PSY Is The South Korean Rapping Sensation Taking Over YouTube

08.19.12 5 years ago 13 Comments

Scroll through YouTube’s most viewed videos of the past week and you’ll find few surprises. ‘Payphone’ by Maroon 5, ‘Boyfriend’ by Justin Bieber. ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jespen.* The only interesting Top 15 entry is ‘Gangnam Style,’ a heat-seeking cut from South Korean rapper PSY.

While it’s doubtful those reading this are capable of translating the lyrics (or have any prior knowledge of PSY), it’s easy to sink your teeth into this from the get-go. The hook is catchy as hell and the beat is reminiscent of another electronic-based international hit, “We No Speak Americano.” And that video? There’s so much to analyze we might need to bring in Clark Kellogg and Marv Albert to break it down.

If you don’t at least crack a smile while watching, you’re doing it wrong.

* – F*ckin’ Carly Rae Jespen. Leave us alone.

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