These 9 K-Pop Group Songs That Were Played at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Will Cheer You Up!


During the South Korea vs Italy women’s archery team match, WINNER‘s song “Really Really” was played. South Korea successfully beat Italy.

“Really Really” has an upbeat tempo, is thick with hip hop R&B nuances, and is the result of the creation of three members, namely Kang Seungyoon, Mino, and Seunghoon, in collaboration with composer Uk Jin Kang.


BTS’ song “Dynamite” was played during the South Korean mixed national team archery match against Bangladesh. ARMY or BTS fans were surprised by the strains of BTS’ “Dynamite” song that was played when the South Korean archery team won against Bangladesh. The first English song from BTS was played at the end of the match.

The lyrics of “Dynamite” are an invitation to their fans to stay happy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coupled with cheerful disco nuanced pop, the K-pop song “Dynamite” can hypnotize listeners to be more enthusiastic about going through the day.

Besides “Dynamite,” BTS’ second English song “Butter” was also heard on the set of a boxing match between Tsukimi Namiki of Japan and Catherine Nanziri of Uganda. The BTS song was played again during the boxing match between Japan and Uganda.

“Butter” is a summer song with a simple, regular pop beat. “‘Butter’ is a cute confessional song saying that I want to melt you gently like butter. We wanted to capture different types of charms such as buttery, cute, and charismatic,” BTS’ Jimin said.

Not only that but the committee also played the latest song from BTS, “Permission to Dance.” The collaboration with musician Ed Sheeran was played during the broadcast of the men’s gymnastics match.

“Permission to Dance” turns out to have a deep meaning. BTS invites us to be optimistic in the midst of a pandemic. BTS hopes that even if things don’t go our way, we don’t have to worry because everything will be fine. This song could also bring a good mood and encouragement in the midst of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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Not only that, Bangtan Boys or BTS have once again proven their popularity. Not only as one of the K-pop boy bands who have succeeded in penetrating American music but BTS’ popularity has also been felt until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Many of the Korean athletes participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are BTS fans. One of them attracted attention as a young athlete in table tennis, Shin Yubin. Shin Yubin is the youngest member of the South Korean women’s table tennis team at 17 years old.

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Shin Yubin defeated Luxembourg’s Xia Lian Ni, a 58-year-old veteran athlete, in the Women’s Singles Round 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021.

Through Weverse, a fan community platform, Shin Yubin said she often listens to BTS’ music. It made BTS’ V who saw it leave a comment. BTS’ V said “fighting” in Korean with a thumbs-up emoji. The message immediately went viral among BTS fans or who are often called ARMY.

On a number of occasions, Shin Yubin has also stated that she is an ARMY. In an interview, she seemed to show photos of the BTS members and always have them on her backpack. She also chose “Dope” as the song she always listens to when she’s tired or sad.

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Until June 2021, the teenage athlete shared a photo of herself holding the album BE signed by the seven BTS members. In the caption of the photo, she feels that she is a successful fan. “I am a seongdeok. Thank you,” she wrote in Korean slang.

It is known that the South Korean women’s national team in the sport of archery is also ARMY. When the South Korean national team in archery managed to win a gold medal, they specifically requested that BTS’ song “Dynamite” be played during the medal presentation ceremony. But, unfortunately, it was the song titled “Boombayah” by BLACKPINK that was played.

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Kang Chae-young, who was appointed as the team representative, also expressed her hope that “Dynamite” would be played if her team won. In fact, BTS songs were consistently played all the time. Kang Chae-young and her friends were not the only ARMY participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Well, that is all of the information about the K-pop songs that were played at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and every legendary moment when the songs were played. This may be history in the music industry and also for some K-pop groups who had the opportunity to have their songs played in this international event.

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