BTS‘s first ever fan song, “2! 3! (Still Wishing For Better Days)” has made an appearance on several music charts around the world, though the song was released over 2 years ago.
ARMYs are using the song to show BTS their love during a tough time, a project entitled #ProjectBuy23.
— Aileen 💜 and her BTS Thinking Hats. (@Awake_Aileen) November 12, 2018
2!3!,rising on itunes chart in 2018, without promo,is a fact that armys' power is no joke. the dedication of this fandom for BTS is real.more than the charts,it's so good that everyone is sharing how BTS comforted us through the message of the song itself. #ProjectBuy23 @BTS_twt
— chimmy 🐥 (@btsjimin03_) November 13, 2018
What a comfort to hear 2!3! in a long time! Support #ProjectBuy23 if you can do it. Let’s make it rise on iTunes and show our boys no matter what dark days hold we will be there and everything will be ok. Join and participate if you can. 💜 @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/3YepeORZOo
— 눈부신 꾸기💎 (@JK_Glitters) November 12, 2018
To quote the track, ARMYs want to tell BTS that “it’s alright / now count 1, 2, 3 and forget / erase all sad members / hold my hand and smile”.
"There are many sad days, but rather than sad days we hope to have better days, that's what make us live, that's what make us dream, that's what drive us to desire something.."❤️#ThankYouNamjoon @BTS_twt #iHeartAwards #BestBoyBand #BTS pic.twitter.com/AL8Ujnkcc5
— BTS Europe ARMY (@BTSEuropeARMY) January 25, 2018
Last week, the track became #1 on iTunes charts in at least 35 countries like Jordan, Finland, El Salvador, Panama, Qatar, Kenya, Laos, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and more!
'2!3!' – iTunes
#1 Panama (NEW)
#1 Qatar (NEW)
#1 Kenya (NEW)
— BTS Charts • News (@btschartdata) November 13, 2018
The track also debuted at #9 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart, beating hit track “Blood, Sweat, Tears” which peaked at #19 at the time of it’s release.
— worldwideBTS 🌎 (@btsanalytics) November 12, 2018
To end off a great campaign, the song debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart and at #47 on the Digital Song Sales Chart for the week ending on November 24, 2018!
It seems that ARMY is constantly coming up with new ways to shower BTS in love!