BTS fans respond enthusiastically to ST's weather tweet seeking song suggestions for the weekend

BTS members (from left) Jin, V, Suga, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/BTS

SINGAPORE - BTS fans - known as ARMY - in Singapore appear to be passionate about their idols, especially on Twitter.

The ST weather tweet on Friday (Dec 15), which made a reference to the K-pop boyband, gained over 2000 retweets and 6000 likes overnight, with over a hundred fans recommending songs by BTS and other K-pop groups.

It said: "It's Friday and I wanted to make a #BTS reference but... Never Mind. Any song recommendations to welcome the weekend?"

Fans almost immediately began suggesting songs for the weekend.

Recommendations came pouring in by the dozens, notably the group's latest Japanese release Crystal Snow and the remix of Champion by American rock band Fall Out Boy, a collaboration between Fall Out Boy and BTS' leader RM.

Others recommended Rain, House Of Cards and Spring Day. Some non-BTS songs that were suggested included Clap by Seventeen and Toy by Block B.

Some fans pointed out the reference in ST's tweet to BTS' song Intro: Never Mind.

BTS recently gained worldwide recognition after beating out artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande for the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

The band is also known for its presence on social media.

The ST weather tweets are sent out around 7am daily.

In September, one weather tweet making a reference to a popular Japanese manga resulted in an entertaining reference-littered exchange between ST and home-grown humour site SGAG that garnered over 3,000 retweets and 4,000 likes, making it one of the tweets with the highest reach.

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