“Dynamite” BTS’ first all English song and first ever no. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart has added another record to its immaculate list of records. The song was chosen in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” the song released on 21st August 2020 placed at no. 346 out of the 500 songs. Rolling Stone stated that they remade the list for the first time after 17 years and more than 250 artists, writers and industry figured were crucial in choosing the list that includes new classis, historic favorites and world-changing anthems.
Rolling Stone revealed that to create the new version of the RS 500 they convened a poll of more than 250 artists, musicians, and producers which included Angelique Kidjo to Zedd, Sam Smith to Megan Thee Stallion, M. Ward to Bill Ward among others together with figures from the music industry and leading critics and journalists. They each sent in a ranked list of their top 50 songs, and Rolling Stone tabulated the results. Nearly 4,000 songs received votes. Read who voted
In their description of Dynamite, they said,
“BTS’ first-ever U.S. Number One, as well as their first full English-language song, “Dynamite” was a landmark, hegemony-shattering moment for the world-conquering South Korean group. Their intertwined vocal talent, led by youthful standout Jung Kook, put over the track — which was co-written by British producer-songwriter Dave Stewart (not the one from Eurythmics) and Jessica Agombar. Stewart told Rolling Stone that Columbia Records had been looking for an English-language crossover hit for BTS: “It had to have tempo, be exciting.… one thing I’m good at is writing to brief.”