Top 10 Bts Songs With the Best Lyrics

Updated on February 14, 2019
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These songs are meaningful, powerful, and touching. BTS writes songs that explore the hidden emotions of the youth, issues of society, loneliness, pressure, and depression. You can listen to their songs when you're missing someone, or when you're falling in love with someone for the first time. Whatever your mood is, there is always a song for you from the most popular K-Pop boy group of today, BTS.

While songs such as "Fire", "Dope", "Blood, Sweat, and Tears", and "Not Today" have already reach success on the mainstream Korean music charts, there are many other songs that you can relate to. Some of them are underrated, but definitely worth listening to. Here are the top 10 BTS songs with the best, most inspiring, motivating, and life-changing lyrics.

Top 10 BTS Songs With Powerful Lyrics

  1. "DNA"
  2. "Just One Day"
  3. "Spring Day"
  4. "Spine Breaker"
  5. "NO"
  6. "Baepsae"
  7. "Best of Me"
  8. "We Are Bulletproof, Pt. 2"
  9. "Run"
  10. "21st Century Girls"

1. "DNA"

Album: Love Yourself: Her (2017)

About the song: The lyrics on "DNA" are simply the best. While most of the old songs are about social issues, the newest song is a refreshing journey into sweet, colorful, bombastic, bright, and energetic pop stylings. DNA is a smart song about finding your one true love. This love is the "eureka" moment in the experiment of searching for love. Its lyrics discuss what it's like to find the ultimate match to your soul.

Best Lyrics on "DNA"

How can you be sure that you've found "the one"? This song says:

The DNA in my blood vessels tell me
That it’s you I was looking all over for

And what's more...

Our meeting is like a mathematical formula

Love sounds so intellectual, right? Besides, love may sometimes give you unexplained feelings like these:

Every time I see her, I freak out
Surprisingly, I keep gasping and it’s weird, maybe
This is the emotion they call love
Because from the very beginning, my heart runs to you

Now that's sweet, and that's what your DNA can do!

2. "Just One Day"

Album: Skool in Luv (2014)

About the song: While BTS started as "bad boys", they later turned into a lovable group. Their music ventured from a rebellious tone into a romantic one. Their album, Skool in Luv features the sweet song entitled "Just One Day", with Suga's rap on the front line.

Best Lyrics on "Just One Day"

If only I had just one day
I want to peacefully fall asleep
intoxicated with your sweet scent...

Everyone would cringe at that cheesy line, right? However, in real life, this would be a wonderful thing to hear. Try to imagine how sweet that line is. The boy is desperately hoping for a single day when he could meet his girl. But isn't it quite amazing how the boy is yearning for the girl even just for a day, just like how every Army would want to see the boys for just one moment? It expresses not only the love of a young man wishing for the girl to see him, but on the other side, it also expresses the wish of many Armies to see BTS even for just one day. As the chorus says:

Just one day, if I can be with you
Just one day, if I can hold your hands
Just one day, if I can be with you
Just one day (just one day)
If only we can be together

Anyone hearing the song would imagine a day when they could date these loving boys. That day would be the best day ever!

3. "Spring Day"

Album: Wings (2016)

About the song: Like a sweet intoxication, "Spring Day" has a lovely sound, yet sad lyrics, which shows BTS's artistic development. It's a lonely song, yet it features a warm lovely tone, which makes it a masterpiece. Hearing Rap Monster's "bogoshipda" in intro is already a total turn on. Plus, Suga's cold voice saying, "Niga byeonhan geonji" will make you fall deeper in love with the song.

Best Lyrics on "Spring Day"

Jungkook and V's chorus:

Snowflakes fall down
And get farther away little by little
I miss you (I miss you)
I miss you (I miss you)
How much longer do I have to wait?
How many more nights do I have to stay awake?
To see you (to see you)
To meet you (to see you)

The boys successfully expressed the feeling of sadness, longing for someone you're dying to see and embrace. But worry not, because no sadness is forever. We just have to wait, and the right time will come. Our tears will no longer fall and we will no longer feel distant from those we love.

4. "Spine Breaker"

Album: Skool Luv Affair (2014)

About the song: This song deals with narcissism, self-centeredness, and selfishness. Everything about oneself is not always positive. We all can relate to these social problems. This song is a powerful wake-up call, expressing how big the difference is between the rich, the poor, and the "try-hard's". These social issues don't end, but influence more youth to climb to the top class without considering others (especially their parents). It is indeed a wake-up call, expressing how money can buy any material thing, but it can never buy love and respect.

Best Lyrics on "Spine Breaker"

The class system of the 21st century is divided into two: Those who have and those who haven’t
Those who wear the shoes and those who don’t
Those who have the clothes and those who don’t
And those who try hard to get those things

Even after seeing your parents’ curved spines, you’re so cold-hearted
You complain that all your friends have it and that they should buy it for you
(Ayo baby) stop being so immature
You won’t freeze just because you don’t have that jacket
Fill your head with good sense before it’s too late

Some of us can relate to these lines, right? So, how do you view this social issue? We can all relate to this song's message. Even if we close our eyes, we know the truth. These problems are happening all over the world.

Korean Awards Won by BTS

Artist Award (Korean Broadcasting Awards)
Musician of the Year (Korean Broadcasting Awards)
Cultural Minister Award (Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards)
Best Male Dance (Melon Music Awards)
"I Need U"
Best New Artist (Melon Music Awards)
Best Album (Melon Music Awards)
"The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever"
Top 10 Artists (Melon Music Awards)
Top 10 Artists (Melon Music Awards)
Global Artist (Melon Music Awards)
Song of the Year (Melon Music Awards)
"Spring Day"
Music Video Award (Melon Music Awards)

5. "NO"

Album: O! RUL8,2? (2014)

About the song: No is a word that negates, rejects, and simply dismisses everything! Most of the songs listed here tackle social issues. "NO" is a song from BTS' debut days that has a very strong message about living our life under other's expectation. Feeling choked by the social environment, our boys decided to break the wall and jump over the fence, to shout "NO" at the top of their lungs.

Best Lyrics on "NO"

A good house, a good car,
Will these things bring happiness?
In Seoul, to the sky,
Will parents really be happy?

School may be a place for education, but do students still feel that way? Isn't it like living in a pressure cooker with a timer attached?

Dreams disappeared,
There was no time to rest
It’s a cycle of school,
Home or an Internet cafe
Everyone lives the same life
Students who are pressured to be number
One live in between dreams and reality

No one can ever influence or dictate your life, because you have the mind, the soul, and the freedom to choose. This song reminders us:

Everybody say NO!
It can’t be any later
Don’t be trapped in someone else’s dream

6. "Baepsae"

Album: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 (2015)

About the song: This is another amazing song that explains how hard it is to be a youth in this generation. The word "baepsae" is a Korean word for a Crow-tit bird, but is also translated in English as "silver spoon" or "trying hard", which implies that most kids today are branded by grown-ups as "baepsae" (people who will do anything to climb up in the society, no matter what it takes). But as we all know, this generation has the highest point of pressure, and most of the grown-ups who made it into the higher class will always look down on the "newbies", or youth, of this generation.

Best Lyrics on "Baepsae"

They call me a try-hard.
Our generation has had it hard.
Hurry, chase ‘em,
thanks to those that came before us I’m spread too thin.

I’ve got a crow-tit’s legs, and you have a stork’s legs.
They all say their legs are worth a million bucks.
My legs are shorter, so how do you expect me to keep up?
They say it shouldn’t matter since we’re coming from the same place.
Never, never, never.

Change the rules, change change.
The ones who came before us want to, want to maintain.
But we can’t do that, bang bang.
This ain’t normal.
This ain’t normal.

Do you feel the same way as them? I bet most of us do.

7. "Best of Me"

Album: Love Yourself: Her (2017)

About the song: This is a new song from their newest album. This song has beautiful lyrics. With a cheerful, upbeat, and bright mood, this will really bring out the best in you! The lyrics of "Best of Me" are about asking a girl for reassurance that she will never leave her true love. As usual, BTS poured their hearts into this song. We can all feel the love overflowing.

Best Lyrics on "Best of Me"

When you say that you love me
Feels like I’m walking across the sky
Tell me about forever, just one more time
When you say that you love me
I just need those words
That you’ll never change, just one more time

Love is indeed a wonderful feeling... We are all looking for the one that brings the sunshine after the rain and saves you from eternal loneliness and darkness.

It was raining, it was snowing
But all unhappiness stopped
You brought heaven to me
Don’t speak so easily
Because without you, there’s no me
You’re the best of me
The best of me

And in the end, the boy asks the girl if she will not change... ever.

Just give me assurance
That’s all I want
Even if there are no rules
Laws of love do exist

BTS Albums

Critic Consensus
"Dark & Wild"
4 stars
4 stars
"Love Yourself: Tear"
3 1/2 stars
"Wake Up"
3 1/2 stars
3 1/2 stars
"Face Yourself"
4 stars

8. "We Are Bulletproof, Pt. 2"

Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013)

About the song: This is a song from the days when BTS were our favorite "young bad boys". They sing and dance with confidence, yet they can't erase that cute and squishy image. During this time, the "baby maknae" (Jungkook) spit fire with his rap! This is one incredibly brilliant song from their debut days! This song introduced what these seven talented boys had to offer to K-pop, and expressed the hardships they had to go through to make it in the industry. You definitely have to listen carefully to this song, as they tell the tale of their lives, the pressure, sacrifices, and hardships they underwent. These trials are what make them "bulletproof".

Best Lyrics on "We Are Bulletproof, Pt. 2"

(Jungkook) I pulled all-nighters at practice rooms
Instead of school, dancing and singing
While you guys partied, I gave up sleep for my dreams
I spent all night holding a pen
Closing my eyes only after the morning sun rises

(J-hope) Look at my profile, there’s nothing there yet
Still a trainee and rapper man
Yeah I do know that’s nothing
I contemplated a lot but now I don’t need anything

(RM) I can eat up any kind of beat like a monster
I’m loyal to my name, guys come here, take a preview
I put a twist to being an idol
Haha, hyungs who only had hip-hop pride
Told me it’d be impossible but
Look carefully, I place a period after impossible
I’m possible, now are we all set, boy?

9. "Run"

Album: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 (2015)

About the song: This is a wonderful song which makes you think about life and youth. "Run" expresses the feeling of how hard it is to be in-between youth and maturity. As to why it is entitled "Run", BTS said, "'[The Most Beautiful Moment in Life] Part one' explained how youth is tiring and difficult, and it also touched on how we feel like we’re always on edge. 'Part two' will have a more adventurous and daring feel to it. That’s why our title song is ‘Run.'"

Best Lyrics on "Run"

Run, run, run again
It’s okay to fall
Run, run. Run, again
It’s okay to get hurt
I’m alright, even if I can’t have you
Pitiful destiny, point your finger at me

Yes, it's okay to fall, make mistakes, and feel down. It's okay to have failures in life. But, remember, failure is not the end of the world. You can run and chase after what's right, and that's how BTS comforts us through this song.

10. "21st Century Girls"

Album: Wings (2016)

About the song: This song is not your typical sweet serenade, but a powerful and modern song for 21st century ladies. In this song, the boys motivate us ladies to be confident, carefree, and totally ourselves. Here are some of the most beautiful lines from the song that will make you step right out of your comfort zone and become the best that you can ever be.

Best Lyrics on "21st Century Girls"

You worth it you perfect
Deserve it just work it
You look elegant, elegant also you’re pretty, pretty
You shine, shine. You’re the truth and the reason

If anyone keeps insulting you (insulting you)
Tell em you’re my lady, go tell them (tell them)
Whatever other people say, whatever this world tells you
You’re the best to me just the way you are

Don’t ever be scared
Whatever people say, you’re okay (Alright)
You are strong
You say yes or no yes or no

Wouldn't that be enough to make you fired up, girls?

BTS Group Members

Jin was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on December 4, 1992. He has an older brother named Kim Seok Jung, who introduced Jin to the world of hip-hop. Before joining the band, Jin intended to work at his father's company. His father is CEO of a company. However, he was scouted on the streets due to his otherworldly appearance.
December 4, 1992
Suga (슈가; also known as Agust D) is a South Korean rapper, composer, and producer. He is a lead rapper and member of the South Korean boy group BTS. He has composed and produced a number of songs for the group and released his first mixtape Agust D on August 16, 2016.
March 9, 1993
J-Hope (제이홉) is a South Korean rapper. He is the rapper, main dancer and member of the boy group BTS. At 24, he became the highest solo K-pop entry at Billboard 200, debuting at No. 63 with his solo mixtape Hope World.
February 18, 1994
Kim Nam-joon (Hangul: 김남준; born September 12, 1994), better known as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the main rapper and leader of the South Korean boy group BTS, managed under Big Hit Entertainment. In 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM.
September 12, 1994
Jimin (지민) is a South Korean singer. He is a vocalist and dancer and member of the boy group BTS. Jimin became interested in a singing career after watching a Rain performance. After his dance teacher recommended to audition, he auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment.
October 13, 1995
V was born December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. He lived in Geochang and Daegu before moving to Seoul. As the oldest of three, V has one younger sister (Kim Eon-jin) and one younger brother (Kim Jeong-gyu). He began his entertainment career at the Korean Arts High School in Seoul, graduating alongside group-mate Jimin (Park Ji-min) in 2014.
December 30, 1995
Jeon Jungkook (전정국) is also known by his stage name Jungkook (정국) or Golden Maknae (due to his exceptional number of talents). He is the youngest member of South-Korean Kpop group BTS (a.k.a Bangtan Sonyeondan/ Bulletproof Boy Scouts/) He serves as the group's main vocalist, lead dancer, and sub rapper. Jungkook made his debut on June 13, 2013 when he was only 15, as a member of BTS on Mnet's M! Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. Together with the members of BTS, he went on to win a series of awards and performed at several events such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), American Music Awards (AMAs) and Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
September 1, 1997

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      4 weeks ago

      My favorite bts team

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      2 months ago

      I love


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      5 months ago

      I love BTS blood sweat and tears but out of the options it’s definitely spring day

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      Trinnia Avila 

      7 months ago

      I love you our baby bangtan songyeodan!We A.R.M.Y will love you forever!Thank you because write the best song!Thank you BTS!❤

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      8 months ago

      Bangtan Sonyeondan! Iloveyou guys... All of your songs make me feel inspired everyday thanks to all of you for that don't stop dreaming

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      9 months ago

      Why isn't dope in the list.It is the most inspiring song i have ever heard.I always listen to it before going to my studies

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      10 months ago

      Bts i like all of your songs they are the best songs that i have ever hoerd from you o and hi rm j_hope jangkook suga jimin jin

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      12 months ago


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      15 months ago

      Until this is updated by our author ~

      For those ARMYS that didn't know, Hoseok/Jhope is also known as the Golden Hyung (like how our talented Kookie is the Golden Maknae). He's part of the writing, composing and production of BTS songs.

      He's also a sub-vocalist and the Dance Captain. Jhope has introduced himself as sush in past interviews. ^~^

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      Nisa Desmond 

      17 months ago

      Love it

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      Faith since 1995 

      18 months ago

      Where's butterfly, epiphany and coffee?

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      Kim taehyung 

      18 months ago

      What about fake love,dope,fire,danger,butterfly?

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      19 months ago

      Wings era is the best for me. But seriously, wheres Blood Sweat & Tears, Fake love, Idol YNWA , Epiphany , Awake , Singularity,

      Outro: Wings, Epilogue: Young Forever, boy meets evil, sea, ETC, there are too much ;O;

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      20 months ago

      All of Bangtan's songs have a very deep, meaningful, meaning. BTS puts so much hard work in their songs, and choreography. I love all their songs and I love all the theories ARMYS come up with. Whether its the MV, official teaser, and even just the lyrics of the song. Bangtan is such a unique boy group, they put so much hard work and effort into whatever they do and thats what I love about them.

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      20 months ago

      All songs have a deep meaning (u can mine out diamonds

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      20 months ago

      What about blood,sweat & tears

      I need u

      Fake love


      Anyway.these songs are pretty amazing but spring day and fake love is my favourite

      Bangtan has a special place in my heart

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      21 months ago

      to be honest all of their songs have very powerful, meaningful, lyrics in their songs, they all put so much hard work in their music, and choreography, they would do anything for ARMY...

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      random army 

      21 months ago

      No more dream

      you never walk alone




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      21 months ago

      So far away (suga rap got me hard )

      Rap monster and sugas lyrics always get me hard

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      22 months ago


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      Bangtan is the cause of my Euphoria 

      22 months ago

      This is why I scanned them in the first place. Their lyrics just meant so much to me and inspires me in so many ways. I LOVE BANGTAN WITH ALL OF ME

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      22 months ago

      I was crying after hearing Butterfly, and got also emotional by Spring day and So far away.. God I love these boys so much

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      24 months ago

      try out crystal snow...i cried after it

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      24 months ago

      no more dream have really good lyrics

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      BTS works so hard O.O 

      2 years ago

      I think the Wings solos and Lost have really good lyrics. Also Outro: Wings, Epilogue: Young Forever, etc. There's too many :D

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      2 years ago

      you missed a lot of other songs too;



      whalien 52


      all seven wings solos



      boy meets evil

      ^^ all of those are the literally non title best songs

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      2 years ago


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      Sipping Tae 

      2 years ago

      How about Pied Piper, GoGo, Young Forever, and Whalien 52? They have such strong lyrics that's why I fell in love with songs.

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      2 years ago

      Let Go

      Fake Love

      Sincerity That Couldn't be Delivered

      Outro: Tear

      Young Forever

      I NEED U

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      2 years ago

      Save me, sea...

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      Ashley Jeon 

      2 years ago

      I wish will kiss me but every will be OK ha

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      2 years ago

      Where's Sea, Young Forever, Whalien 52?

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      Never Ever 

      2 years ago

      Pied Piper dissing us all will always have a place in my soul

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      Kim Ji Hyun 

      2 years ago

      Spring Day, We Are Bulletproof pt 2 and Just One Day have the best lyrics.

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      2 years ago

      Dna and spring days are the best

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      2 years ago

      Spring day has a special place in my heart ♡

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      2 years ago

      Blood sweat &tears

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      2 years ago

      I love all their songs, but Spring Day's lyrics will always have a special place in my heart♥

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      2 years ago

      wheres “can you please turn of your cell phone?”

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      2 years ago

      I don't know if I'm wrong or you're wrong, but isn't it Boy in Luv, not Skool in Luv.

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      2 years ago

      I think "So Far Away" and "NEVERMIND" have the best lyrics.

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      2 years ago

      I love BTS so much they are so great...keep it up

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      2 years ago

      For me Best of Me isn't really about romance. A lot of bts songs has double meanings though. I personally think that Best of Me is more about how bts will always give us their best and hope that we, ARMY, won't leave them.

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      2 years ago

      I think they’re lyrics for NO mean the most to me because my country is also based on education, but I always overhear kids talking about about how much they don’t want to become what their parents want them to become. It’s kind of sad to see and breaks my hearts because my parents want me also to become something I don’t want to be.


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