Is Elton John a BTS fan? 'Permission to Dance' shoutout has singer following group on Twitter

BTS gave a shout out to Elton John on their latest song 'Permission to Dance' that crossed one million likes even before it premiered on YouTube

                            Is Elton John a BTS fan? 'Permission to Dance' shoutout has singer following group on Twitter
BTS and Elton John (Photos by Dia Dipasupil/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

After a huge success of their recent single ‘Butter’, BTS dropped another banger in the form of 'Permission to Dance' on July 9, and just like always, the ARMY erupted with joy as they rushed to Twitter to express their excitement. However, the new single by the popular K-pop group became a rage on social media when Sir Elton John followed the group after the song’s release.

But why would the British legend follow BTS on Twitter? Well, BTS gave a shout-out to the award-winning legend on their latest English track and Elton John simply returned the favor by following the personal and the business accounts of the quartet on the micro-blogging site. And, if this was not enough, Elton John even gave a shout-out to BTS by tweaking the lyrics of 'Permission to Dance'. For the unversed, the Brit crooner only followed 19 people on Twitter before following the two accounts of BTS taking his tally to 21.
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K-pop boy band BTS visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020, in New York City (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)



Elton John gives a shout-out to BTS with a twist

Giving a shout-out to Elton John, BTS refers to the legendary singer on the first verse of ‘Permission to Dance’. On the song, leader and rapper RM sings, “When it all feels like it’s wrong/ Just sing along to Elton John/ And to that feeling, we’re just getting started.” Now, it seems Elton John must have felt good about it as he took to his Twitter to follow the personal and business accounts of BTS. He then returned the favor of his reference on the song by tweaking the lyrics a bit. In his Twitter post, Elton shared, “When it all seems like it’s right, I sing along to @bts_bighit  #PermissionToDance” The ARMY quickly noticed the lovely gesture and thanked him for showering his support.

BTS’s latest hit single 'Permission to Dance' crossed one million likes even before the music video premiered on YouTube. The optimistic music video portrayed the post-Covid world where BTS declares, 'we don't need permission to dance.' BTS also dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their previous release ‘Butter’, grabbing the numero uno spot for six weeks in a row. The song is now the longest-running chart-topping single by a group in the US since Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit ‘One Sweet Day’. The song stayed in the top spot for 16 weeks.

: Elton John attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017, in West Hollywood, California (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)








‘The living Legend has spoken’, says ARMY

The loyal fans of BTS rushed to Twitter as soon as Elton John gave a shout-out to BTS and followed them on Twitter. Speaking on the same lines, one user stated, “LEGEND Sir Elton John Raising hands thank you so much for your support!!” Another elated BTS fan posted, “This is huge. Sir Elton John recognizing my boys, I'm so happy.” One got emotional and said, “I never thought the day would come when I get to see Elton John and BTS support each other. But now I’ve seen everything. Probably one of the most wholesome things I’ve ever witnessed on Twitter.”
The next one shared, “Oh s**t on a stick!! The living Legend has spoken!!! Haters, go drawn yourself in a ditch!!!!!” Meanwhile, one noted, “And then followed their business and personal accounts, just legends supporting legends no biggie.” One individual said, “Imagine getting your song approved by sir Elton John himself. I would cry. I can heard Namjoon cry too.” Another fan concluded, “This touch my heart so much. Im so proud of them and so happy to see that an Artist like Elton is supporting them. Just wow.”

(L-R) In this screengrab released on March 14, RM, Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, and V of BTS perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021 (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)