Known as the “Golden Maknae” for his endless skills, there’s nothing BTS‘s Jungkook can’t do!
Referred to as a “lyric bot,” Jungkook is easily able to recall any BTS lyrics — even from parts of the song that he doesn’t sing.
정구기 가사봇썰 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/9BAeODONZb
— 내포도알내놔망개토끼7̶ (@km5813love) August 20, 2022
Because of this, he’s always able to help the members during practice if they forget lyrics, like the time he helped Suga remember his rap for “Whalien 52.”
윤기 가사 잘 기억안나하니까 정국이가 코러스 넣어주네 ꒰◍ˊ◡ˋ꒱ pic.twitter.com/RMhiw5GUqQ
— 김짱구 (@7DopeBTS) June 18, 2020
Jungkook once explained that he can easily recall song lyrics because he records all of the chorus parts to most BTS songs. A fan compiled his plethora of song credits as shown below.
For most song choruses, you can expect to find Jungkook’s name there! This indicates that he played a part in creating the chorus.
In this video of Jungkook building the chorus of “Euphoria,” he goes through a variety of different sounds before ultimately settling on the version of the song we know and love today.
리허설로 부를때랑 진짜 녹음 들어갔을때랑 창법 완전 다른거봐 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ 아악 정국아ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
코러스 쌓고 만족했다곸ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/wmoH3OtIOX
— 꾸달🐰🐥 (@Peaches_BTS) November 29, 2019
With Jungkook’s extensive lyric catalogue in his head, he also comes in handy to help enhance live performances. Spontaneously harmonizing with J-Hope during “Save Me” was only possible because he could quickly recall the rap lyrics.
화음 넣어달라는 호비형 말에 즉석화음 넣는거 진짜 코러스,백보컬 다하는 메보의 역량👍 개쩜
— 🐰졍국잔트가르.97 (@Btsluvjk901) August 27, 2022
ARMY have been able to witness Jungkook composing music on the spot firsthand during a livestream when he built a song from scratch.
— 국정전🥰 (@jk2_euphoria) August 31, 2021
Many songs contain Jungkook’s voice somewhere in the chorus. Sometimes, there are even hidden layers of his voice like in the song “Magic Shop.” In the video below, Jungkook has 4 separate layers of vocals that work together to create a beautiful sound.
Magic Shop 믹싱과정 공개됐는데 정국이 4겹으로 촘촘하게 화음 쌓은 거 너무 대단하고 천재같아 ㅠㅠ ㅠㅠ ㅠㅠㅠ 정국아 너 본업 '겁나' 잘한다 ㅠㅠㅠ ㅠ ㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/d2oUdD6GIZ
— 초 🐰 (@_cho97) November 27, 2020
Check out some of Jungkook’s isolated vocals during the chorus of different songs below!
— JK VOICE (@JK_VOICE_) February 22, 2021
잠시(Telepathy) 정국 화음 모음
— JK VOICE (@JK_VOICE_) January 31, 2021
— JK VOICE (@JK_VOICE_) May 21, 2021