Prove you’re a true BTS stan: Recite these iconic K-pop songs now
If you’ve not yet become a BTS stan, you’ve likely been living under a rock. Over the past few years, the South Korean boy band has taken over the hearts of millions of fans — collectively & formally referred to as the BTS ARMY — and also risen to the top as one of the most successful artists. Their album sales, concert sales, streaming numbers, YouTube views . . . all are a testimony to that.
The band loves the ARMY just as much as the ARMy loves them. If you’re a true BTS fan, you’d know the following songs by heart.
Truly, no one but BTS can make a glass of milk sound appropriate in a dance number. So the lyrics for their hit single go, “Shoes on, get up in the morn’/Cup of milk, let’s rock and roll/King Kong, kick the drum, rolling on like a Rolling Stone/Sing song when I’m walking home/Jump up to the top, LeBron/Ding dong, call me on my phone/Ice tea and a game of ping pong.”
“Dynamite” was one of the first BTS songs that kept breaking & setting its own records. For that kind of groovy & upbeat music, that’s not surprising in the least.
After the roaring success of “Dynamite”, following it up with something just as infectious was a tough act, but BTS delivered some fun beats & more. They’re also set to beat their own records, as the YouTube views for “Butter” hit around 113 million views in the first 24-hours of release.
Upon releasing the number, RM was quoted as saying, “We hope that ‘Butter’ can be really the summer song for 2021. So we’ll try to do the best we can, work hard on our promos and our activities.” it surely is on its way to becoming the anthem for the summer of 2021.
With the lyrics in “Butter”, the boy band has outdone itself. As the lyrics go, “Smooth like butter/Like a criminal undercover/Gon’ pop like trouble/Breakin’ into your heart like that”, the boy band seems to have embraced their role as the heartthrobs that they are.
“Boy With Luv”
The song “Boy With Luv” looks as sunny, colorful, and upbeat as it sounds. The song marked a new era for the boy band, one where they embrace bright sets, pastel color palettes, and an even stronger hold on their message.
What makes “Boy With Luv” even better? Their collaboration with Halsey, whose voice complements the band so well, you’d think she’s always been a team member. Reportedly, the song holds importance for the band because it marked a very pivotal moment for them as artists. As RM reportedly shared, “Things were getting too big. Too big for us to handle. We decided to focus back on the smaller things.”
That encapsulates the essence of the song’s lyrics, too. BTS, after all, never do anything without a message.
One of the most popular songs by the band, “Spring Day” was the winner of the Best Music Video at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards. No spring K-Pop list is complete without “Spring Day”. The music video for the song captures both the isolation of loneliness as well as the strength of togetherness beautifully.
BTS also finds inspiration in some of the noblest places & for “Spring Day” the inspiration reportedly came from Ursula K Le Guin’s short story, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas as well as Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer.