BTS Special Stages and Dance Covers

NOTE FROM KATHERINE 12/21/20: This page is in need of a major reformat and will be updated in the near future (when I have some more free time). Thanks for your patience and understanding!

(Last updated sometime in 2018)

The Rookie Years (“No More Dream” – “Danger”)
Rising Stars (“I Need U” – “Blood Sweat & Tears”)
Worldwide Fame (“Spring Day” – Present)

This is a list of special stages that BTS has done for various music shows, end of the year specials, etc. (as a whole or with multiple members/units) They’re usually covers of other artists’ songs, but they can be remixes or special versions of their own songs.  I don’t usually include all of a group’s end of year performances because they usually perform the same songs. I’ll usually select a few versions that have interesting staging or dance breaks.

Some members have done special stages alone with members of other groups; in these case, you can find those videos under the member profile page.

The Rookie Years

Melon Music Awards (MBC Music, 2013)

“No More Dream”
“Rise of Bangtan”
“Nice to Meet You”

SBS Gayo Daejun (SBS, 2013)

Dance Intro
“No More Dream”

Seoul Music Awards (KBS, 2014)

Special version of “NO”
Special version of “No More Dream”

Show Champion (MBC, 2014)

Cover Performance
Special Stage
“This Love” and “T.O.P”
(originally performed by Shinhwa)

MAMA (MNET, 2014)

Collaboration stage with Block B
DANCE: B-Bomb, U-Kwon, J-Hope, Jimin
RAP: Zico and RM
BTS: “Danger” (BTS)
BLOCK B: “Her” (Block B)
ALL “Let’s Get it Started” (Black Eyed Peas)

MBC Gayo Daejejun (MBC, 2014)

Special version of “Danger”

2014 KBS Song Festival (KBS, 2015)

Dance Collaboration Stage

“Power Performance”
With 2 PM and VIXX
BTS: “It’s Tricky” (Run D.M.C)
VIXX: “Can’t Touch This” (MC Hammer)
2 PM: “Wild Wild West” (Will Smith)
ALL: “Happy” (Pharrell Williams)

Special Stage

Jimin and Jungkook dance intro
J-Hope dance break

Gaon Chart Awards (1theK, 2015)

“What Am I To You” (RM rap intro)

Rising Stars

Melon Music Awards (1theK, 2015)

Special Intro
“I Need U” Remix

MAMA (MNET, 2015)

Dance collaboration
with GOT7

MBC Gayo Daejejun (MBC, 2015)

Cover Performance
Special Stage
“Perfect Man” (Shinhwa) 

2015 KBS Song Festival (KBS, 2015)

Dance Collaboration Stage

With VIXX and GOT7
GOT7: “We Are GOT7”
BTS: “Hypest Hype”
VIXX: “Armor Down”
ALL: “We Run the World”

Special Stage


KCON (MNET, 2016)

KCON France
Special Performance of “Arirang”
(famous Korean folk song)
Joined by other performers FTISLAND, Block B, I.O.I, f(x), and SHINee

MAMA (MNET, 2016)

J-Hope solo dance stage
Jimin solo dance stage
J-Hope and Jimin dance
“Blood Sweat & Tears”

MBC Gayo Daejejun (MBC, 2016)

Cover Stage #1

Cover Performance
Special Stage
“As I Told You”
(Kim Sung Jae)

Cover Stage #2

Old K-Pop Performance
Presented by multiple groups
BTS: “Rainism” (Rain)
TWICE: “U Go Girl” (Lee Hyori)
B.A.P: “Mirotic” (TVXQ)
GFriend: “So Hot” (Wonder Girls)
EXID: “Abracadabra” (Brown Eyed Girls)

2016 KBS Song Festival (KBS, 2017)

“Present for my “IDOL”
Cover Collaboration Stage
with B.A.P and SEVENTEEN
BTS: “Class Idea” (Seo Taiji and Boys)
B.A.P: “Warrior’s Descendant” (H.O.T)
SEVENTEEN: “Wild Eyes” (Shinhwa)

Golden Disc Awards (JTBC, 2017)

Cover Performance

Cover Performance
Special Stage
“Without a Heart”

Special Stage

“BTS Chronicle”
(medley of hit songs from 2013-2015)

Worldwide Fame

MAMA (MNET, 2017)

Intro + “Not Today”
“Cypher 4” (RM, Suga,   J-Hope)
“Mic Drop (Remix)”

Melon Music Awards (1theK, 2017)

Intro Dance (J-Hope and Jimin)
“You Never Walk Alone”
“Spring Day”

MBC Gayo Daejejun (MBC, 2017)

“Go Go”
Special version for ARMY where BTS basically throws as many hearts as they can

2017 KBS Music Festival (KBS, 2018?)

Intro reflecting over the past year
“Spring Day”
“Lost” (Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook)
“Cypher 4” (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
“DNA (Remix)”
“Not Today” (Remix)

Golden Disc Awards (JTBC, 2018)

Intro + “DNA”
“Not Today”
“Outro: Her” and “Spring Day”

MBC Plus x Genie Music Awards (MBC, 2018)

Jungkook Special Stage

Special collaboration
with Charlie Puth
“We Don’t Talk Anymore”

Full Group Collaboration

Special collaboration
with Charlie Puth
(featuring Jungkook speaking English)
“Fake Love”

SOURCES: YouTube*, Gaon Chart Awards, Golden Disc Awards, KBS Song Festival, KCON France, MAMA (MNET Music Awards), MBC Gayo Daejejun, MBC Plus x Genie Awards, Mel0n Music Awards, SBS Gayo Daejun, Seoul Music Awards, 1theK, JTBC, KBS, MBC, MNET, SBS

2013 MMA performance uploaded by Vic Tory. 2014 Seoul Music Awards performance uploaded by Yoshi Woo. 2015 MMA performance uploaded by cheesxcake. 2015 MAMA performance uploaded by minion Mini. Full 2015 KBS Song Festival dance performance uploaded by Alyani nazirah. 2017 Golden Disc Awards performances uploaded by Napfény and goldenpeachzu. 2017 MMA performance uploaded by Jimin 4life. 2018 Golden Disc Awards Performances uploaded by Planet Peach and Golden Disc Awards page. 2018 MGA performances uploaded by ALL THE K-POP.

Cover Image is of BTS performing “Life Goes On” at the MNET Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in 2020 and was originally posted on MAMA’s Twitter account. You can see the original tweet here.

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