Gangnam Style Introduction

Custom Student Mr. Teacher ENG 1001-04 13 January 2017

Gangnam Style Introduction

Nowadays, everyone in Malaysia is talking about the Oppa Gangnam Style. Oppa Gangnam style is the famous video in Malaysia originated from Korea. Malaysians even create a lot of parody versions of Gangnam Style like KL style, Orang Sabah style and Super Kampung Style. Basically, Gangnam style is one of the songs of PSY’s sixth album. He released this album on July of 2012. Within 4 months, this video had already become the most viewed video in YouTube. Peoples love his horse-riding dance which is the signature dance in Gangnam style video as this dance is the funniest part in the video. This horse-riding dance is one of the reasons why Gangnam style have become famous in the whole world.

PSY is a South Korean K-pop singer who is already 35 years old now. His real name is Park Jae-Sang. He is well-known for his humorous videos and stage performances. Actually, Gangnam is a place in the South Korean city of Seoul. Most of the young people go there for party as Gangnam is a rich neighbourhood and suitable for organizing a party there. The lyrics of the whole song were composed by PSY himself. This song was described as a tribute to the ladies of the wealthy district. Gangnam Style is talking about the woman who noble at the daytime but likes to go for crazy at the night time.

Gangnam Style had already won a lot of awards since the song is released by July 2012. For instance, Gangnam style has been recognised by the Guinness World Records as the most like video in YouTube. Gangnam style was firmed at many places in Gangnam like saunas, beach and yacht. This song actually reflects the lifestyle of society in Korea. In Gangnam style video, there are many Korean actors and actress who also involved performing. For examples, Yoo Jae Suk is one of them. Koreans was proud of Gangnam style. As what they said, this song had brought them a lot of happiness and they enjoy themselves so much while they are listening to this song.

Gangnam Style has become a worldwide phenomenon which even UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon agreed that Psy’s Gangnam Style is a powerful force that can establish world peace. General Ban Ki-Moon praised PSY before and he was envy that PSY is more popular than him in Korea. Not only that, General Ban Ki-Moon also learned how to dance the horse-riding dance from PSY. They even performed horse-riding dance together. This song also has been promoted by Tom Cruise.

From what I get from YouTube, there are 826,061,391 of people who view the Gangnam style video since the video was uploaded in July 2012. But, different people have different opinions for this video. Only 5,464,133 likes but 337,323 dislikes for the video. Gangnam style already surpassed Justin Bieber’s Baby now.

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