Friday, April 19, 2024

BTS Replaces Dud Version of “Permission to Dance” with Completely Different Mix Labelled “R&B”


Korean KPop boyband BTS panicked when they realized their single “Permission to Dance” was a dud. Sales for two weeks come to 200,000 despite their insistence that it’s a hit. (No one likes the facts.)

So today they dropped a whole new version of the song, calling it the R&B version. No one in the group is Black and the song has nothing to do with actual R&B. But they’ve slowed it down and added a LOT of augmentation. It’s been remixed to sound like BoyzIIMen circa 1995.

This version went straight to number 5 on iTunes today. The old version is further down the chart.

Let’s see if the “R&B” version makes a difference. You can hear them each below, and compare away. What’s next? How about the country version?

Permission to Dance Original version

Permission to Dance (R&B version)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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