A Comprehensive List Of BTS’s Most Underrated Songs
BTS is one of the most popular music groups in the entire world. With every new album, the band seemingly breaks its own records. BTS debuted in 2013 and their discography seems limitless. With so many hit singles and broken records with album sales, it can be hard to keep track of everything BTS released. While all of BTS’s songs are popular to members of BTS ARMY, these songs are the group’s most underrated.
RM, Suga, and J-Hope composed ‘Ddaeng’ themselves
“Ddaeng” is not part of any official BTS album. RM, Suga, and J-Hope composed and produced the song themselves. They wrote the song for the BTS Festa celebration in 2018. BTS released the song on SoundCloud for free and later performed the song at BTS’s Muster celebration that year.
In 2019, all seven members of BTS performed the song at BTS’s 5th Muster celebration. Jimin and Jin rapped J-Hope’s part, V rapped Suga’s verse, and Jungkook rapped RM’s verse. The diss track details the adversity the rappers overcame by joining BTS.
Both Suga and RM faced criticism from the hip-hop community for becoming idols. Despite naysayers hoping the rappers would fail, BTS became one of the most influential music groups in the world. RM addresses the haters in his verse.
“Rappers who don’t even have haters, shut up/Where are you haters?/Look into this mirror after washing your eyes and face/There is a hater of yours breathing right in there,” he raps.
BTS’s song ‘Don’t Leave Me’ does not have a music video
“Don’t Leave Me” is from BTS’s third Japanese studio album, Face Yourself. The album features Japanese versions of BTS’s songs from their previous albums. The group also recorded three new original songs in Japanese including “Don’t Leave Me,” “Crystal Snow,” and “Let Go.”
Even though “Don’t Leave Me” is considered one of the best songs in BTS’s discography, the song does not have a music video and the band never performed it live. This makes it one of BTS’s most underappreciated and underrated songs.
All of Jin’s solo songs are underrated
Jin is perhaps the most underrated member in BTS. The oldest member did not know how to sing before joining the group. Nowadays, Jin has an impressive vocal range and singing technique. His three solo songs “Awake,” “Epiphany,” and “Tonight” are all underrated.
“Epiphany” deals with learning to love oneself. In the song, Jin sings, “I’m the one I should love in this world/Shining me, precious soul of mine/I finally realized so I love me/Not so perfect but so beautiful/I’m the one I should love.”
BTS warns their fans about the dark side of fandom culture in ‘Pied Piper’
“Pied Piper” is from BTS’s EP, Love Yourself: Her. The song sounds seductive and sweet, but the lyrics have a darker meaning. While BTS loves their global fan base, they warn their fans to not cave into obsessively following the group. The song encourages fans to resist dedicating their entire lives to the band.
“Now stop watching and study/ Your parents and bosses hate me,” RM raps.
BTS often references literature, philosophy, and psychology in their songs and “Pied Piper” is no exception. The chorus of the song references the German tale of the Pied Piper who led children away from their parents. In the song, BTS provides tough love and they present themselves as a danger to their fans.
“Follow the sound of the pipe/ Follow this song/ It’s a little bit dangerous but I’m so sweet/ I’m here to save you, I’m here to ruin you,” the vocal line sings.
‘134340’ is one of BTS’s most underrated songs
“134340” is from BTS’s album, Love Yourself: Tear. While BTS is considered a K-pop group, their music covers pop, hip-hop, R&B, and pop rock. “134340” showcases BTS’s evolution as artists. The experimental song combines several different genres and the entirety of the song is a metaphor.
The lyrics reference Pluto no longer being considered a planet as a comparison to being separated from someone you love. “134340” is one of the lesser-known songs from Love Yourself: Tear. To fans’ delight, BTS performed the song live at their 5th Muster celebration earlier in 2019.