You must have heard about the Seven Bangtang Boys. Yes! We are talking about the world-famous South Korean boy band – BTS (Bangtan Sonyeodan) also called Bulletproof Boy Scouts. But have you heard all bts albums?
The boy group debuted in the year 2013 under the banner of Big Hit Entertainments. And from 2013 to 2022, they collectively released a total of 36 Albums. BTS album list has 2 Cool 4 Skool as its first album and the recent one is the most awaited BTS anthology album – Proof. Do you want to know more about bts albums in order? Read the complete article as we have covered em’ all!
List of All BTS Albums in Order
Here’s the BTS Discography in order (2013 – 2022).
#1 2 Cool 4 Skool (9 Songs in Tracklist)
The first album of BTS was 2 Cool 4 Skool and it was released on 12th June 2013. The album has the group’s first single – “No More Dream”. The band members (RM, JHope, and Suga) and the producers themselves wrote the lyrics for “No More Dream”. The theme revolved around the issues of school students, who are forced to drop off their dreams in the pursuit of being acclaimed by societal norms.
#2 O!RUL8,2? (10 Songs in Tracklist)
BTS’s second album, O!RUL8,2? followed a similar plot line of school students being pressurised to bear the burden of getting corporate jobs and losing their dreams behind in the competitive school life. It was released on 11th September 2013 and “N.O” was the title track of this album.
#3 Skool Luv Affair (10 Songs in Tracklist)
Skool Luv Affair was BTS’s third album and the title track for this album was “Boy In Luv” which is still loved by many Kpop fans. The album was released on 12th February 2014. The theme was still focused on the life of school students. Though, the album’s songs were dedicated to the first school love and how one feels confused around or about his crush.
#4 Skool Luv Affair: Special Addition (12 Songs in Tracklist)
BTS later released a special edition of the previous album Skool Luv Affair on 13th May 2014.
#5 No More Dream (3 Songs in Tracklist)
No More Dream was the first Japanese album of BTS which was released on 4th June 2014. The theme of the album was the same as Skool Luv Affair. For this Japanese album, BTS redid their Korean Song “No More Dream” in the Japanese Language for the first time.
#6 BOY IN LUV ( 3 Songs in Tracklist)
The album theme of BOY IN LUV was similar to the previous albums of BTS. The album can be regarded as a Japanese adaptation of the original Korean songs in Skool Luv Affairs. This album was released on 16th July 2014, especially for the Japanese BTS Army.
#7 Dark & Wild (14 Songs in Tracklist)
Dark & Wild was released by BTS on 19th August 2014. This track was also based on young love but the songs majorly replicated the darker side of love where the feeling of one lover is much more fierce than the other. The album started off with “Danger” being the first single. The second single of the album “War of hormones” faced criticism as some parts of the lyrics objectified women and were seen as misogynistic. BTS members and BIG HIT apologized for the same by releasing a statement from their side.
#8 Danger (3 Songs in Tracklist)
“Danger” was the Japanese adaptation of the original Korean version. It was released on 19th November 2014 along with a music video. BTS made some changes in the Japanese version but largely the scenes were the same as in the original video.
#9 Wake Up (13 Songs in Tracklist)
“Wake Up” was the first Japanese Album released by BTS that included original Japanese songs and not the adaptation of previously released Korean Songs. The theme of the album was similar to that of “No More Dreams” and “N.O”. It was made available for the Japanese audience on 24th December 2014.
#10 The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Pt.1 (9 Songs in Tracklist)
The album was released on 29th April 2015 and its theme was focused on the love that you have to let go of and the anxiety that comes with the loss of love. “I NEED U” was the lead single of the album. But the music video DOPE got a massive response from the fans and was the first to cross 100 million views on Youtube.
#11 FOR YOU (3 Songs in Tracklist)
FOR YOU was also a Japanese album released by BTS on 17th June 2015. The theme of the song was based on the love of a partner and his longing to be with his loved one. BTS, for the first time, launched a music video for this romantic Japanese song.
#12 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 2 (9 Songs in Tracklist)
BTS released the second part of “The Most Beautiful Moment In Life” on 30th November 2015. BTS members themselves wrote the lyrics for the album song “Run”. RM, Suga, J-Hope, V, and Junkook, collectively contributed to writing the lyrics of this song because they didn’t want to blankly say “cheer up” or “be strong” to their fans. Therefore, they poured their heart out in the making of the song to give comfort to the BTS Army. Another song “Baepsae” in this album had a deeper meaning hidden in the lyrics that pointed out the “follow up the power” culture among the Korean Youth. Also, Baepsae remains one of the most played songs of BTS to date.
#13 I NEED U (3 Songs in Tracklist)
I NEED U is another Japanese BTS album released on 8th December 2015. The theme and the music video for the song “I NEED U” were different from the original Korean Version, unlike many BTS Japanese songs that ended up having the same or similar themes.
#14 RUN (3 Songs in Tracklist)
The Japanese album RUN was released on 15th March 2016. BTS gave a separate music video for the song RUN. Although, the scenes and the theme remained more or less the same.
#15 The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (21 Songs in Tracklist)
The album was released by BTS on 2nd May 2016. The song FIRE has a similar theme to that of “RUN”. While the song “Save Me” represents the struggle of the person who is suffering from depression and is asking for help. This song is often performed live along with the song “I’m Fine” which adds a positive aspect to the previous song.
#16 Youth (13 Songs in Tracklist)
Youth is also a Japanese album released on 7th September 2016. The album only had Japanese versions of previously released Korean Songs and didn’t have any specific music videos as well.
#17 WINGS (15 Songs in Tracklist)
The album was released on 10th October 2016. One of the album’s songs “Blood Sweat & Tears” was inspired by Demian (Author Hermann Hesse). The members refer to the song as optimistic yet empowering. Another song on the album “21st Century Girl” is more like a feminist anthem.
#20 You Never Walk Alone (18 Songs in Tracklist)
The popular YNWA album of BTS was released on 13th February 2017. One of the album’s songs “Spring Day” was written by RM and Suga. Inspired by the novel “The One Who Walked Away” the song deals with the emotions one feels when he misses someone close to him. Likewise, another song in the album “Not Today” was also co-written by RM.
#21 Blood Sweat & Tears (3 Songs in Tracklist)
This one was yet another album of BTS for their Japanese BTS army. It was released on 10th May 2017. Interestingly, the theme of the music video was different from the old Korean Version and it showed how the members cope with temptations and find ways to avoid them.
#22 Love Yourself: Her (11 Songs in Tracklist)
“Love Yourself: Her” album was released on 18th September 2017. This album introduced the path of western music for the famous boy band. It has one of the iconic songs of BTS – “DNA”. Speaking of the theme of DNA, RM mentioned that the song is an “expression of young, passionate love”. The album also has a melodious starting track named Serendipity.
#23 MIC DROP/DNA/CRYSTAL SNOW (3 Songs in Tracklist)
The album was released on 6th December 2017. It was just another Japanese version of the previously released Korean BTS songs. Though, the album’s song “MIC Drop” got a special music video from BTS. still, the theme and scenes were the same as in the Korean version.
#24 Face Yourself (12 Songs in Tracklist)
The Japanese Album “Face Yourself” was released on 4th April 2018. The song “Don’t Leave Me” from this album was an instant hit. Although, it did not get its special music video but was featured as the opening theme for one of the top Japanese TV series – Signal.
#25 Love Yourself: Tear (11 Songs in Tracklist)
The album Love Yourself has some really amazing BTS melodies, one of them being “FAKE LOVE”. The album was released on 18th May 2018. RM described FAKE LOVE as one of the toughest songs for the group. They rehearsed the song multiple times just to get it right. The album also has an introductory song – Singularity that hits different from the classic BTS pop tunes. The theme of the album signifies being true to yourself.
#26 Love Yourself: Answer (26 Songs in Tracklist, 16 on CD A and 10 on CD B)
The album was released by BTS on 24th August 2018. It comprises songs that merge the traditional Korean culture with western music. The tracklist of the album has bang-on songs like MIC Drop and IDOL. RM said that the song – IDOL describes the identity of the group members as individuals who are not bound to act how society perceives them. For MIC Drop, he mentioned that it is a dope song inspired by Barack Obama’s Speech.
#27 FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt. 2 (4 Songs in Tracklist)
The album has songs focused on the Japanese audience and was released on 7th November 2018. One of the album’s songs “Airplane Pt. 2” was a follow-up edition of the song “Airplane” which was part of J-Hope’s mixtape “Hope World”. Bang PD recognized the song as something authentic for the BTS theme and thus, the Japanese Version of the song was released for the fans.
#28 Map of the Soul: Persona (7 Songs in Tracklist)
Persona was released on 12th April 2019. The major theme of the song was based on recognizing the social self of the band members. The members really worked hard on the lyrics keeping their fans in mind which gave the song a deeper meaning. RM felt that not many people will understand the hidden idea of the song as people don’t like to think much about the things they like.
#29 BTS World Original Soundtrack (4 Songs in Tracklist)
This album was solely released for the band’s newly launched mobile game “BTS Worl” on 328th June 2019. Among the 4 tracks, Heartbeat was the only song in which all seven members contributed their voices.
#30 Lights/Boy With Luv (3 Songs in Tracklist)
This album came after the release of BTS’s original Japanese Single “Lights”. It was released by BTS on 3rd July 2019.
#31 Map of the Soul: 7 (20 Songs in Tracklist)
Map of Soul 7 was released on 21st February 2020. The album consists of some major comeback songs from the BTS. The theme of the album demonstrated the journey of an artist in multiple ways, questioning their identity, personality, fears, and struggles. One of the heart-touching singles on the album is Black Swan. The theme was focused on tackling the fears instead of running away from them.
#32 Map of the Soul 7: The Journey (13 Songs in Tracklist)
The Japanese version of the album “Map of the Soul: 7” was released as “Map of the Soul 7: The Journey” on 14th July 2020. The members worked on the original versions of the album and featured them on the Japanese track. The album also has a special single “Stay Gold” which came after the release of the album.
Dynamite was the first digital single from BTS which was released before the album itself. It was made available to the audience on 20th August 2020. Later, the group members revealed that they were not planning to release this single but did so because they felt to share it with their fans.
#35 BE (8 Songs in Tracklist)
The album BE was released during the Corona phase, i.e. 20th November 2020. In this album, the members expressed their fear and anxiety and their determination to overcome the situation. The album theme focuses on the existence of the band and their past experiences. All these brought when together signify that despite unfavorable circumstances, life must go on!
#36 “Film Out”
Film Out was the BTS’s Japanese Digital Signal released on 2nd April 2021. The song was featured as a soundtrack in the Japanese movie – “Signal The Movie”.
Butter was yet another English digital single from BTS released on Youtube and other music platforms on 21st May 2021. The song broke the old records of BTS and also crossed over 100 million views in a single day. Plus, the song reached 600 million plays on Spotify.
#38 “Permission To Dance”
Permission To Dance was another single released after Butter. It came on the internet on 8th July 2021. The song has English lyrics and is co-written by Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran. The song went viral on multiple social media platforms.
The Proof is the most awaited album from BTS. It is going to be the first anthology album by the BTS. It has three discs comprising the newly launched song “Run BTS” and “Yet to come”. The album also has special singles, unreleased songs, and remastered tracks from the boy band.
BTS has achieved global recognition in the pop music industry over the years. They always try to bring something new to the music charts for the BTS Army and Kpop fans. It will be interesting to see how this seven-membered group will continue to break records and achieve milestones of success with their upcoming bts albums.
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