The Top 10 Best and Most Popular BTS K-Pop Songs

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2010. The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres.

Top 10 Best and Most Popular K-Pop's BTS Songs

BTS has slowly become one of the biggest boy groups in the world, especially after the release of their hits like 'Boy With Luv' and 'Idol'. As the group success continues to grow, so has its fanbase AKA the ARMY. Some of them proclaim their love for specific eras and aren't afraid of revealing who their biases (favorite member) might be. Each of the members (Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook) have proven themselves essential throughout the group's multiple albums, EPs, singles, and even a video game soundtrack.

While the band has already had multiple number one albums and top 10 songs on the Billboard charts, they're only just getting started with their career as more and more music fans come to find them and fall in love with their, lyrics, look and sound.

Top 10 best BTS songs at glance:

  • Fake Love
  • Idol
  • Boy with Luv
  • Mic Drop
  • War of Hormone
  • The Truth Untold
  • Not Today
  • Euphoria
  • I Need U
  • Save Me

1. Fake Love

Album: Love Yourself: Tear
Released: May 18, 2018

"Fake Love" is a song recorded by South Korean boy band BTS, released on May 18, 2018 by Big Hit Entertainment as the lead single from their third studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018). It debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with 29,000 digital sales, becoming BTS's first top ten entry and currently the second highest-charting song by a Korean group in the US.

YouTube's official tally saw the "Fake Love" music video garner a total of 35.9 million views within 24 hours of its release, breaking BTS' previous record for most viewed K-pop group music video within the first 24 hours, and making it the third most watched music video within the first 24 hours in 2018. It accumulated over 3.9 million likes in the same 24 hour period, making it the most liked music video in a single day, beating its predecessors "DNA" and "Mic Drop", which both gained 2.3 million likes each. "Fake Love" went on to cross 100 million views in just eight days, eight hours and 45 minutes, beating the group's previous record with "DNA", which hit 100 million views after 24 days.

2. Idol

Album: Love Yourself: Answer
Released: 2018

On August 22, 2018, the teaser video of the track was released, while the full music video was released on August 24. YouTube's official tally saw the music video garner over 56 million views within 24 hours of its release, breaking Black Pink previous record for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", of being the most viewed K-pop group music video within the first 24 hours and making it the most watched music video within the first 24 hours, surpassing American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s music video for “Look What You Made Me Do”, which recorded 43.2 million views in 2017. On August 29, 2018, the music video became the fastest to reach 100 million views on YouTube in 2018. The record was eventually broken in December 2018 by Ariana Grande, with the song "Thank U, Next".

On September 6, 2018, the music video featuring Nicki Minaj was released. The music video is similar to the original music video, but with some additional scenes and Nicki Minaj rapping her part with Korean transliteration of the lyrics at her back. The video ends with several "Idol Challenge" video clips uploaded from their fans.

3. Boy with Luv

Featured artist: Halsey
Album: Map of the Soul: Persona
Released: 2019

On June 24, 2019, Billboard announced that the song had been certified Platinum by the RIAA. "Boy with Luv" currently holds the record for the song with the most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea with 21 wins.

The video for the song was released on April 12, 2019. It simultaneously obtained the records of fastest-liked video and fastest viewed video on YouTube, reaching 3 million likes in 2 hours and 78 million views within 24 hours of release, making it the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours after its release, averaging about 860 views per second during that interval. Furthermore, it became the fastest video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, doing so in approximately one day and 10 hours. On April 26, 2019, BigHit dropped another "Boy with Luv" music video titled "ARMY With Luv", including shots for ARMY, BTS' fanbase, and including more moments of Halsey.

4. Mic Drop

Album: Love Yourself: Her
Released: 2017

The song was first released by Big Hit as a B-track on September 18, 2017, in South Korea. The song was remixed by American producer and DJ Steve Aoki featuring rapper Desiigner and was released to American contemporary hit radio as a single. The remix by Aoki was released with a music video. As of January 2020, the music video has surpassed 600M views on YouTube. At a press conference, BTS member RM revealed that the song was inspired by former US president Barack Obama's mic drop at his last White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2016.

BTS garnered attention in the US during 2017 after appearances and performances on music award shows and on the Billboard charts. On September 17, 2017, it was announced that the group will release a single album on December 6 that includes the Japanese version of "DNA" and "MIC Drop" along with a new song titled "Crystal Snow".

5. War of Hormone

Album: Dark & Wild
Released: 2014
Awards: Golden Disc Award Album Division

"War of Hormone" is a song by South Korean boy group BTS. The song was released on August 20, 2014. It is the third track featured in the album Dark & Wild. This song has a Japanese version featured in the single FOR YOU.

6. The Truth Untold

Featured artist: Steve Aoki
Album: Love Yourself: Answer
Released: 2018

"The Truth Untold" is a song by the vocal-line of BTS. It was released on May 18, 2018. It is the third track of the album Love Yourself: Tear. It is the tenth track of CD A of the compilation album Love Yourself: Answer.

This song is a collaboration between the American DJ and record producer, Steve Aoki and the vocal-line of BTS.

7. Not Today

Album: Blood Sweat & Tears
Released: 2016

The music video is propelled by the songs stomp heavy rhythm. Throughout it BTS lead a crowd of black-clad, seemingly ninja-inspired, dancers who throw off their restricting garments at one point as if in protest in military-style formations, while the rapid fire dances are interspersed with scenes of the BTS members being chased and shot at. The music video was filmed by the crew GDW with choreography by Keone Madrid.

Billboard described the single as propulsive synth-hip hop banger that calls for “all the underdogs in the world” to not give up and keep fighting. It seems to be a nod off to the group's early messages of anti-establishment, as shown in songs like "No More Dream" and "N.O.". Digital Music News called it a high energy, explosive track with an elaborate dance and multiple backdrops.

It is the 3rd most watched K-pop video of 2017.

8. Euphoria

Album: Love Yourself: Answer
Released: 2018

The video incorporates scenes from previous BTS music videos that continue their in-universe story, showing each member as a character with different backgrounds and struggles. Scenes from previous videos include member V jumping into the ocean, Jungkook getting beaten by thugs, and other members trapped in fires and rooms. Member Jin recalls the memories of the seven of them together. Debussy's Clair de lune plays in the background before the actual start of the song.

The song plays scenes of the members playing around together outdoors, happy and carefree, with parallels of certain scenes to previous videos. In one of these parallels, the song ends as the seven members revisit the seaside where V had jumped. The Clair de lune plays once again as this time, in a sort of alternate universe-like twist, Jin takes V's place at the top of the pier, ready to jump instead of V. While V appears to notice that something is off, Jin peers down at his friends and records them with his video camera. Seeming content, he smiles before his video camera topples into the ocean, implying that Jin has jumped.

9. I Need U

Released: 2015
Genres: K-pop, Pop music

The teaser for the Korean version of the song was released in South Korea on YouTube by Big Hit on April 23, 2015. The actual music video, in which the members of BTS portrayed "discomforted youths...running away from the past", was released on April 29, 2015. It was later revealed that the video had been edited to lower its rating from 19+ to 15+ in order to meet the Korea Media Rating Board's rating standards. Upon its release, "I Need U" reached one million views in 16 hours—the fastest record for any BTS music video at the time.

10. Save Me

Album: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
Released: 2016

BTS topped Billboard World Digital Songs with "Save Me", the number 1 spot being taken by their other single "Fire". The videos for "Save Me" ranked second on Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America, Around the World: May 2016 list revealed by Billboard.


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