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BTS member Jungkook's World Cup song climbs back up charts

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"Dreamers," a World Cup song by Jungkook of K-pop boy band BTS, is creating a splash on multiple music streaming charts. Courtesy of FIFA

By Dong Sun-hwa

Following Korea's dramatic 2-1 victory over Portugal in the last Group H match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Friday, "Dreamers," the official World Cup anthem sung by Jungkook of K-pop behemoth BTS, has climbed back to the top spots on multiple music streaming charts.

"Dreamers" grabbed the No. 5 spot on Melon, one of the major streaming platforms in Korea, at 12:00 a.m., Sunday. This is the first time that the track has made it onto the top 5 of this chart since its release on Nov. 20. It first entered the top 10 on Saturday morning, a few hours after Korea's win over Portugal, which led the country into the World Cup knockout stage for the third time in its football history.

"Dreamers" is also making waves on two other platforms, Genie and Bugs. On Genie, it ranked eighth as of Sunday afternoon.

Produced by Grammy-winning RedOne, "Dreamers" is an upbeat tune embodying the World Cup spirit. It is the first World Cup song that took first place on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart.

Jungkook performed the song during the opening ceremony of the World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Nov. 20. The video featuring his performance has drawn more than 50 million views on YouTube as of Sunday afternoon.


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr


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