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"피 땀 눈물" (Blood Sweat and Tears) is a song by BTS. It was released on October 10, 2016, serves as the title track and appears as the second track for their second studio album Wings and the repackage album You Never Walk Alone.

This song has a Japanese version featured in their seventh Japanese single "Blood Sweat & Tears" and in their third Japanese studio album Face Yourself. It also appears for their fourth Japanese compilation album BTS, THE BEST.

The song also appears as the ninth track on CD1 of their first anthology album Proof.


The group held a press conference for the release of their album on the 10th of October 2016. Asked about their new concept and its meaning, leader RM explained, "The harder a temptation is to resist, the more you think about it and vacillate. That uncertainty is part of the process of growing. Blood Sweat & Tears is a song that shows how one thinks, chooses, and grows."

Music video[]

On October 6 of 2016, Big Hit released a teaser for the song. At 12:00 KST, October 10, 2016, the official music video was released. The six-minute video features RM reciting from a passage of Hermann Hesse’s Demian, which was an inspiration for the album Wings concept, and does not appear on the album version of the song. Billboard K-Town's Tamar Herman described the music video as "a haunting [one] that explores ideas of fate, reality, life and death, and falling from grace."

The video was directed by Choi Yongseok and Ko Yoojeong of Lumens. Additional production personnel included Nam Hyunwoo of GDW as director of photography, Kim Gyeungseok of Sunny as a gaffer, Lee Moonyoung of Myllab as an art director, and Shin Yunkyun of DnD line for special effects. The choreography was created by Keone Madrid & Quick Style Crew and supervised by Son Sungdeuk. Within 24 hours of the music video's release, it reached 6.3 million views, setting a new record. Also on October 13, it was reported that "Blood, Sweat & Tears" had become the fastest K-pop music video by a group to reach 10 million views. According to reports, this was achieved in less than 42 hours - almost half the amount of time taken for their previous record "Fire", which took 72 hours. On February 20, 2017, the music video became the third music video by BTS to pass the milestone of 100 million views on YouTube, at the time becoming the second-fastest music video by a K-pop group, passing the milestone in less than 134 days after its release. The music video became the third BTS music video to pass 200 million views on October 29, 2017.


Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Category Result
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards HotelsCombined Song of the Year Nominated
Best Dance Performance - Male Group Won
Best Music Video Nominated
Melon Popularity Award Weekly Popularity Award (October 17) Won
Weekly Popularity Award (October 24) Won
2017 Seoul Music Awards Best Music Video Award Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year - October Nominated
Soompi Awards Music Video of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Won

Music program awards[]

Song Program Date
"Blood Sweat & Tears" Show Champion (MBC Music) October 19, 2016
M Countdown (Mnet) October 20, 2016
Music Bank (KBS2) October 21, 2016
October 28, 2016
Inkigayo (SBS) October 23, 2016
The Show (SBS MTV) October 25, 2016





  • RM reads a paragraph of "Demian" by Herman Hesse at 4:05 in the music video.
  • At the very beginning, RM is shown reading "Demian" by Herman Hesse.
  • At the beginning of the video, Jin looks at a painting titled The Fall of the Rebel Angels by Pieter Bruegel.
  • When Jungkook is dangling on the swing in the MV, the painting behind him is called The Lament of Icarus by Herbert James Draper.
  • In J-Hope' solo scene in the MV, he is standing behind Michelangelo’s Pieta.
  • When V is sitting on the ledge of the balcony in the MV, in front of him is the painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, also by Bruegel.


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