BTS and success have become synonyms in these past few years. Not only are they hardworking and humble but each of their songs ends up topping the charts both in domestic and international platforms. Aside from being an artist who is genuinely involved in their music-making process; an equal if not more efforts are put into their music videos as well. Keeping that in mind, today, we will see “Seven Most Viewed Music Videos of BTS on YouTube.”
Of course, it does not mean, these are the only videos with much recognition. Every one of their music is carefully written and produced not with the mindset of charting music charts but solely for their fans. If you are lost, then let us guide you; through music is how BTS communicates with their fans.
So, now without much further ado, let’s look at some of the music videos with the highest views.
7. Blood, Sweat & Tears (2016)
Included in their second studio album, Wings, Blood, Sweat & Tears is the lead single released by BTS. The member’s RM, Suga, and J-Hope worked with Pdogg, Kim Do-hoon, and Hitman Bang to write and produce the song.
Upon its release, the song received positive reviews and numerous awards including the 2017 Seoul Music Award. Remembered for its synth and artistic choreography, the music video is inspired by Hermann Hesse‘s coming of age novel, Demian.
Since its release, the music video has garnered more than 626 million views.
6. Fire (2016)
Fire, one of the songs that transcended BTS popularity to insurmountable level, was released in 2016. Included in their first compilation album, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever, the song topped the Billboard World Digital Songs chart upon its release.
Likewise, members- RM, Suga, Jungkook, and Jimin, worked with Pdogg, Hitman Bang, and others to produce the song. Unlike the former ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears,’ the music video for this song is fun and straightforward. As of now, this music video has over 661 million views on YouTube.
5. Mic Drop- Steve Aoki Remix (2017)
Included in their album, Love Yourself: Her, the song was inspired by former President Barack Obama‘s speech at the 2016 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. In a way, it is a track that expressed their swag, hopes, and confidence.
As of now, the remix, including Steve Aoki, has generated much hype as well as more than 738 million views on YouTube.
Remember when we said, BTS’s music always has a meaning, and it is how they connect with their fans. Since BTS was gaining momentum in the States, many accused them of losing their authenticity and westernising. Hence, as an answer to those allegations, this song ‘Idol‘ was the perfect song.
Along with the quirky visual and style, it also includes traditional South Korean sounds and attires. Even their lyrics shows how they are still them and were “never going to change.”
Well, for their third compilation album, Love Yourself: Answer, Idol was released as their single. To this date, Idol has over 740 million views.
3. Fake Love(2018)
Now, the song that proved lethal for many girls out there *we see you JK*. Released as the lead single for their third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear, the song created an immense buzz, enough for the boys to perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Moreover, the song was received well by the critics as well and lauded for their dark concepts and electric sounds. Also, the song swept many awards upon its release including ‘Song of the Year‘ at the 2019 Korean Music Awards.
Also, the hit music video now has over 767 million views on YouTube.
2. Boy With Luv(2019)
On to the next song with completely happy vibes where ARMYs did not have to rack their brains over hidden meaning; and the boys were vibing in their pink pyjamas and cotton candy hairs.
The lead single for their sixth extended play Map of the Soul: Persona, the South Korean boy band featured American singer Halsey. The most anticipated song of 2019, the music video got 74.6 million within its first day of release. At the moment, it has more than 934 million views.
Moreover, on July 24, 2019, the song was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Not to mention, it also holds the record for the song with the most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea with an impressive 21 wins.
At last, the winner among the winner, masterpiece none the less, is their lead single from the fifth extended play Love Yourself: Her, DNA. Probably their first song which gained attention in the western music scene and also their debut performance in US television. The seven members performed first time in the American award show, i.e. at the 2017 American Music Awards.
Pop and EDM, the lyrics for DNA talks about fate and love at first sight. It is somewhat of personal opinion, but this might be the song that separates BTS from their previous era to new and current period.
Not to mention, this is the only music video by BTS that has over 1 billion views among ‘Seven Most Viewed Music Video of BTS on YouTube’. But we know well, it won’t be the only one for long.