Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PSY - "Gangnam Style" (2012)
"Gangnam Style" is a single by the South Korean pop artist PSY, also known as Park Jai-Sang, who wrote and produced the song with Yoo Gun-Hyung. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1.
On September 17, the song was nominated for Best Video at the upcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. On September 20, 2012, "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history. As of October 29, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 590 million times on YouTube, and is the site's third most watched video and most watched K-pop video.
By the end of October 2012, the song reached the number one position in 33 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. "Gangnam Style" debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea.
"My mom will battle your mom," dancer Mike Song writes on his YouTube page.
"This is the first thing I have ever taught my mom," he says. "She is 60 and has some serious natural talent."
The original Gangnam Style video has garnered over 117 million hits on YouTube. Song's version isn't too far behind with almost 2 million by Friday morning, just two days after uploading it.