Have you seen the Gangnam Style on YouTube? Not yet, then you will be missing something, but the song will be made available from November 2012 as a paid download. On YouTube there are many popular channels and many relatively unknown folk have made a name for themselves on the Google-owned viral video hunt. With some have managed to generate the hype of Korean rapper / pop star PSY, whose “Gangnam Style” song has eclipsed anything the web has ever seen. First uploaded in September, and already viewed by almost half a billion on the way to becoming the fourth most watched – and liked – clip in YouTube’s history, gone ahead of Why This Kolaveri Di.
The Ganganam Style was performed by the West Indies cricketer “Lara”, and that was first I say the style, why it became so popular. By this it made PSY a national hero in South Korea, and he had appeared on pretty much every talk show across the US and much of the world.
Talking about “Gangnam Style” debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea, and as of October 19, 2012, the music video was been viewed over 500 million times on YouTube. Often pausing to explain the origins of Gangnam Style, which is written about his hometown. The video is as enjoyable, funny and catchy as the song, while he, the PSY himself also comes across as a very likeable guy, and it’s the combination of the three which has seen it withstand the test of time – with picking up hundreds of thousands of daily views continuously.
The “Gangnam Style” has been praised for its catchy beat and PSY’s amusing dance moves in the music video and during live performances. The song was nominated for Best Video at the upcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany on September 17 and on 20th it was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video on YouTube history.
Now that – PSY and his record-breaking hit has been confirmed as appearing on one of the many popular dance-themed games for the big three consoles. Just Dance 4, which perhaps needs no explanation whatsoever, will house Gangnam Style from mid-November, those dancing fans will be able to get their chance via DLC. Dance Central 3 – the main rival to Just Dance – which will be including Gangnam Style on its console.
Though, PSY has also dominated the charts of late, reaching the top spot in the UK, New Zealand, Germany, and his native Korea, while also reaching number two in the Billboard charts for Gangnam Style.
Just Dance 4 is available right now for those rocking a Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and soon be released for the Wii U, which is all set to arrive on November 18th, 2012.