7 BTS Collaborations That Are Gold Standard
Year after year, BTS keeps amazing us with their international collaborations that are nothing short of brilliant. Through these musical alliances, we got to see a whole new artistic side of the septet as they bring Korean culture and music to the rest of the world.
The list would be endless, so we have selected just some of BTS’s collaborations that can be considered gold standard. Enjoy!
1. BTS x THANH – “Danger (MO-BLUE-MIX)”
Let’s take it back to one of BTS’s oldest and most mesmerizing collaborations. The group released a remix of “Danger” joined by the Vietnamese artist THANH who lent both his vocals and piano skills to the track. This new version brings a whole new aura to life with its mellow and soulful melody.
2. BTS x Steve Aoki – “MIC Drop (Remix)”
It is safe to say that when the “MIC Drop” remix dropped, everyone in the fandom lost their mind. On top of Steve Aoki’s mindblowing mixing skills being absolutely lit, the fact that this was the first time the boys sang in English also had a huge impact on the track’s popularity in the United States. Talk about a hit that makes jaws drop!
3. BTS x The Chainsmokers – “Best Of Me”
The American EDM duo met BTS during the 2017 Billboard Awards, and it was only a matter of time before they reunited to work together. The fruit of their exchange resulted in the release of “Best Of Me,” which was included in the group’s mini album “Love Yourself 承 ‘Her.’” One listen to this melodious song is set to send goosebumps down one’s spine, which shows just how captivating the arrangement is.
4. BTS x Nicki Minaj – “Idol”
What happens when a Korean idol group and an American idol rapper join forces? A fiery version of “Idol” sees the light of day. This collaboration was doubly special because not only did Nicki Minaj’s verse fit flawlessly with the rest of the title track as she introduces herself, but her idea of spelling her English lyrics in Korean is simply the cherry on the cake.
5. BTS x Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
This collaboration goes beyond its musical aspect and shows in parallel the precious friendship that BTS and Halsey share. “Boy With Luv” shows the boys charming the audience for four minutes straight, and Halsey joins in on the fun by singing the chorus and a few ad libs here and there. The outcome? An absolute jam that can easily turn into an earworm, and deservingly so!
6. BTS x Lauv – “Make It Right”
As if “Make It Right” wasn’t already a masterpiece, BTS revamped it by including Lauv’s English verse in this acoustic remix. The lyrics give the song a melancholic yet sincere emotion that takes the listener on a journey of soul searching, acknowledgment, and redemption. One thing is for sure, listening to this song definitely gives one the strength to make things right.
7. BTS x Coldplay – “My Universe”
We’re ending this feature with the group’s latest and most enchanting collaboration to date with the beautiful message it conveys. Coldplay and BTS stick to the song title’s theme as they take their audience on a futuristic journey, where they use the word “universe” to describe someone dear to them and sing about how much they mean to them and what they represent in their daily lives. You can also catch the behind-the-scenes of the MV here!
Which BTS collaboration do you consider gold standard? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.