BTS‘s “Dynamite” broke multiple records when it was released in 2020, and has now once again hit a milestone by making it into Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”!
Rolling Stone recently released their list, and revealed that the list is a revamp of their original 2004 list of songs. After 17 years, Rolling Stone polled over 250 artists, musicians, and producers, and also included figures from the music industry, and leading critics and journalists as well, to make a more expansive list of their top 500 songs!
Nearly 4000 songs received votes to be included in the list, and after tabulating the results, BTS’s “Dynamite” placed #364 on the list!
Rolling Stone gave their two cents about the song, and also gave Jungkook‘s vocals a special shoutout!
BTS’ first-ever U.S. Number One, as well as their first full English-language song, “Dynamite” was a landmark, hegemony-shattering moment for the world-conquering South Korean group. Their intertwined vocal talent, led by youthful standout Jung Kook, put over the track — which was co-written by British producer-songwriter Dave Stewart (not the one from Eurythmics) and Jessica Agombar. Stewart told Rolling Stone that Columbia Records had been looking for an English-language crossover hit for BTS: ‘It had to have tempo, be exciting.… one thing I’m good at is writing to brief.’
Congratulations to BTS! Check out the MV for “Dynamite” here to celebrate!