The heartfelt 2017 single “Spring Day” by BTS has surpassed all other holiday songs on the U.S. iTunes charts, including Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which has been a fan favorite for decades. Fans are experiencing a range of emotions as the group reaches number one, with members Jungkook and Jimin starting their mandatory military service.
After 29 years of serving as the season’s opening song, Mariah Carey’s joyous anthem will have to make way for BTS’s “Spring Day” this year. Released six years ago, the song continues to captivate listeners and prove that BTS’s music has staying power.
This historic event coincides with RM, V, Jimin, and Jungkook’s recent enlistment; on December 11 and 12, they will humbly begin their military duties. Now that the group’s four youngest members have finished their service requirements, everyone is pulling in the same direction. If you were hoping for a reunion with Jin and J-Hope in 2024, you’ll have to wait until 2025 to see them go.
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As a moving piece of music, “Spring Day” delves into topics like love, longing, and the devastating impact of friend loss. The surge of the song on the U.S. iTunes charts takes on added significance as BTS fans, known as ARMYs, struggle with the absence of their beloved stars. As the fans go through this time apart, it becomes a way for them to express themselves collectively.
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To send the troop off with this remarkable accomplishment, the ARMY community—renowned for their unfaltering support—has banded together. As fans cope with the temporary departure of Jungkook and Jimin, a range of comments, from hilarious to emotional, are appearing.
‘Spring Day’ by BTS is a powerful soundtrack for transitions, bringing fans together through love, grief, and the hope of the group’s comeback. For more updates, you can join us on our Twitter account.