BTS gained more recognition on the world stage! Rolling Stone magazine puts BTS “Dynamite,” the first No.1 hit of Korean musical act that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart into its newly updated 500 greatest songs of all time list.
BTS ‘Dynamite’ Named Among 500 Greatest Songs of All Time List by Rolling Stone
On September 15, American entertainment magazine Rolling Stone has released the new 500 greatest songs of all time. Previously, the magazine published the first list in 2004, when the seven members of BTS were still 7-12 years old.
According to the magazine, as the music has changed vastly since, Rolling Stone remade the list 17 years after its first edition from scratch with 254 new songs added. In addition, over 250 industry figures, artists, writers voted on the list covering various kinds of music, from classic rock, pop, reggae, hip hop, R & B, and more.
For the top 5 on the newly updated list there are “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (1967), “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy (1989), “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke (1964), “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan (1965), and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana (1991).
The latest best songs ever list by Rolling Stone puts BTS “Dynamite” on No. 346 on the list. “Dynamite,” which was the group’s first English single and its first to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The hit song spent its first two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1, then replaced by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP.” After that, the hit returned to No.1 but only for one week. Right now, the BTS’ “Dynamite” has surpassed 1,2 billion views on YouTube.
BTS’s first-ever U.S. Number One, as well as their first full English-language song, “Dynamite” was a landmark, hegemony-shattering moment for the world-conquering South Korean group. Find out where it landed on #RS500Songs. https://t.co/9hWeuzcrFU— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 15, 2021
Citing from Rolling Stone,
BTS’ first-ever U.S. Number One, as well as their first full English-language song, “Dynamite” was a landmark, hegemony-shattering moment for the world-conquering South Korean group. Their intertwined vocal talent, led by youthful standout Jung Kook, put over the track — which was co-written by British producer-songwriter Dave Stewart (not the one from Eurythmics) and Jessica Agombar. Stewart told Rolling Stone that Columbia Records had been looking for an English-language crossover hit for BTS: “It had to have tempo, be exciting.… one thing I’m good at is writing to brief.”Rolling Stone
Meanwhile, President Moon Jae In has officially appointed BTS as a Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generation and Culture on July 21, 2021
Soon, they will conduct their first duty to attend the Sustainable Development Goals Moment (SDG Moment) on September 20, which will take place at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in 7 World Trade Center, New York.
Moreover, BTS will perform at the Global Citizen Live 2021, a 24-hour global broadcast event starting on September 25. Global Citizen Live is part of the global campaign of Global Citizen’s 2021 – Recovery Plan for the World. The goal is to assist in the fair recovery from COVID-19, end extreme poverty, and save the earth from climate change.
Recently, BTS features in a video “Your Seoul Goes On,” released by The Seoul Tourism Organization. The video aims to give a warm message and support to business owners, the tourism industry, and communities during these hard times. The video has surpassed 22 million views on its YouTube Channel.
Further, the septet group is also preparing to hold an online concert, “BTS Permission to Dance On Stage,” live-streamed globally on October 24. Meanwhile, waiting for more updates concerning their upcoming online concert, let’s have a throwback and watch BTS’ ‘Dynamite.’
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