BTS, the biggest group in the K-pop industry, declared that they would enlist in South Korea’s military service requirement. Jin, being the eldest member, is set to initiate this process, The 29-year-old star, who turns 30 this December, will enlist post his solo release at the end of October. The group plans to reconvene in 2025 following their service commitment.
While this brief hiatus might upset fans, here’s a look at the top 5 BTS songs that they and even non-fans can listen to till the band resumes making music.
1. Butter– BTS’s Butter is categorised as a Dance-pop, and it surely compels you to shake a leg, or two. The members, dressed in gaudy clothing, dance to the beats, pose for mugshots, and just live the moment! Butter is the band’s best performing song, having topped the charts in various countries. Butter debuted at number one on Billboard Top 100 and continued the streak for 10 consecutive weeks.
2. Permission To Dance– This hit song was performed in the United Nations General Assembly, where all the members could be seen dancing inside the iconic UN building. The song depicts a post-pandemic world, free from all the worries, where everyone joins the members in a dance.
3. Boy With Luv (ft Halsey)- This track featuring American songstress Halsey runs parallel with one of BTS’s tracks of the same name, which was released in the year 2014. Halsey, who is known for songs like Without Me and Closer, brings a new charm to this song. Tamar Herman, a contributor for Billboard says this song depicts how true strength comes from finding joy in the smallest of things.
4. Dynamite– Perhaps BTS’s most well-known song is Dynamite, which was released on August 21, 2020. The music video has garnered over 1 billion views, and this has become the band’s signature song. The music has been praised for its retro sound, and critics have highly praised the lyrics as well.
5. Fake Love- The song was released in the year 2018, and has amassed around 1 billion views. The music video of the song is an extension of the BTS universe and it features brilliant choreography as well.