BTS’ “Dynamite” music video has garnered 26.78 likes to become the 3rd Most Liked Music Video in YouTube’s History
BTS’ “Dynamite” was released on August 21, 2020. On July 26, 2020, the band confirmed during a livestream on V Live that they would be releasing an English-language song on August 21, 2020, as the first single for their upcoming album. EDM and acoustic remixes were released on August 24. Additional tropical and poolside remixes were released on August 28. Four new remixes of the song, “Slow Jam”, “Midnight”, “Retro”, and “Bedroom”, were released simultaneously on September 18. A special “Holiday Remix” version of the single was released on December 11 as a thank you to fans for their support of the song and its achievements.
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What some industry players said about “Dynamite”
Patrick Hosken of MTV praised the track and wrote, “the song itself is a blockbuster, not because it’s overstuffed with ideas but because it’s light and airy and, crucially, feels like summer”
Rhian Daly of NME stated the song “mines the bright, infectious sounds of disco to get its joyful energy across, sticking to the genre’s tradition of serving as a form of escapism when life gets hard.”
Aamina Khan of Vogue compared it to their previous single “Boy with Luv” (2019) and praised the pop sound calling it “a welcome summer wind-down.”
Robin Murray of Clash cited it as an “up-front return” and highlighted the “glossy” production, adding that it “showcases each member’s ability, bringing it all together as a seamless whole”
Billboard‘s Jason Lipshutz described it as “an effervescent piece of pop” that is “filled with radio-friendly highlights.”
P. Claire Dodson of Teen Vogue regarded the track as a “lighthearted, energetic pop that proves yet again the dexterity they possess with sound and aesthetic” which was “precisely for that energy” and viewed it as “a shift from the overall arc” of their previous album, Map of the Soul: 7”
Marty Rosenbaum from Radio.com praised the instant appeal of the song and called it “explosive.”
Douglas Greenwood of i-D magazine also enjoyed the single and listed it as one of the best songs of its release week.
Ellie Bate of Buzzfeed called the song “upbeat, poppy, full of rainbow colors and sweetness” and “an undeniably happy and upbeat disco track, with both lyrics and choreography paying homage to musical legends like the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley.”