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Korean Hit: Gangnam Style Is Most Watched YouTube Video of All Time
Slate ^ | 11/25/2012 | Daniel Politi

Posted on 11/25/2012 7:40:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind

omeone has finally removed Justin Bieber from his YouTube throne. South Korean rapper PSY and his hugely popular Gangnam Style video officially surpassed Justin Bieber’s Baby over the Thanksgiving weekend, notes YouTube’s Trends blog. As of Sunday morning, Gangnam Style had more than 815 million views while Baby was a few hundred thousand short of 805 million.

Bieber’s video has been at the top since July 2010 and remains hugely popular with as many as 500,000 views a day. Yet that’s nothing compared with how quickly PSY’s video rose to the top. Lots of searches for the video were first detected in South Korea in late July until it peaked in September in North America and Brazil. Now the video is watched somewhere between 7 and 10 million times a day, according to YouTube.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gangnamstyle; music; psy; youtube
OPPA GANGNAM STYLE




1 posted on 11/25/2012 7:40:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This Korean Dude, PSY reminds me of our own John Belushi for some reason...

2 posted on 11/25/2012 7:43:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Fat, Drunk and Slanted is no way to go through life.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 7:48:40 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

lol!


4 posted on 11/25/2012 7:56:31 AM PST by brivette
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To: SeekAndFind
I find this “song” to be very annoying. I’ve never heard of the Justin song... The video I like (at the moment) is Rock Party Anthem.
5 posted on 11/25/2012 8:02:03 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

Macarena on steroids —we’ll never hear of it again by February.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 8:12:10 AM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll take Korean women over Ludacris every time.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 8:14:49 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

RAOTFLMAO, I think Laz could do a much better version, especially of the dance number, but being so close to temptation would overwhelm him, poor man.
Next, he’d break out in hives.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 8:15:43 AM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lopan Style (Big Trouble in Little China) beats the original by a Texas mile:

http://youtu.be/-xiAbDkXDgg


9 posted on 11/25/2012 8:21:08 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

God, how stupid...


10 posted on 11/25/2012 8:28:37 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a fun catchy song. I’m not going to go all hipster and say it sucks just because it is popular.

And as song that isn’t singing about bitches and hoes or about shooting up someplace, it is nice to see something like this outshine all of the junk that we usually get from our country.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 8:29:10 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind
1 Hour Hitler - Gangnam Style
12 posted on 11/25/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Klingon Style
13 posted on 11/25/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: VanDeKoik

Three of my grandsons had a fine time dancing to this on Thanksgiving. Considering, they’re 4,5 and 9 they did quite a good job. My husband and I had never seen this video.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 8:39:18 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

Bump for later (never seen the video and I’ll forget about it before I get off midshift)


15 posted on 11/25/2012 9:00:16 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
I have seen His future in the vanilla past.

Rice, Rice Baby.

16 posted on 11/25/2012 9:35:14 AM PST by Stealth Ninja
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To: SeekAndFind

Psy Gangam Style with Hammer Pants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8ZMCFzq37iQ


17 posted on 11/25/2012 9:39:22 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Stealth Ninja

Lyrics

Oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style

Na je nun ta sa ro un in gan jo gin yo ja
Ko pi han ja ne yo yu rul a neun pum gyo gi nun yo ja
Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi tu go wo ji nun yo ja
Gu ron ban jon i nun yo ja

Na nun sa na ye
Na je nun no man kum ta sa ro un gu ron sa na ye
Ko pi shik gi do jo ne one shot te ri nun sa na ye
Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi to jyo bo ri nun sa na ye
Gu ron sa na ye

A rum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
A reum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
Ji gum bu to gal de ka ji ga bol ka

Oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op
Eh eh eh eh eh eh


18 posted on 11/25/2012 9:44:13 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

The first time I heard this very irritating tune I thought it was a Punjabi form of psychological warfare.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 9:48:21 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: BunnySlippers
Thanks.

That's precisely what I thought he was singing.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 9:52:45 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: VanDeKoik

“It’s a fun catchy song. I’m not going to go all hipster and say it sucks just because it is popular.

And as song that isn’t singing about bitches and hoes or about shooting up someplace, it is nice to see something like this outshine all of the junk that we usually get from our country.”

Post of the day! Agreed!


21 posted on 11/25/2012 9:55:02 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: gaijin

You beat me to it. The first time I heard it, I thought it was just a Korean version of the Macarena. And from your lips (err ... keyboard) to God’s ears — if I never heard it again, it’d be too soon.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 9:56:10 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Flycatcher

En Ingles:

[Not much better]

A girl who is warm and humanle during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist

I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
A guy whose heart bursts when night comes
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

A girl who looks quiet but plays when she plays
A girl who puts her hair down when the right time comes
A girl who covers herself but is more sexy than a girl who bares it all
A sensable girl like that

I’m a guy
A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays
A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes
A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two
On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two

You know what I’m saying
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh


23 posted on 11/25/2012 9:59:50 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is Hugh and Series!


24 posted on 11/25/2012 10:02:14 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: SeekAndFind

Praise the Lord i no longer do general Business Music.

I would be required to play this at every Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding.

Who knows, I might have been forced to play it at funerals too.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 10:02:57 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: PGR88

Very much so.


26 posted on 11/25/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cowboy Bob; TigerLikesRooster; Pan_Yan

There are a lot of Korean songs I like more than this


27 posted on 11/25/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BunnySlippers
Gangnam-gu is a section of Seoul that is a cross between Beverly Hills and Wall Street, but brand new, squeeky clean and very likely the epi-center of facial plastic surgery. The song is mocking the girls of Gangnam.

I think it's cool...so does my 88 year old mom and my 3 year old grand-daughter. Anything that makes all of us smile is cool.

28 posted on 11/25/2012 10:53:37 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

It’s mocking those who try hard to be rich and stylish.

Gangnam....

Gang = river
nam = man (?)


29 posted on 11/25/2012 10:57:09 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oo-Wee by the Interludes is better, but it only has 3,800 views--a long way to go to up with catch Psy's opus.
30 posted on 11/25/2012 11:08:44 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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To: hoagy62

Klingon Style?! That’s freaking awesome!


31 posted on 11/25/2012 11:09:17 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Azeem
Lopan Style (Big Trouble in Little China) beats the original by a Texas mile...

This isthe best version I have seen (~75 million views so far).

32 posted on 11/25/2012 12:48:49 PM PST by nightlight7
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To: GeronL

RE: Gang = river
nam = man (?)

Nam = South

Gangnam = South of the River ( I think it refers to the Han river that flows through Seoul ).


34 posted on 11/25/2012 3:31:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, I think Gangnam-gu is on the south side of the Han river.


35 posted on 11/25/2012 3:32:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JohnJackson

RE: Too bad most people are unaware of the homosexual imagery used in the song.

Well, we got the lyrics translated to English. See Post #23 above. Which part is the homosexual imagery?

BTW, the Singer/Dancer, PSY (Park Jae-sang) is American Educated ( Speaks excellent English too ). He enrolled in Boston’s Berklee College of Music. PSY took core curriculum lessons in ear training, contemporary writing and music synthesis ( he dropped out and never graduated ).


36 posted on 11/25/2012 3:36:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: JohnJackson

RE; The song is disgusting.

Many Korean parents will agree with you.

This singer is not a good role model.

A lot of Korean parents don’t like him and discourage their kids from emulating him ( to no avail sometimes ).

PSY debuted with his full-length album PSY from the PSYcho World!, for which he received a fine due to accusations that the album contained “inappropriate content”.

He was a rookie hip-hop singer that stirred up the Korean pop music scene with very blunt lyrics, peculiar dance moves and an unconventional appearance that earned him the nickname “The Bizarre Singer”.

He released another controversial second album Sa 2 in 2002, which sparked complaints from concerned civil groups due to the potentially negative influence his album would have on children and teenagers. Since then, Psy has been thought of as a controversial artist, and Sa 2 was banned in 2002 from being sold to those under the age of 19. Later in September the same year, Psy released his third album 3 PSY.

The album’s title song, “Champion”, saw great success partly due to the hype from the World Cup games held in Seoul.

Despite the significant amount of controversy surrounding his music, PSY was awarded with songwriting accolades at the annually held Seoul Music Awards, which marked his breakthrough in the music industry of South Korea ( As usual, it’s always the entertainment industry that corrupts the culture ).

In 2002, PSY was arrested for the possession of marijuana and as a result, was unable to attend his grandfather’s funeral.

I wonder if he learned all that unconventional behavior while studying here...


37 posted on 11/25/2012 3:41:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I am sure it didn’t help any


38 posted on 11/25/2012 3:44:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d5eP0wWLQY


39 posted on 11/25/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: wtc911

I think it’s cool too.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 7:50:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

lol that was funny for a few minutes, 1 hour- no thanks lol


41 posted on 11/25/2012 8:04:07 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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