PSY's "Gangnam Style" is surely the hit summer track this year. Following the release of his track in July, "Gangnam Style" has remained in first place on the real-time music charts for Mnet and Melon for 19 days, a feat in itself. Not only has it been gaining the attention of K-Pop fans all over the world, but global artists as well!
A few days ago, American rapper T-Pain expressed his love for the track on July 29th. He was seen "singing" the lyrics on Twitter again on August 1st.
Josh Groban and Robbie Williams also revealed their love for "Gangnam Style." Scooter Braun, an American talent manager, tweeted on the 31st, "HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY!?!??!," linking to the music video. He later stated, "Watching this again. Going to learn the whole dance. Incredible."
Following was Billboard, who posted an article titled, "Fall in Love With Psy's 'Gangnam Style' -- Korean Rapper Goes Viral." They write, "Psy's take on Gangnam's 'style' is a reference to fancy living and in the song is used to impress a love interest over a European influenced dance backing. The now-signature horseracing dance move has also gone viral as with Psy's fellow stars of K-pop." Check out their full article here!
The Huffington Post wrote an article titled, "PSY's 'Gangnam Style': K-Pop Star's Viral Comeback Is Impossible To Resist," on August 1st. It describes the addicting track as, "According to the video's YouTube description , this was all bound to happen. “The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy.” Quite a statement, but perhaps not too far-fetched, considering how obsessed we’ve found ourselves. The bumping beats rival the likes of LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' and Far East Movement's 'Like A G6.' What can we say, we're hooked!" Read it all here!
Fans have reacted strongly to "Gangnam Style" and its music video, eventually making their own parody of the hilarious video. One particular video has gained attention as PSY's "Gangnam Stye" parody brother, "Oppa-ya Daegu Style."
Image captures of the parody video was uploaded to an online community board with the title "Oppa-ya Daegu Style," and attracted the attention of netizens. While similar lyrics were kept, most of the lyrics were reinterpreted to fit the parody, and still evoked laughter from viewers.
The choreography was also reproduced.
Check it out below!
Source: Billboard, TV Report and Huffington Post