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GANGNAM STYLE!
« on: September 03, 2012, 01:56:07 am »
I can't get enough of this song. Apparently, the internet can't either. 93 million views in under 2 months! I watched this yesterday and it said 88 million.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 10:37:26 am »
I can't get enough of the VIDEO!  :D  When I first saw it, I was absolutely hooked and listened to the song for like 3 days straight while drawing.  :o  People have already dissected the video.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 10:55:58 am »
I don't understand this vid?  :o I'm betting the 93 million views it's gotten have mostly been from Asia.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 11:37:21 am »
I don't understand this vid?  :o I'm betting the 93 million views it's gotten have mostly been from Asia.

Actually, most of the them are from America. The reason it's so popular is because of the oddness factor :D!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 11:44:34 am »
I don't understand this vid?  :o I'm betting the 93 million views it's gotten have mostly been from Asia.

Actually, most of the them are from America. The reason it's so popular is because of the oddness factor :D!

And the fact that major news outlets, like CNN, have covered the video's viral spread.

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 12:01:05 pm »
Yes. Just yes.

My friends and I found this when it was still under 1 million views, and we'd just have it play on repeat while we'd play games. The one guy, who knows absolutely no Korean, has basically memorized the song (though he's managed to memorize a disturbingly high amount of youtube videos that go viral...).

From what I've seen, US geek culture really embraces k-pop. The songs are usually very catchy, and the music videos are just... indescribable. Who cares if you have no idea what the words mean. It's fun music :D

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 12:39:30 pm »
95 mil views now O.O. When I saw it at 40 odd million views I had assumed it was past the viral stage and the view count wouldn't grow that much anymore. Looks like I was wrong lol.

I wonder if this becomes the new macarena for the next generation xD

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 12:53:52 pm »
How much you want to make a bet some fursuiter or other person will do this as a skit at AC (or another con) next year? My bet is for Monster Roo.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 05:15:51 pm »
My money is on these guys; they did a pretty nice K-pop routine this year at anthrocon masquerade  :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 06:43:51 pm »
I wonder if this becomes the new macarena for the next generation xD

I've heard it's actually more comparable to what Party Rock Anthem is/was here.

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Re: GANGNAM STYLE!
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 06:51:18 pm »
So like......Is there an English translation of this video? And is the singer/dancer in the video a major celebrity/pop star in Japan or China or wherever this vid is from?
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 07:01:21 pm »
So like......Is there an English translation of this video? And is the singer/dancer in the video a major celebrity/pop star in Japan or China or wherever this vid is from?

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"Gangnam Style" is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district, an affluent and trendy area of Seoul.

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 07:36:25 pm »
And is the singer/dancer in the video a major celebrity/pop star in Japan or China or wherever this vid is from?

It's all Korean. The genre of music is known as "K-pop", which basically just means that it is Korean pop music. So it's the kind of thing you'd hear on the radio over there, or what you would see on their version of MTV (well, if it actually played music videos anymore).

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 07:19:04 pm »
My money is on these guys; they did a pretty nice K-pop routine this year at anthrocon masquerade  :)

Those guys were AMAZING!

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 03:25:49 am »
After seeing it a couple times, I bought the song and got the music video. Alone, the song just seems like a typical catchy pop tune that's very danceable. Add the ridiculousness of the video and its choreography and lolololol, I love it. <3
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 07:53:55 pm »
Heh, I actually saw this months ago. About early summer time, actually. I really like the song. I like the singer. He is quirky and very up beat and gives us American listeners a few words we understand to relate to us, which works very well. I also like Right Now and have Gangnam Style on my iPod
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 06:08:35 pm »
It's currently up to an amazing 965,625,321 views (14% of the world's population)! I'm pretty sure that makes it the most popular video on Youtube.

Also, there is a furry version made by EZwolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL2t-8RjTzQ

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 06:16:57 pm »
It's currently up to an amazing 965,625,321 views (14% of the world's population)! I'm pretty sure that makes it the most popular video on Youtube.

Also, there is a furry version made by EZwolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL2t-8RjTzQ

1,000,000,000 on December 21st, 2012?  :o

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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 11:33:04 pm »
It's currently up to an amazing 965,625,321 views (14% of the world's population)! I'm pretty sure that makes it the most popular video on Youtube.

Also, there is a furry version made by EZwolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL2t-8RjTzQ

1,000,000,000 on December 21st, 2012?  :o

Probably. Less than 5 million to go!

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Re: GANGNAM STYLE!
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 11:49:10 am »
1,000,000,000!

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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2013, 02:14:30 am »
It's still in the UK charts.

At Halloween me and the Acting class all dressed up for our lesson.  I became a wolfie and did gangnam style :D.

Even better though was we got taken to a nursary and a library and no one was scared of us.  I got hi fived by the younglins.

However, Teenagers were terrified of us.  So I chased someone gangnam style down the shopping center *giggles*

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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2013, 02:45:48 am »
it is actually the korean equivalent of rap....i memorized the translation
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2013, 03:24:02 pm »
Lol, the Arrogant Dance in the Gentleman video. :D



This was actually done first (to my knowledge) in the first K-Pop video I ever saw, Abracadabra.  



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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2013, 03:03:02 pm »
he got  banned from the USA because his songs said bad thing about the Americans      :o
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2013, 05:06:04 pm »
he got  banned from the USA because his songs said bad thing about the Americans      :o

Says who? Rammstein makes complete fun of America yet they still tour here
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