The Kings of K-Pop just got a shoutout from the Queen of Rock!
Today, BTS released the music video teaser for “Butter,” a retro pop-rock track that has everyone singing, “Get it, let it roll!” In the video, BTS pay homage to rock legends with their ’80s-esque styling.
Have a listen. Does the beat of “Butter” sound familiar?
— V.oung 뷔영🧈 (@voung1230) May 18, 2021
Fans immediately noticed how similar “Butter” sounds to Queen’s famous song “Another One Bites the Dust.”
i put another one bites the dust over the teaser and omg pic.twitter.com/iz1WZuLEmi
— fatima⁷ᵏᵗʰ¹₁₁₈ (@gothvnte) May 18, 2021
BTS previously showed love for Queen during their LOVE YOURSELF concert at Wembley Stadium.
when jin did his own rendition of the Queen’s Freddie Mercury’s chant at Wembley stadium pic.twitter.com/OCRlTyjoCG
— jin pics (@jingallery) May 18, 2021
In 1985, Queen performed a six-song set at Wembley for Live Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds for Ethiopia. Queen opened with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and closed with “We Are the Champions.”
The similarities between “Butter” and “Another One Bites the Dust” have sparked comparisons between BTS and Queen, most notably between Jimin and the late Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury Park Jimin
Wembley Stadium Wembley Stadium
1985 2019 pic.twitter.com/RK2Ln1rYm2
— Indaindiwasaindie (@Robotdapur) May 18, 2021
Many fans feel that Freddie Mercury would have been a fan of BTS and enjoyed their music.
rip freddie mercury he would have loved bts
— effe | ally day (@xmonokosmos) May 18, 2021
i just know Freddie Mercury and MJ would have loved jimin, and the way their people have given nods to bts yea they’d be besties
— ; (@mainvirgos) May 18, 2021
Shortly after the “Butter” teaser dropped, “Another One Bites the Dust” began trending. It wasn’t long before Queen’s official Twitter account found out and gave BTS this shoutout!
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) May 18, 2021
There’s nothing we love to see more than legends supporting legends! For more “Butter” content, check out J-Hope and V‘s spoilers: