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Fake Love (BTS)

Digital Cover
Artist
BTS
Digital Single
FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)
Released
2018.06.04
Tracklist
  1. FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)


Information

"FAKE LOVE" is a song recorded by BTS. A remixed version was released on digital platforms on June 2018, a month after its release on their third album LOVE YOURSELF Jeon 'Tear'. It debuted at #6 on Gaon charts and peaked at #1.

"FAKE LOVE" is described as a emo hip hop, grunge-rock, rap-rock and electropop song with elements of trap, pop-rock and adult contemporary music. One of its highlights is the high range of its vocal line. The song is about a love once believed to be destined, but in the end it turned out to be fake.

Originally released in Korean, a Japanese version was released six months later on their Japanese single "FAKE LOVE / Airplane pt.2".

On May 2020, it received the Silver certification by RIAJ for more than 30,000,000 cumulative streams.

Live Performances

Song Information

Songwriting
Pdogg, RM, Bang Si Hyuk
Vocals
V, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, RM, J-HOPE, SUGA
Other Information
Korean and Japanese ver.
Vocal Arrangement: Pdogg
Rap Arrangement: Pdogg (Korean ver.) / KM-MARKIT (Japanese ver.)
Chorus: Jungkook, Supreme Boi
Guitar: Lee Tae Wook
Keyboard: Pdogg
Synthesizer: Pdogg
Digital Editing: Pdogg, Hiss noise, J.Pearl (Japanese ver.)
Record Engineer: Pdogg, Jeong Woo Yeong
Mix Engineer: James F. Reynolds
Rocking Vibe Mix
Vocal & Rap Arrangement: Pdogg
Chorus: Jungkook, Supreme Boi
Guitar: Lee Tae Wook
Bass: Lee Joo Yeong
Keyboard: Slow Rabbit
Synthesizer: Slow Rabbit
Digital Editing: Slow Rabbit, Hiss noise
Recording Engineer: Jeong Woo Yeong, Yang Ga
-Japanese ver.- (Remix)
Keyboard: Pdogg
Synthesizer: Pdogg
Mix Engineer: James F. Reynolds @ Schmuzik Studios

Music Video

Music Video Shot

The first music video for "FAKE LOVE" was released on May 18th. It continues the extended story-line of BTS' fictional narrative universe by connecting "fantasy and reality, past and present" with multiple Easter eggs, and symbolisms.

The video opens with a flower trapped inside a glass and then switches to show close-up shots of Jin and Jungkook. The clip then blacks out briefly before showing silhouettes of the seven members who start performing the song choreography. As the light brightens, the members are seen dressed in black leather outfits while they don raven black shade hair. The visual then rewinds to show Jin standing inside a room painted in bleak colours and filled with shattered glass. Jungkook plays the protagonist of the visual, as he runs through a hallway as floorboards collapse beneath his feet. He keeps searching for his band-mates on his own inside a maze-like manor. The video alternates with scenes which show the members reflecting their own personal struggles in several decaying rooms and group-shots of the band performing the choreography. Over the course of the clip, Jin tries to protect a flower as everything around him falls apart. As the flower crumbles to ashes, "annihilation" follows.


On June 1st, another music video was released. This was an extended version of the original music video for their remix "Rocking Vibe Mix".


Credits:


Official Music Video

  • Director: YongSeok Choi (Lumpens)
  • Assistant Director: WonJu Lee, Guzza, HyeJeong Park, MinJe Jeong (Lumpens)
  • Director of Photography: HyunWoo Nam(GDW)
  • Gaffer: HyunSuk Song (Real Lighting)
  • Art Director: JinSil Park Bona Kim (MU:E)
  • Construction Manager: SukKi Song
  • Special Effect: Demolition


Official Music Video (Extended Version)

  • Director: YongSeok Choi (Lumpens)
  • Assistant Director: WonJu Lee, Guzza, HyeJeong Park, MinJe Jeong (Lumpens)
  • Director of Photography: HyunWoo Nam(GDW)
  • Gaffer: HyunSuk Song (Real Lighting)
  • Art Director: JinSil Park Bona Kim (MU:E)
  • Construction Manager: SukKi Song
  • Special Effect: Demolition

Accolades

Awards

[W] = WON / [N] = NOMINATED / [S] = SHORTLISTED

TV Music Shows

Certifications

Sales
Streaming
  • Japan - Gold (50,000,000 cumulative streams)
  • South Korea - Platinum (100,000,000 cumulative streams)

Charts

Gaon Digital Charts

FAKE LOVE
Weekly
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Position 6 1 2 3 2 5 6 10 11 14
Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20
Position 15 17 18 18 20 19 20 22 25 24
Week 21 Week 22 Week 23 Week 24 Week 25 Week 26 Week 27 Week 28 Week 29 Week 30
Position 26 25 30 33 36 44 48 62 59 56
Week 31 Week 32 Week 33 Week 34 Week 35 Week 36 Week 37 Week 38 Week 39 Week 40
Position 59 57 55 51 50 48 50 52 54 55
Week 41 Week 42 Week 43 Week 44 Week 45 Week 46 Week 47 Week 48 Week 49 Week 50
Position 55 53 59 69 80 83 84 85 93 93
Week 51 Week 52 Week 53 Week 54 Week 55 Week 56 Week 57 Week 58 Week 59 Week 60
Position 99 100 103 112 116 119 130 140 142 153
Week 61 Week 62 Week 63 Week 64 Week 65 Week 66 Week 67 Week 68
Position 167 166 167 163 170 171 187 192
Week 158 Week 159 Week 160 Week 161 Week 162 Week 163 Week 164 Week 165 Week 166
Position 260 181 186 194 193 185 201 168 185
Monthly
Year Month Rank
2018 May 9
June 3
July 13
August 16
September 24
October 28
November 46
December 56
Year Month Rank
2019 January 51
February 54
March 68
April 89
May 101
June 134
July 163
August 181
Year Month Rank
2021 June 188
July 190
Yearly
Year Rank
2018 19
2019 115
FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)
Week 1
Position 61

United World Charts

Week Rank Points
22 / 2018 13 133,000
23 / 2018 21 90,000
24 / 2018 20 114,000
25 / 2018 34 67,000
26 / 2018 30 79,000
27 / 2018 39 63,000

Disambiguation

FAKE LOVE
Found on the LOVE YOURSELF Jeon 'Tear' album as track #2. This is the standard version of the song.
FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix)
Found on the LOVE YOURSELF Gyeol 'Answer' compilation album as track #8 on disc 2. This is a remixed version of the song.
FAKE LOVE -Japanese ver.-
Found on the "FAKE LOVE / Airplane pt.2" single as track #1 and on the MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ Japanese album as track #8. This is the Japanese version of the song.
FAKE LOVE -Japanese ver.- (Remix)
Found on the "FAKE LOVE / Airplane pt.2" single as track #4. This is a remix of the Japanese version of the song.

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