Run (BTS song)

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"Run"
BTS Run Japanese single cover.jpg
Japanese version cover
Single by BTS
from the album
ReleasedNovember 30, 2015
Format
RecordedNovember 29, 2015
StudioDogg Bounce
Genre
Label
BTS Korean singles chronology
"Dope"
(2015)
"Run"
(2015)
"Epilogue: Young Forever"
(2016)
BTS Japanese singles chronology
"I Need U"
(2015)
"Run"
(2016)
"Chi, Ase, Namida"
(2017)

"Run" is a single by South Korean boy group BTS. The teaser for the Korean version of the song was released by Big Hit Entertainment November 24, 2015, and the music video was released on November 30, 2015, in South Korea.[1] The remix versions were released on May 2, 2016.[2]

The Japanese single album and music video were released on March 15, 2016, with the label Pony Canyon.[3] The Japanese release included two B-side songs.

Composition[edit]

The song is in the key of F# minor and it is 133 beats per minute.[4]

Music video[edit]

Both versions of the music video were directed by Choi YongSeok from Lumpens with Ko Yoojung, Lee Wonju, Ko Hyunji, and Jung Noori serving as assistant directors. The director of photography was Nam Hyunwoo of GDW. Other personnel are Joo Byungik the focus puller, Song Hyunsuk who served as the gaffer, Song Kwangho working the jimmyjib, and Lee Moonyoung who provided art.[5]

Editions[edit]

For the Korean versions, it did not come as an album. For the Japanese single album, there were two versions: CD + DVD and normal version. Both have "Run" and "Butterfly" on the track listing and first edition albums came with a photocard. [6]

  • Album + DVD edition (PCCA-4360): This edition comes with a DVD containing the jacket photo shoot and making-of footage.
  • Regular edition (PCCA-4361): This edition comes with the bonus song "Good Day".

Live performances[edit]

BTS promoted the original version of the song on several Korean music programs, including Music Bank, Inkigayo, M Countdown, and Show Champion.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Korean Versions[A] [8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."RUN"Pdogg3:57
2."Run" (Ballad Mix)
  • Pdogg
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Rap Monster
  • SUGA
  • V
  • Jungkook
  • J-Hope
  • Pdogg
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Rap Monster
  • SUGA
  • V
  • Jungkook
  • J-Hope
4:17
3."Run" (Alternative Mix)
  • Pdogg
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Rap Monster
  • SUGA
  • V
  • Jungkook
  • J-Hope
  • Pdogg
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Rap Monster
  • SUGA
  • V
  • Jungkook
  • J-Hope
3:56


Japanese Version[9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Run" (Japanese Ver.)
  • Pdogg
  • Hitman Bang
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • Kim Tae-hyung
  • Jeon Jung-kook
  • J-hope
Pdogg3:55
2."Butterfly" (Japanese Ver.)
  • Hitman Bang
  • Slow Rabbit
  • Pdogg
  • Brother Su
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-hope
Pdogg4:04
Total length:7:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)[10] 2
South Korea (Gaon)[11] 8
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[12] 3

Credits[edit]

The Korean credits are adapted from the CD liner notes of "Run".[13]

  • Pdogg- Producer, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Vocal & Rap Arrangement, Recording Engineer @ Dogg Bounce
  • "Hitman" Bang- Producer
  • Rap Monster- Producer
  • Suga- Producer
  • V- Producer
  • Jungkook- Producer, Chorus
  • J-Hope- Producer
  • Jeong Jaepil- Guitar
  • James F. Reynolds- Mix Engineer

Sales[edit]

Country Chart Version Sales
South Korea Gaon Download Chart [14] Original 609,082
Japan Oricon[15] Japanese 133,469
South Korea Gaon Download Chart[16] Ballad Remix 38,314
Alternative Remix 23,391

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Result Ref
2015 Melon Music Awards Best Dance Won [17]

Music program awards[edit]

Song Program Date Ref
"Run" The Show December 8, 2015 [18]
Music Bank December 11, 2015 [19]
January 8, 2016
Show Champion December 9, 2015 [20]
December 16, 2015

Melon Popularity Award[edit]

Year Recipient Date
2015 "Run" Weekly Popularity Award (December 7)

Accolades[edit]

Critic/Publication List Rank Ref.
Billboard The 20 Best K-pop Songs of 2015 3 [21]

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Version Label Ref.
Various November 30, 2015 Digital download Original Big Hit Entertainment [22]
March 15, 2016 Japanese [23]
Japan March 15, 2016
Various May 2, 2016 Digital download Remix Big Hit Entertainment [24]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although all are Korean versions, they are not under the same album. The original version is from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 and the two remix versions are from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever compilation album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BTS Releases Teaser for Title Song 'Run'". mookrok.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Run (Japanese Ver.) [Standard Edition] - Single". itunes.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  4. ^ "BTS Song Search". tunebat.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^
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  9. ^ "Run (Japanese Ver.) [Standard Edition] - Single". itunes.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  10. ^ "BTS Japan Hot 100 History". billboard.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Run". Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Billboard World Digital Songs: Week December 19". Billboard Charts. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  13. ^ The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever. Big Hit Entertainment. p. 99.
  14. ^ Cumulative sales of "Run":
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  16. ^ "2016년 05월 Download Chart". gaon.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  17. ^ "'Show Champion' reveals 'Best Champion Songs' of 2015 and more for its end-of-the-year awards". Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  18. ^ "BTS 'Run' toward their first win on 'The Show'!". allkpop. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  19. ^ "BTS win #1 + Performances from December 11th 'Music Bank'!". allkpop. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  20. ^ "BTS Continues Winning Streak With "Run" on "Show Champion"". Soompi. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  21. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica. "The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  22. ^ "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2". itunes.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Run (Japanese Ver.) [Standard Edition] - Single". intunes.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  24. ^ "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever". itunes.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.