BTS's Top 40 biggest songs in the UK

The boy band's biggest songs in the UK, based on Official Charts Company data.

BTS's rise to global stardom hasn't been as fast as you might think. The seven-piece South Korean group launched in 2013 to huge success in their homeland, and despite recently claiming the the title as the world's biggest boy band, their success on the UK's Official Charts - and charts across the world - is still growing.

BTS first appeared on the Official UK Charts in 2016, when their second album Wings landed at Number 62. In 2017, DNA reached Number 90 on the Official Singles Chart, and its parent album Love Yourself: Her debuted at 14, making their first big UK breakthrough. The feat is even more impressive when you consider most of their music is performed in Korean. 

Since then, they've scored a Top 40 single with Idol, and the three albums from their Love Yourself series reached the Top 20. This week, BTS are set to take things up a gear: Map of the Soul: Persona is set to earn the group their first Number 1 album in the UK, while its spin-off single Boy With Luv ft. Halsey could become their first Top 10 track. 

MORE: View BTS's complete Official UK Chart history

Their seriously dedicated UK A.R.M.Y (which stands for Adorable Representative MC for Youth) have notched up some 370 million plays of their tracks across all their singles, EPs and albums. Their most streamed (on both audio and video metrics) song is DNA, on 24 million UK streams. The song is widely credited as the group's global breakthrough hit, entering the charts across the world.

Placing second is the hip hop-lite Mic Drop, a song inspired by Barack Obama's mic drop at his last White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2016. It narrowly missed the Top 40 in the UK, topping out at Number 46, but has notched up 16.7 million streams in the UK so far, boosted by a remix by Steve Aoki featuring rapper Desiigner.

Pop-leaning Fake Love, released in May 2018, is fourth on 15.5 million, popular early release Dope from 2015 ranks fourth on 15.1 million plays (it's their second most viewed video with 8.1 million watches), and Idol is in fifth with 15 million streams. The lead single from 2018's Love Yourself: Answer album was their first to reach the UK Top 40, landing at Number 21, thanks in part to a remix featuring Nicki Minaj. 

Just outside the Top 5 in sixth place is Blood, Sweat & Tears, taken from their second album Wings. The EDM-laced banger, which has a stunning six minute visual to accompany it, didn't chart in the UK but has racked up 14.9 million streams regardless. 

BTS's Official Top 40 most streamed songs in the UK

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 DNA BTS
2 MIC DROP BTS
3 FAKE LOVE BTS
4 DOPE BTS
5 IDOL BTS
6 BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS BTS
7 I NEED U BTS
8 FIRE BTS
9 SAVE ME BTS
10 NOT TODAY BTS
11 GO GO BTS
12 SPRING DAY BTS
13 RUN BTS
14 SILVER SPOON BTS
15 WASTE IT ON ME STEVE AOKI FT BTS
16 BEST OF ME BTS
17 BUTTERFLY BTS
18 LIE BTS
19 AIRPLANE - PT 2 BTS
20 INTRO - SERENDIPITY BTS
21 DIMPLE BTS
22 21ST CENTURY GIRL BTS
23 DANGER BTS
24 BTS CYPHER 4 BTS
25 ANPANMAN BTS
26 PIED PIPER BTS
27 IFÂE IZÂ (BOY IN LUV) BTS
28 WAR OF HORMONE BTS
29 INTRO - BOY MEETS EVIL BTS
30 WE ARE BULLETPROOF PT 2 BTS
31 EUPHORIA BTS
32 NO MORE DREAM BTS
33 HOUSE OF CARDS BTS
34 BEGIN BTS
35 MAGIC SHOP BTS
36 STIGMA BTS
37 THE TRUTH UNTOLD BTS FT STEVE AOKI
38 EPILOGUE - YOUNG FOREVER BTS
39 LOST BTS
40 I'M FINE BTS

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