(PRESSREELS) Jin’s solo song “Moon,” a member of the group BTS, has been named one of the top five in the U.S. music magazine Rolling Stone’s selection of “The Best Boy Group Song of All Time.”
Rolling Stone selected and released 75 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time in an article dated July 24.
Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” released in 1969, took the top spot, followed by N Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” (2000), New Edition’s “Candy Girl” (1983) and Fourth Backstreet Boys’ “It”
And beyond 20 years, Jin’s solo song “Moon,” a song from the fourth full-length album “MAP OF THE SOUIL:7,” released this year, took fifth place. “Moon” is a traditional BTS color version of the boy band’s genre, a love song for fans,” Rolling Stone said. “In the ecstatic guitar-playing pop, Jin sings that fans are his Earth, and he is the moon that orbits and shines around the Earth.”
Immediately after the release, the song topped a total of 93 countries’ charts, including the No. 1 spot on the U.S. iTunes chart, and received attention as BTS’s 14th career No. 1 song on the iTunes charts (as of July 26).
Jin was also named the fourth Korean solo artist in the global iTunes B-side solo tracks, who has the most number of top titles on global iTunes and the most number of top titles on global iTunes.
In addition to Jin’s solo track “Moon,” BTS ranked 19th in the title track of his third repackaged album, “Spring Day,” released in February 2017, 34th in Jungkook’s solo song “Euphoria,” released in May 2018, and 19th in the title track of his third repackaged album “Love Yourself.”
“The BTS has become the best group in the world in its own way, ignoring all the clichés about how to run the music business,” Rolling Stone said. “These K-pop heroes have not compromised their music or ideas to conquer the United States.”
“They didn’t even try English-only music, which would be half a crossover. BTS “All they had to be themselves.”