Bangtan Boys, The Worldwide Boy Group
Bangtan Sonyeondan, or widely known as BTS, is a South Korean boy band under Big Hit Entertainment. In Japan, they are known as Bōdan Shōnendan. BTS was formed in 2010 in Seoul with 7 members. BTS debuted on June 12th, 2013, with the release of their debut single album titled 2 Cool 4 Skool, with its lead single “No More Dreams.” BTS started gaining public attention soon after their debut and very quickly became widely recognized by the public. BTS’ popularity rose rapidly and they topped every music chart with their single “Fire.” BTS’ fame is really no joke. BTS are the first Asian and first non-English speaking act to headline and sell out Wembley Stadium and break the record for the single highest-grossing engagement in Rose Bowl Stadium history.
Aside from their achievements, BTS’ performances in every music show they’ve attended are really captivating. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a run-through of everything about BTS’ performances on the KBS music program Music Bank. Let’s check out their performances below!
No More Dream
“No More Dream” was released on June 12th, 2013. “No More Dream” is the fourth track and also the lead single of the album 2 Cool 4 Skool. The song was written by Pdogg, “Hitman” Bang, RM, Suga, J-Hope, Supreme Boi and produced by Pdogg. This song has a Japanese version featured in the single NO MORE DREAM -Japanese Ver.- and in the album Wake Up. “No More Dream” is about the Korean school system. It’s about how parents want their children to be perfect and have a great future, like getting a nice job and also making a lot of money and so the children are under pressure and because of stuff like that the children have no dreams.
Their first performance on Music Bank was really great. As a rookie at that time, they looked good in Black. Also, they were wearing big necklaces, masks, and also black caps as accessories. Wearing the same t-shirt with BTS written on it, made them look nice. Check out the video below!
“No More Dream” on Music Bank
We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2
“We Are Bulletproof” was released on June 12th, 2013. The song was written by Pdogg, “Hitman” Bang, Supreme Boi, RM, Suga, J-Hope and produced Pdogg. The song is the second track of the album 2 Cool 4 Skool. Looking through their lyrics, the song is about their specialty and personality.
During their performance on Music Bank, Jungkook opened the song with, “The name is Jung Kook, my scale is nationwide,” which was really cool. Check out their performance video below!
“We Are BulletProof Pt. 2” on Music Bank
Boy in Luv (상남자)
“Boy in Luv” was released on February 12th, 2014. The song was written by ”hitman” Bang, Supreme Boi, Pdogg, j-hope, Suga (BTS) & RM and produced by Pdogg. One of the BTS members, J-Hope, described the track as an old-school hip-hop track. He said, “An old-school hip-hop track with a strong beat, and a rock swing to it as well. I think it’s really fun for people to listen to, and it will stick right in your ear!”
“Boy In Luv” is about a guy trying to be with a girl. Nevertheless, instead of the usual romantic and sweet sounds that love songs and confessions have, they convey these desires in a more clear and aggressive way.
Check out the performances below!
“Boy in Luv” (상남자) on Music Bank
“Danger” was released on August 20th, 2014. The song was written by Pdogg, Thanh Bui, “Hitman” Bang, RM, Suga, J-Hope and produced by Pdogg. The song is also available in a remix. It’s a collaboration with Vietnam’s top singer Thanh Bui under the name Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh). The song has a Japanese version featured in the single DANGER -Japanese Ver.- and in the album Wake Up.
In an unboxing of the Dark&Wild album, Suga said, “Our title track this time being “Danger,” the melody line had an exceptionally long period of time invested into working on it. This melody wasn’t composed by us – it was worked on by a famous overseas composer called Thanh.”
Check out the “Danger” live music performances here:
“Danger” on Music Bank