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"IDOL" is a song by BTS. It was released on August 24, 2018. It is the fifteenth track of CD A and serves as the title track of the compilation album Love Yourself: Answer.

An alternative version of the song, which featured Nicki Minaj, is also included as a bonus track with the digital album.

This song has a remix featured in BTS's ninth Japanese single FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2, also a Japanese version featured in the tenth Japanese single Lights/Boy With Luv.

Lyrics

RM:
You can call me artist
You can call me idol
anim eotteon dareun mweora haedo
I don’t care
 
J-Hope:
I’m proud of it
nan jayuromne
No more irony
naneun hangsang nayeotgie
 
Suga:
songarakjil hae
naneun jeonhyeo shingyeong sseuji anne
nareul yokhaneun neoye geu iyuga mweodeun gane
 
RM:
I know what I am
I know what I want
I never gonna change
I never gonna trade
 
V:
mweol eojjeogo jeojjeogo tteodeureodaeshyeo
RM:
(Talkin talkin talkin)
Jimin:
I do what I do, geunikka neon neona jalhashyeo
 
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
RM:
(eolssu joda)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
RM:
(eolssu joda)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
RM:
eolssu
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
RM:
eolssu
 
J-Hope:
Face off machi ousam, ay
Top star with that spotlight, ay
ttaeron syupeohieoroga dwae
dollyeodae neoye Anpanman
 
Suga:
ishipsashigani jeokji
hetgallim, naegen sachi
I do my thang
I love myself
 
Jungkook:
I love myself, I love my fans
Love my dance and my what
nae soganen myeot ship myeot baengmyeonge naega isseo
V:
oneul tto dareun nal majihae
eochapi jeonbu da naigie
gominbodaneun gyang dalline
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
 
Jin:
mweol eojjeogo jeojjeogo tteodeureodaeshyeo
Suga:
Talkin talkin talkin
Jungkook:
I do what I do, geunikka neon neona jalhashyeo
Jimin:
You can’t stop me loving myself
 
J-Hope:
(eolssu joda)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
J-Hope:
(eolssu joda)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
J-Hope:
eolssu
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
J-Hope:
eolssu
 
Jimin:
I’m so fine wherever I go
gakkeum meolli doragado
Jin:
It’s okay, I’m in love with my-my myself
Jimin/Jin:
It’s okay, nan i sungan haengbokhae
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
J-Hope:
eolssu
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
deonggideok kungdeoreoreo
J-Hope:
eolssu

RM:
You can call me artist
You can call me idol
아님 어떤 다른 뭐라 해도
I don’t care
 
J-Hope:
I’m proud of it
난 자유롭네
No more irony
나는 항상 나였기에
 
 
Suga:
손가락질 해
 나는 전혀 신경 쓰지 않네
나를 욕하는 너의 그 이유가 뭐든 간에
 
 
RM:
I know what I am
I know what I want
I never gonna change
I never gonna trade
 
V:
뭘 어쩌고 저쩌고 떠들어대셔
RM:
(Talkin talkin talkin)
Jimin:
I do what I do, 그니까 넌 너나 잘하셔
 
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
RM:
(얼쑤 좋다)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
RM:
(지화자 좋다)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
RM:
얼쑤
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
RM:
얼쑤
 
J-Hope:
Face off 마치 오우삼, ay
Top star with that spotlight, ay
때론 슈퍼히어로가 돼
돌려대 너의 Anpanman
 
Suga:
24시간이 적지
헷갈림, 내겐 사치
I do my thang
I love myself
 
Jungkook:
I love myself, I love my fans
Love my dance and my what
내 속안엔 몇 십 몇 백명의 내가 있어
V:
오늘 또 다른 날 맞이해
어차피 전부 다 나이기에
고민보다는 걍 달리네
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
 
Jin:
뭘 어쩌고 저쩌고 떠들어대셔
Suga:
Talkin talkin talkin
Jungkook:
I do what I do, 그니까 넌 너나 잘하셔
Jimin:
You can’t stop me loving myself
 
J-Hope:
(얼쑤 좋다)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
J-Hope:
(지화자 좋다)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
J-Hope:
얼쑤
 
All:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
J-Hope:
얼쑤
 
Jimin:
I’m so fine wherever I go
가끔 멀리 돌아가도
Jin:
It’s okay, I’m in love with my-my myself
Jimin/Jin:
It’s okay, 난 이 순간 행복해
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
J-Hope:
얼쑤
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
덩기덕 쿵더러러
J-Hope:
얼쑤

RM:
You can call me artist
You can call me idol
No matter what you call me
I don’t care
 
J-Hope:
I’m proud of it
I’m free
No more irony
Cuz I was always just me

 
Suga:
They point fingers at me
But I don’t care at all
Whatever the reason for your criticism is
 
RM:
I know what I am
I know what I want
I never gonna change
I never gonna trade
 
V:
Keep on chit-chatting, saying this and that
RM:
(Talkin talkin talkin)
Jimin:
I do what I do, so you do you
 
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
RM:
(Ursoo it’s awesome)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
RM:
(Hooray it’s so awesome)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
RM:
ursoo
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
RM:
ursoo
 
J-Hope:
FACE OFF, just like John Woo, ay
Top star with that spotlight, ay
Sometimes become a superhero
Spin it your Anpanman
 
Suga:
24 hours isn't much
Confusedness, for me it's a luxury
I do my thang
I love myself
 
Jungkook:
I love myself, I love my fans
Love my dance and my what
There are tens and hundreds of myself in me
V:
I welcome another me today
After all, all of them is me
I just go at it rather than to sit on it
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
Runnin’ man
 
Jin:
What you keep babbling about
Suga:
Talkin talkin talkin
Jungkook:
I do what I do, so mind your own business
Jimin:
You can’t stop me loving myself
 
J-Hope:
(Ursoo, It's Awesome)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
J-Hope:
(Hooray it’s so awesome)
Jimin:
You can’t stop me lovin’ myself
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
J-Hope:
ursoo
 
All:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
J-Hope:
ursoo
 
Jimin:
I’m so fine wherever I go
Sometimes I find the longest way to go around
Jin:
It’s okay, I’m in love with my-my myself
Jimin/Jin:
It's okay, I'm happy in this moment
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
J-Hope:
ursoo
 
BTS:
OHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOHOHOH
OHOHOHOH
Jungkook:
Bum badum bum brrrrumble
J-Hope:
ursoo

Audio

Spotify

Awards and Nominations

Music Program Awards

Program Date
Music Bank (KBS2) August 31, 2018

Videos

Records

For more IDOL Records: List of Records Set and Broken
  • On August 25, 2018, "IDOL" garnered over 56.2 million views in its first day, surpassing Taylor Swift's record of 43.2 million views made by her "Look What You Made Me Do" video.
  • On August 27, 2018, according to Billboard, a "YouTube spokesperson" has confirmed that the “IDOL” music video “earned more than 45 million views in its first 24 hours.”

Trivia

  • On August 25, 2018, the views were frozen for 14 hours, staying at 61 million. Over 30 million views weren't added after the views unfroze.
  • On September 1, 2018, when the video reached 120 million views, over 3 million views were deleted, bring it back to 117 million.
  • On October 6, 2018, the official music video reached 200 million views.
  • On December 17, 2018, the official music video reached 300 million views.

Gallery

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