3 Songs You Didn’t Know Jungkook Wrote

The 25-year-old South Korean-born K-Pop star Jungkook is one of the most popular singers in music today. The performer, who rose to fame over the past handful of years as part of the boy band BTS, has recently ventured out into a solo career.

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But while Jungkook has collaborated with artists like Chris Martin and Charlie Puth, many might not know he is credited with writing songs along the way. Not just a performer on a global scale, Jungkook (born Jeon Jung-kook) gave his input to important, famous tracks, too.

Here below are three songs you likely didn’t know Jungkook wrote.

1. “Dreamers,” Jungkook

Written by RedOne, Jungkook, Mustapha El Ouardi, Pat Devine

Written by a handful of artists, “Dreamers” was performed by Jungkook as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup official soundtrack. Released in November of 2022 as part of the Cup’s opening ceremony, the song went on to hit No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Digital Song Sales chart. It’s an epic track meant to bring swelling emotions from its listener. And it works.

Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen ’cause we believe it
Look who we are, we are the dreamers
We make it happen ’cause we can see it

Here’s to the ones that keep the passion
Respect, oh, yeah
Here’s to the ones that can imagine
Respect, oh, yeah

2. “Dream Glow,” BTS featuring Charli XCX

Written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Charli XCX, RM, Suga, J-Hope, Park Ji-min, Jungkook, Jin, V, Ryn Weaver

Released by the K-Pop boy band BTS in the summer of 2019, “Dream Glow” also features the British-born provocative singer Charli XCX. The song was the first release from the soundtrack to the BTS World mobile phone game. And that record also became the first K-pop soundtrack to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart. The singers open the bilingual sticky pop track,

I spend my whole life following the nighttime
Can’t see the stop sign what you gonna say (hey)
Wandering quietly right into my dreams
It’s all that I see what you gonna say (hey)

Always feeling something bigger something real wild (real wild)
Keep on shining, make it brighter than a spotlight (spotlight)
(Hey hey)

3. “Stay,” BTS

Written by RM, Jungkook, Jin, Arston

The seventh track on the 2020 BTS album, Be, “Stay” includes vocals and writing from the band’s Jin, RM, and Jungkook. The lively dance song, which is sung in Korean, talks about how the band is connected to its many fans abroad due to the powers of technology.

Yeah, I know you always stay
right now I think of you where you been
What does it matter, we connect to 7G
It ain’t the end of the world, the present, it shine like a pearl
It’s just a few waves but I’ll change you
I quietly cast a spell
A star that looks brighter than ever
In this moment, wherever we are
Wherever you are, I know you always…
Stay (to the sea where the wind passed)
Stay (I talk to you with hard lips)
Stay, stay, stay, stay (always)

(via Google translated lyrics)

Photo by Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

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