Blood Sweat & Tears (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
BTS -Blood Sweat, Tears Japan Version.jpg
Japanese single cover
Single by BTS
from the album Wings & Face Yourself
ReleasedOctober 10, 2016
Format
StudioDogg Bounce
Genre
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Pdogg
BTS singles chronology
"Save Me"
(2016)
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
(2016)
"Spring Day"
(2017)
BTS Japanese singles chronology
"Run"
(2016)
"Chi, Ase, Namida"
(2017)
"MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow"
(2017)
Music video
Blood Sweat & Tears (JPN version) on YouTube

"Blood Sweat & Tears" (Hangul피 땀 눈물; RRPi ttam nunmul; Japanese: 血、汗、涙; Hepburn: Chi, ase, namida) is a song recorded by South Korean boy group BTS for their second studio album, Wings (2016). The original Korean version was released by Big Hit on October 10, 2016, in South Korea. The Japanese single version was released on May 10, 2017, under Universal Music Japan and Virgin Music-Def Jam Recordings.[2] In 2018, Billboard ranked it number 16 on their list of the "100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time".[3]

Background[edit]

The group held a press conference for the release of their album on the 10th of October 2016. Asked about their new concept and its meaning, leader RM explained, "The harder a temptation is to resist, the more you think about it and vacillate. That uncertainty is part of the process of growing. Blood Sweat & Tears is a song that shows how one thinks, chooses, and grows."[4]

Composition[edit]

The song is in the key of C minor. It is ninety-three beats per minute running 3:37 minutes.[5]

Music video[edit]

On October 6 of 2016, they released a teaser for the song.[6][7] At 12:00 KST, October 10, 2016, the official music video was released.[8] The six minute video features RM reciting from a passage of Hermann Hesse’s Demian, which was an inspiration for the album Wings concept, and does not appear on the album version of the song. Billboard K-Town's Tamar Herman described the music video as "a haunting [one] that explores ideas of fate, reality, life and death, and falling from grace."[9]

The MV[8] was directed by Choi Yongseok and Ko Yoojeong of Lumpens. Additional notable players of production include Nam Hyunwoo of GDW as director of photography, Kim Gyeungseok of Sunny as gaffer, Lee Moonyoung of Myllab as art director, and Shin Yunkyun of DnD line for special effects. Choreography was created by Keone Madrid & Quick Style Crew and supervised by Son Sungdeuk.[8] Within 24 hours of the music video's release, it reached 6.3 million views, setting a new record.[10] Also on October 13, it was reported that "Blood, Sweat & Tears" had become the fastest K-pop music video by a group to reach 10 million views. According to reports, this was achieved in less than 42 hours - almost half the amount of time taken for their previous record "Fire", which took 72 hours.[11] On February 20, 2017 the music video became the third music video by BTS to pass the milestone of 100 million views on YouTube, at the time becoming the second fastest music video by a K-pop group,[12] passing the milestone in less than 134 days after its release. The music video became the third BTS music video to pass 200 million views on October 29, 2017.[13]

Editions[edit]

The Korean edition of the single did not have a physical release. The Japanese release included two B-side songs, the Japanese versions of "Not Today" and "Spring Day". Four editions were made available: a standard edition, and three limited editions, Type A, Type B, and Type C, which excluded "Spring Day". Photocards were not included in the individual editions, but a special seven-piece photoset was available for a limited time with the complete boxed set offered by Universal Music Japan.[14][15]

  • Standard edition (UICV-5063): This edition includes the Japanese version of "Spring Day".
  • Limited edition type A (UICV-9243): This edition includes a DVD containing "Blood Sweat & Tears" Japanese and Korean music videos.
  • Limited edition type B (UICV-9244): This edition includes a DVD containing "Blood Sweat & Tears" making-of videos.
  • Limited edition type C (UICV-9245): This edition includes a 36-page photo booklet.

Commercial performance[edit]

In South Korea, the song became the group's first domestic number one hit on Gaon Digital Chart,[16][17] selling 198,987 in the first week and having 3,184,355 streams.[18][19] The song sold 362,171 in total in October 2016, and charted 6 on the monthly chart.[20][21] In May 2017, the song become the first song from the group to sell over 1 million copies in South Korea. As of December 2017, the song became the longest charting single by a boy group on a Korean chart, breaking a record that was ten years old.[22]

In United States and Canada, BTS became the third K-pop act to chart on the Canadian Hot 100, ranking at number 86, a new best for a K-pop group.[23] BTS also topped Billboard's World Digital Songs chart for the week of October 29.[24] They also charted on YouTube Music Global Top 100 - 17th on the video chart, and 14th on the tracks chart.[25]

In Japan, the Korean version charted 18 in Billboard Japan Hot 100, and selling 4,156[26][27] On May 10, 2017, the Japanese version was released, selling 144,234 in the first day, and charting first on Oricon daily chart,[28] and 223,082 according to SoundScan Japan.[29] The song charted 1st on Oricon weekly single chart, Billboard Japan Hot 100, & top singles sales, selling 310,276 copies in the first week according to SoundScan Japan.[30]

Track listings and formats[edit]

Korean edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."피 땀 눈물" (Blood Sweat & Tears)Pdogg, RM, Suga, J-Hope, "Hitman" Bang, Kim Do-hoonPdogg3:37
Total length:3:37
Japanese edition[31]
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Chi, Ase, Namida" (Japanese ver.)KM-MarkitPdogg3:35
2."Not Today" (Japanese ver.)KM-MarkitPdogg3:52
3."Spring Day" (Japanese ver.)Pdogg, RM, ADORA, Bang Sihyuk, Arlissa Ruppert, Peter Ibsen, SugaPdogg4:34
Total length:12:01

Credits and Personnel[edit]

The Korean credits are adapted from the CD liner notes of Blood, Sweat, & Tears.[32]

  • Production: Pdogg, RM, Suga, J-Hope, "hitman" bang, Kim Doohyon
  • Keyboard: Pdogg
  • Synthesizer: Pdogg
  • Chorus: Jungkook, Jimin
  • Vocal & Rap Arrangement: Pdogg
  • Recording Engineers:
    • Pdogg @ Dogg Bounce
  • Mix Engineer
    • James F. Reynolds @ Schmuzik Studios

Charts[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
South Korea (Gaon) 1,575,357[45]
Japan (RIAJ)[46] Platinum 310,276^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Result Ref
2016 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards HotelsCombined Song of the Year Nominated [47][48]
Best Dance Performance - Male Group Won
Best Music Video Nominated
Melon Popularity Award Weekly Popularity Award (October 17) Won [49]
Weekly Popularity Award (October 24) Won
KBS MV Bank MV Best 5 Best Music Video Boy Group 3rd [50]
K-Ville Music Awards Music Video of the Year Won [51]
2017 Seoul Music Awards Best Music Video Award Won [52]
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – October Nominated [53]
Annual Soompi Awards Song of the Year Won [54][55]
Fuse Music Video of the Year Nominated

Music program awards[edit]

Song Program Date
"Blood Sweat & Tears" Show Champion (MBC Music) October 19, 2016
M Countdown (Mnet) October 20, 2016
Music Bank (KBS2) October 21, 2016
October 28, 2016
Inkigayo (SBS) October 23, 2016
The Show (SBS MTV) October 25, 2016

Year-end lists[edit]

Critic/Publication List Rank Ref.
Billboard The 100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks 16 [56]
The 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics' Picks 67 [57]
20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks 5 [58]
KultScene 50 Best Korean Songs of 2016 2 [59]
Best Korean MVs of 2016 N/A [60]
Soompi 15 Of The Biggest K-Pop Hits From 2016 [61]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label Ref.
Various October 10, 2016 Big Hit [62]
Japan May 10, 2017 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangtan Boys excel at blending genres in new album 'Wings'". tuftsdaily.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "血、汗、涙" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "The 100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Park, Jeong-seon (October 10, 2016). "Archived copy" [현장is] "대상 받고 싶어요"…4년차 방탄소년단의 성장(종합). TV/Daily Sports (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2017-08-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "BTS Song Search". tunebat.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. ^ "More Details On BTS' 'WINGS' Revealed; Each Member To Have Solo Track". iTech Post. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Big Hit Entertainment (October 6, 2016). "방탄소년단 (BTS) '피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)' MV Teaser". YouTube. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Big Hit Entertainment (October 9, 2016). "방탄소년단 (BTS) '피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)' MV". YouTube. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Herman, Tamar. "BTS Soar to New Heights With 'Blood Sweat & Tears': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Omar, Aref (October 14, 2016). "OMG! Korean hip hop group BTS has every K-pop fan wanting to be their BFF". New Straits Times. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "BTS Breaks Records With 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' — Big Hit Entertainment K-Pop Group Earns Second Fastest Time In Reaching 10 Million Views For Music Video [Music Video]". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  12. ^ "BTS's "Blood, Sweat & Tears" MV Hits 100 Million Views | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "BTS's "Blood Sweat & Tears" Becomes Their 3rd MV To Hit 200 Million Views | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "血、汗、涙【4形態セット】【UNIVERSAL MUSIC STOREオリジナル特典(生写真メンバー別7枚セット&三方背BOX)付き】" [Blood, Sweat, Tears [4 piece set]]. store.universal-music.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  15. ^
  16. ^ a b Kim, Bora (October 20, 2016). 방탄소년단, 가온 주간차트 5관왕 '음원 최강자'. Osen (in Korean). Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  17. ^ 2016년 42주차 Digital Chart, 1. "피 땀 눈물" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "2016 Weekly Download Chart - Week 42". Gaon Chart. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  19. ^ "2016 Weekly Streaming Chart - Week 42". Gaon Chart. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "2016 Monthly Download Chart - October". Gaon Chart. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  21. ^ "2016 Monthly Streaming Chart - October". Gaon Chart. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  22. ^ "Another record bites the dust: BTS hit new milestone on the Melon charts". sbs.com. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  23. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (October 24, 2016). "BTS Extend Chart Dominance: 'Wings' Spends 2nd Week on Billboard 200, 'Blood Sweat & Tears' Debuts on Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  24. ^ "방탄소년단, 빌보드 3개차트 1위…"월드와이드, 윙스"" [BTS, #1 on 3 Billboard charts..."Worldwide, Wings"]. Naver (in Korean). October 19, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  25. ^ "방탄소년단, 유튜브 뮤직 톱100·트랙·아티스트 차트인 성공" [BTS, YouTube Music Top 100·Track·Artist Chart Success]. mydaily.co.kr (in Korean). October 20, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  26. ^ Sales of the Korean version of "Blood Sweat & Tears":
  27. ^ "Blood Sweat & Tears". Billboard Japan. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  28. ^ デイリー CDシングルランキング 2017年05月09日付 [CD single daily ranking from May 9, 2017] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  29. ^ 방탄소년단 日 싱글 '피 땀 눈물', 오리콘 1위+20만장 돌파 [Bulletproof Boysscout's Single 'Blood Sweat Tears', Oricon No.1 + 200,000 Breakthrough] (in Korean). Naver. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  30. ^ 【ビルボード】防弾少年団『血、汗、涙』が310,276枚を売り上げ、シングル・セールス・チャートを大差で首位獲得 [BTS' bs&t sold 310,276 copies ascending to the top, making a big gap in the singles sales chart] (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  31. ^ "血、汗、涙<通常盤/初回限定仕様>". Tower Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  32. ^ You Never Walk Alone. Big Hit. February 13, 2017.
  33. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  34. ^ "SNEP - BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS".
  35. ^ "Japan Hot 100: Chi.Ase.Namida (血、汗、涙)". Billboard Japan. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  36. ^ "Top Single Sales: Chi.Ase.Namida (血、汗、涙)". Billboard Japan. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  37. ^ "Oricon Single Chart: Chi.Ase.Namida (血、汗、涙)". Oricon Chart. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  38. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles – Blood Sweat & Tears". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  39. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  40. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  41. ^ "Blood Sweat & Tears". Billboard. October 29, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  42. ^ "Japan Hot 100 - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  43. ^ "2016년 Digital Chart". gaon.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  44. ^ "2017년 Digital Chart". gaon.co.kr. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  45. ^ Cumulative sales of "Blood Sweat & Tears":
  46. ^ "Japanese single certifications – BTS – Blood Sweat & Tears" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  47. ^ "NOMINEES". mama.mwave.me. Archived from the original on October 29, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  48. ^ Tamar Herman (December 2, 2016). "8 Can't-Miss Performances From the Mnet Asian Music Awards". billboard.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  49. ^ "MelOn Popularity Award". MelOn. December 4, 2016. Archived from the original on December 26, 2016.
  50. ^ "뮤비뱅크 스타더스트2 - 2016 뮤비뱅크 MV Best 보이 그룹 부문 - 1위 방탄소년단.20161227". KBS Entertainment. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  51. ^ "THE 2016 K-VILLE MUSIC AWARDS - WINNER'S ANNOUNCEMENT". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  52. ^ "'서가대' 엑소, 4년 연속 대상..방탄은 앨범·트와이스는 음원상[종합]" (in Korean). Naver. January 19, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  53. ^ "BTS, EXO, GOT7 & TWICE Are Big Winners at 2017 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards". Billboard. February 22, 2017.
  54. ^ "Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, top hallyu stars of the year: survey". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Yonhap News Agency. March 2, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  55. ^ 12th Annual Soompi Awards nominations:
  56. ^ "The 100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. April 23, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  57. ^ "The 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics' Picks". Billboard. July 24, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  58. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (December 22, 2016). "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  59. ^ "50 Best Korean Songs of 2016: Part 2". Kultscene. December 23, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  60. ^ "Best Korean MVs of 2016". Kultscene. December 23, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  61. ^ Dong, Michelle (January 11, 2017). "15 Of The Biggest K-Pop Hits From 2016". Soompi. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  62. ^ "Wings by BTS". Itunes. Retrieved May 12, 2017.

External links[edit]