What Exactly is Gangnam Style?!

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You can't help but of heard of Gangnam Style in the last few weeks. First of all it flooded the internet and now it has broken free in to the real world. But what is it?

Gangnam Style is a song and dance from South Korean rapper Psy. Though well-known in his home country, the song only went worldwide after racking up millions of views on YouTube. It broke in to the UK top 40 singles chart two weeks ago and has been climbing ever since, reaching number 1 on Sunday. Along the way, it has broken all sorts of records:

  • Psy is the first musician from South Korea to get a UK number 1
  • The original YouTube video of the single is currently approaching 350 million views
  • With almost 3.3 million ‘Likes' the single is the most ‘Liked' YouTube video of all time

Indeed, such has been the success of the song, that Psy has been signed by Justin Beiber's management team in America. If you haven't already seen it, here is the video in question:

However, the success has been about the dance moves as much as the song itself. Psy describes them in his own special way:

"When you dance you've got to think you're riding an invisible horse in your lower body. This is the point of the Gangnam Style - dress classy and dance cheesy."

The bizarre and unique dance has had hundreds of copycats already. Below are some of our favourites.

Prison Rendition:

American Football Celebration:

The US Navy:


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