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Music 2012/09/16 23:19:37
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Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is YouTube’s latest sensation and now the Korean rapper is making the U.S. media rounds—appearing on the MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and Saturday Night Live. As of press time, the “Gangnam Style” video had over 188 million views, making it the most watched K-pop video in YouTube history.

The music video features a tuxe-wearing Psy doing his funky horse-riding dance to an incredibly catchy beat in a number of upscale locales. As Psy explained on The Ellen Degeneres Show, one of the themes of the video, and Korean Gangnam district for which it’s named, is “dress classy, dance cheesy.” The Gangnam district is an affluent and trendy area of Seoul, which Psy compared to Beverly Hills.

“Gangnam Style” was released on July 15, became a hit in Korea, and has now become a worldwide sensation. According to the LA Times, “Essentially, the song is about finding the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild.” It is the first K-pop song to hit #1 on iTunes.

If you’re not a fan already, check out the video below to see what you’ve been missing!

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  • Monkey ... Osaka 2012/09/17 11:02:01
    Monkey D. Luffy
    DBSK was and is the best..the others are ok though..Of course SHINee and Super Junior are very good :)
  • Cosmoso... Monkey ... 2012/09/17 16:01:02
    Wish it could have been se7en he's totally hot!!
  • Monkey ... Cosmoso... 2012/09/17 17:27:46
    Monkey D. Luffy
    My hottie would be Jonghyun :)
  • Angelic Kitty 2012/09/17 09:46:14
    Angelic Kitty
    Very catchy song and funny video! Always brings a smile to face when watching the video or just listening to the song.
  • Resp 2012/09/17 09:34:53 (edited)
  • Lady Wh... Resp 2012/09/17 11:21:15
  • caius m... Resp 2012/09/17 13:21:40
    caius madison
    That is one funny video. Very nice.
  • littleb... Resp 2012/09/17 19:13:37
    LMAOff....If that's what it takes!
  • Wyveryx 2012/09/17 09:30:43
    A friend and I were talking about this dance this evening. I could only think of the fact that when I was kid I used to do moves like these...

    People thought I was stupid....

    Years later someone puts them in a video and BAM...instant hit and fame...

  • Resp Wyveryx 2012/09/17 09:43:45
    I know what you mean! I invented the internet!!
  • El Prez 2012/09/17 09:07:16
    El Prez
    Looks like a great way for fat men to dance. Go Psy!!
  • Jasox 2012/09/17 09:01:54
    It does exactly what it sets out to do... entertains me.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/09/17 08:38:20
  • god son thє вlu... 2012/09/17 14:25:44
    god son
    You have zero tolerance for rap because your ignorant and lack understanding.
  • Cosmoso... god son 2012/09/17 16:03:46
    Don't like it for the same reason I dislike opera and rap I can't stand the sound of it. There must be music you don't like but I wouldn't call you ignorant.
  • god son Cosmoso... 2012/09/17 19:01:25
    god son
    What do you not like about rap?
  • thє вlu... god son 2012/09/17 16:12:46 (edited)
  • god son thє вlu... 2012/09/17 19:00:05
    god son
    A good rap song is like poetry. If you believe rap is ''talentless crap'', you are a ignorant fool who lacks knowledge about rap.

    Some rapers utilize rhyme schemes, figurative language and metaphors when composing a song. This is a rhyme from a famous artist.

    ''...[ ] I can rhyme with consistence
    Indisputable evidence repeatable on the street or in studio session
    I am sorry if you feel I am refusing your questions
    that's not my intention, my mind is in a higher dimension
    At these levels I have much higher attention
    Ascension into a level of rhymin defined as divine intervention
    My intent to present the most intensive lung splitting
    tongue twisting sentence ever historically recorded to present
    But that is not the point of this lesson, I will continue this poetic expression, you must listen to make the connection.'' (Lunar Deluge)

    I would like to listen to a song that you think was composed by a talented person.
  • DeathBolt thє вlu... 2012/09/18 01:52:40
    You are a very stupid human being.
  • MercuryZero 2012/09/17 08:21:03
    Yes. Omg yes...
  • Alex♥Adam 2012/09/17 08:14:01
    Hahahahahahahahaha. It's dumb.
  • TeamKauLiSchaf 2012/09/17 06:48:44
    Nothing special. But it's all a bit of fun, so...
  • TheTruth1313 2012/09/17 06:28:04
    I have to admit that it is really cool.
  • thє вlu... TheTrut... 2012/09/17 08:40:56
  • DizziNY thє вlu... 2012/09/17 13:49:39
    I agree.
  • TheTrut... thє вlu... 2012/09/18 06:55:22
    Settle down there Skippy.
    I'm not really a fan of the genre. However, for some reason, this one just seems to be fun.
  • Jim 2012/09/17 06:14:11
    Just a fad. It came in suddenly and it'll leave suddenly.
  • tj ~(^-^)~ 2012/09/17 05:58:25
    tj  ~(^-^)~
    That song id awesome! But yeah, Kpop in general is pretty magical, I listen to it all the time. In fact, I'm listening to SHINee right now
    minho approves
  • Angelic... tj ~(^... 2012/09/17 16:47:10
    Angelica Thrasher
    That guy is adorable!
  • tj ~(^... Angelic... 2012/09/19 12:04:30
    tj  ~(^-^)~
    He's fabulous, and known as Minho of SHINee a.k.a 'Flaming Charisma' :P
  • Angelic... tj ~(^... 2012/09/19 16:34:58
    Angelica Thrasher
    Thank you for telling me!
  • tj ~(^... Angelic... 2012/09/20 09:03:37
    tj  ~(^-^)~
    It's okay. If you're a fan of Kpop, you should hell check out SHINee, cause they are just............ Magical ^-^
  • Matt 2012/09/17 05:41:08
    only because its quirky. Here today, gone tomorrow. As far as youtube content is concerned - it beats the hell out of 'charlie bit my finger'
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/09/17 05:15:08
    Libertys Martyr
    It's super viral for a reason! It's awesome and quirky! Plus the ooooooo sexy ladies doesn't hurt the cause!
  • Anna 2012/09/17 04:54:06
    It's mildly entertaining.
  • thє вlu... Anna 2012/09/17 16:19:09
  • Anna thє вlu... 2012/09/17 16:24:25
    Wouldn't say it's that bad. Come back in a few weeks after my friends have hounded me with it and I'll probably agree with you.
  • MDC 2012/09/17 04:50:56
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/09/17 04:19:30
    Now that was fun! Plus I now have a new appreciation of Korean women!
    hot korean woman
  • David Artist~... 2012/09/17 04:38:58
    instant boner.

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