TREND WATCH: Gangnam Style



By Christopher Han on September 5, 2012

It's true! Gangnam Style, the smash hit from Korean pop artist Psy is taking. over. The United States. Move over LMFAO, because Gangnam Style's got both the crazy video AND the contagious dance. Shufflin' so last year, and "Call Me Maybe" you left at summer camp. Something something Jeremy Lin too! Just kidding. Point is: Global Appeal! But why?

The song is super catchy and upbeat, but it's really just fodder for the video, which will leave you delighted and confused on the first viewing. Maybe you read about how subversive or satirical the message was, but it ain't English so it just seems like a fun time! And that's okay too. If you would like to go down that rabbit hole, THIS is a great article to read. In short, 1. it's fun to ridicule the rich and vapid, and 2. watching a not-traditionally-handsome guy totally own it while being self-deprecating is effing boss. But anyway, let's watch some videos.

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The Original – 100 Million Views and Counting

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In Concert

People like it off the internet as well.

3

Parody: Misheard in English

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Dance Tutorial: The Iconic "Horsey" Dance Broken Down

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Amazing Mashup

LMFAO, The Offspring, The Bloodhound Gang, Far East Movement — a random assortment that just works

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The University of Oregon Cover

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The Official Alternate Version (Girl's Point of View)

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Supercut: Just the Pelvic Thrusts From All the Internet Covers

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Metal Version

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The PSYing (Mashup)

Consider yourself cultured.

Christopher Han

Christopher Han

Christopher Han is an Assistant Editor at Jest.com, the website you are reading right now OH MY GOD LOOK BEHIND YOU

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