BTD (Before the Dawn)

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"BTD (Before the Dawn)"
Promotional single by Infinite from the album Evolution
Released January 6, 2011 (2011-01-06)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre K-pop, Dance-pop
Length 03:03
Label Woollim Entertainment
Writer(s) Song Sooyoon, Han Jaeho, Kim Seungsoo, Ahn Joonsung
Evolution track listing
"Evolution" (Intro)
(1)
"BTD (Before the Dawn)"
(2)
"Can U Smile"
(3)
Music video
"BTD (Before the Dawn)" on YouTube
"BTD (Before the Dawn)" (Dance ver.) on YouTube

"BTD (Before the Dawn)" is a song released by the South Korean boy band Infinite. The song is the second track of the group's second EP Evolution, released on January 6, 2011. A Japanese version of the song served as their debut single in Japan. It was released on November 19, 2011 in 3 different editions.

Promotions[edit]

Promotions for the song began on January 7, 2011 on KBS's show Music Bank and as well as on MBC's Music Core, SBS's Inkigayo and Mnet's M! Countdown. The song "Hysterie" was also used for the group's comeback performances. Promotions for "BTD" ended on February 27.[1]

Music video[edit]

The teaser for the music video was released on December 29, 2010 and the full video was released on January 6, 2011, along with the EP. Before the release of the music video, the teaser had some controversy because of its suggestive violent content.[2] After the release of the full video, it was given a +19 rating due to being too violent for minors. The group's agency, Woollim Entertainment, stated that its intention was to visualize the inner conflict of the characters in the video, and not to display gratuitous violence.[3] Infinite released a dance version of the music video on January 17.

Track listing[edit]

Japanese "TSUTAYA" rental single:

  1. "BTD (Before the Dawn)" – 3:03
  2. "BTD (Before the Dawn)" (Music video)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Chart[4] 45

Japanese version[edit]

"BTD (Before the Dawn) (Japanese version)"
BTD-regular.jpeg
Regular edition cover
Single by Infinite
from the album Koi ni Ochiru Toki
B-side Can U Smile (Remake)
Released November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop, Dance-pop
Length 03:05
Label Cultura Publications
Writer(s) Song Sooyoon, Han Jaeho, Kim Seungsoo, Ahn Joonsung
Infinite Japanese singles chronology
"BTD (Before the Dawn)"
(2011)
"Be Mine"
(2012)

A Japanese version of the song was chosen as the group's debut single in Japan. It was released on November 19, 2011[5] in 2 limited editions (CD+Photobook and CD+DVD) and CD only regular edition.

Composition[edit]

"BTD (Before the Dawn)" is a Japanese version of the song originally recorded in Korean. The B-side "Can U Smile (Remake)" is a ballad version of the song "Can U Smile", previously released on the EP Evolution.

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song is the same as the Korean version. It was released on November 16 on MTV Japan.

Track listing[edit]

Japanese single[5][6]
No. Title Length
1. "BTD (Before the Dawn)" (Japanese version) 3:04
2. "Can U Smile" (Remake) 3:10
3. "BTD (Before the Dawn)" (Korean version) 3:04
4. "BTD (Before the Dawn)" (Instrumental) 3:03
Total length: 12:21

Charts[edit]

Oricon chart[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
November 19, 2011 Daily Singles Chart 2 15,281 (Daily)
26,333 (Weekly)
36,763 (Monthly)
39,261+ 13 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 7
Monthly Singles Chart 22
Yearly Singles Chart 193

Other Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100 20
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea January 6, 2011 Promotional single, Digital download Woollim Entertainment
Japan March 16, 2011 Rental single (Korean version)
November 19, 2011 CD single, Digital download (Japanese version) Cultura Publications

References[edit]

  1. ^ "인피니트 성종, 'BTD' 막방 앞두고 갈색 헤어 공개 "뭘해도 귀요미!"" (in Korean). Nate. February 27, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "인피니트 'BTD' 티저영상 "난투극 미화" 폭력성 논란 제기" (in Korean). Nate. December 30, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "인피니트 'BTD' 뮤비, 폭력성 19금 판정 "미화할 의도 없었다"" (in Korean). Newsen. January 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gaon Search - INFINITE" (in Korean). Gaon. July 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "BTD Infiniteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "INFINITE JAPAN OFFICIAL WEBSITE - Discography" (in Japanese). Woollim Entertainment. Retrieved November 17, 2011.