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´Gangnam Style´ passes Bieber
for all-time YouTube views

New York Post, by Dan Good

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/25/2012 10:01:17 AM

Goodbye, Mr. Bieber.South Korean musician Psy´s dance-tastic video for "Gangnam Style" surpassed Justin Bieber´s "Baby" as the most-viewed video in YouTube history. Psy´s smash video has been viewed 810 million times, about six million more views than "Baby." The "Gangnam Style" video shows Psy dancing in buses and boats, dance halls and parking garages. Since the song´s July release, he´s performed on "Saturday Night Live," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/25/2012 10:24:00 AM     (No. 9032954)

My watch must´ve stopped. His fifteen minutes are long past.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 11/25/2012 10:24:23 AM     (No. 9032955)

It is crazy fun!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncssister, 11/25/2012 10:37:29 AM     (No. 9032970)

I have a theory as to why this has so many views. My 5 month old loves this song. When she is screaming uncontrollably we pull up the video and she immediately calms down. I know we are not alone. Thank you Korean Techno...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tommyr, 11/25/2012 11:15:41 AM     (No. 9033012)

Popular because so many think its about Gang Style. Gangnam is the area of Seoul south of the Han River.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/25/2012 11:18:42 AM     (No. 9033018)

I actually feel I have more in common with this Korean pop singer than American rappers, rockers, and pop artists of today. Our culture and artists have become so depraved that its refreshing to hear something that is relatively innocent.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/25/2012 11:27:33 AM     (No. 9033033)

The best use of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1Nmm6rjho

Original is goofy fun.

Remember that Korea is the 4th or 5th (dependending on who is doing the counting) largest economy today.

And it is because of American Exceptionalism.

Because the Koreans next door are the same people with the same resources.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: freightdog, 11/25/2012 11:37:38 AM     (No. 9033052)

What #3 said.
This video has a hypnotic effect on one 14 month old with whom I am acquainted.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 11/25/2012 12:16:38 PM     (No. 9033111)

As #2 said, "just crazy fun". I play it on my ipod while taking my walk and it just steps up your walk, I will skip and i am sure my neighbors think I am crazy. Nope just an old lady having fun.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 11/25/2012 12:37:22 PM     (No. 9033140)

Those numbers are fake. There is no way any video has been vied 810 million times.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/25/2012 12:48:21 PM     (No. 9033158)

Love that one #6.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 11/25/2012 3:40:43 PM     (No. 9033372)

The original is fun, I watch it for all the pretty girls in it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/25/2012 3:50:45 PM     (No. 9033393)

Anyone who has watched the video either has too much time on his hands, or is surfing on company time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hammock, 11/25/2012 9:21:00 PM     (No. 9033685)

I love the video; it´s hysterically funny and catchy, too!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/26/2012 4:52:55 AM     (No. 9033863)

I grew up in S Korea in the 70s. One very funny persona my friends and I would encounter was the wanna be pop stars (young Korean men) who knew just enough English to say, "hey, American girl!" ...and then they would break into a Tom Jones song or Elvis or whatever. "Secret Agent Man" was one of their favorites, always made funnier to our teenage ears by the fact that they pronounced "agent " as "Asian."

For this wonderful flashback and his awesome Gangnam Style, I love Psy. He is every pop star wannabe I met in the 70s in Seoul, with a lot more polish.

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