"No More Dream" is a song by BTS. The song was released on June 12, 2013 as their debut title track and the first song in the debut single “2 Cool 4 Skool”.


In the year leading up to the group's debut as BTS, Big Hit Entertainment opened a blog to the public that shared details of the group's development, as well as a number of pre-debut songs featuring individual group members and units. Beginning in July 2013, the company began releasing image teasers for individual group members and the concept art for "No More Dream".[1][2][3] On May 21, 2013, Big Hit Entertainment announced that they were officially closing the blog, and replaced the page with an official BTS website that displayed only a countdown timer that ended on May 26, 2013.[4]

A debut trailer was released on the Big Hit Entertainment official YouTube channel on May 26, featuring concept art for the group and a voiceover from the group's leader, RM. This initial video was followed by two teaser trailers for the track "No More Dream", released on June 6 and June 9, with each video highlighting the member lineup for the group and their hip-hop centered concept.[5][6]

On June 6, a track listing for the group's upcoming single "2 Cool 4 Skool" on the Big Hit official Twitter account, which included "No More Dream" as the fourth track and title track for the album.[7]


A music video for “No More Dream” was released on the BTS official YouTube channel on June 11, 2013, preceding the group's official debut showcase. The song was released for purchase as part of the single "2 Cool 4 Skool" on June 12.[8]

The first performance of "No More Dream" took place during their press conference and unofficial debut on Melon Showcase on June 12, followed by the group’s official debut performance of the song on Mnet's M! Countdown on June 13.[9][10]

Big Hit Entertainment released a “No More Dream” (Choreography Version) music video on June 16, followed by a “No More Dream” Dance Practice video on June 20.[11] A behind-the-scenes video was posted on the official BTS YouTube channel on June 12, showing the making of the original music video for “No More Dream”.[12]

A Japanese version of the song was released on June 4, 2013 as part of the single album "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" which included Japanese recordings of "The Rise of Bangtan" and "I Like It".[13] The music video for "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" was released on the BTS Japan Official Youtube channel on May 25, 2014.

Commercial performance

“No More Dream” debuted at No. 84 on the Gaon Download Chart dated June 9, 2013.[14]

BTS made their first entrance on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart with “No More Dream” debuting at No. 14 on June 29, and remaining on the chart for three consecutive weeks.[15]

"No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" also reached No. 6 on the Japanese Daily Oricon Chart and No. 8 on the Oricon Weekly Single Chart for the week of June 4, 2013.[16]

The album “2 Cool 4 Skool” peaked at No. 5 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart for the week of July 21, 2013.[17] One month after its release, the album peaked at No. 10 on the Gaon Monthy Album Chart for July.[18]

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