Gangnam Fever

Posted: August 29, 2012 in American Entertainment, Cyber World, HyunA, K-pop, Katy Perry, News, Youtube

Disclaimer: This was taken from another post I wrote for another blog. There may possibly be detailed analysis for current viral video. Stay up to date.

South Korean rapper, PSY, infects the world with his upbeat, electronic song,Gangnam Style. Since it’s release on July 15th, 2012, the video acquired 8 million views within the first two weeks. It beat Justin Bieber’s As Long As You Love Me with 28 million views, Bieber’s being slightly over 21 million views. A month later, it has reached 45 million views. PSY beat Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and Nicki Minaj for Top Music Video on iTunes as well as ranking #1 on Youtube’s Most Viewed Videos (for July).

With its upbeat tempo and hilarious dance moves, Gangnam Style has garnered attention from everyone. Since Gangnam Style came out, there has been numerous covers and parodies to it. It has been said that Gangnam Style may possibly be like the Macarena, with its memorable shuffling dance and “horse riding move”.

Korean artists, in general, do not garner much international fame. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, Psy’s Gangnam Style has dominated all local music charts and quickly becoming popular with everyone. When artists such as Katy Perry and Justin Bieber tweets about Gangnam Style, you know something big’s going on. Be sure to look for more parodies and covers of this international sensation…known as The Gangnam Style.

Comments
  1. NyNy says:

    The fact that this video has now x10 as much in a month is amazing but also makes me wonder why this song has gotten so incredibly popular. I feel like the way it’s blown out in America now is either because they really like it but also because they may also have this impression that “it’s weird and fitting for Asians.”

    But maybe it’s me. I still like this song nevertheless.

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    • KSM says:

      To lady gaga: Thank you for your encouragement. This gives me reason to continue what I do. 🙂

      @nyny: so so true you are. Stay tuned for more!

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