KEY POINTS

  • "Blood, Sweat & Tears" features a moombahton production 
  • Previously, "Idol," and "Dynamite" also reached 800-million views on YouTube
  • “Blood, Sweat & Tears” talks about the addictive sentiment of love 

BTS'  2016 hit “Blood, Sweat & Tears” exceeded 800 million views on YouTube on Sunday, making it their seventh track to hit the said target.

“Blood, Sweat & Tears” joins the other BTS tracks that have previously reached 800 million views on YouTube: “DNA,” “Boy With Luv,” “Fake Love,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Idol,” and “Dynamite.”

Released in 2016 as part of the album "Wings," the track “Blood, Sweat & Tears” features a moombahton production (a fusion between Moombah house music with reggaeton) that depicts a young lover’s feverish longing for his partner and his apparent willingness to sacrifice everything for love. 

Here is the music video of “Blood Sweat & Tears,” which took five years to reach the 800 million views mark on YouTube.

The video features a younger BTS dancing and singing inside what seems to be a museum full of paintings and sculptures.

The track is in Korean but is translated as saying, “ It doesn't matter if it hurts/ Make it tighter so I can't escape/ Hold me tight and shake me/So I'll be unconscious/ Kiss me on the lip, lips/This is a secret between the two of us/I am addicted to the prison that is you/I cannot worship anyone else besides you/I knowingly drank from the poisoned chalice."

The group’s music label, BigHit Music announced the milestone in a tweet that was promptly followed by congratulatory remarks from loyal fans known as ARMY.

One devoted ARMY verbalized her intent to push the song to the billion mark.

“Congratulations @bts_twt !!! Let’s make it 1B,” user @rosy_w_bts wrote.

The catchy tune earlier landed a group of North Korean high school students in the soup after they were caught by authorities singing and dancing to the track, as per the Korea Times in August.

The students, who were training under North Korea’s Red Youth Guard, were reportedly taking a break when they were caught enjoying the popular BTS tune that was being played from an MP3 player.

As a result, the teenagers were investigated over violating a North Korean law on “reactionary ideology and culture,” The Korea Times said.

Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Photo: POOL / John Minchillo