Gangnam Style (강남스타일) - Single
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Even if you still haven’t heard “Gangnam Style”, there's more than a good chance you've heard of the worldwide smash single. Released by South Korean rapper PSY in July 2012, the song’s hyper-produced YouTube video reached 470 million hits just four months later. But even though many people learned about PSY due to the overnight sensation of “Gangnam Style”, it's actually the first single from his sixth studio album, PSY's Best 6th Part 1. According to Time, the song title refers to the "lavish lifestyles in Seoul's Gangnam district". But PSY’s take on that wealthy, trendy neighborhood of Seoul is solely tongue-in-cheek. Over thumping techno beats and sinewy synthesizer tones, his Korean rhymes compare Gangnam to Beverly Hills. But as the song progresses, Korean-fluent listeners will understand that PSY isn’t poking fun of actual Gangnam locals; he’s heckling the tourists and Gangnam wannabes who identify with the area’s penchant for posh taste and retail therapy. And it’s very catchy.
NEEDS TO BE NUMBER 1 IN UK #⃣gangnamstyleno1
This is an epic song and deserves a place in the UK Charts! Campaign to get Psy's Gangnam Style to Number 1!!
For those who hate this song...
The charts these days are filled with songs that are fronted by shallow faces who have a decent singing voice but no other real musical talent being put on display. They are purely there to make cash for the soulless corporations who bombard the airways with their mindless manufactured drivel.
Every so often, something comes along to shake up the monotony of this and at the same time, have a laugh. Psy is one of those "artists". It's not got the same care taken in writing it as some of the better artists out there but it's not meant to be taken seriously. It's about having fun and putting a smile on your face. Yes, it's a throwaway song but who really cares?
There will be a time when this song has had it's run and will be overplayed but for the moment, sit back and enjoy the amusing and crazy ride. This isn't the death of music. It's the shot in the arm it occasionally needs to save us from the over-inflated egos that sadly make up a vast majority of the music business. Letting them take over completely is the real death of music.
Psy, I salute you.
Heeeeeeey sexy lady
Born: 31 December 1977 in South Korea
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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