This South Korean pop single by PSY, a rapper of South Korean origin is making waves everywhere. The tune, the lyrics, the dramatic dance moves and the beat, everything about the song is outrageously funny. It’s a 2012 release and the video has had 210 million views on YouTube as on Sept. 18, 2012.
The unusual song has been acknowledged by celebrities such as Katy Perry, T-Pain, Maroon 5 and Nelly Furtado and has found coverage with the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN International. In the early days of September, a number of flash mobs imitating the “Gangnam Style” began to emerge around the world and the song has even been nominated for the Best Video category at the forthcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany.
‘Gangnam Style’ basically denotes a lavish lifestyle that the people of the Gangnam district (a wealthy locale of Seoul) exhibit, who are known to be trendy, stylish and denote a definite swag. In a dialogue with CNN, PSY once matched Gangnam to Beverly Hills, California. The song describes a girlfriend who would know how to act when i.e. be cultured and dignified in the day and wild and crazy at night.
Out and out, the song is fun and instantly makes you want to tap your feet. The horse dance is hilarious and we’ve seen people imitate those comically cool steps ever so often. If you still haven’t treated yourself to a good laugh, here’s the link to PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ video. Let the laughter riot begin!