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.
[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
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
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
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
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.
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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