BTS’ single ‘Dynamite’ hits top five on Billboard Hot 100, surpasses PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’

'Dynamite' set a record for Kpop songs to reach the Top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for the most weeks in history.

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BTS, the seven-member Bangtan Boys, has set the house on fire with Dynamite, as it hit the top five on Billboard Hot 100 just after nearly five months of its release. With it, the uptown number smashed the record that PSY’s Gangnam Style set nine years ago and created history. It also became the fastest most viewed music video by Korean artistes on YouTube.

On Tuesday, as the Billboard Hot 100 chart updated the weekly song rankings, BTS’ single Dynamite suddenly popped up at number five to the surprise of their fans.

With its upbeat lyrics…’Cause I-I-I'm in the stars tonight
So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shoes on, get up in the morn'
Cup of milk, let's rock and roll

Dynamite set a record for Kpop songs to reach the Top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for the most weeks in history. The previous record was 12 weeks and was held by Gangnam Style, the hit PSY Kpop music video released in 2012. Meanwhile, Dynamite has 13 weeks in the top 10.

Last week, the song Dynamite dropped to number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. But BTS’s super hit went upstream 39 places to reach the top five this week. The song has had 19th consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and has never been out of this chart since its release in August 2020.

Army’s (BTS fandom) were extremely excited about Dynamite’s ranking as well as the record that the song just set after the immediate announcement of the Billboard Hot 100 results. The netizens of Korea were shocked at the position of Dynamite since this was only the 19th week that the song was released.

The South Korean boy band was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment.



First Published:Jan. 5, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

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