Pop culture has an unlikely new superstar. PSY is a chubby older Korean guy who knows a good tune and can bust a move anywhere. The beat is catchy, the hook is contagious, and the moves make me happy. I don’t know what he’s singing about, but I still don’t know what the Macarena is about, either–a good tune is recognizable in any language. Plus 131,000,000 youtube views as of 9/10/12 says a lot. While visiting our son in South Korea, the song could be heard any time, everywhere. Some teenagers taught us the horse dance, and we are digging it. We will add Gangnam Style to our party playlist at Munro House B&B in Jonesville.
- Update: 194,000,000 views as of 9/17/2012
- Update: 267,000,000 views as of 9/24/2012 and already reported as the most “liked” video of all time on youtube
- Update: 339,000,000 views as of 10/01/2012 and reported to top the music charts in the U.K. and #11 on Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart
- Update: 401,000 views as of 10/9/2012 and # 2 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart behind “One More Night” by Maroon 5
- Update: 483,000,000 views as of 10/18/2012 and at #2 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart behind “One More Night” by Maroon 5
- Update: 651,000,000 views as of 11/05/2012 still #2 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart behind “One More Night” by Maroon 5, #1 On Billboard Digital Music chart, and reported as #2 viewed Youtube video of all time
- Update 750,000,000 views as of 11/18/2012 dropped to #5 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart, remains #1 on Billboard Digital Music Chart
- Update: 816,000,000 views as of 11/25/2012 dropped to #7 on US Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart, #2 on Billboard Digital Music Chart, and reported as #1 viewed Youtube video of all time overtaking Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video.
- Update: 860,000,000 views as of 12/01/2012 climbed to #5 on US Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart and #1 on Billboard Digital Music Chart
- Update:901,000,000 views as of 12/07.2012 dropped to #10 on US Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart and #2 on Billboard Digital Music Chart
- Update: 961,000,000 views as of 12/17/2012 dropped to #11 on US Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart. I will keep on watching the video and try to score the 1,000,000,000th view this week!
- Update: 1,000,000,000 views at around noon on 12/21/2012 dropped to #18 on US Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart. My viewing was over the mark by 382,000 @12:14 PM EST.
- Update: 1,173,000,000 views as of 01/12/2013
- Update: 1,218,000,000 views as of 01/19/2013
- Update: 1,244,000,000 views as of 01/27/2013
- Update: 1,349,000,000 views as of 02/23/2013
- Update: 1,403,000,000 views as of 03/10/2013
- Update: 1,481,000,000 views as of 03/30,2013
- Update: 1,609,000,000 views as of 05/20/2013
- Update: 1,735,000,000 views as of 07/11/2013
- Update: 2,707,377,000 views as of 12/12/2016
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