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On (BTS)

Digital Cover
Artist
BTS
Digital Single
ON
Released
2020.02.21
Tracklist
  1. ON Feat. Sia

Vinyl Cover
Artist
BTS
Vinyl
ON
Released
2020.02.21
Catalog Number
BHK2001
Price
₩9,800
Tracklist
  1. ON
  2. ON Feat. Sia


Information

ON is a song recorded by BTS. A duo version was released on digital platforms and as a vinyl, featuring Australian singer-songwriter Sia. The song debuted at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100, making it their best debut on the American charts at the time. Two promotional videos were released, breaking records on online platforms like YouTube.

Originally released in Korean, a Japanese version was released five months later on their Japanese album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~.

The original track was used as theme song for their variety program Run BTS!.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Pdogg, RM, August Rigo, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel "Lindgren" Schulz, SUGA, J-HOPE, Antonina Armato, Krysta Youngs, Julia Ross
Music
Pdogg, RM, August Rigo, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel "Lindgren" Schulz, SUGA, J-HOPE, Antonina Armato, Krysta Youngs, Julia Ross
Vocals
Jimin, V, RM, Jungkook, Jin, J-HOPE, SUGA
Other Information
Arrangement: Pdogg, RM, August Rigo, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel "Lindgren" Schulz, SUGA, J-HOPE, Antonina Armato, Krysta Youngs, Julia Ross
Chorus: Jungkook, Melanie Joy Fontana
Drums: Bianca Arriaga, Emma Atkins, Clayton Cameron, Siobhan Chapman, Justin Cole, Jason de Leon, Diana Greenwood, Ken Sarah, Walter Simonsen, Joshua Von Bergmann
Bass: Del Arkins
Guitar: Young
Horn: Chris Badroos, Haley Breland, Rastine Calhoun, Christopher Calles, Matthew Chin, Matthew Espinoza, James Ford, Enniss Harris, Spencer Hart, Brenden Kersey-Wilson, Sam Kredich, Evan Mackey, Jesús Martínez, Colin McCrary, Katie Osborn, Marcus Pérez, Michael Stranieri
Choir: Dedrick Bonner, Tym Brown, Cheren Cexil, Kayla Collins, Kia Dawn Fulton, Summer Greer, Moiro Konchellah, Chadaé McAlister, Samuel Pounds, Amber Wright, Zakiya Young
Mixing Engineer: DJ Riggins, Jaycen Joshua, Jacob Richards, Max Seaberg
Producer: Pdogg

Music Video

"Kinetic Manifesto Film" Shot
Music Video Shot

The first full promotional video released was the "Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima" version. Released on February 21st, it became the seventh most-watched online video within its first 24 hours (fifth on the YouTube platform). It was choreographed by THE LAB and Son Sung Deuk.

It shows BTS together with THE LAB and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps performing the choreography of the song. It was fully shot near the Sepulveda Dam in California.


The official music video was released one week later, on February 28th. Within minutes of its release, it became the biggest YouTube premiere ever at that time, with 1.54 million concurrent viewers. It also became the fastest Korean video to achieve 10 million views, in just one hour.

In the video, RM is shown in front of a ruined boat with many different animals surrounding him and the boat; Jin rescues an injured dove—which he later revives—from a war-torn battlefield; Suga stands in a middle of a cult; J-Hope is inside a forest filled with broken trees as Jungkook's dying body lies behind him; Jimin is near a boy with a drum; V takes a blindfold off a little girl; and Jungkook is seen running from a prison wearing thorned handcuffs. In front of V, a stone gateway opens to reveal a rock. Everyone except Jungkook arrives at the gates, while Jungkook removes his handcuffs and blows into a conch shell before the video cuts to a fortified base where BTS performs the dance break as meteors fall down around them. Trees around the rock began to shape into place, and Jungkook finds the group as they ascend the rock. The video ends with the text "No More Dream" (their debut single) that fades into only "Dream".

The video includes several references to films and TV shows, such as The Maze Runner, The Lion King, Game of Thrones and the Narnia saga.


Credits:


Official Music Video

  • Director: YongSeok Choi (Lumpens)
  • Assistant Director: Guzza, Jihye Yoon (Lumpens)
  • Executive Producer / Producer: Tiffany Suh
  • Director of Photography: Hyunwoo Nam (GDW)
  • Focus Puller: Sangwoo Yoon
  • B Cam Operator: Eumko
  • B Cam Focus Puller: Deokjung Kim
  • 2nd AC: Eunki Kim
  • Camera Crew: Robin Kim, Victor Chon, Ivan Acero, Marco Escobedo, Isue shin
  • Co-production company: FREENJOY
  • Executive Producer: Nathan Scherrer
  • Production Supervisor: Kristen Loftin
  • Production Coordinator: Dan Engwall
  • Production Designer: Emma Fairley
  • Art Director: Christian Zollenkpof
  • Set Decorator: Cameo Litz
  • 1st AD: Joe Suarez
  • 2nd AD Liaison: Joseph Kim
  • Location Manager: Laura Dominguez
  • Gaffer: Kyle Bryson
  • Key Grip: Wadsworth Peters
  • Drone: DroneGear Productions
  • Client Liaison: Ran Ro
  • Casting Director: Copelan Cash
  • Dancers: THE LAB
  • Key Stylist: Ann-Marie Hoang
  • Key Hair: Marina Migliaccio
  • Key Makeup: Noel Nichols
  • Visual effects: Ingenuity Studios
  • Color: Company 3
  • Colorist: Charles Bunnag
  • Senior Producer: Gabriel Wakeman
  • Associate Producer: Bianca Yi
  • Visual Creative: Nu Kim, Sabinne Cheon, Lee Sun Kyoung, Kim Ga Eun
  • Performance Directing: Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • Artist Management: Kim Shin Gyu, Kim Su Bin, Park Jun Tae, An Da Sol, Ahn Jong Hun, Lee Jung Min


Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima

  • Director: YongSeok Choi (Lumpens)
  • Executive Producer / Producer: Tiffany Suh
  • Assistant Director: Jihye Yoon, Guzza (Lumpens)
  • Director of Photography: Hyunwoo Nam (GDW)
  • Focus Puller: Sangwoo Yun
  • 2nd AC: Eunki Kim
  • B Cam Operator: Eumko
  • B Cam Focus Puller: Deokjung Kim
  • Jimmy Jib Operator: Youngjung Kim
  • Jimmy Jib Assistant: Hyun in Kim
  • Co-Production Company: FREENJOY
  • Executive Producer: Nathan Scherrer
  • Production Supervisor: Sina Pars, Joe Keenan
  • Production Coordinator: Matt Kovacs
  • Dancers: THE LAB
  • Marching Band: Blue Devils
  • FPV Drone: John Schaer
  • 1st AD: Joe Suarez
  • 2nd AD (Liaison): Joseph Kim
  • Location Manager: Laura Dominguez
  • Performer Hair: Marina Migliaccio
  • Performer Makeup: Noel Nichols
  • Performer Stylist: Ann-Marie Hoang
  • Gaffer: Kyle Bryson
  • Key Grip: Wadsworth Peters
  • Camera PA: Robin Kim
  • Client Liaison: Ran Ro
  • Visual Creative: Nu Kim, Sabinne Cheon, Lee Sun Kyoung, Kim Ga Eun
  • Performance Directing: Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • Artist Management: Kim Shin Gyu, Kim Su Bin, Park Jun Tae, An Da Sol, Ahn Jong Hun, Lee Jung Min

Accolades

Awards

TV Music Shows

Melon Popularity Award

  • [2020.03.02] Weekly Popularity Award
  • [2020.03.09] Weekly Popularity Award
  • [2020.03.16] Weekly Popularity Award
  • [2020.03.23] Weekly Popularity Award
  • [2020.03.30] Weekly Popularity Award

Certificates

  • Australia - Gold (35,000 certified units/sales)
  • Japan - Streaming: Gold (50,000,000 cumulative streams)
  • South Korea - Streaming: Platinum (100,000,000 cumulative streams)

Charts

Gaon Digital Charts

Weekly
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Position 11 1 3 2 4 10 10 10 11 13
Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20
Position 13 13 14 18 20 24 24 25 28 30
Week 21 Week 22 Week 23 Week 24 Week 25 Week 26 Week 27 Week 28 Week 29 Week 30
Position 37 43 46 49 57 58 50 42 43 44
Week 31 Week 32 Week 33 Week 34 Week 35 Week 36 Week 37 Week 38 Week 39 Week 40
Position 42 47 48 48 50 60 64 72 76 78
Week 41 Week 42 Week 43 Week 44 Week 45 Week 46 Week 47 Week 48 Week 49 Week 50
Position 73 77 83 93 97 97 93 96 95 99
Week 51 Week 52 Week 53 Week 54 Week 55 Week 56 Week 57 Week 58 Week 59 Week 60
Position 102 105 98 101 113 131 134 138 136 150
Week 61 Week 62 Week 63 Week 64 Week 65 Week 66 Week 67 Week 68 Week 69 Week 70
Position 162 182 177 179 182 162 139 145 150 146
Week 71 Week 72 Week 73 Week 74 Week 75 Week 76 Week 77 Week 78 Week 79 Week 80
Position 142 157 155 142 154 168 171 186 196 199
Monthly
Year Month Rank
2020 February 22
March 4
April 11
May 14
June 25
July 41
August 51
September 43
October 52
November 69
December 85
Year Month Rank
2021 January 92
February 99
March 132
April 160
May 156
June 143
July 152
August 190
Yearly
Year Rank
2020 20
2021 157

Billboard Japan Download Songs Chart

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 48 51 80

United World Charts - Tracks

Week Rank Sales
10 / 2020 5 230,000
11 / 2020 19 148,000
12 / 2020 28 104,000
13 / 2020 29 92,000
14 / 2020 40 70,000

Disambiguation

ON
Found on the MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 album as track #11. This is the standard version of the song.
ON Feat. Sia
Found on the MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 album as track #20. This is a duo version with singer Sia. Can only be found as a bonus track on the digital edition.
ON -Japanese ver.-
Found on the MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ album as track #10. This is the Japanese version of the original song.

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