Anyone... who doesn't know about the latest craze in dancing? Who doesn't know PSY and his most popular horse-riding dance? Join the whole music industry and get high on doing the... GANGNAM Style.
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You just can't imagine how this song and video took the industry in awe. It's a worldwide hit! According to this article dated 7 September 2012 by Braden Goyette of Daily News America
"At last night's VMAs, millions of American viewers were introduced to Psy, the South Korean rapper whose video, 'Gangnam Style,' took YouTube by storm last month.
The video climbed to 100 million views in 51 days — faster than Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Rebecca Black's "Friday," according to the Daily Dot — and elicited a deluge of response videos.
It's garnered over 117 million views since it was posted on July 15, and Psy, a.k.a. Park Jae Sung, became the first Korean artist to be invited to the VMAs since Rain performed in 2005, according to the Korea Times."
YES!! The Dougie is now out and the Horsey is in... The beat of the Gangnam dance is so catchy that even the viewing public made some videos showcasing the style in their own version.
What is Gangnam? (Source)
It is the most coveted address in Korea, but less than two generations ago it was little more than some forlorn homes surrounded by flat farmland and drainage ditches.
The district of Gangnam, which literally means "south of the river," is about half the size of Manhattan. About 1 percent of Seoul's population lives there, but many of its residents are very rich. The average Gangnam apartment costs about $716,000, a sum that would take an average South Korean household 18 years to earn.
The seats of business and government power in Seoul have always been north of the Han River, in the neighborhoods around the royal palaces, and many old-money families still live there.
So how did PSY — aka Park Jae-sang — a stocky, 34-year-old rapper who was fined nearly $4,500 for smoking marijuana after his 2001 debut, get to be the one teaching Britney Spears how to do the horse-riding dance on American TV?
"I'm not handsome, I'm not tall, I'm not muscular, I'm not skinny," PSY recently said on the American
"Today" TV show. "But I'm sitting here."
He attributed his success to "soul or attitude."
PSY, whose stage name stems from the first three letters of the word psycho, has always styled himself as a quirky outsider. But he is from a wealthy family and was actually raised and educated south of the Han River, near Gangnam.