Monday, 26th November 2012
PSY GANGNAM STYLE HITS NUMBER ONE - It’s official, YouTube announces that “Gangnam Style”, a song by South Korean artist Psy has hit the Number One spot for a video viewed the most times. As I enter YouTube I can see the video has accumulated 824,335,076 views which far outstrips any other video watched – ever!
If you are one of the rare people who have not yet seen this video then take a look. It’s really rather clever and the techno style dance music is certainly catchy, a testament from nearly 1 billion people can’t be wrong.
While Psy’s Gangnam Style is not going to be to everyone’s taste it does provide, in a world full of despair, a lighter side to human nature and I know that nearly 1 billion people would agree with me when I say that no other medium, other than music, is able to cross the divide and bring so many people in close agreement.
Now you might be thinking that while the song has no real merit, other than being a catchy dance song with an entertaining video, that it would just simply enter the halls of fame and soon be forgotten, however people are not only continuing to enjoy the music video some are making versions of their own. One such re-make was that of a bunch of guys at Eaton College who decided an up market English version would be in order; and here’s their rendition.
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Whether you’re a fan of Gangnam Style or not what is mostly likely is the fact that nearly 1 billion people have seen it and judging by the figure on YouTube obviously like it. Personally I’ve watched it many times. I like the fun nature of the video and the song. It’s for me a creative piece that has bought many people together and even inspired them to create their own versions of Gangnam Style, which I am sure has Psy smiling quietly in contentment to himself.