BBC ‘Seoul gym where BLACKPINK can’t sing but become BTS.’

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On the 12th (local time), a music reporter for the British BBC, Mark Savage, published a unique K-pop analysis article.

It was an attempt to analyze how the landscape of the gym would change with the 4th level upgrade of the Korean government’s distance from the metropolitan area.

He first introduced the rules applied to the gym and the purpose of the introduction in detail.

“To prevent the spread of Corona, songs faster than 120 bpm (beats per minute) are not applied at the gym,” he explained.

He also explained, “This is a measure to prevent people from breathing quickly or sweating on others.”

Then, he said that when he checked which songs are allowed in the gym according to the bpm, 8 out of the top 10 K-pop songs passed the speed test.

In particular, he pointed out, “As for BTS, Korea’s largest export music, ‘Butter’ and ‘Dynamite’ are in a stable range at 110-115 bpm.

Savage described himself as “the kind of person who is lounging around in the back seat during exercise classes and looking at the clock” and rated the bpm rule as “good news” for these people.

However, he pointed out that 120-140 bpm songs are more suitable for exercises such as aerobics and jogging, and faster songs are needed for high-intensity activities such as Zumba and CrossFit.

Savage also released his list of recommended songs.

On the list titled ‘When you exercise, do you find a slow, cool song that doesn’t go over 120bpm?’, BTS’ ‘Butter’ (110bpm) is listed in number 1, and Dua Lipa & Silk City’s ‘Electricity’ is in number 2 (118bpm), Robin’s ‘Dancing on My Own’ (117bpm) was selected as the 3rd.

A total of 15 songs were selected by adding pieces such as Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.

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