It should come as no surprise to ANYBODY who has known me for even the slightest bit that I love me some boy bands. Always have, always will.
If you haven’t heard of BTS before, they are a K-Pop band who has been breaking all sorts of records. While your typical boy band has 4 to 5 members, BTS has 7. And even with 7 members, their choreography is tight.
Dynamite is their first song recorded fully in English and let me tell you, the lyrics are the most poppy, sugar-coated lyrics you’ve heard in years. This song is could easily be the end result of someone feeding 5 decades of boy and girl band lyrics into an Artificial Intelligence program and let the AI program take a whack at writing a pop song. Look at this!
Shoes on, get up in the morn’BTS, Dynamite
Cup of milk, let’s rock and roll
King Kong, kick the drum
Rolling on like a Rolling Stone
Sing song when I’m walking home
Jump up to the top, LeBron
Ding-dong, call me on my phone
Ice tea and a game of ping pong
Hearing these lyrics is like shotgunning Mrs. Butterworth’s. And I love it. I’m here for it. I feel like if 1/4 of the USA wasn’t literally on fire when the song charted, it would have been #1 for more than two weeks.
I listen to it a least once a day. It’s good for my scared, pandemic soul.