day one, but as they’ve grown more successful, those ranks have also become bigger. The track also sees them make a catchy calling card out of the word “ahem”, loading the humble syllables with huge power. The song uses the seasons as metaphors for the transient, ever-changing nature of life. One of BTS’ most powerful tracks, ‘Baepsae’ takes on the old Korean idiom that if a crow-tit tries to follow a stork, it will split its legs. RM’s opening manifesto (“A day may come when we lose / But it is not today”) sets the combative tone perfectly for a fiery, fierce track on which they encourage their fans to live their best lives. “I’m trapped in myself and I’m dead,” Jimin sings in its opening lines. There aren’t many bands who would write a song comparing themselves to the Pied Piper and their fans to children he lured away, but this slinky 2017 track saw BTS do just that. With this track they implore us to take midnight as a reset, to shake off our worries look ahead to the new day with positivity. Despite that, though, they promise to keep fighting the darkness together. Which is why I decided to make a listicle on this. There’s a hint of trip-hop to this dark and woozy cut, which keeps BTS’ energy subdued as they depict a lethargic, listless existence of plodding around in the rain and absent-mindedly drifting around their house. Hello ARA!! The dark, lowkey ‘Black Swan’ uses that idea to explore the impact of falling out of love with your passions, RM wondering if he’s already reached that point. Fire. Fittingly for someone of J-hope’s nature, it’s a luminescent, skipping track that finds its creator accepting his past struggles as experiences he had to go through to become who is today. “You’re my boy.” Beautiful. And ones that they’ve released as a group? They've been dominating the global charts with their genre-pushing music. “There’s no name allowed for me,” RM murmurs over jazzy flute, comparing his fate as an ex-lover to that of Pluto. 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