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‘Gangnam Style’ at 10: Psy’s song still a hit on YouTube

‘Gangnam Style’ at 10: Psy’s song still a hit on YouTube

Psy’s “Gangnam Fashion,” the strike music no a single could escape back again in 2012, nevertheless carries on to appeal.

The South Korean pop star’s ubiquitous pop music marked its 10th anniversary Friday, with seemingly no symptoms of offering up its spot among YouTube’s most-viewed audio video clips.

A member of the streaming platform’s Billion Views Club, “Gangnam Style” now offers 4.4 billion sights and ranks together with the videos for Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” The most-viewed YouTube new music video clip total remains Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”

Even so, the rapid viewership of “Gangnam Style” established it aside from its fellow Billion Sights Club associates.

Particularly a 10 years back, “Gangnam Style” debuted on the YouTube scene with Psy donning his signature shades and galloping at iconic places throughout the titular South Korean community, together with the Seoul Trade Tower and a carousel at the Seoul Children’s Grand Park. He confirmed off his moves in a secure, on a celebration bus and at the underground Coex Shopping mall.

By natural means, the mixture of an earworm and goofy-nevertheless-available dance moves impressed imitators around the entire world.

That focus translated into YouTube views, which aided the tunes video promptly surpass Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” the most-viewed clip of all time on YouTube at the time.
In December 2012, “Gangnam Style” grew to become the initially songs video clip to gain more than a billion views on the system. That momentum ongoing to 2014, when the track exceeded YouTube’s 2,147,483,647-look at limit. Right after reaching that unthinkable amount, the look at counter stopped performing.

The pursuing yrs built way for other viral audio films, but Psy’s perform held its possess in other means. “Gangnam Style” proceeds to be a mainstay in pop culture, inspiring a galloping dance go in the well known on-line video game “Fortnite” and earning a reference in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings.”

On Friday, social-media end users celebrated the “Gangnam Style” milestone by reflecting on their own associations with the track.

“I’ve forgotten how bat s— wild this new music video clip is,” a person Twitter consumer wrote. “Gangnam Type never ever receives aged.”

“I will generally have a unique relationship to Gangnam design and style since I think it was like, the same day that I observed the online video as I initially started off considering about becoming trans,” another user tweeted. “Thank you, psy, for offering me my early transition soundtrack.”

Earlier this yr BTS’ Suga said Psy and his tunes served K-pop cross in excess of into the U.S.

“He was generally a person I was grateful for. With ‘Gangnam Model,’ he paved the way for K-pop in the United States that we were being in a position to adhere to his footsteps with ease,” Suga explained in a May job interview.

Psy and Suga collaborated on the former’s “That That.”

“Being the initial artist to access 1 billion views on YouTube was an amazing experience 10 a long time back and it continue to is nowadays,” Psy mentioned Friday in a assertion to the system. “To have played a job in paving the way for music of all types to transcend borders is a real honor.”