Updated: Oct 7
For this series, I rank 10 singles from any artist to my desire. I will only count songs that have been promoted with a music video beside them, as well as count songs that are in the main language of the chosen artist.
I felt joy when starting the "Top 10" series last week, so I'm back with another one!
Since BTS released Butter recently, I figured it's time to look back at their work and determine the 10 best singles they've offered us.
BTS' rise to global dominance is truly remarkable. Who knew a group from South Korea would garner this much hype around the world in several years? Of course, when someone is popular, there are skeptics out there that doubt their fame. To those that don't understand the hype around BTS, I recommend taking a look at this list and listening to each track.
You'll notice that I prefer their pre-DNA catalog. That's not to imply that I despise the singles ever since DNA. I still like them to a good degree, but something about BTS' music before they became worldwide famous catches my ears.
They began with a rooted hip-hop image generally but found new success when subtly changing their sound/concept in 2015. No matter what style you hear, BTS will always make sure that it's them performing the music, thanks to each member's vocal color.
With that being said, here are the top 10 BTS singles of all time!
10. N.O. (2013)
9. Boy in Luv (2014)
8. Spring Day (2017)
7. Save Me (2016)
6. Fire (2016)
5. Run (2015)
4. Danger (2014)
3. Blood Sweat & Tears (2016)
2. Dope (2015)
Dope was the very first song I heard from the group, so this is very personal to me. The track represents the group at its best when it comes to being fun and engaging. The most memorable part of the single is the sax riff, which seems to be inspired by Flo Rida's GDFR. This uptempo beat was a popular trend around 2015, but BTS made sure to turn it into something spectacular!
1. I Need U (2015)
What else can top the list? I Need U is BTS at its best, offering great vocal/rap performances over a flawless EDM-inspired instrumental. Not only did this become the group's first song to chart in the top 10 on Gaon's Digital Chart and win on a Music Show, but it also laid the path for them to become a dominant force around the world.