Are You Ready To 'Gangnam Style'?

By Meera Dolasia on September 24, 2012

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Unless you have been living with your head buried under the sand for the last few weeks, you will have heard about the Korean pop sensation Park Jae-sang or Psy, who has rocked the world with the catchy tune and wacky dance moves of his super hit song 'Gangnam Style'!

Since it's release on YouTube on July 15th, the video has been viewed over 256 million times, a number that is rapidly rising given that it currently attracts a record-breaking 10 million views a day.

What is amazing about the whole phenomenon is that Psy is not a cool-looking teenager like Justin Bieber but a chubby 34-year old. Not only that, except for a few words, the entire song is sung in Korean, which means very few people really understand the lyrics or can even hum to them - Yet, it has become an overnight sensation not just in the USA, but all around the globe ranging from Australia to Denmark, from UK to the Netherlands! In fact the song is such an epic hit that it is being compared to the all-time record-breaker - Thriller by Michael Jackson

So who is this sensation that has been signed up by none other than Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber & Carly Rae Jepsen's manager? Turns out that while he was born in South Korea he has spent many years in the USA - First as an undergraduate at Boston University and then the Berklee School of Music. Prior to his latest super hit, he has released five albums with mixed success. The big question he now faces is whether he is going to go down in the history books as a one-hit wonder or, be able to repeat this success with other, even more popular songs. But that is for the experts to ponder over - For the rest of us, it's time to 'Gangnam Style'.

Since you all have probably already watched the original video a zillion times here are a couple of parodies performed by some  wannabe K-pop stars - Students from New York's Cornell University and some ex-Presidents (sort of)! Enjoy!

Resources: Malaysia, Huffingtonpost.com,wikipedia.org,hollywoodreporterc.com

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  • kateylolzsup
    kateylolzsupWednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:39 am
    Who needs swag when you have computers or x boxes
    • RIAlisticMonday, December 15, 2014 at 10:32 am
      Too bad he is a one-hit wonder. Looks like he won't save us from the redundant 1D or their copies, 5 Seconds of Summer, who are as monotonous as brushing your teeth.
      • godzillia809
        godzillia809Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am
        this is is boring it is so cool conspated overhated out of style and aloser
        • re:yo fr:jamesWednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm
          no the top one was funny not both
          • yoWednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm
            funny
            • pdizzle34
              pdizzle34Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:23 am
              cool
              • analise
                analiseSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm
                Justin Beaver is horrible! He is one of the celebrities I would pay to NOT meet!
                • peacheslarue
                  peacheslarueMonday, December 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm
                  Ugh. ihate him Nooffence to those out there who like him?
                • redflower1975
                  redflower1975Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm
                  very funny
                  • Scorpion XThursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:10 am
                    Ha that is funny the dance hahaaha
                    • bluewaffles
                      bluewafflesTuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm
                      I never liked psy he can go eat cats and stop makeing songs

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