Thursday, August 23, 2012

Korean Viral Gangnam Style + Party Rocking Anthem - LMFAO

PSY's Gangnam Style is now the most viewed video of all time (YouTube official blogpost) - beating Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga - and most probably, also the most aped video in history.

Awesome feat for a song with two known words: "Ohhh... Sexy Lady. Oppa, GangnamStyle!" *

Everyone from Britney Spears to Brian Solis is busting out #GangnamStyle dance moves...

...And I mean everyone! Even Sir Ian McKellen is into #Gangnam... er... I mean Gandalf style :-)

Gangnam style, a LMFAO-style Korean video is now an online sensation and viral super-hit.

A Korean couple I met at an exhibition (who were quite amazed I knew about this video) informed me the hero in the clip is PSY, a popular actor/ hip-hop artist, and "Gangnam" is a happening hotspot in Seoul, Korea - known for its trendy nightlife, clubs - a big attraction for party animals.

The music video shows PSY dancing at various locations in Gangnam.The song’s theme is about “the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild.”

Gangnam Style is creatively inspired by LMFAO's crazy, funny, all-time-classic viral wonder.

The above music video was such a rage, it spawned a number of spoofs and mashups. Better known among them were the hilarious, must-see Kia Soul car ads with party-rocking hamsters :-)

Doing the shuffle... Party rockin' in da house... Everyday I'm shuffling :)

Dress Classy. Dance Cheesy.

Why has #GangnamStyle gone so wildly viral? What's the secret to its dance-away success?
According to Psy Oppa, the power lies in the life-style mantra: Dress Classy, Dance Cheesy.

Watch Psy teaching Britney Spears some wicked moves as Ellen de Generes keeps in step.
And here, he brings everyone in the audience to their feet on The Ellen Show a few days later.

* Gangnam Style is easily the most infectious global Internet meme/ Twitter sensation of 2012.
While the video is an online sensation, the song has become a Top 100 Billboard Chart Hit.

  • Thanks to Vanessa Kearney (from Cape Town) for sending the Gandalfstyle pic
  • Thanks also to Dee - great trend-spotting - for sending me the Gangnam style video.

Updated: Mon 26 Nov, 2012: 

And now, acc. to this Mashable post, even homes and Christmas lights are Gangnam -ing.

Oppa, Christmas Style! Watch This Incredible ‘Gangnam Style’ Light Show. It is pretty a-mazing!