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Run (BTS)

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Limited Edition A Cover
Regular Edition Cover
Limited Loppi HMV Edition Cover
BTS SHOP Edition Cover
RUN -Japanese Ver.-
Catalog Number
PCCA-04360 (Limited Edition)
PCCA-04361 (Regular Edition)
BRCA-00072 (Limited Loppi HMV Edition)
SCCA-00039 (BTS SHOP Edition)
¥2,000 (Limited Loppi HMV Edition)
¥1,700 (Limited Edition)
¥1,300 (Regular & BTS SHOP Editions)
CD Tracklist
  1. RUN -Japanese Ver.-
  2. Butterfly -Japanese Ver.-
  3. Good Day (Regular & BTS SHOP Editions only)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Jacket Picture Making Video


"RUN" is the sixth Japanese single released by BTS. It comes in four versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD Only edition that comes with 1 trading card (out of 8 variations), a limited CD+GOODS Loppi HMV edition that comes with an original desk calendar with member photos (all 13 pages, starting April 2016), and a regular CD Only BTS SHOP edition that comes as an analog LP size. All editions come with an event lottery ticket. The title track is the Japanese version of the Korean song of the same name, and includes the Japanese version of the Korean song "Butterfly" as the B-side. Both original songs can be found on their fourth Korean mini-album Hwayang Yeonhwa pt.2.

The single was certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.

The original track was used in commercials for PUMA Korea advertisements.

Live Performances

Song Information

Pdogg, "hitman" bang, RM, SUGA, J-HOPE, Jungkook,
Jungkook, RM, SUGA, J-HOPE, V, Jimin, Jin
Other Information
Producer: Pdogg
Vocal & Rap Arrangement: Pdogg
Chorus: Jungkook
Guitar: Jung Jae Pil
Keyboard: Pdogg
Synthesizer: Pdogg
Recording Engineer: Pdogg
Mixing Engineer: James F. Reynolds
RUN (Ballad Mix)
Producer: Slow Rabbit
String Arrangement: Ahn Soo Wan
Guitar: Jung Jae Pil
Bass: Lee Joo Young
Strings: Yungstring
Keyboard: Slow Rabbit
Synthesizer: Slow Rabbit
Recording Engineer: Kim Bo Sung
Mixing Engineer: Yang Ga
RUN (Alternative Mix)
Producer: Pdogg
Guitar: Jung Jae Pil
Rap & Vocal Arrangement: Pdogg
Keyboard: Pdogg
Synthesizer: Pdogg
Recording Engineer: Pdogg
Mixing Engineer: Bob Horn
RUN -Japanese Ver.-
Producer: Pdogg
Japanese Lyrics: KM-MARKIT
Vocal Arrangement: Pdogg
Rap Arrangement: KM-MARKIT, Pdogg
Chorus: Jungkook
Guitar: Jung Jae Pil
Keyboard: Pdogg
Synthesizer: Pdogg
Mixing Engineer: James F. Reynolds

Music Video

PV Shot.
PV Shot (Japanese ver.)

The music video was directed by Choi Yong Seok and Edie Ko from Lumpens. It follows the story created by their previous song, "I NEED U". It shows the characters previously presented having fun with each other and sharing friendship moments. After all the party and fun, some of them start to fight each other. The music video ends with them wreacking havoc in a tunnel and running away.

Another music video was released for the Japanese version of the song, also directed by Lumpens. It features BTS performing in a building, with cut-ins of each of the characters dealing with a sort of manifestation of their issues.


Official Music Video

  • Produced by: "Hitman" Bang
  • Filmed by: LUMPENS
  • Director of Photography: Nam Hyun Woo (G.D.W)
  • Visual Creative Director: Kim Seong Hyun
  • Executive Producer: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Co-Director: Ko Yoo Jeong
  • 1st Assistant Director: Ko Hyun Ji
  • 2nd Assistant Director: Jeong Nuri, Lee Jonghun
  • Data Managing: Lee Won Ju
  • B Camera Operator: Um Sy Woo
  • Focus Puller: Bin Tae Hwan, Joo Byung Ik
  • 2nd Camera Assistant: Seo Dong Gi, Shin Seung Chul
  • 3rd Camera Assistant: Seo Gang Won, Kim Min Su
  • Jimmy Jib: Song Kwang Ho, Choi Hee Jun
  • Gaffer: Song Hyun Suk @Real Lightning
  • Bestboy: Lee Je Woo, Jeon Yong Suk, Park Gun Tae, Chae Jang Won, Baek Kyung Seok, Jung Jun Hyuk
  • Art Director: Cho Yuka @P+
  • Assistant Art Director: Kwon Hae Ri, Park Hyeyoun
  • Associate Producer: Kim Sung Eun @GE Production
  • Location Manager: Seo Jun Ha
  • Producer Assistant: Lee Eun Wook


TV Music Shows


RUN(Japanese Ver.)


BTS promoting the single

Gaon Digital Charts

RUN (Original track)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Position 8 35 48 52 48 45 50 60 88 88
Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15
Position 75 67 76 88 100
Year Month Rank
2015 November 93
December 27
January 56
February 73
RUN (Ballad Mix)
Week 1
Position 68

Oricon Chart Positions

Japanese single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 124,501
4 28 20 19 17 23 23 18 4,125
14 40 42 32 29 31 38 38 1,496
29 - - - 50 50 - 57 843
33 - - - - - - 71 524
47 - - - - - - 108 380
- - - - - - - 116 404
- - - - - - - 104 368
- - - - - - - 142 242
- - - - - - - 139 309

Total Reported Sales: 133,469 (#45 Single of the Year)


Found on their Hwayang Yeonhwa pt. 2 mini-album as track #2. This is the standard version of the track.
RUN -Japanese Ver.-
Found on their YOUTH Japanese album as track #2. This is the Japanese version of the song, with new lyrics in Japanese by KM-MARKIT.
RUN ballad mix
Found on their Hwayang Yeonhwa: Young Forever special album as track #9. This version has a new arrangement by Ahn Soo Wan.
RUN (alternative mix)
Found on their Hwayang Yeonhwa: Young Forever special album as track #10. This is a remixed version of the standard song.

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