BTS’s “Butter” is nowhere to be seen on Billboard’s year-end chart.
Recently, Billboard has announced a number of year-end charts as usual to summarize a colorful year of the music world. Attention was focused on Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Songs of 2021 (released to honor the songs with the best achievements on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the past year). However, BTS is nowhere to be found on this chart.
In particular, “Levitating,” despite having never once reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the past year, excellently “finishes” at the No.1 position at the end of the year, which is considered a well-deserved recognition for Dua Lipa, who had worked hard on this single and the album “Future Nostalgia.” “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd and Ariana Grande at No. 2 is not surprising as well.
In addition, the “super hit” “Blinding Lights” really gives netizens “goosebumps” for holding the No.3 position in the year-end chart, even though the song already took the No.1 position last year. Billboard recently even honored The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” as the most successful song in its Hot 100’s history.
“Monster rookie” Olivia Rodrigo, the most popular Gen Z phenomenon in 2021, excellently has 2 songs on the year-end chart with “good 4 u” at No.5 and “drivers license” No.8. In the top 10 are also very familiar hits in the past year such as: “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat and SZA (#6), “Leave The Door Open” by Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic (#7), “Montero” (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X (#9) and “Peaches” by Justin Bieber (#10).
However, after the chart was released, netizens have to ask one question: where is BTS‘s “Butter” in Billboard‘s year-end chart?
“Butter” is definitely BTS‘s biggest hit in the past year, maybe even in the group’s career up to now. “Butter” is also the song with the longest time at No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2021 with 10 non-consecutive weeks, and is one of the few songs in the history to achieve this miracle.
Regarding the group’s the achievement of staying at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, there was some criticism towards BTS fans and company for literally “buying” the No.1 position for the group by increasing digital sales (by releasing and purchasing an unreasonable number of the song’s remixes) while giving up streaming and ignoring radio segments. This is considered a formula used over and over again in all of the group’s promotions to become No.1 on Billboard. Perhaps it was because of this reason that Butter completely “disappears” in Billboard’s year-end chart.