Top 10 BTS Songs With the Best Lyrics (2023)

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Top 10 BTS Songs With the Best Lyrics (1)

What Makes BTS Song Lyrics So Special?

BTS writes songs that explore the hidden emotions of youth, issues of society, loneliness, pressure, and depression. These songs are meaningful, powerful, and touching. You can listen to their songs when you're missing someone or falling in love for the first time. Whatever your mood is, there is always a song for you from the groundbreaking K-pop band that has quickly become one of the most popular groups in the world.

Over the years, BTS has won several awards, including nine American Music Awards (AMAs) and 12 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). They are only the second Korean artists ever to be nominated at the Grammys, where they've received two nominations for their songs "Dynamite" and "Butter." They are also well known for their highly choreographed performances at major events like the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) and Grammys.

While songs like "Fire," "Dope," "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," and "Not Today" saw success on the mainstream Korean music charts, there are many other relatable tracks on their albums. Some of them are underrated but are worth taking the time to listen 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"
Top 10 BTS Songs With the Best Lyrics (2)

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 newer songs are a refreshing journey into sweet, colorful, bombastic, bright, and energetic pop stylings. "DNA" is a smart song about finding your one true love—the "eureka" moment in the experiment of searching for love. Its lyrics discuss what it's like to find the ultimate match for 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!

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2. "Just One Day"

Album: Skool in Luv (2014)

About the song: While BTS started as "bad boys," later, they 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 "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, this would be a wonderful thing to hear in real life. 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 (the nickname for the BTS fandom) 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 hand, it also expresses the wish of many Army members 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

No fan could hear this song without imagining being that girl for a day. That 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 the 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 and 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.

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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, poor, and the "try-hards." As social issues persist, more young people are trying to climb social classes, often without considering others (especially their parents). It is a wake-up call, expressing how money can buy material things, 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.

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's debut days that has a very strong message about living our life under others' expectations. 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, soul, and freedom to choose. This song reminds us:

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

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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 and translates to English as "silver spoon" or "trying hard."

The name implies how grown-ups brand most kids today as "baepsae," people who will do anything to climb the social ladder. As we know, this generation experiences a lot of pressure, and most grown-ups who "made it" 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 song has beautiful lyrics. With a cheerful, upbeat, and bright mood, this will 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 us 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

In the end, the boy asks the girl to never change . . . ever.

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

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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 confidently, yet they can't erase that cute and squishy image. During this time, the "baby maknae" (Jungkook) spit fire with his rapping! It's 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. 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?

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9. "Run"

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

About the song: This wonderful song 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, Pt. 1 explained how youth is tiring and difficult, and it also touched on how we feel like we’re always on edge. Pt. 2 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, falling, making mistakes, and feeling down is okay. 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 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?

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Singles and Albums

BTS has an extensive discography featuring albums sung in Korean and Japanese, reissues, extended plays, compilations, and single albums. K-pop industry releases follow a very different format than Western music culture.


Between 2020 and 2022, BTS secured six number one songs in the United States and charted several others. Their number ones include:

  • "Dynamite"
  • "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) (BTS Remix)" with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo
  • "Life Goes On"
  • "Butter"
  • "Permission to Dance"
  • "My Universe" with Coldplay


Since forming in 2014, the group has released nine studio albums.

  • Dark & Wild (2014)
  • Wake Up (2014)
  • Youth (2016)
  • Wings (2016)
  • Face Yourself (2018)
  • Love Yourself: Tear (2018)
  • Map of the Soul: 7 (2020)
  • Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey (2020)
  • Be (2020)

BTS Group Members

Let's take a closer look at the seven individual members of BTS.


Birthdate: December 4, 1992

Jin was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. 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 the company where his father is CEO. However, he was scouted on the streets due to his otherworldly appearance.


Birthdate: March 9, 1993

Suga (슈가, also known as Agust D) is a rapper, composer, and producer. He is one of the group's rappers. He has composed and produced a number of songs for the group and released his mixtapes Agust D in August 2016 and D-2 in March 2020.


Birthdate: February 18, 1994

J-Hope (제이홉) is the rapper and main dancer of BTS. At 24, he became the highest-charting solo Korean artist on the Billboard 200 when his solo mixtape Hope World hit No. 38. His first album, Jack in the Box, will be released July 2022. His song "Chicken Noodle Soup" with Becky G hit number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first BTS member to chart with solo music.


Birthdate: September 12, 1994

Kim Nam-joon (Hangul: 김남준), better known as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the main rapper and leader of BTS, managed under Big Hit Entertainment. In 2015, he released his first solo mixtape, RM. He then released Mono in 2018.


Birthdate: October 13, 1995

Jimin (지민) is a vocalist and dancer for BTS. Jimin became interested in a singing career after watching a Rain performance. After his dance teacher recommended trying out for a K-pop group, he auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment. He released his solo single "Christmas Love" in December 2020.


Birthdate: December 30, 1995

V was born 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. in 2022, he released his solo single "Christmas Tree" for the K-drama Our Beloved Summer.


Birthdate: September 1, 1997

Jeon Jungkook (전정국) is known by his stage name Jungkook (정국) or Golden Maknae (due to his exceptional talents). He is the youngest member of the group. He serves as the group's main vocalist, lead dancer, and sub rapper. Jungkook made his debut with BTS on June 13, 2013, when he was only 15. They went on Mnet's M! Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. In 2022, he collaborated with American singer Charlie Puth on the single "Left and Right."

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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)



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Bts army on September 03, 2020:

Bts songs most best songs

bts x army on June 27, 2020:

guys i just had i really bad day nothing was goin right but listenin to these songs cheered me up bts truly is the best there is no even if they arent the best even if they arent the top they will still be no1 for me isnt that true for all real armies

Dipti on June 11, 2020:

My favorite bts team

T J T ARMY on May 12, 2020:

I love bts

Priyanshi on April 14, 2020:

I love


BTS.ARMY on February 08, 2020:

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

Trinnia Avila on November 26, 2019:

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!❤

ARMY@2016 on November 10, 2019:

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

Prakshi on October 11, 2019:

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

Gemma on August 26, 2019:

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

CHUCK & MILLER on July 01, 2019:


SoulPark312 on April 16, 2019:

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. ^~^

Nisa Desmond on February 07, 2019:

Love it

Faith since 1995 on January 17, 2019:

Where's butterfly, epiphany and coffee?

Kim taehyung on December 26, 2018:

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

I MISS THE WINGS ERA :C on December 02, 2018:

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;

97kookJKbts on November 05, 2018:

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.

Manisha on October 25, 2018:

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

vkook on October 24, 2018:

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

97kookJKbts on October 15, 2018:

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...

random army on October 14, 2018:

No more dream

you never walk alone




V on September 23, 2018:

So far away (suga rap got me hard )

Rap monster and sugas lyrics always get me hard

Th on September 06, 2018:


Bangtan is the cause of my Euphoria on August 28, 2018:

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

Someone on August 27, 2018:

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

btsxarmy on July 21, 2018:

try out crystal snow...i cried after it

mochiyoongi on July 20, 2018:

no more dream have really good lyrics

BTS works so hard O.O on July 09, 2018:

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

name on June 20, 2018:

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

yestoday on June 13, 2018:


Sipping Tae on June 12, 2018:

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

Taylor on May 27, 2018:

Let Go

Fake Love

Sincerity That Couldn't be Delivered

Outro: Tear

Young Forever


Mima on May 01, 2018:

Save me, sea...

Ashley Jeon on April 05, 2018:

I wish will kiss me but every will be OK ha

Kim on March 26, 2018:

Where's Sea, Young Forever, Whalien 52?

Never Ever on March 23, 2018:

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

Kim Ji Hyun on March 16, 2018:

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

jeon_mo_mo_mi on March 09, 2018:

Dna and spring days are the best

ThatArmyGirl on March 08, 2018:

Spring day has a special place in my heart ♡

Jackmin on March 05, 2018:

Blood sweat &tears

Alex on March 03, 2018:

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

excuseeeme on February 28, 2018:

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

Ronan on February 26, 2018:

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

Rhiannnnn on February 01, 2018:

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

JIMINIEHANS on January 27, 2018:

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

yoongukkie on December 11, 2017:

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.

KPOP IS LIFE on November 02, 2017:

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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