September 24, 2012

Gangnam Style: The most "liked" video ever on YouTube

You’re probably at least somewhat familiar by now with “Gangnam Style,” the baroque and bizarre Korean music video that has become the most liked video ever on YouTube. Yes, ever. Yes, the most liked. Not only has this video enjoyed almost 243 million views at the time of writing, but it has been adorned with more than 2.2 million likes, according to Guinness World Records. If not, here’s a quick recap: PSY(short for psycho), a rapper-singer type, emotes and dances around for some four minutes to an aggressively hypnotic techno track while surrounded at different times by horses, beautiful women, a carousel, commuters and old people. It’s like a Korean Macarena. But “Gangnam Style” also has some deeper meaning that most YouTube viewers are probably unaware of. The title refers to the affluent Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, and is meant to poke fun at the area’s outsized influence. Gangnam is one of the richest parts of Korea and it's where all the big entertainment companies are, all the trendy clubs and shops are there. a song about people who are classy in the day time but go wild at night. For those of you who have not seen this video yet, enjoy:

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