"GANGNAM STYLE" deserves its own thread

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nearly up to 28 million views and counting (in less than a month!!) single (or at least, video) of the year?

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

so good

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 13 August 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

a friend of mine living in korea sent me a link to this updating me on what's currently hot over there. it is...mesmerizing.

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a terrific single and easily my favourite video of the year. It might have more potential to be a viral hit outside of K-Pop's traditional markets than anything in recent memory.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Monday, 13 August 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd argue it's already a viral hit over here

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

the dance move like you're simultaneously riding a horse and air drumming is

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure how to finish that sentence

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't forget the extended crab walk

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

gangnam style

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

is how you finish any sentence

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

sexy lady

contenderizer, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

and this bit from the youtube description

From 2 years of break, PSY is finally coming back with his 6th album 'PSY6甲'!
The album's weighty title song 'Gangnam Style' is composed solely by PSY himself from lyrics to choreography. The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy.

p OTM

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

may i just say

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

fitness chicks

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this video is a gif potential goldmine

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say that part when he was on the bus going OP! OP! at all the passengers was my favorite, but i forgot that he yells at a butt

arby's, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

since you asked

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite bits are when the girls do the dance with serious face, reminds me of the girls from smang it

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 13 August 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps: hyuna is fine

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 13 August 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope the TJ guys are watching, its time to step up their game

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know how for a while there Pitbull was the guest on just about every song released? I think we need to fly this guy over to the US and have him do Korean-language guest verses on about eight dozen pop songs.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

And of course now there's a T-shirt.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda love this, but there is a distinct lmfao vibe to it (not necessarily a bad thing, but it's there)

catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

cute video but the song on its own is kind of a snooze

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i forgot that he yells at a butt
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catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've heard people saying there is an lmfao vibe but it sounds more like 2NE1. the only lmfao song i know is party rocking and gangnam style sounds a lot more like i am the best than party rocking.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hear the lfmao vibe too but it's like 5x catchier than anything they've done so there's that

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think "catchier than party rock" is a real thing

contenderizer, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice interview http://10.asiae.co.kr/Articles/new_view.htm?sec=ent0&a_id=2012081310112383260

abcfsk, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

do starving peasants living in the grip of Kim Jong Un know they are missing out on this?

bert yansh (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

It might have more potential to be a viral hit outside of K-Pop's traditional markets than anything in recent memory.

definitely. a few days ago i brought this up to play to my 12 yo brother but of course he'd already seen it

ogmor, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 09:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't put a finger on why but i am hearing Pump Up The Jam in here

smash sbros (Will M.), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's totally a "Jock Jams" song. He was smart to release it during the Olympics.

(My Jock Jams Kpop mix:

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hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

And here's the sequel:

It's a parody, right? I mean, if "Gangnam Style" was supposed to be the opposite of everything Kpop is right now (flashy, closed-off, overly self-serious), this one is exactly all of those things. It even has the raining confetti/fireworks things they do at Kpop concerts to get the audience hyped up.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Played this video (the original) for co-workers in a meeting yesterday. Reception was a mixture of laughs and bafflement (like "why did you show us this?"). Then I went to the 2NE1 show in Newark last night and they played the video on the big screen beforehand and everyone in the arena shouted "Oppa gangnam style!" (and sang the "Hey sexy lady" part) as one, and it was awesome.

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 18 August 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been shouting "open condom style", myself.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 18 August 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

rent, Sunday, 19 August 2012 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

hammer time!

pandemic, Sunday, 19 August 2012 13:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hearing this everywhere these days, which is awesome. OTOH I was pretty much the only person stanning for "Party Rock Anthem" on last year's EOY singles list, so ...

etc, Monday, 20 August 2012 06:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god just seen this.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

dodgers style

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

definitely reminds me of 2NE1 which is a good thing.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dance not too different from "The Bird," no?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 August 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Somehow I preferred Daler Mehndi's "the song is about dancing, and I wanted the video to just be me dancing" explanation

frogbs, Thursday, 23 August 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

a few thoughts:

1) I'm assuming the ppl who don't hear LMFAO in this never heard "Sexy and I Know It"?
2) I keep mentally substituting Ricky Gervais in for PSY as the video goes on
3) i forgot that he yells at a butt
4) this is fucking great

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Thursday, 23 August 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

sad that the author of that atlantic piece couldn't talk about this without shitting on the rest of k-pop or without considering "american music" some kind of origin of satire

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

LA Dodgers video is lol

dmr, Thursday, 23 August 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

3) i forgot that he yells at a butt

remembered this sentence in the shower this morning for no apparent reason too

ʘ (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay the dodgers vid won me over

jack chick-fil-A (dayo), Thursday, 23 August 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even if PSY did a new song it would either A) be a Gangnam Style ripoff to capitalize on his public persona (like Gentleman) or B) a song that's different from GS and is thus met with a lukewarm response (or gets panned).

PSY is pretty much the Chubby Checker of the 21st century

DDD, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 16:47 (9 months ago) Permalink

Guess what guy it's 2014 and Psy has already done other songs you should check if your thesis is correct

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 16:51 (9 months ago) Permalink

has there been a bunch of non-"Gentleman" singles just for the K-pop market since "Gangnam Style"?

some dude, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:10 (9 months ago) Permalink

yeah man psy-heads know the score

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

So does that mean we can look forward to Psy releasing his own "Chequered!" a few years down the road? He could even call it "Psy-Chedelic!".

MarkoP, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:16 (9 months ago) Permalink

I could see him doing a team-up album like Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell, but I'm not sure who's the 21st century equivalent of Bobby Rydell.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:29 (9 months ago) Permalink

has there been a bunch of non-"Gentleman" singles just for the K-pop market since "Gangnam Style"?

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No- With a new release right around the corner he's been going around almost disowning Gentleman, which is a bit weird to me. Yeah it's pretty similar to GS but it's basically what he's been doing for the past four years in Korea. I can understand it if he really did wanted to do something different now, though - we'll see soon enough.

abcfsk, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:33 (9 months ago) Permalink

Sorry for not watching the latest PSY news on the K-POP channel, but as shown by somedude's post about PSY appearing in The Nut Job, his international reputation seems to be based on That One Song - a Checker-esque novelty-hit legacy that will probably haunt him forever, despite his efforts to produce new and interesting music (if only for the K-Pop market)

Anticipating the Europe-only release of "Psy-Chedelic!" though. (I actually enjoyed "Chequered!")

DDD, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:40 (9 months ago) Permalink

I'm weirded out by how he's been disowning Gentlemen too, which I like better than Gangnam Style.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:32 (9 months ago) Permalink

The new album has a collaboration with Snoop Dogg and is supposed to be coming out late February/early March.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:34 (9 months ago) Permalink

I have a theory that he's going to put a korean phrase that sounds like something dirty in english into every single

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:35 (9 months ago) Permalink

i still have not heard this song

latebloomer, Thursday, 16 January 2014 05:12 (9 months ago) Permalink

just playing

latebloomer, Thursday, 16 January 2014 05:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:57 (9 months ago) Permalink

alright now that I've heard "Gentlemen" at a proper volume I can confirm that it rules

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:44 (8 months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure who's the 21st century equivalent of Bobby Rydell.

― Doctor Casino

Robin Thicke, if he were a little more menacing.

clemenza, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:04 (8 months ago) Permalink

DDD, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 16:48 (8 months ago) Permalink

well then.

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 17:02 (8 months ago) Permalink

That video has been removed by the user, thank (Deity) for mirrors:

DDD, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:10 (8 months ago) Permalink

chubby cute one
big huge surprise
i want all of you to laugh watching this one
THE! NUT! JOB!

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 22:02 (8 months ago) Permalink

I refuse to let this thread go under quietly, not when there's this bizarre "interview":

DDD, Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:06 (8 months ago) Permalink

He's doing his duty as a well-known Korean to promote S. Korea's first major animated film

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 3 February 2014 06:36 (8 months ago) Permalink

the bad lip synch

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 February 2014 14:33 (8 months ago) Permalink

I didn't say he was doing it **well**

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 3 February 2014 20:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

not him! the lil' animated aminals

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 February 2014 20:40 (8 months ago) Permalink

oh well in that case

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

the movie is pulling 12% on rotten tomatoes

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 3 February 2014 21:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 1 June 2014 02:40 (4 months ago) Permalink

Suspiciously, this milestone was achieved exactly simultaneously with PSY's press release about his follow up, to wit:

Finally, after a hiatus of a year, Psy is coming back with a new song “Hangover”. He will be debuting the new song on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show on June 8th.

"Hangover" is said to be a total different style from his previous hits with a more hip-hop vibe and fans are excited for the reveal of his new song.

Some speculate G-Dragon, 2NE1 and Snoop Dogg will make cameos in his music video due to a picture posted back in Janurary with the caption: “HANGOVER!! @psy_oppa #psy #gangnamstyle #gentleman”

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 1 June 2014 02:46 (4 months ago) Permalink

So I think

1) Ytube is in on the conspiracy, and

2) I'm falling for the trap by posting this here

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 1 June 2014 02:49 (4 months ago) Permalink

it's almost like he was somehow able to anticipate hitting 2 billion views and timed the release to take advantage of that happening. like if there was some kind of counter that said 1,999,000 on it before it got to 2,000,000. hmmmmmmmmmmm.

ςὖτ ιτ Οὖτ (some dude), Sunday, 1 June 2014 03:19 (4 months ago) Permalink

They added a special counter to commemorate the event though

It's funny to think about PSY having his song ready to go since last January and waiting six months to release it because the Ytube views weren't going up fast enough

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 1 June 2014 03:30 (4 months ago) Permalink

i mean...i'm sure YouTube is as excited about having their first video with 2 billion views as the guy who made the video is.

ςὖτ ιτ Οὖτ (some dude), Sunday, 1 June 2014 03:51 (4 months ago) Permalink

i wonder if after 2,000,000,000 views he's made $20 from YouTube

display name changed. (amateurist), Sunday, 1 June 2014 04:12 (4 months ago) Permalink

There was a New Yorker piece from when it was still under a billion views that estimated that they'd taken in about $1.7 million.

timellison, Sunday, 1 June 2014 04:23 (4 months ago) Permalink

(specifically from youtube, that is)

timellison, Sunday, 1 June 2014 04:23 (4 months ago) Permalink

I worked over 60 hours this week, okay

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 1 June 2014 04:36 (4 months ago) Permalink

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 9 June 2014 01:19 (4 months ago) Permalink

Snoop Lion ft. PSY - Hangover

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 9 June 2014 01:20 (4 months ago) Permalink

haha, i like that song because it is the absolute last kind of music i would want to listen to with a hangover

also them miming being hungover makes it kinda look like they're totally irritated at each other, which is a nice change from the usual thing in team-up songs where it's supposed to be all OH SHIT these two PARTY TITANS are hangin together having the most awesome time. Them ending up at an underpopulated karaoke room and then going skipping down to the carnival is legitimately cute too. How the hell is this five minutes long though?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 9 June 2014 17:14 (4 months ago) Permalink

I knooooow, the song's not bad at all (Snoop >>> PSY tho) but it really didn't need to be 5 minutes long... save that for the club remix.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 9 June 2014 23:39 (4 months ago) Permalink

so many thinkpieces to write

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 00:01 (4 months ago) Permalink

Start/end with the thinkpiece about how there are two brands of alcohol in the video and PSY endorses both of them

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 00:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

There's a weird backlash against this song here because it kinda sounds like this local hit from last year. Apart from the chorus, I don't really hear it but whatever, have some Malaysian rap:

Roz, Tuesday, 10 June 2014 11:31 (4 months ago) Permalink

Loving that track way more than the mess that is Hangover. Thanks for the link, Roz!

Fetchboy, Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:04 (4 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I just played "Gentlemen" six times in a row. I love this song.

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:00 (2 days ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've really come around on it as a charmer in its own right, not just a cash-in follow up. We like / we we we like party every day!

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:51 (2 days ago) Permalink


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