BABYz all around the world have been celebrating TS Entertainment group B.A.P's five-year debut anniversary. On January 25th, 2012, the six member group released the music video for their song "Warrior." Let's take a trip down memory lane to look back at some of the amazing title songs B.A.P has released these past five years!
It should come as no surprise that B.A.P's debut song is the first one on our list. Debuting a powerful concept unlike the usual boy group debut, the group blew fans away with leader Bang Yongguk's deep voice and powerful rap, maknae Zelo's LTE rapping, Daehyun and Youngjae's amazing vocals, Himchan's husky voice, and Jongup's flawless dancing.
Highlight: check out the dance break in the middle at 2:42, and the six blonde heads! "Blonde; Absolutely Perfect," anyone?
2. No Mercy
On July 19th, 2012, the album, and title song, "No Mercy" were digitally released. The song features a "samul nori," or traditional Korean percussion music, and satoori rapping with Gyeongsangdo dialect. Like Warrior, the song also has an amazing dance break in the middle.
Highlight: check out this special performance with member Himchan performing with a traditional drum for the dance break!
3. One Shot
Paired with an unforgettable music video, this motivational song was released in February 2013, and on February 23rd, 2013, the EP "One Shot" shot to number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart. Although the song was promoted with only five members, with Himchan's hand being injured, the song and video are musts for any B.A.P fan.
Highlight: watch B.A.P perform One Shot with six members!
4. 1004 (Angel)
On February 3rd, 2014, the group released their first full album, "First Sensibility," with song "1004 (Angel)" as the title song. The album once again topped Billboard's World Albums Chart, and also topped charts in Korea. The song is a little different from the previous three songs, with a slow melody and sad lyrics of a lost love, but the song was also a turning point for the group. B.A.P won their first music show, Show Champion, with 1004.
Highlight: watch their first win!
5. Young, Wild & Free
On November 27th, 2014, the six members of B.A.P filed a lawsuit against their company, TS Entertainment, to nullify their contracts, claiming unfair working conditions and profit distribution. The members then went on a hiatus while trying to settle with the company, and nearly one year later, an agreement was reached. On August 1st, 2015, B.A.P returned to TS with agreeable contract terms, and began to prepare for their comeback. On November 16th, the music video for "Young, Wild & Free" was released. The powerful song showed the unity between the group, saying that they're better together, and hardships aren't enough to stop them from doing what they love. For BABYz around the world, this was the comeback they had been waiting for.
Highlight: B.A.P takes home their first win for the song on Music Bank, exactly one year after filing their lawsuit.
In August 2016, B.A.P released their second full album, "Noir," with song "Skydive" as the title track. The song, like One Shot, is paired with a music video viewers will never forget - but be warned, the ten minute video will leave you either angry or upset. Skydive has the signature B.A.P style, with a powerful chorus and a strong concept. Prior to promotions for the song, leader Yongguk was revealed to be suffering from mental health issues, and went on a hiatus. This was their last promoted song, for now, and Yongguk is still on hiatus, with fans wishing him the best and a speedy recovery.
Here's to another five, fifteen, fifty years with B.A.P. Which title song is your favorite? Did it make this list?