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"Permission to Dance" is the second track in BTS' first English single album Butter, which was released on July 9, 2021.


Later it was released as their fourth English digital single (as a Lead artist, tenth overall). The R&B Remix of the song also released as the second track in their third English digital single album Permission to Dance.

Edition

Permission to Dance [Digital Single] (July 23, 2021)

Tracklist

  1. Permission to Dance - 3:07
  2. Permission to Dance (R&B Remix) - 3:36
  3. Permission to Dance (Instrumental) - 3:07

Lyrics

Jungkook:
It's the thought of being young
When your heart's just like a drum
Beating louder with no way to guard it

RM:
When it all seems like it's wrong
Just sing along to Elton John
And to that feeling, we're just getting started

Jimin:
When the nights get colder
And the rhythms got you falling behind

Jin:
Just dream about that moment
When you look yourself right in the eye, eye, eye
Then you say

Jungkook:
I wanna dance
The music's got me going
Ain't nothing that can stop how we move yeah

V:
Let's break our plans
And live just like we're golden
And roll in like we're dancing fools

Jimin:
We don't need to worry
'Cause when we fall we know how to land

RM:
Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight

Jin:
'Cause we don't need permission to dance

J-Hope:
There's always something that's standing in the way
But if you don't let it faze ya
You'll know just how to break

Suga:
Just keep the right vibe yeah
'Cause there's no looking back
There ain't no one to prove
We don't got this on lock yeah

V:
The wait is over
The time is now so let's do it right

Jungkook:
Yeah we'll keep going
And stay up until we see the sunrise
And we'll say

V:
I wanna dance
The music's got me going
Ain't nothing that can stop how we move yeah

Jin:
Let's break our plans
And live just like we're golden
And roll in like we're dancing fools

Jungkook:
We don't need to worry
'Cause when we fall we know how to land

J-Hope:
Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight

Jimin:
'Cause we don't need permission to dance

Jin:
Da na na na na na na
Da na na na na na na
Da na na na na na na

Jungkook:
No, we don't need permission to dance

Jin:
Da na na na na na na
Da na na na na na na
Da na na na na na na

Jimin:
Well let me show ya
That we can keep the fire alive

V:
'Cause it's not over
Till it's over say it one more time
Say

Jungkook:
I wanna dance
The music's got me going
Ain't nothing that can stop how we move yeah

Jimin:
Let's break our plans
And live just like we're golden
And roll in like we're dancing fools

Jin:
We don't need to worry
'Cause when we fall we know how to land

Suga:
Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight

V:
'Cause we don't need permission to dance

Awards and Nominations

BTS' Permission to Dance won multiple awards and achievements. It was #1 on the Billboard HOT 100 chart. It earned 15.9 million streams, 1.1 million radio airplay impressions, and sold 140,000 copies in its first week of release. The song also became the band fifth number-one in ten months and two weeks. The only similar record in history was achieved by Michael Jackson in 1988.

In Japan, the song crossed 100 million streams, becoming the band fifth song to do so [1]

Music program awards

Song Program Date
"Permission to Dance" Show! Music Core (MBC) July 17, 2021
Inkigayo (SBS) July 18, 2021
Show Champion (MBC Music) July 21, 2021
Music Bank (KBS) July 23, 2021

Audio

Spotify

YouTube

Videos

Gallery

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