20 Favourite BTS Songs

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About a year ago I wrote a list of my favourite BTS songs, narrowing it down to ten. I wanted to write an updated list but up it to twenty so that I could include more of their solo songs because some of them are just as good if not better than the group songs and I wanted a chance to include them all. So here we go, enjoy my updated list!

20. Danger

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My favourite choreography video will probably forever be the ‘Danger’ one. It’s just amazing and let’s be real, it was definitely J-Hope’s era because he looked amazing. I’ve always wanted to see BTS perform this live but unfortunately I don’t think they ever will because it’s quite an old song and not really one of their ‘popular’ ones which is a shame because I’d love to see the choreography live for this. So whilst it’s not in the top ten for my favourite songs I’d say the choreography would be number one.

19. I’m Fine

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I low-key wish they’d played this at the Wembley concerts instead of ‘So What’ but at least I got to see it live at the Paris concert last year. This song is amazing, the best bit definitely being when Suga comes in absolutely spitting fire. I really like it, I’d love to see them perform it live again someday when I’m not too tired to appreciate it.

18. I Need U

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This song always reminds me of the first time I saw them at K-Con Paris. They didn’t play many songs because obviously there were a lot of groups to fit in so they had a limited set list but they performed this one and I’m so glad they did. Becca says ‘Run’ always reminds her of our trip to Paris but for me I can’t listen to ‘I Need U’ without remembering that trip. It was our first trip abroad together and to be able to see BTS was an amazing bonus (and also the purpose of the trip haha). I think I’d love this song regardless though as it’s one of the first songs I listened to when becoming a fan.

17. Fun Boys

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This used to be my favourite song but unfortunately I think I listened to it one too many times. It’s still one of those songs though that I always want played at a BTS concert because it’s so much fun! Unfortunately I haven’t seen them perform it at one of their own shows but luckily did get to see it at K-Con Paris. I was certain they wouldn’t play it and when they announced their last song I thought it would be ‘War of Hormone’ or something so when the music for Fun Boys started I literally turned to my friends in shock and made sure I had a lit time watching it. So although it’s gone down a few places, it’s still a fun song!

16. First Love (Suga Solo)

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This was Suga’s solo song from the Wings album and I remember listening to it because Jess was telling me about the solo songs from the album and described Suga’s as ‘intense’. I gave it a listen and quickly saw what she meant. It goes quite hard considering he’s rapping about piano but like it’s still a good song and I don’t care what anyone says, it’s one of my favourites from the Wings album.

15. Mikrokosmos

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This is a song I’d normally skip because I’m not really into slow songs but after hearing them perform it live at their Wembley shows I actually quite liked it. When I was listening to it before the show I was kind of like ‘yeah this is okay’ but I wasn’t blown away by it or anything. However them performing it to close the Sunday show after we’d all made them cry by singing ‘Forever Young’ was a touching moment, it made me feel closer to the members somehow and this song is just associated with a good memory now so it’s one of my favourites.

14. Answer: Love Myself

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Everybody needs this song in their life. I’m serious. Another song that became better after seeing them perform live and one that I can always rely on when I’m feeling down. The message is just so important and I love everything about it. If you only listen to one BTS song from this list I definitely recommend it be this one.

13. Fake Love

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I don’t think I was certain about this song when I first heard it but I think it was released during my phase of ‘oh dear, do I still like BTS?’ before they grabbed me by the heels and pulled me back in again. This is probably one of my favourite ones to see live just because I love the fan chant during the chorus because it’s so easy, they sing ‘Fake Love’ and we yell ‘FAKE LOVE’ back at them, doesn’t get much easier than that. This is another one with amazing choreography, my favourite being when they all line up and like take it in turns to dance, I’m not sure how else to describe it – I tried to describe it to Becca at Wembley and just couldn’t but it’s the best bit of the choreography!

12. Anpanman

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The first time I heard of this song was on my way to a K-Pop Night in Birmingham when my friend Jess was like “HAVE YOU HEARD ANPANMAN BY BTS, I LOVE IT SO MUCH” – I didn’t think much of it but they performed it at their concert and I realised that it actually is a fun song. I feel like I love their songs more after seeing them live? I don’t know, there must be something about seeing a group live that makes the songs more enjoyable. But this song is fun and I loved seeing it at Wembley when they had all the inflatables on stage, it looked like so much fun.

11. Airplane Pt.2

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I like listening to this song at the airport or on a plane for relatively obvious reasons. I’m a nervous flyer so having some catchy songs to listen to is always a good idea. I also love listening to it when I’m out and about, I can’t describe how it makes me feel but it’s one of those songs where I feel like you can pretend you’re in a music video whilst walking around while you’re listening to it. It’s just one of those songs.

10. Dionysus

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This song is so lit, let’s be real. They opened both Wembley shows with it and it was the perfect song to kick off the shows as it got everyone pumped and kick started the evening. This is another one that I loved the choreography for, I need to watch the video for it. Ever since the concert I can’t stop listening to it and it’s an amazing song.

9. Serendipity (Jimin Solo)

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This is another one that for ages was my favourite song but again, I think I listened to it one too many times but it hasn’t fallen too many places because I still love it. I don’t understand people who say Jimin can’t sing, I think the boys got an amazing voice and I could listen to this song on repeat for hours without getting tired of it. I loved seeing it performed live and I hope if they tour again they do their solo songs again (I doubt they will but a girl can dream) so I can see this all over again.

8. Singularity (V Solo)

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Yet another song that hadn’t impressed me too much when I listened to it on the album but impressed me a lot seeing it live. In France V’s solo performance was one of my favourites and after watching the BTS Movie I’m shocked to realise how sick he was and how much it upset him afterwards that he felt like he hadn’t put his all in. I genuinely couldn’t even tell at the time of the concert that he wasn’t well and it definitely didn’t affect his solo performance which was one of the best. I love the hazy feel to this song, it reminds me of being drunk and I just really enjoy it. Definitely one of my favourite solo songs.

7. The Truth Untold (Vocal Line)

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(I couldn’t find a gif for the song so enjoy this gif of the Vocal Line)

I really didn’t appreciate this song enough in Paris. Me and my friends Becca and Jess had literally gotten back from Asia a couple of days beforehand so were jetlagged enough but we then had to get up on Friday at 2AM to catch our flight to Paris, queue all day and honestly we were exhausted so whenever BTS performed a slow song I unfortunately zoned out a little bit. I’m so glad they performed it at Wembley because after the concert it quickly became one of my favourite songs and it was nice to be able to fully appreciate it this time. It’s an amazing song and I love it so much.

6. Epiphany (Jin Solo)

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I actually LOVE this song which surprised me as I normally really hate slow songs (I say as I add like a million of BTS’ slow songs to this list). It’s just beautiful and an amazing song to see live, the venue always looks so pretty with all the light sticks lit up. When he performed it after the first Wembley show Becca turned to me and went “MAN’S GOT PIPES” and she ain’t wrong. She definitely ain’t wrong.

5. Just Dance (J-Hope solo)

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The best solo song from the Love Yourself album, let’s be real. Also one of the best solo songs to see live because J-Hope is just so full of energy and never gives a bad performance. I loved seeing it at the Wembley show because we started up a ‘J-Hope’ chant and you could tell how much it meant to him. This song never disappoints and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it.

4. Lie (Jimin Solo)

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My absolute favourite solo song, loved it from the moment I first listened to it. And now I love the song even more because it’s associated with a happy memory. Unfortunately I never got to see it live but this song always reminds me of our trip to South Korea. We went to karaoke one night, sang this song and it was an absolute mess especially the high note. I think it was my favourite song that we sang because it was so bloody funny. The song itself is just amazing and again, Jimin has an amazing voice. This is definitely one of the best solo songs.

3. Tear (Rap Line)

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This song goes HARD and I love it. It’s one of the songs that if I’d have listened to when I first became a K-Pop song I’d have thought ‘oh God this is intense’ but now that I’m more used to K-Pop it’s one of my favourite songs. This was another great one to see live, the black and white filter on the screens made it seem really edgy and I just loved it. The rap line are so energetic I swear to God, I couldn’t rap like that whilst dancing around the stage I’d be absolutely floored before the chorus even hit. I like whacking this song on when I wanna listen to something ‘angsty’ and it never fails.

2. Mic Drop

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This song is LIT, I don’t even care what anybody says, if you don’t like it then fine but you can’t deny it’s lit. I wasn’t a big fan of the Steve Aoki remix at first but now I think I prefer it, it’s easier to sing at concerts as well as there’s more English lines. This song came out when I was going through that ‘do I still like BTS’ phase and it definitely put my faith back in them as this song was amazing upon first listen and I couldn’t get enough of it. I think it’ll forever be one of my favourite songs.

1. Idol

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I did love this song upon first listen but I think it became solidified as my favourite after seeing it live at Wembley because it was definitely the most fun song of the night. The music videos a bit weird yeah but I still like it and I definitely love the song more than anything. If this song came on during a night out you’d best believe I’d be tearing up the dance floor and I hope BTS don’t remove it from their set-list anytime soon because it’s amazing.

There you have it, my twenty favourite BTS songs. Feel free to leave a comment with your favourites!

Top 10 Favourite BTS Songs

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A while ago I wrote a list of my favourite Girls’ Generation songs so I decided to write a list of my favourite BTS ones as well! Here goes nothing!

10. Save Me

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I didn’t appreciate this song enough when it first came out, I loved ‘Fire’ so much that this song felt like a bit of a let-down. It did grow on me though and now I love it! I just wish I’d appreciated it more when I saw them perform it at ‘K-Con Paris’ because it’s a great song with such cool choreography. It’s not my favourite but I appreciate it a lot more than I used to!

9. Dope

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This was the second song I’d ever heard by them and at the time I hadn’t listened to an awful lot of K-Pop, I was a fan of girl groups but I didn’t really listen to any boy groups. This is ridiculous but I remember listening to this and being like ‘this song is so aggressive’? I don’t know why ‘cos it’s not aggressive at all but that was my first impression of the song. A few more listens and I ended up loving it, that song is honestly iconic let’s be real.

8. No More Dream

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Although it sounds completely different to the songs they release now there’s something I love about BTS’ debut song. I think it’s because me and my friend learnt the chorus’ choreography so the song grew on me the more I learnt it. I’m low-key glad they changed their image because their music’s a lot better now but it’s still a great debut song.


7. Fun Boys

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This used to be my favourite song by them but I listened to it one too many times and it’s slowly slid down the list. I can’t remember who made me listen to this song or anything but at the time of ‘K-Con Paris’ it was my favourite song and I remember complaining to my friends “I really, really want them to do Fun Boys but I know they won’t.” BTS got to the end of their set and Rap Monster announced “Okay we’re gonna do our last song now.” So I was like ‘okay it’ll be War of Hormone’ BUT NOPE IT WAS FUN BOYS. I’m so glad I got to see it live – I did record the whole thing but when I listened to it back all you could hear was me like there was no BTS just me attempting to scream the lyrics in broken Korean. I deleted the video.

6. Lie (Jimin solo)

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This is a bit of a cheat but I love this song so much oh my god. I’m pretty sure I asked my friends if they’d listened to a comeback by a different group and Becca was like “NOPE I’VE HAD PARK JIMIN’S SOLO ON REPEAT SINCE IT WAS DROPPED” so I decided to give it a listen and oh my god. Jimin’s not even my bias but it was definitely my favourite solo song from Wings. I love J-Hope’s ‘Mama’ and Suga’s ‘First Love’ but ‘Lie’ has to take it. Why couldn’t they have come to Europe with their Wings tour, I’d have loved to have seen it live!

5. I Need U

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This is another song they did at ‘K-Con Paris’ (sorry to keep going on about it but like it was one of the best concerts ever) and I love this song so much. Everything about it. There’s nothing I don’t love about it. It’s not usually my kind of thing but for some reason I just really like it. I love ‘Run’ as well but not quite as much as ‘I Need U’.

4. Butterfly

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Usually I hate slow songs so I wouldn’t have bothered listening to this but Jess told me if she ever passed away she’d want it played at her funeral. For a while every time I listened to it I ended up feeling really sad because I remembered what she said and I’d end up thinking about what it would be like if she did die and yeah, it used to depress the hell out of me. Luckily I can listen to it now without thinking about the death of one of my best friends and I love this song. Slow songs need to be interesting otherwise I get bored very quickly but this one keeps my interest and I love it.

3. Not Today

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I think I already posted that I’d been disappointed with ‘Spring Day’ when it was released because even though I love it now I thought it was a bit slow and boring at the time. I was so happy when ‘Not Today’ was released because it’s so much more my style of music. I included this song in my running playlist because it really motivates me. So if you need any motivation, listen to this song and I guarantee you will have some!

2. Fire

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I keep talking about ‘K-Con Paris’ but really that concert is what made me love them. I remember they dropped this comeback and I didn’t particularly care much about BTS at the time so I only listened to this once we’d got the tickets for K-Con. I loved it at first listen, it’s so lit and I had it on repeat for ages. I filmed them singing this at K-Con but I had to delete that as well because again, all you could hear was me yelling “FIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!” Horrendous. But this song is honestly amazing, I don’t care what anyone says.

1. Mic Drop

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I remember mentioning in a previous post that after ‘DNA’ was released I was a bit worried that I was going off BTS. Then I listened to ‘Mic Drop’ after seeing a few people rave about it. It was then that I realised I was still complete and utter BTS trash. This song is amazing. I like the remix too but the original is heaps better. If BTS ever finally announce their Europe tour I really hope they perform this because at the moment it’s my favourite song by them and there’s not a thing about it that I don’t love.

So there you go, there’s my top ten favourite BTS songs! Leave me a comment with your top favourites.