Save ME (2016) by BTS

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“Save Me” by BTS

Artist BTS
Album / Mini-album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
Release Date May 2, 2016
Length 3:16
Label Big Hit Entertainment, Loen
Songwriter(s) Pdogg, Ray Michael Djan Jr, Ashton Foster, Samantha Harper, RM, Suga, and J-Hope
Producer Pdogg
Genre(s) Tropical house and electropop

BTS released their 1st Korean-language compilation album called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever under Big Hit Entertainment on May 2, 2016. In that album, they released multiple singles including “Save Me.”

“Save Me” is one of the most popular songs from BTS that succeeded in topping the Billboard World Digital Songs chart with the MV ranking number 2 on “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America Around the World” when it was officially released by Big Hit Entertainment in May 2016. Let’s dig for more information about this song through this article together!

Here is the full audio version of BTS’ “Save Me” that was uploaded on BANGTANTV’s official YouTube channel:

Background of “Save Me”

Previously, Big Hit Entertainment as BTS’ agency already announced on March 21, 2016, that BTS will make a comeback promotion with their 1st Korean-language compilation album called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.

Big Hit Entertainment revealed that “Save Me” would be included as the eleventh track on the album when they released the full tracklist of the album on April 27, 2016. “Save Me” was planned to be released under Big Hit Entertainment on May 2, 2016, alongside the other 22 tracks on the album.

After officially being released by Big Hit Entertainment as a digital download on various online music platforms as well as in the physical version of the album on May 2, 2016, later, they also released the full MV of “Save Me” by BTS through their official YouTube account named HYBE LABELS on May 15, 2016. As of October 2021, this MV has gained 621,400,749 views and 9,375,098 likes.

The full audio version of “Save Me” by BTS was released 2 years after the MV was officially released on January 2, 2018, on BANGTANTV’s official YouTube account with 20,486,019 views and 300,789 likes.

Here are some of the photo teasers from BTS’ 1st Korean-language compilation album called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Forever Young.

The Group Photo Teaser

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Jin

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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 “Save Me”

Seeking rescue when life is not going well is what the story of “Save Me” by BTS wants to tell us. The lyrics describe the fear and frustration of someone who is looking for help to save their life from darkness. That person begins to lose his identity slowly to the point where he does not know what to do, and the last thing he remembers is asking for help to be saved.

In despair, he kept begging and asking for help from someone to save him because he really could not take it anymore. However, in the end, he finally realized that, actually, no one else could help him but himself. So, when he finally managed to save himself, he thanked himself for saving himself from hardship.

Three members of BTS, Suga, J-Hope, and RM, took part in writing the lyrics of “Save Me” alongside Ray Michael Djan, Jr, Ashton Foster, Samantha Harper, and Pdogg who also participated as the producer of this song. The length of this song is 3:16.

MV of “Save Me”

The MV of “Save Me” by BTS was released on May 15, 2016, on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube account. This MV was produced and directed by GDW with The Quick Style Crew as the one who made the choreography.

This MV was filmed with a one-shot take and shows BTS members singing along while dancing to the choreography of this song outside. Each member also got an individual shot that shows them expressing their feelings about the lyrics of this song.

As soon as this MV was released and uploaded on HYBE LABELS’ official YouTube account, this MV ranked number 2 on “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America Around the World.” And, as of October 2021, this video has gained 621,400,749 views and 9,375,098 likes since it was first uploaded on YouTube.

Here is the full MV of “Save Me” by BTS:

MV Shooting Version

Big Hit Entertainment also released another video of the MV shooting that shows the behind the scenes of the MV shooting where it was so windy and rainy at the time. This video was uploaded on BANGTANTV’s official YouTube account on September 16, 2016, and it has gained 9,381,102 views and 524,258 likes until now.

“Save Me” Performances

BTS promoted “Save Me” on various music programs such as MNET, KBS, MBC, and Inkigayo for only one week due to other schedules like a concert and overseas activities. But, even after the promotion schedule was over, BTS still performs this song live during several occasions and events. You can watch the live performance videos of “Save Me” by BTS here!

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage on SBS’ Inkigayo

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage at KCON 2016 in New York

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage on MNET’s M Countdown

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage (BTS KYNK on Stage 2016)

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage on 2017 Gaon Chart

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage in Japan

“Save Me” by BTS Live Stage

“Save Me” Achievements

The achievements that BTS gained through the release of “Save Me” are quite a lot. This song ranked at number 2 on Billboard World Digital Songs as soon as it was released on May 2, 2016. This song also gained various positions on charts.

Here are the details of the “Save Me” achievements on song charts:

Song Charts

Chart Date Peak Position
Suomen virallinen latauslista 2017 23
Philippine Hot 100 2017 71
Gaon Singles Chart 2017 19
World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) 2017 2
iTunes Indonesia August 15, 2021 153
Apple Music Chart August 30, 2021 178