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BTS song, album list: A complete guide to every single tune

If you’re new to the ARMY and looking for more information on all of BTS’ songs and albums, we’re here to help! Here’s a complete list of BTS’ discography as well as the meaning and inspiration behind the singles!

Latest update: We added the details for BE which was released in November!

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BTS released their first single on June 12, 2013, and have been releasing songs and albums non-stop ever since then. It’s especially impressive when you look at how involved all of the BTS members are in the process of creating music, from helping to write lyrics and even producing some tracks as well.

In the years since BTS’ first album, they’ve racked up an impressive discography that includes both Korean and Japanese albums. All of BTS’ songs and albums have personal meanings and stories behind them.

Through all BTS’ albums, you can track the members’ lives as they grew up and had to learn to deal with their ever-evolving fame. You can also hear their life together, channeling all of the challenges life threw their way into their music.

From discussing topics on growing up, pressures they’ve faced, mental health struggles, love and loss, dealing with others trying to tear them down, and learning to love themselves despite it all, the members have really become open books through their music.

The main members of BTS that have worked as producers and songwriters include RM (Kim Namjoon), Suga (Min Yoongi), and J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), though other members have worked on songs as well. They’ve also worked as producers for other artists.

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All BTS albums in order:

BTS album list table of contents, in order of release:

๐Ÿ’œ2 Cool 4 Skool
๐Ÿ’œSkool Luv Affair
๐Ÿ’œSkool Luv Affair: Special Addition
๐Ÿ’œNo More Dream (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œBOY IN LUV (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œDark & Wild
๐Ÿ’œDanger (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œWake Up (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œThe Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.1
๐Ÿ’œFOR YOU (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œThe Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.2
๐Ÿ’œI NEED U (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œRUN (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œThe Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever
๐Ÿ’œYouth (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œYou Never Walk Alone
๐Ÿ’œBlood Sweat & Tears (Japanese Album)
๐Ÿ’œLove Yourself: Her
๐Ÿ’œMIC DROP / DNA / CRYSTAL SNOW (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œFace Yourself (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œLove Yourself: Tear
๐Ÿ’œLove Yourself: Answer
๐Ÿ’œFAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2 (Japanese Album)
๐Ÿ’œMap of the Soul: Persona
๐Ÿ’œBTS World Original Soundtrack
๐Ÿ’œLights/Boy With Luv (Japanese album)
๐Ÿ’œMap of the Soul: 7
๐Ÿ’œMap of the Soul 7: The Journey (Japanese album)

‘2 Cool 4 Skool’

BTS album 2 Cool 4 Skool album cover

Release Date: June 12, 2013

2 Cool 4 Skool Tracklist:
1. Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool (feat. DJ Friz)
2. We Are Bulletproof Pt.2
3. Skit: Circle Room Talk
4. No More Dream
5. Interlude
6. ์ข‹์•„์š” I Like It
7. Outro: Circle Room Cypher
8. Hidden Track: Skit: On The Start Line
9. Hidden Track: ๊ธธ Road/Path

“No More Dream” was BTS’ first single ever, and, impressively, the lyrics were written by BTS band members RM, Suga, and J-Hope along with their producers.

The lyrics to the single reveal a theme that the group revisited often in their early days: young people being pushed to go to school to fulfill the dreams of others and not necessarily their own.

J-Hope once explained that the lyrics touch on “the anxiety that comes from the vague realities we face and that we should try to overcome such anxieties.”

“We Are Bulletproof Pt.2” was their second single from the album. The lyrics discuss the hardships the group had already faced by being looked down upon by others, but overcoming all of the attacks with their hard work and dedication.

Suga reviewed the album in a video and revealed that they wanted to convey how hard they had worked in their years of training and that they were confident with their debut.


BTS Album O!RUL8,2?

Release Date: September 11, 2013

O!RUL8,2? Tracklist:
1. Intro: O!RUL8,2?
2. N.O
3. We On
4. Skit: R U Happy Now?
5. If I Ruled The World
6. Coffee
7. BTS Cypher Pt.1
8. ์ง„๊ฒฉ์˜ ๋ฐฉํƒ„ Attack on Bangtan
9. ํŒ”๋„๊ฐ•์‚ฐ Paldo Gangsan/Satoori Rap
10. OUTRO : Luv In Skool

“N.O” was the title track of O!RUL8,2?, and similarly to their first single “No More Dream,” “N.O” is about the pressure on students to become “studying machines,” even when it sacrifices their own dreams and happiness.

This theme is also displayed in the music video for “N.O” where BTS members play students being fed pills in a classroom setting to make them complacent for their studies.

“Attack on Bangtan” (also known as “The Rise of Bangtan”) didn’t get its own official music video but became a popular track from the album and was used during promotions for the album.

The song features a more energetic and fun beat than their previous singles, while the lyrics warn other idols about the impending rise of the band as they use their fire to captivate fans.

‘Skool Luv Affair’

BTS Album Skool Luv Affair

Release Date: February 12, 2014

Skool Luv Affair Tracklist:
1. Intro: Skool Luv Affair
2. ์ƒ๋‚จ์ž Boy In Luv
3. Skit: Soulmate
4. ์–ด๋””์—์„œ ์™”๋Š”์ง€ Where Did You Come From
5. ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋งŒ Just One Day
6. Tomorrow
7. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
8. ๋“ฑ๊ณจ๋ธŒ๋ ˆ์ด์ปค Spine Breaker
9. Jump
10. Outro: Propose

“Boy In Luv” was the lead single of the album, and the lyrics of the song are about a typical high school crush, as well as a boys’ confusion over having feelings for the girl.

Even with the cute theme of the song, BTS still put a hip-hop twist on the sound which makes it stand out.

“Just One Day” was the second single off of Skool Luv Affair.

Though this song has a similar theme to “Boy In Luv” it’s a much softer and and slower song. This allowed BTS to show off another side of their music for the first time in a single.

‘Skool Luv Affair: Special Addition’

BTS Album Skool Luv Affair Special Addition

Release Date: May 13, 2014

Skool Luv Affair: Special Addition Tracklist:
1. Miss Right
2. ์ข‹์•„์š” I Like It (Slow Jam Remix)
3. Intro : Skool Luv Affair
4. ์ƒ๋‚จ์ž Boy In Luv
5. Skit: Soulmate
6. ์–ด๋””์—์„œ ์™”๋Š”์ง€ Where Did You Come From
7. ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋งŒ Just One Day
8. Tomorrow
9. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
10. ๋“ฑ๊ณจ๋ธŒ๋ ˆ์ด์ปค Spine Breaker
11. Jump
12. Outro: Propose

‘No More Dream’
(Japanese album)

BTS Album No More Dream

Release Date: June 4, 2014
Versions: Regular, A, B

No More Dream Tracklist:
1. No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)
2. ใ„ใ„ใญ! (I Like It!) (Japanese Ver.)
3. ้€ฒๆ’ƒใฎ้˜ฒๅผพ (The Rise of Bangtan) (Japanese Ver.)

“No More Dream” (Japanese Ver.) became the first song that BTS made an entirely new music video for the Japanese version of the song.

(Japanese album)


Release Date: July 16, 2014
Versions: Regular, A, B

BOY IN LUV Tracklist:
1. BOY IN LUV (Japanese Ver.)
2. N.O (Japanese Ver.)
3. Just One Day (Japanese Ver.)

BTS released a music video for the Japanese version of “BOY IN LUV,” which was only slightly different from the Korean version.

‘Dark & Wild’

Release Date: August 19, 2014

Dark & Wild Tracklist:
1. Intro: What am I to You
2. Danger
3. War Of Hormone
4. Hip Hop Lover / Phile
6. Rain
7. BTS Cypher, Pt. 3: KILLER ft. Supreme Boi
8. Interlude: What Are You Doing ๋ญํ•ด
9. ํ•ธ๋“œํฐ ์ข€ ๊บผ์ค„๋ž˜ Could You Turn Off Your Cell Phone?
10. ์ด๋ถˆํ‚ฅ Blanket Kick/Embarrassed
11. 24/7=heaven
12. ์—ฌ๊ธฐ ๋ด Look here
13. 2ํ•™๋…„ Second Grade
14. Outro: Does That Make Sense? ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ๋ง์ด ๋ผ?

“Danger” brought back the theme of young relationships. This time, the song expresses the angst of feeling like your feelings are stronger than the other person’s. It also features a sound that’s influenced by both hip-hop and rock.

“War Of Hormone” was released as the second single off the album and was met with some criticism over the lyrics for objectifying women. It even caused them to release a statement admitting that they reviewed the lyrics and realized they could be perceived as misogynistic but that it wasn’t their intention during the writing process.

Since then, Big Hit’s whole team and BTS’ members have taken it upon themselves to meet with experts and read more books when they tackle sensitive subjects.

Personally, I don’t actually find the songs lyrics to be that bad. Though it’s comforting to know that BTS is always willing to take constructive criticism to better themselves.

(Japanese album)

Release Date: November 19, 2014
Versions: Regular, A, B

Danger Tracklist:
1. Danger (Japanese Ver.)
2. ้€ฒๆ’ƒใฎ้˜ฒๅผพ (The Rise of Bangtan – SONPUB REMIX) (Japanese Ver.)
3. Miss Right (Japanese Ver.)

“Danger” also received a music video for its Japanese version and does have some differences from the Korean version, though many of the scenes are familiar.

‘Wake Up’
(Japanese album)

Release Date: December 24, 2014
Versions: Regular, A, B

Wake Up Tracklist:
3. JUMP (Japanese Ver.)
4. Danger (Japanese Ver.)
5. BOY IN LUV (Japanese Ver.)
6. Just One Day -Japanese Ver. Extended-
7. ใ„ใ„ใญ! (I Like It!) – Japanese Ver.-
8. I Like It Pt.2 ~In That Place~ (ใ„ใ„ใญ๏ผPt.2๏ฝžใ‚ใฎๅ ดๆ‰€ใง๏ฝž” )
9. No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)
10. ้€ฒๆ’ƒใฎ้˜ฒๅผพ (The Rise of Bangtan) (Japanese Ver.)
11. N.O (Japanese Ver.)
12. Wake Up

Wake Up was BTS’ first Japanese album to feature songs that weren’t on any previous BTS albums in Korean. However, none of the songs received their own music videos. The title track, “Wake Up,” has similar themes to “No More Dream” and “N.O.” as the lyrics detail the young men’s exhaustion from being overworked and pressured by their parents.

‘ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Pt. 1’
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.1′

Release Date: April 29, 2015
Versions: Pink and White

ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Pt. 1 Tracklist:
1. Intro: ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Blooming Youth
3. ์žก์•„์ค˜ Hold Me Tight
4. Skit: Expectation!
5. ์ฉ”์–ด DOPE
6. ํฅํƒ„์†Œ๋…„๋‹จ Boyz With Fun
7. Converse High
8. ์ด์‚ฌ Moving On
9. Outro: Love is Not Over

“I NEED U” was the lead single for The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.1 and also brought in a more pop sound for BTS. The members explained that it’s about trying to hold on to love that is about to end and the anxiety that comes along with that.

“DOPE” was the group’s first music video to surpass 100 million views on YouTube and got a lot of international attention as well. The song also touches on how young people struggle to succeed with the expectations placed on them.

Suga also explained in one of his unboxing videos that he was able to write his lyrics very quickly thanks to having fun working with the beat of the song.

(Japanese album)

Release Date: June 17, 2015
Versions: Regular, A, B

FOR YOU Tracklist:
2. ใƒ›ใƒซใƒขใƒณๆˆฆไบ‰ War of Hormone (Japanese Ver.) Lyrics
3. Let Me Know (Japanese Ver.) Lyrics

“FOR YOU” was the first BTS song on a Japanese album that wasn’t on a Korean album to receive its own music video! It’s a soft, romantic song about longing to be with one’s partner as distance keeps them apart.

‘ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Pt 2.’
The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.2′

Release Date: November 30, 2015
Versions: Blue and Peach

ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Pt 2. Tracklist:
1. INTRO: Never Mind
2. RUN
3. Butterfly
4. Whalien 52
5. Ma City
6. ๋ฑ์ƒˆ Crow-Tit/Baepsae
7. SKIT: One Night In A Strange City
8. ๊ณ ์—ฝ Dead Leaves
9. OUTRO: House Of Cards

“Run” had lyrics included from many of the members including RM (Kim Namjoon), Suga (Min Yoongi), V (Kim Taehyung), Jungkook (Jeon Jeongguk), and J-Hope (Jung Hoseok).

BTS explained that the track takes on the difficulties of youth with daring lyrics. “We didnโ€™t want to just blankly say โ€˜cheer upโ€™ or โ€˜be strong.โ€™ We really wanted to comfort people our way, by producing the music and writing the lyrics ourselves. We poured our heart and soul into this amazing song.”

“Baepsae,” also known as “Silver Spoon,” is inspired by the Korean proverb “When crow-tit walk like stork, its crotch will tear.”

The song explains how young people are the crow-tit trying to keep up with the people in power, a.k.a. the storks, but end up ruining themselves in the process. Fueled by its powerful beat and choreography, the song has been a fan favorite for many years.

DKDKTV has a great explanation of this song in further detail from a Korean perspective.

(Japanese album)

BTS I Need You album cover

Release Date: December 8, 2015
Versions: Regular, Limited Edition, Christmas Special, HMV

I NEED U Tracklist:
1. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
2. DOPE -่ถ…ใƒคใƒ™ใƒผ!- (Japanese Ver.)
3. ใƒ•ใƒณใ‚ฟใƒณๅฐ‘ๅนดๅ›ฃ (Boyz With Fun) (Japanese Ver.)

The music video for “I NEED U” (Japanese Ver.) is interesting because it was filmed with a much different theme from the Korean version, unlike some of the previous Japanese versions of songs that ended up with music videos very similar to the Korean versions.

(Japanese album)

Release Date: March 15, 2016
Versions: Regular, Pony Canyon Limited Ed., HMV Limited Ed.

RUN Tracklist:
1. RUN (Japanese Ver.)
2. Butterfly (Japanese Ver.)
3. Good Day

The music video for “RUN” (Japanese Ver.) has similar themes to the Korean version, but it’s still pretty original with different scenes and locations.

‘ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever’

Release Date: May 2, 2016
Versions: Night and Day

ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever Tracklist:
1. Intro: ํ™”์–‘์—ฐํ™” Blooming Youth
3. ์žก์•„์ค˜ Hold Me Tight
5. Butterfly (Prologue Mix)
7. Ma City
8. ๋ฑ์ƒˆ Crow-Tit/Baepsae
9. ์ฉ”์–ด DOPE
10. ๋ถˆํƒ€์˜ค๋ฅด๋„ค FIRE
11. Save Me
12. EPILOGUE: Young Forever
13. Converse High
14. ์ด์‚ฌ Moving On
15. Whalien 52
16. Butterfly
17. House Of Cards (Full Length Edition)
18. Love Is Not Over (Full Length Edition)
19. I NEED U (Urban Mix)
20. I NEED U (Remix)
21. RUN (Ballad Mix)
22. RUN (Alternative Mix)
23. Butterfly (Alternative Mix)

“FIRE” has a similar theme to “RUN” about how everyone makes mistakes with a much different sound.

With the impressive rap lyrics, the group chants, and the electronic-sounding pop, something about the song just makes you want to throw a house party.

Though released first, “Save Me” is now often performed live with another track from Love Yourself: ็ต Answer, “I’m Fine.” The two songs are influenced by ambigrams. When flipped over, the words can be read as one or the other, and similarly the songs reflect that.

In “Save Me,” the lyrics reflect someone fighting depression and calling out for help, while in “I’m Fine” the lyrics show the person starting to recover from depression and in part thanking another person for helping them through it.

(Japanese album)

BTS Youth Album Cover

Release Date: September 7, 2016
Versions: Regular, Limited Edition

Youth Tracklist:
1. Introduction: Youth
2. FIRE (Japanese Ver.)
3. RUN (Japanese Ver.)
4. DOPE -่ถ…ใƒคใƒ™ใƒผ!- (Japanese Ver.)
5. Good Day
6. Save Me (Japanese Ver.)
7. ใƒ•ใƒณใ‚ฟใƒณๅฐ‘ๅนดๅ›ฃ Boyz With Fun (Japanese Ver.)
8. ใƒšใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚ป Baepsae (Japanese Ver.)
9. Wishing On a Star
10. Butterfly (Japanese Ver.)
12. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
13. EPILOGUE : Young Forever (Japanese Ver.)

Sadly, Youth did not see any music videos made for the new Japanese versions of the songs included on the album.


Release Date: October 10, 2016
Versions: W, I, N, G

WINGS Tracklist:
1. Intro: Boy Meets Evil
2. Blood Sweat & Tears
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
7. Reflection
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21st Century Girl 21์„ธ๊ธฐ ์†Œ๋…€
14. Two! Three! (Hoping for Better Days) ๋‘˜! ์…‹! (๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ข‹์€ ๋‚ ์ด ๋” ๋งŽ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ)
15. Interlude: Wings

The lyrics for “Blood Sweat & Tears” were inspired by Demian by author Hermann Hesse.

RM explained the meaning behind the song, saying, โ€œThe harder a temptation is to resist, the more you think about it and vacillate. That uncertainty is part of the process of growing. [Blood Sweat & Tears] is a song that shows how one thinks, chooses, and grows.โ€

Suga also explained that, โ€œThe song relays an optimistic determination to use our wings to go far, even if we are met with temptations in life.โ€

With lyrics that start out by saying “You worth it you perfect, Deserve it just work it” the song “21st Century Girl” aims to help encourage women.

It’s pretty much a feminist anthem to inspire women to feel more comfortable in their own skin and ignore the pressure of society to be perfect.

‘You Never Walk Alone’

Release Date: February 13, 2017
Versions: Left and Right

You Never Walk Alone Tracklist:
1. Intro: Boy Meets Evil
2. Blood Sweat & Tears
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21st Century Girls 21์„ธ๊ธฐ ์†Œ๋…€
14. Two! Three! (Hoping for Better Days) ๋‘˜! ์…‹! (๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ข‹์€ ๋‚ ์ด ๋” ๋งŽ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ)
15. ๋ด„๋‚  Spring Day
16. Not Today
17. Outro : WINGS
18. A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone

“Spring Day” was written by RM and Suga about their experiences of missing someone close to them, while using the metaphor of the seasons to discuss how things always get better, much like spring after a long winter.

The song also draws inspiration from the novel The One Who Walks Away from Omelas, which is also referenced in the music video.

Many fans also believe that the lyrics of the song were inspired by the tragedy of the sinking of the MV Sewol. BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donated 100 million won (approximately $85,000) to the Sewol Ferry Disaster 416 Family Council, though there has been no official confirmation from the band that the song is related to the tragedy.

“Not Today” revisits the band’s anti-establishment theme from prior songs, and urges underdogs to continue fighting.

RM helped write the lyrics for this song as well, and the music video features the group dealing with masked assailants.

‘่ก€ใ€ๆฑ—ใ€ๆถ™ Blood Sweat & Tears’
(Japanese Album)

Release Date: May 10, 2017
Versions: Regular, A, B, C,

่ก€ใ€ๆฑ—ใ€ๆถ™ Blood Sweat & Tears Tracklist:
1. ่ก€ใ€ๆฑ—ใ€ๆถ™ (Japanese Ver.)
2. Not Today (Japanese Ver.)
3. Spring Day (Japanese Ver.)

The music video from “่ก€ใ€ๆฑ—ใ€ๆถ™ Blood Sweat & Tears” Japanese version features mostly new scenes, with some from the Korean version mixed in, but the music video still keeps the same theme of the members facing different temptations and struggling to stay away from them.

‘Love Yourself: ๆ‰ฟ Her’

Release Date: September 18, 2017
Versions: L,O,V,E

Love Yourself: ๆ‰ฟ Her Tracklist:
1. Intro: Serendipity
2. DNA
3. Best Of Me
4. ๋ณด์กฐ๊ฐœ โ€‹Dimple
5. Pied Piper
6. Skit: Billboard Music Awards Speech
7. MIC Drop
8. ๊ณ ๋ฏผ๋ณด๋‹ค Go/Go Go
9. Outro: Her
10. Skit: ๋ง์„ค์ž„๊ณผ ๋‘๋ ค์›€ Hesitation and Fear
11. ๋ฐ”๋‹ค Sea

“Serendipity” was originally released as an introduction track on Love Yourself: ๆ‰ฟ Her and then later released as a full track on Love Yourself: ็ต Answer.

In an interview, RM described the meaning behind the lyrics by saying, “When I wrote the lyrics, melodies, and the first themes of “Serendipity,” I tried to come up with some rare things you find in life, something very special, like the calico, three-striped cat; things that have extraordinary meanings in people’s lives. I wanted to share this moment.”

“DNA” became a historic song for BTS, helping them start to take over mainstream America’s hearts. The group made their U.S. TV debut at the 2017 American Music Awards with a performance of “DNA.”

RM also spoke about the meaning of the song. “When we’re talking about our title tracks, ‘DNA’ is about the expression of a young, passionate love. The lyrics are like, ‘The two of us are connected fatefully from the start, our DNA was just the one thing.’ At the same time, ‘DNA’ is taking BTS to new ground. We tried to apply new grammar and perspectives.”

(Japanese album)

Release Date: December 6, 2017
Versions: Regular, A, B, C

1. MIC DROP (Japanese Ver.)
2. DNA (Japanese Ver.)

A music video for “MIC DROP” Japanese Version was released and is also very similar to the Korean version.

‘Face Yourself’
(Japanese album)

Release Date: April 4, 2018
Versions: Regular, A, B, C

Face Yourself Tracklist:
1. INTRO: Ringwanderung
2. Best of Me (Japanese Ver.)
3. ่ก€ใ€ๆฑ—ใ€ๆทš (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (Japanese Ver.)
4. DNA (Japanese Ver.)
5. Not Today (Japanese Ver.)
6. MIC Drop (Japanese Version)
7. Don’t Leave Me
8. Go Go (Japanese Ver.)
9. Crystal Snow
10. Spring Day (Japanese Ver.)
11. Let Go
12. OUTRO : Crack

“Don’t Leave Me” didn’t get its own music video but still became very popular and was even the opening theme of the Japanese TV series Signal (ใ‚ทใ‚ฐใƒŠใƒซ).

‘Love Yourself:่ฝ‰ Tear’

Release Date: May 18, 2018
Versions: Y,O,U,R

Love Yourself:่ฝ‰ Tear Tracklist:
1. Intro: Singularity
2. Fake Love
3. ์ „ํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ ์ง„์‹ฌ The Truth Untold
4. 134340
5. ๋‚™์› Paradise
6. Love Maze
7. Magic Shop
8. Airplane Pt. 2
9. Anpanman
10. So What
11. Outro: Tear

“Singularity” was also originally released as an introduction song on Love Yourself:่ฝ‰ Tear only to be released again later on Love Yourself: ็ต Answer. The song has a distinctive R&B vibe to it, fueled by singer V’s (Kim Taehyung) soulful voice.

The lyrics are poetic in nature as the song details a person who feels as though they have lost themselves for another person.

“Fake Love” was said to be a very difficult song for the group to work on in their album preview V Live. The members revealed that they worked on the melody over and over again, trying to get it just right.

In an interview, RM also revealed more of the meaning behind the song. “We’re saying that if you’re not true to yourself, your love won’t last forever. The love could be person to person, it could be between me and myself.”

‘Love Yourself: ็ต Answer’

Release Date: August 24, 2018
Versions: S,E,L,F

Love Yourself: ็ต Answer Tracklist:
1. Euphoria
2. Trivia ่ตท: Just Dance
3. Serendipity (Full Length Edition)
4. DNA
5. ๋ณด์กฐ๊ฐœ โ€‹Dimple
6. Trivia ๆ‰ฟ: Love
7. Her
8. Singularity
10. ์ „ํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ ์ง„์‹ฌ The Truth Untold (Ft. Steve Aoki)
11. Trivia ่ฝ‰: Seesaw
12. Tear
13. Epiphany
14. I’m Fine
15. IDOL
16. Answer: Love Myself

1. Magic Shop
2. Best of Me
3. Airplane pt.2
4. ๊ณ ๋ฏผ๋ณด๋‹ค Go/Go Go
5. Anpanman
6. MIC Drop
7. DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix)
8. FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)
9. MIC Drop [Steve Aoki Remix] (Full Length Edition)
10. IDOL (Remix) (Ft. Nicki Minaj)

“IDOL” brought together many elements of modern and traditional Korean culture, which can be heard in the song and seen in the music video as well.

RM also talked more about the meaning behind the song in V Live saying, “You may not focus on the lyrics, but the lyrics are meaningful. This is what we want to say: You can call me artist. You can call me idol. No matter what you call me, I donโ€™t care. Itโ€™s me.”

He also added, “You donโ€™t need an explanation to say Iโ€™m me. It would be sad if we have to. I sing this song to love myself. No matter what I look like, Iโ€™m me.”

“MIC Drop” was actually inspired by former U.S. president Barack Obama.

RM explained, “The track after that is โ€˜Mic Drop,โ€™ and it was inspired by former president Obamaโ€™s speech. His mic drop was something that expressed, โ€˜Wasnโ€™t my speech dope?โ€˜ In that way, our song โ€˜Mic Dropโ€™ is a track that expresses our swag, hopes, and confidence.”

RM also explained in V Live that originally the lyrics for the song were really angry, but they were later reworked by J-Hope in a way that the group felt fit them a lot better.

‘FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2’
(Japanese Album)

Release Date: November 7, 2018.
Versions: Regular, A, B, C, Fanclub

FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2 Tracklist:
1. FAKE LOVE (Japanese Ver.)
2. Airplane Pt.2 (Japanese Ver.)
3. IDOL (Stadium Remix)
4. FAKE LOVE (Japanese Ver.) (Remix)

“Airplane Pt. 2” is actually a follow up to the song “Airplane” on J-Hope’s mixtape Hope World. In an interview, J-Hope said that Bang PD praised “Airplane” for being authentic to BTS’ themes, so he continued to work on it.

From there, he became inspired to write a second part to the song, which was included on Love Yourself: Tear, and then the group recorded a Japanese version and music video for the FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2 Japanese album.

‘Map of the Soul: Persona’

Release date: April 12, 2019
Versions: 01,02,03,04

Map of the Soul: Persona Tracklist:

1. Intro: Persona
2. ์ž‘์€ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ์‹œ (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey
3. ์†Œ์šฐ์ฃผ (Mikrokosmos)
4. Make It Right
6. Jamais Vu
7. Dionysus

Namjoon explained in his V Live for the album that “Persona” is all about his identity as RM, “For me, persona is the social self. It represents our social mask. A mask could be either good or bad. It is what we present to the outside world as we lead our social and economic life. My persona would be RM then, right?โ€

He also explained that they wanted to call back to the start of their journey, “When I spoke with PD Bang I told him that we wanted to go back to the start, that we canโ€™t deal with these things around us. That things were getting too big for us to handle. That weโ€™d like to focus on the smaller things. So we looked into ourselves.”

“์ž‘์€ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ์‹œ (Boy With Luv)” feat Halsey is the single for Map of the Soul: Persona and acts as a more mature response to BTS’ single “Boy In Luv.”

RM admitted that he worried that some people wouldn’t understand the meaning of the lyrics by the title of the song. “I thought some might think it’s meaningless. Because people don’t go deep into something till they like it,” he explained.

The song is more about appreciating the small things in life and was written with their fans in mind. Namjoon revealed, “It was really hard to write Korean lyrics to this melody. Only ARMY can understand what these mean.’Listen my my baby I’m flying high in the sky. With the two wings you gave me back then,’ I mention these wings constantly.”

‘BTS World Original Soundtrack’

Release Date: June 28, 2019
Versions: N/A

Four original songs were released from BTS and collaborators on the original soundtrack for their mobile game BTS World. The original songs with collaborators included Jin/Jimin/Jungkook on “Dream Glow” featuring Charli XCX, J-Hope/V on “A Brand New Day” featuring Zara Larsson, and Suga/RM on “All Night” featuring Juice WRLD! “Heartbeat” was the only original song on the soundtrack that featured all seven members of BTS.

‘Lights/Boy With Luv’
(Japanese album)

Release date: July 3, 2019
Versions: Regular, A, B, C, Fanclub

Lights/Boy With Luv Tracklist:

1. Lights
2. Boy With Luv (Japanese Ver.)
3. IDOL (Japanese Ver.)

The summer of 2019, BTS released a new original Japanese single “Lights”!

‘Map of the Soul: 7’

Release date: February 21, 2020
Versions: 01,02,03,04

Map of the Soul: 7 Tracklist:

1. Intro: Persona
2. Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)
3. Make It Right
4. Jamais Vu
5. Dionysus
6. Interlude: Shadow
7. Black Swan
8. Filter
9. My Time
10. Louder than bombs
11. ON
12. UGH!
13. 00:00 (Zero Oโ€™Clock)
14. Inner Child
15. Friends
16. Moon
17. Respect
18. We are Bulletproof: the Eternal
19. Outro: Ego
20. ON (Feat. Sia)

Ahead of the release of Map of the Soul: 7, BTS released the comeback trailer for “Interlude: Shadow,” featuring rapper Suga which delved into the “the responsibilities and fears that follow the success achieved as a member of BTS.” The music video/comeback trailer showed the rapper “surrounded by a crowd that personifies his multiple egos and desires.”

BTS released the second comeback trailer for Map of the Soul: 7 with “Outro: Ego,” featuring rapper J-Hope which gave a look at how their path, “hasnโ€™t been easy, but nevertheless was chosen by fate and is willing to keep on that lane.” Both the lyrics and the music video go through the past seven years since BTS’ debut.

“Black Swan” served as the first single for Map of the Soul: 7, with an emotional theme of an artist fear for losing their passion. Instead of hiding from their fears though, they face them head-on on in the song.

“ON” was the lead single from Map of the Soul: 7 and the song is a reflection on the groups calling and their mindset through the past seven years together.

‘Map Of The Soul 7: The Journey’
(Japanese Album)

Release date: July 14, 2020
Versions: Regular, Type A, Type B, Type C, Type D

Map Of The Soul 7: The Journey Tracklist:

1. INTRO: Calling
2. Stay Gold
3. Boy With Luv (Japanese version)
4. Make It Right (Japanese version)
5. Dionysus (Japanese version)
6. IDOL (Japanese version)
7. Airplane pt.2 (Japanese version)
8. FAKE LOVE (Japanese version)
9. Black Swan (Japanese version)
10. ON (Japanese version)
11. Lights
12. Your Eyes Tell
13. OUTRO: The Journey

The group most recently worked on Map Of The Soul 7: The Journey which featured Japanese versions of their songs from Map Of The Soul: 7, plus new original songs! Including the single “Stay Gold,” which released ahead of the actual album.

(Digital Single)

Release date: August 20, 2020

For the first time, BTS released a digital single ahead of an album with “Dynamite.” The group revealed that it wasn’t originally part of their plans but when they came across the song they wanted to share it with their fans.

The song is also sung completed in English, as BTS decided they wanted to keep the original version of the song which had given them positive energy. The disco pop track is sure to bring a smile to anyones face that listens.


Release date: November 20, 2020
Versions: Deluxe

BE Tracklist:

1. Life Goes On
2. Fly To My Room
3. Blue & Grey
4. Skit
5. Telepathy
6. Dis-ease
7. Stay
8. Dynamite

According to a press release about BE:

BTS opens themselves up to express their mixed feelings about this situationโ€”fear and anxiety mingled with the determination to overcome all this. The album contains the bandโ€™s emotions and ruminations they had throughout this year, and the story of โ€œusโ€ continuing the existential journey. That is also the reasoning behind the albumโ€™s title, BE, that stands for โ€œto beโ€ or โ€œexistenceโ€ and does not abide by any form.

The lead single โ€œLife Goes Onโ€ belongs to the Alternative Hip Hop genre with sentimental acoustic guitar sounds captivating the ears of the listeners. The lyrics echo a comforting message that in the face of unexpected turns and abrupt disruption: โ€œLife goes onโ€. Anyone who has been through 2020 can easily relate to this song delivered through BTSโ€™ emotional voice.

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