Does BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Have Explicit Words?

It’s one of BTS’ most popular songs, with the group performing it at the VMAs and even the Grammy Awards. BTS’ “Dynamite” also came with a color music video to match its upbeat and positive lyrics. 

Although this single may not have explicit lyrics, this K-pop group does have some cursing in specific songs.

Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS speak on stage at iHeartRadio LIVE with BTS
Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS speak on stage at iHeartRadio LIVE with BTS | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

BTS released ‘Dynamite’ during 2020

They always light it up like “Dynamite.” RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS released their single “Dynamite” in August 2020, a disco-pop track that brought positive energy to the world. 

This song debuted just a few months prior to the K-pop group’s album, Be (Deluxe Edition,) which included songs like “Life Goes On” and “Telepathy.”

“Dynamite” was somewhat of a landmark release for fans, as it was the first song recorded and performed entirely in English. That’s not to say BTS didn’t sing in English in the past — V even released his song “Winter Bear,” which was recorded in English.

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Does BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ have curse words?

As a song that often plays on the radio and earned millions of plays on platforms like Spotify, “Dynamite” does not have explicit lyrics or an “explicit content” warning. BTS’ “Dynamite” may not be explicit, but there are some songs by this K-pop group with swear words. 

That includes the rap line’s “Cypher Pt.3: Killer,” as well as the background of RM’s solo song “Intro: Persona.” Several songs released as solo artists, including RM’s Mono mixtape and Suga’s releases under the stage name Agust D include explicit language. On Spotify Augst D’s “What Do You Think” and “Daechwita” have the “explicit content” label.

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BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ is groundbreaking for several reasons

It’s this song that earned the K-pop group their first Billboard No. 1 on the “Hot 100” chart. “Dynamite” also earned BTS their first Grammy Award nomination, in the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” category. The group performed this song at the ceremony. 

More than anything, the boy band used “Dynamite” as a way to connect with and uplift their “ARMY” during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Their Map of the Soul World Tour was postponed due to safety concerns.)

“The core of BTS is delivering our stories through music in a genuine way,” Jin said during an interview with the Grammys. “‘Dynamite’ is along those lines. It’s a song that gives us strength and embodies the message we want to give to our fans. We believe sincerity always comes through.”

The “Dynamite” music video is now available on YouTube. Music by BTS, including their recently released album, Map of the Soul: 7, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.