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"Oppa Gangnam Style!"

There are viral videos, and then there are viral videos. Psy's "Gangnam Style" seemed to come out of nowhere just five short months ago and has rocketed the South Korean musician to worldwide stardom.
 
Along the way, "Gangnam Style" broke the Guinness World Record for the most liked video in YouTube history. Speaking back in late September, Guinness World Records Community Manager Dan Barrett stated, "Having been the 'Have you seen this?!' video of the last two months across the web, it's great to be able to award a record for this tremendously popular video. In years past it was unthinkable that something would be viewed a hundred million times."
 
Now, "Gangnam Style" has broken another record; it's become the first video in YouTube history to cross the 1 billion views threshold. The next closet video is Justin Bieber's "Baby" with just over 813 million views.

 
We don't know how long the Psy Train will last here in the United States, but the catchy tune and eccentric video should be enough to buy Psy a few more minutes until his 15 minutes of fame is up. With that being said, anything that knocks Justin Bieber down a notch or two can't be all bad.

Sources: YouTube, Guinness World Records



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RE: Can I just say -
By BillyBatson on 12/21/2012 12:48:46 PM , Rating: 0
I am way over it too (first watched it 3 days after release) but it has only been out 5 months... That's not a very long time at all and other catchy 1 hit wonders have all lasted longer than that like the Macarena for one, Gotye - somebody I used to know was easily LA radios most played song for the 9 months after its release last November, and Biebers own "Baby" was added to the youtubes 2~ years ago. 5 months for a huge hit of a song to die out is incredibly short and will be around for at least at least a few more months.


RE: Can I just say -
By StevoLincolnite on 12/21/2012 4:37:50 PM , Rating: 4
The Macarena never existed and girls didn't force me to dance it as a kid either.


RE: Can I just say -
By cokbun on 12/21/2012 10:50:45 PM , Rating: 2
aaaaaaaaaight


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