RUN (2015) by BTS

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“RUN” by BTS

Artist BTS
Album / Mini-album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2
Release Date November 30, 2015
Length 3:57
Label Big Hit Entertainment, Loen
Songwriter(s) Pdogg, “Hitman” Bang, RM, Suga, V, Jungkook, and J-Hope
Producer Pdogg
Genre(s) Hip hop, R&B, dance-pop, and pop

In this article, we will discuss one of the lead singles from BTS that gained a lot of attention and popularity from their fans and the public since it was first released. The song is entitled “RUN,” the lead single from BTS’ 4th extended play called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 that was released by Big Hit Entertainment on November 30, 2015, in South Korea.

You can check out more details and further information about this song by scrolling down and reading this article here!

Here is the teaser of BTS’ “RUN” that was uploaded on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube channel:

This is the full audio version of BTS’ “RUN” that was uploaded on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube channel:

Background of “RUN”

Big Hit Entertainment made an announcement about BTS’ next comeback with the 4th extended play called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 on September 8, 2015, with “RUN” as the lead single as well as the second track of the EP. Actually, “RUN” and the EP were supposed to be released in October. However, due to some reasons, they were finally released to the public on November 30, 2015.

The teaser for the “RUN” music video was released and uploaded by Big Hit Entertainment through their official YouTube account named HYBE LABELS on November 25, 2015, and has gained 3,954,077 views and 379,370 likes so far. The full audio version of “RUN” was uploaded 3 years later on the same YouTube account on January 3, 2018, and has gained 14,038,857 views and 241,035 likes.

The album tracklist that includes RUN as the lead single as well as the second track on the EP was unveiled on Big Hit Entertainment’s official Twitter account. And, the preview for “RUN” alongside the other 8 tracks was released on their official YouTube account.

The full MV of “RUN” by BTS was officially released on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube account on November 30, 2015, and was also released as a digital download on various online music platforms and on the physical version of the EP.

Here are some of the photo teasers from BTS’ 4th extended play called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2.

The Group Photo Teaser

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Suga

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J-Hope

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RM

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Jimin

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V

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Jungkook

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Story of “RUN”

Being aware of the feelings and difficulties in life that they have gone through so far has not lowered their fighting spirit to continue trying to do the best they can to achieve their dreams and hopes for a better future. And, running is one of the things they can do to be able to continue to pursue it. No matter how many obstacles and challenges come their way, they will keep running and fighting to do the best they can.

Well, that is what BTS wants to tell people about their feelings of reaching their dreams through this song. This song was written by 5 BTS members, Suga, J-Hope, RM, V, and Jungkook, together with Pdogg and “Hitman” Bang. Besides being a songwriter, Pdogg also took part as the producer for this song. The length of this song is 3:57.

MV of “RUN”

The full MV of “RUN” by BTS was officially released and uploaded on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube account on November 30, 2015. The MV was directed by Choi YongSeok from Lumpens with Ko Yoojung, Lee Wonju, Ko Hyunji, and Jung Noori as the assistant directors. The director of photography was Nam Hyunwoo of GDW.

In the MV, it shows the 7 members of BTS living their lives to the fullest while they can. Even though they go through various things in life, they still keep doing whatever they can and want no matter what the situation is. Just like the title “RUN,” there are many scenes that show BTS members running together in various conditions. The MV also shows the acting skills of BTS’ members. For the ending of the MV, it shows a behind-the-scenes cut of the MV making where BTS’ members are seen joking and playing around with each other.

As of now, the MV of “RUN” by BTS has gained 85,907,974 views and 3,253,087 likes on YouTube. Big Hit Entertainment also released and uploaded the MV shooting of “RUN” on BANGTANTV’s official YouTube account on January 5, 2016, and the video has gained 5,078,414 views and 335,247 likes. The dance practice version of “RUN” by BTS was uploaded on the same YouTube account on December 9, 2015, and has gained 25,374,750 views and 687,529 likes.

Here is the full MV of “RUN” by BTS:

Here is the MV shooting of “RUN” by BTS:

Here is the dance practice version of “RUN” by BTS:

“RUN” Performances

As the lead single for BTS’ 4th extended play called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2, “RUN” by BTS had been promoted and performed live on various local TV shows in South Korea and other events. You can check out and watch the live performance videos of “RUN” by BTS here!

“RUN” by BTS Live Stage on MBC’s Show Music Core

“RUN” by BTS Live Stage at MNET’s MAMA 2015

“RUN” by BTS Live Concert Stage

“RUN” by BTS Live Concert Stage in Seoul

“RUN” by BTS Live Stage on KBS’ Music Bank

“RUN” by BTS Live Stage at KCON 2016

“RUN” Achievements

“RUN” by BTS has achieved many things during its promotion time on various music show programs in South Korea. This song also gained many positions on charts all around the world even after being released for many years.

Here are the details of the “RUN” achievements on song charts and music shows

Song Charts

Chart Date Peak Position
Naver Music Top Chart November 30, 2015 1
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard) 2018 2
South Korea (Gaon) 2018 8
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 2018 3
Apple Music Chart October 18, 2020 75
iTunes Chart January 3, 2021 29

Music Show Awards

Program TV Show Date
The Show SBS MTV December 8, 2015
Show Champion MBC M December 9, 2015
December 16, 2015
Music Bank KBS December 11, 2015
January 6, 2016