The truth is, all of BTS tracks are “bops that slap”, so to speak. From fact-serving rap tracks to soul-cleansing vocal tracks, BTS really know how to do it all. But these five songs come with the catchiest intros that charm the listeners right away. Thanks to these “hooks”, even non K-Pop fans have heard of these songs somewhere, somehow!
If you know the song, you know what “catchy intro” we’re talking about. Even if you don’t know the song, the phrase “Booltaoreune” might ring a bell. Suga‘s “hook” — followed by that one “scooping action stomping forward dance move” that you have seen someone copy somewhere — is from BTS’s 2016 bop “Fire”. This track has since been a favorite for countless TV shows to use as background music when something is lit AF.
2. “Blood Sweat & Tears”
If “Fire” is Suga’s song, “Blood Sweat & Tears” is Jimin‘s. His voice starts this song off in the most unforgettable five syllables, Nae Pi Ttam Noon Mool, aaaaaand… you’re hooked. But in the case the intro doesn’t catch on right away, try the chorus with J-Hope‘s “Mani Mani”s. This addicting song became the song to bring them many daesang-s (grand prizes) of 2016.
And of course, BTS’s “DNA” has what is possibly K-Pop’s most iconic intro. Especially after the song featured on LG‘s G7 cellphone commercials in 2018, everyone knew the melody in Jungkook‘s whistles. This bop of all bops from 2017 took BTS on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time — for obvious reasons. You cannot unhear that whistle and it is in your head now!
4. “MIC Drop”
Then, later in 2017, BTS announced they were about to release a collaboration track with Steve Aoki and no one was ready. When that beat dropped, it dropped. “MIC Drop” remained on the Billboard Top 100 chart for 10 consecutive weeks — but more importantly, it had everyone asking the same question. Did you see their bag? Did you? It’s hella trophies and it’s hella thick.
5. “Boy With Luv”
Aside from it featuring Halsey, which was a huge deal for BTS and ARMYs in its own light, the song “Boy With Luv” enchanted the world with that easy-listening, fresh pop sound. If the initial “Owaowaowaowaowa-s” don’t sound familiar, then at least the “Oh my my my-s” should.