Don't Leave Me (BTS song)

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"Don't Leave Me"
Single by BTS
from the album Face Yourself
ReleasedApril 4, 2018
Format
Genre
Length3:47
LabelBig Hit Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)UTA
BTS Japanese singles chronology
""MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow""
(2017)
""Don't Leave Me""
(2018)
"Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2"
(2018)

"Don't Leave Me" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group BTS for their third Japanese studio album Face Yourself (2018). Released through Big Hit Entertainment, it is the third single from the album and also serves as the original soundtrack for the Japanese series Signal (2018).[1]

Reception[edit]

It peaked at number 1 on the US World Digital Songs chart,[2] becoming the band's seventh number one on the chart, and further cementing their standing as the Korean artist with the most number one singles on said chart.[3]

Composition[edit]

The single has been described as "a forward-thinking, genre-bending pop anthem of the highest quality", with samples of electronica and rap found throughout the song.[4] It was produced by UTA, with "hitman" bang, Hiro, Pdogg, SUNNY BOY, & UTA writing lyrics for the piece.[5]

The song is in the key of A♭ minor and it is 147 beats per minute running 3:47 minutes long.[6]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Finland Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[7] 4
France (SNEP)[8] 91
Japan Digital Singles (Oricon)[9] 18
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 21
South Korea Download (Gaon)[11] 49
US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[12] 96

Sales[edit]

Country Digital sales
Japan (Oricon) 4,611[9]
United States (Billboard) 9,000[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "연간 2018년 14주차 Download Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "World Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "BTS Score Seventh No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart With 'Don't Leave Me'". billboards.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Wass, Mike. "K-Pop Gods BTS Drop "Don't Leave Me" & "Let Go" From Japanese LP, 'Face Yourself'". idolator.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "FACE YOURSELF [Regular Edition] BTS (Bangtan Boys) CD Album". CDJapan. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "BTS Song Search". tunebat.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Finland Digital Song Sales". Billboard. September 8, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés" (in French). April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "オリコン週間 デジタルシングル(単曲)ランキング 2018年04月02日~2018年04月08日 11~20位". ORICON NEWS (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Charts". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "연간 2018년 14주차 Download Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "JAPAN HOT 100". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "BTS Score Seventh No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart With 'Don't Leave Me'". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2018.