New BTS song Permission to Dance
Supergroup BTS has swept more than 90 regional iTunes charts with its new release “Permission to Dance,” the group’s agency said Saturday.
The upbeat number, released at 1 p.m. Friday, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes top songs charts in 92 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan, according to Big Hit Music.
The music video for the song, released simultaneously, has proven to be a hit, breaking 10 million views on YouTube, 39 minutes after its release. It has so far racked up more than 64 million views as of 10:20 a.m. Saturday.
“Permission to Dance,” included on the physical album along with the septet’s Billboard-topping hit “Butter,” is a dance-pop track co-written with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
BTS member Jimin said the song is something for everyone to enjoy.
“It’s not a grand song. It’s a song for everyone to enjoy easily,” he said in an online talk show, titled “A Butterful Getaway with BTS,” which aired on South Korean internet platform Naver, Friday.
“It carries the message that everyone should dance freely even if they have had a tough day in real life.” (Yonhap)