Pandemic Playlist: Our Top 5 BTS songs will surely make all you ARMY members go bouncing in hope
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Hello again, my dear friends! We hope you're staying healthy and happy as the current coronavirus epidemic rages on throughout the globe. No matter how bleak the world might look right now, we can always count on some great music to keep our hearts and minds happy and invigorated as we wait out the COVID-19 lockdown at home. With that in mind, let's turn to one of today's biggest musical events that is trending like wildfire on Twitter right now.
That's right, we're talking about Bang Bang Con, the two-day online concert extravaganza recently organized by arguably the biggest K-pop band in the world right now, BTS.
In the past few weeks, the seven Bangtan Boys have gotten plenty of praise for always staying connected and engaged with their millions of fans — at last count, they had close to 100 million combined followers on their social media accounts. And if their recent ventures into the world of art and teaching their fans how to learn Korean weren't enough, the Bang Bang Con online music festival will certainly satiate your cravings for some great K-pop interaction.
This online BTS festival featured hours upon hours of exclusive BTS concert footage and fan events from the past, broadcast via streaming platforms over April 17 and 18 for both new and old members of the BTS ARMY. So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce you afresh to some great BTS raps, heartfelt melodies and scorching dance moves, courtesy of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — get ready to start bouncing along to these amazing tunes in today's pandemix!
Pandemic Playlist: BTS Edition!
'Blood Sweat & Tears'
Let's kick things off with a song that the BTS ARMY fanbase was going crazy over today — 'Blood Sweat & Tears'. This seductive song featured on their 2016 album 'Wings,' and talks about how the band members were willing to risk it all in the name of sweet success and bittersweet love. The fans lapped up this thumping banger, and were calling it "iconic" and "a masterpiece." Check out the sizzling video and we're sure you'll agree too!
'Cypher Part 2: Triptych'
This is a criminally underrated BTS song that deserves a lot more love from K-pop music fans. BTS features one of the best rap lines in the music business, and Yoongi's blazing-fast syllable-spitting on this one will go down as one of the best raps in the past decade — fans calculated that he was rapping at a speed of over eight syllables a second. That's some rap god territory right there — check out this incendiary song from 2014's 'Skool Luv Affair' here if you haven't already!
Let's fast forward to one of BTS's premier efforts in 2020, the spectacular 'ON', which was featured on their recent record-breaking album 'Map of the Soul: 7'. The lead single from this record, 'ON' is extremely empowering — it talks about forging your own path to the top while standing up tall and breaking free of the dark shadows that try to prevent your relentless pursuit of success.
When BTS defiantly say, "Bring the pain," they mean they're more than ready to deal with any obstacles that stand in their all-conquering way.
It's time now to soak in the sounds of one of BTS's biggest hits. The infectious 'DNA' was released as part of BTS's 2017 mini-album, 'Love Yourself: Her' and featured an all-new musical direction for the Bangtan Boys, complete with whistling, synthesizers, acoustic guitars and autotune effects.
The super-colorful video is also now firmly embedded in mainstream popular culture and is extremely close to achieving the one billion-views milestone. Knowing the power of the BTS Army, that might just be broken next month itself!
'2! 3! (Still Wishing For More Good Days)'
What better way to end this COVID-19 era playlist than with one of BTS's most hopeful songs from their 2016 album 'Wings'. The song '2! 3!' has gotten their fans through plenty of tough times, and the heartfelt lyrics often move members of the BTS ARMY to tears every time they perform it live.
So when they sing "It’s okay, come on, when I say one, two, three forget it / Erase all sad memories /Smile holding onto each other’s hands," it's the perfect cue to cast aside our uncertainties and look forward to the days when our vibrant heroes will entertain us in future editions of Bang Bang Con!
Pandemic Playlist is a daily list of songs that will keep you entertained instead of feeling drained while you're isolated at home. Look out for a fresh selection of great tunes from MEAWW to refresh your mood every day!