Quick Note: "Gangnam Style" Becomes First YouTube Video to Hit 1 Billion Views
December 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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"Oppa Gangnam Style!"
There are viral videos, and then there are
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
Guinness World Records
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To people who complain they don't understand what the words mean ....
12/21/2012 3:19:06 PM
You guys are too funny ....
You do know that it's KOREAN song right? Not everyone in the world worship the english language. If it doesn't make any sense to you, it's because you don't want to find out what it means, not because the song doesn't make any sense ...... :-D
Anything with 1Billion page views is inherently overrated. Like professional athletes making $100million dollars playing a sports that kids/teenagers do for recreation.
At the end, no one cares about what you think because 1 billion views means there are plenty of other people who think otherwise, so it's irrelevant. It's not backed by the massive US music industry, so you cannot tell me that his success was manufactured like those in the Western world. That's what's impressive about it. No one can deny that.
Near the right lesson and not live in your own little huts.
RE: To people who complain they don't understand what the words mean ....
12/21/2012 3:58:49 PM
You do know that it's KOREAN song right?
Since when does the language of the song matter? As Solandri said, its theme was about rich people "Keeping up with the Joneses" and doing stupid things - you don't need a crash course on the Korean language to figure that out.
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