BTS completes 11 years: 8 songs which reflects their magnificent musical journey

Showcasing their development, resiliency, and enduring bond with their fans, each song represents a pivotal point in their career. 

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Let’s reflect on seven key songs that have shaped BTS’s incredible journey as we celebrate 11 years with the group. These songs perfectly capture BTS’s development and influence on the music industry, from their breakthrough single “No More Dream” to their somber hymn “Yet to Come.”

1. No More Dreams

The lead song from BTS’s debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool, “No More Dream,” is highly significant because it was released on June 12, 2013, the day the group made their debut in the music industry. The song’s audacious lyrics, which speak to young difficulties and societal pressures, struck a chord with a large audience and established the tone for BTS’s subsequent releases.

2. I Need U

A turning point in BTS’s career was symbolized by the main song from the EP The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1: I Need U. The song, which was released on April 29, 2015, demonstrated how BTS had evolved from their hip-hop origins to a more varied pop sound. Its electronic-pop components and poignant lyrics emphasized their developing musicality.

3. Blood Sweat & Tears

Blood Sweat & Tears was a creative turning point for BTS, demonstrating how they could explore themes of temptation and progress while masterfully fusing genres like tropical house, trap, and moombahton. It was compared to international pop groups like Major Lazer when it was released in 2016 as the lead single from their album Wings. It was acclaimed for its intricate production and ethereal vocals.

4. DNA

For BTS, DNA is an important cultural and creative reference that represents a turning point in their career. Serving as the opening track off of their fifth EP, Love Yourself: HER, it not only demonstrated how their sound was changing from pop to EDM, but it also launched them onto global platforms with memorable performances at the American Music Awards and other events.

5. ON

ON is much more than just a song—it’s a representation of their growth as artists and their influence on the world. Its catchy sound and potent choreography highlight BTS’s development and fortitude in the face of adversity. The band and its wide range of fans both find great resonance in the song’s themes of self-reflection and tenacity.

6. Dynamite

Dynamite, the band’s first all-English single and a major step into the world of mainstream music, is remembered as a pivotal moment in the band’s career. The song was released with the intention of uplifting people everywhere in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s struggles. Its extraordinary success, which included a Grammy nomination and a first-ever Billboard Hot 100 accomplishment.

7. Life Goes On

Beyond its unprecedented success on the charts, BTS finds great value in the song “Life Goes On.” It is a significant turning point in the band’s worldwide impact as their third number-one single in the United States and the first song primarily in Korean to do so. The song is more than just a musical achievement; it represents BTS’s fortitude and unity with their fan base amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Bonus: Yet to Come

The album Yet to Come represents a significant turning point in their career that is both introspective and forward-looking. In addition to reaching the top of various charts worldwide, the song pays tribute to the band’s nine-year journey.

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