5 Reasons Why We Love ‘Gangnam Style’

5 Reasons Why We Love ‘Gangnam Style’

I’ve been getting a flood of requests to write my thoughts on a music video that has received international acclaim over the last month. A lot of you probably know which one I’m talking about.

Just one month ago – Korean rapper Psy released a music video for his single, ‘Gangnam Style’, which has already been viewed over 61 million times on YouTube. Holy crap – step aside Bieber?

[UPDATE: As of Sept 22, 2012 - Gangnam Style has broken the Guiness World record for most viewed YouTube video at 250M views]

For those who don’t know, the song is a reference to the luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District in Seoul, Korea (a trendy ‘SoHo’ type area).

If you haven’t already – check out the video below:

There’s no question the music video is hilarious and has the masses hooked. But there has to be more to it.

Here are five reasons why we love Gangnam Style:


1. Catchy Dance – that will last the ages

Gangnam Style Dance

Ok I admit I may have imitated (and already mastered) a few of the moves.

Similar to the Macarena – if this dance actually catches on, it may make for some funny/awkward moments. Imagine watching Grandma bust out her Gangnam Style at your wedding. Sweet.


2. The Kids Love It

Gangnam Style Kids

At the age of five, I was not as cool as the dancing kid (Hwang Min-woo) in this video – I’m incredibly jealous. I foresee our younger generations adapting this song and dance very quickly (refer back to first point).


3. Sexy Ladies

Gangnam Style Sexy Ladies

This is an obvious reason. Lots of girls in this one. ‘Eeeehhhhhhhhh sexy ladies!’ For those who keep asking, the girl in the video’s name is Hyuna Kim.


4. Sweet beats

Gangnam Style EDM

I was cleaning the condo over the weekend and needed a good tune to listen to. This song was fresh in my head and I may have torn up the repeat button… It’s easy to get your dance-on to the beats. I hope DJ’s are dropping this in clubs everywhere. I’m waiting for a good remix to come out.


5. Explosions

Gangnam Style Explosion

Needless explosions are key to getting your viewers’ attention. We like flashy bright things. Chuck Norris would be proud.

I think Psy’s video really shows how awesome his Gangnam Style is. I’m now planning a trip to Seoul as he’s made my style look incredibly boring in comparison.

Let us know why YOU like/don’t like this video in the comments below.

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4 Responses


Lol explosions… Yes chuck yes


LOL I love the elevator scene :)


LOL there’s a video out there now that shows this dance being done at a wedding. Reason #1 has already come true!!!!


Afrojack is releasing an official remix of this. Number 4 haz come tru!!

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