Through the years, BTS has proved their discography’s diversity, even recognized internationally by major music critic platforms and media reviews. Wings, and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever made it on Billboard’s 25 Greatest K-Pop Albums of the 2010s, BTS being the only group on the list with two albums. Their Love Yourself: Tear album from the record-breaking Love Yourself era has scored a high 7.1 on Pitchfork.
There is much to mention about where and who acknowledged not only the group’s albums but a comparison on their greatest title songs — but what are some of the best side tracks under their million-selling belt?
- Miss Right – Skool Luv Afair Special Edition, 2014
The earliest track on the list, Miss Right is one of the songs that showed how BTS can do well in easygoing sound with a romantic message. With the vocal line’s blending and voices that can sweep ARMYs off their feet, who would’ve thought that the rap line’s great flow is the perfect match for this complete package?
- Love Is Not Over – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1 (2015), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever as full length edition (2016)
Beyond the great build-up of Jungkook, Jimin, V, and Jin’s musicality, Love Is Not Over is one of the group’s best-crafted emotional pieces. While the dynamics of the vocal line and RM, Suga, and J-Hope’s rap is parallel to that of Miss Rights, this song showed the group’s greatness in feeling the moving aspect of their songs.
- Autumn Leaves – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 2 (2015), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016)
Perhaps one of the most unique-sounding songs in the entire discography of BTS, Autumn Leaves is a song of begging for love to be rekindled again. With the rap and vocal line’s ability to embrace the respective punch of their roles in the song, the rap trinity of RM, Suga, and J-Hope’s grit is a harmonious masterpiece to V, Jimin, and Jungkook’s ballad take of it.
- I Need U (Urban Mix), The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016)
One of the wow factors and selling point of BTS in the Urban take of their title track ‘I Need U’ is undeniably, the slowed down interpretation of J-Hope, RM, and Suga on their rap parts. Their parts have become a soothing yet raspy version of the original, with the vocal line’s capacity to shift their singing technique fit for the vibe. In short, BTS owns the versatility game even for their title tracks!
- 21st Century Girl, Wings (2016)
While Wings is known to be the album that continued the vibe of its preceding discographies like The Most Beautiful Moment in Life trilogy, this song was a different one. It’s the take of BTS when it comes to encouraging confidence for women and comfort in themselves. The song stands among the personally reflective solo songs of all the members, but the catchy tune set itself apart with a good message to all the ARMYs who need a kind reminder from the boys.
Do you have any other favorite but underrated tracks from BTS?