I feel like a lot of the original Gangnam video's popularity was just "lol, Asians are insane", which seemed to be deflated by hearing the explanation "this video is crazy because Psy wanted it to be as silly as possible".
ALL THROUGHOUT THE LAND, UP UNTIL THAT FATEFUL NEW YEAR'S DAY IN 2101, EVERYBODY DANCED THE "GANGAM STYLE." YEA, THEY DANCED MERRILY AND HAPPILY, CONTORTING THEIR BODIES IN A WAY THAT IT WAS THOUGHT ONLY KOREANS COULD PREVIOUSLY.
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To be honest, I don't get why the video is supposedly so weird. It doesn't look much weirder than the stuff my teenage sister watches on Rage. About the only thing that set it apart is the distinctive dance.
It's not weird, it's just a catchy tune, an entertaining video, and an absence of understandable lyrics to subtract from the experience of pure pop-cultural revelry. Plus almost anyone can do the dance reasonably well.