BTS’ latest song “Permission to Dance” has topped this week’s new music poll.
Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (July 9) on Billboard, choosing the K-pop boy band’s happy-go-lucky dance-pop track as their favorite new music release of the past week.
“Permission to Dance,” co-written by English superstar Ed Sheeran, brought in 64% of the vote, beating out new music by Billie Eilish (“NDA”), The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (“Stay”), Post Malone (“Motley Crew”), and others.
BTS’ “Permission to Dance” will be included on the CD single of “Butter,” which is currently spending its sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100. The four-track CD single, featuring both songs and their instrumental versions, was released on Friday.
The new track was written by Sheeran and Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid, along with frequent Sheeran collaborator, British producer Steve Mac, as well as “Butter” co-writer Jenna Andrews.
BTS will bring the debut television performance of “Permission to Dance” to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the K-pop group’s special two-night musical takeover from July 13-14.
Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 26% of the vote was Eilish’s latest track “NDA.” The dark single is the singer’s fifth release ahead of her highly anticipated sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, which is scheduled for release on July 30 through Darkroom/Interscope Records.
See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.