Once again, BTS has proven that they are their own greatest competition by breaking their own record.
BTS’s emotional hit single “Spring Day” is now MelOn‘s longest charting song. It has charted for an incredible 73 consecutive weeks since its debut!
The previous record holder was “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”, which music critics have named BTS’s best song of all time. “Spring Day” came in at 9th on their list.
This news may come as no surprise to fans, since ARMYs recently rated “Spring Day” as BTS’s greatest song ever. By ARMYs’ rankings, “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” is 4th on the list.
In addition to charting for 73 weeks, “Spring Day” is still holding onto its spot in MelOn’s top 30. This is an impressive feat for a song that debuted more than a year ago!
On Twitter, fans have congratulated BTS and are celebrating their new record.
Best Song of 2017 did THAT! a QUEEN 💜
— Hannah misses BTS 😔 (@taeamour7) July 9, 2018
— darkangel (@gladyarmy1014) July 9, 2018
— 💜💜 (@tanniestan) July 9, 2018
— Rey (=^_^=) (@_FallingSlowly_) July 9, 2018
Fans love “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”, but “Spring Day” has a special place in the hearts of many.
Ugh spring day ❤️❤️❤️ I think that’s my favorite song from bts ever. I just became an army in like march of this year and it still trips me out that spring day is fairly new and serendipity too like how can you have Bangtan without spring day and serendipity.
— Lorraine Palomo (@rainepalomo) July 8, 2018
I love them both but Tear is musically more mature and diverse in genre. Also, Spring Day is still one of my favorite songs and so beautifully written. There are so many emotional layers. I agree that the solo tracks are also a necessary listen.
— reginalara13 (@ReginaLara_13) July 9, 2018
I think Spring Day is my all time favorite and beloved song by BTS. I lost two bestfriends almost two years ago not even 7 months apart. I was lost, confused and angry for a long time after. Angry at myself and them. I wanted to hate them for leaving me- @BTS_twt #PurpleARMYDay
— ♡ 방턴소년단 (@_btstrashtbh_) July 9, 2018
This musically diverse song has been a steadfast favourite since its release. “Spring Day” weaves, electronia, rock, and hip-hop together to create a yearning song with a dreamy atmosphere.
The music video makes reference to the short story, Those Who Walk Away From Omelas, which is about a child who must live in misery in exchange for the town’s happiness. Many fans have connected to the song’s lyrics and themes on a deeply personal level.
When it comes to longevity, “Spring Day” is a queen who won’t easily be dethroned. Even so, BTS may beat their own MelOn record again in the future, since their popularity shows no sign of waning. So far BTS’s most recent album, Love Yourself: Tear, is one of the best-selling albums of 2018.
It has also done what no other K-Pop artist has ever done before: ranked in the Top 10 for the most physical albums sold in the United States at the halfway point of the year.
To see (and hear) why “Spring Day” deserves this win, check out the music video here.