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"Gangnam Style" is a 2012 song by UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Website/YouTube (surpassing "Baby" by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by "See You Again" by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first [=YouTube=] video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced [=YouTube=] to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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"Gangnam Style" is a 2012 song by UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n recording artist Music/{{Psy}}.Music/{{PSY}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Website/YouTube (surpassing "Baby" by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by "See You Again" by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first [=YouTube=] video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced [=YouTube=] to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


* LighterAndSofter: Even more so than PSY's older works.

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* LighterAndSofter: Even more so than Bright and happy compared to PSY's older works.works, which were dark and gritty, with a lot of sarcastic jabs and BlackComedy.



* SwanBoats: Swan-shaped boats appear in the music video for "Gangnam Style".
* UnflinchingWalk: In the beginning, PSY and two women walk while an excessive amount of wind blows trash and fake snow. The women try their best to keep it out of their faces. PSY... doesn't. Right before the first chorus, an explosion blows away chess players behind PSY... who simply walks up to the screen and introduces 'Gangnam Style' to the viewer.

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* SwanBoats: Swan-shaped boats appear in the music video for "Gangnam Style".
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In the beginning, PSY and two women walk while an excessive amount of wind blows trash and fake snow. The women try their best to keep it out of their faces. PSY... doesn't. doesn't.
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Right before the first chorus, an explosion blows away chess players behind PSY... who simply walks up to the screen and introduces 'Gangnam Style' to the viewer.


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Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first Website/YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced Website/YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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Gangnam Style "Gangnam Style" is a 2012 song by UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube Website/YouTube (surpassing ''Baby'' "Baby" by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See "See You Again'' Again" by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first Website/YouTube [=YouTube=] video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced Website/YouTube [=YouTube=] to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


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* StealthInsult: Like many of PSY's songs, this song turns a social phenomenon into SarcasmMode. In this case, the NouveauRiche society in Gangnam district.


** PSY himself has had several on American and Australian TV ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUvhAPs38RA and online too]]) since the video went viral.


Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first Website/YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced Website/YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

The title of the song refers to the Gangnam District, a neighborhood in South Korea that is well-known for being affluent and extravagant. In Korean, the term "oppa" means "big brother", and it is a term of endearment used by women to refer to their boyfriend. Therefore, when Psy is saying "oppa Gangnam style", he is really saying "[Your] Big Brother has Gangnam style". So basically, he is referring to himself in the third person, and telling the ladies to come check him out because he "has Gangnam style", meaning that he is wealthy and spectacular, like the inhabitants of the Gangnam District. Fitting, since Psy himself is actually from there.

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Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by South Korean UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first Website/YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced Website/YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

The title of the song refers to the Gangnam District, a neighborhood in the South Korea Korean capital UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} that is well-known for being affluent and extravagant. In Korean, the term "oppa" means "big brother", and it is a term of endearment used by women to refer to their boyfriend. Therefore, when Psy is saying "oppa Gangnam style", he is really saying "[Your] Big Brother has Gangnam style". So basically, he is referring to himself in the third person, and telling the ladies to come check him out because he "has Gangnam style", meaning that he is wealthy and spectacular, like the inhabitants of the Gangnam District. Fitting, since Psy himself is actually from there.


* ConspicuousConsumption[=/=]NouveauRiche: "Gangnam Style" is a satire of young Koreans who are either filthy rich or [[GoldDigger want to be]] filthy rich.



* NouveauRiche: "Gangnam Style" is a satire of young Koreans who are either filthy rich or [[GoldDigger want to be]] filthy rich.



** Behind the [[EarWorm catchy tune]], it is a critique of those who imitate South Korea's [[ConspicuousConsumption upper-class citizens]], specifically the posh upper-class Gangnam neighborhood of Seoul (think a Korean [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Beverly Hills]] or [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]]). Psy has said that the song is making fun of posers who ''say'' they are "Gangnam style", and it takes shots at women into shallow, materialistic trendiness... and the guys who buy into it to impress chicks.[[note]]Materialism is considered a growing problem in South Korea, to the point where nosejobs as sweet sixteen presents and slang for women who'll starve themselves to buy fancy clothes and furniture are common.[[/note]]

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** Behind the [[EarWorm catchy tune]], tune, it is a critique of those who imitate South Korea's [[ConspicuousConsumption upper-class citizens]], specifically the posh upper-class Gangnam neighborhood of Seoul (think a Korean [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Beverly Hills]] or [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]]). Psy has said that the song is making fun of posers who ''say'' they are "Gangnam style", and it takes shots at women into shallow, materialistic trendiness... and the guys who buy into it to impress chicks.[[note]]Materialism is considered a growing problem in South Korea, to the point where nosejobs as sweet sixteen presents and slang for women who'll starve themselves to buy fancy clothes and furniture are common.[[/note]]


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Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube Website/YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube Website/YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


'''Gangnam Style''' is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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'''Gangnam Style''' Gangnam Style is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


'''Gangnam Style''' is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKahlifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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'''Gangnam Style''' is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. From November 24, 2012 to January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most viewed video on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKahlifa).Music/WizKhalifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


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'''Gangnam Style''' is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. On November 24, 2012, the song's accompanying music video surpassed Baby by [[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber]] to become the #1 most-watched video in the history of YouTube. On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.

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'''Gangnam Style''' is a 2012 song by South Korean recording artist Music/{{Psy}}. The song was released in July 2012, and soon became ridiculously popular. On From November 24, 2012, the song's accompanying music video surpassed Baby by [[Music/JustinBieber Justin Bieber]] 2012 to become January 10, 2017 it was the #1 most-watched most viewed video in the history of YouTube.on Youtube (surpassing ''Baby'' by Music/JustinBieber and replaced by ''See You Again'' by Music/WizKahlifa). On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video in history to reach 1 billion views. Just a year and a half later, on May 31, 2014, it reached 2 billion views. On December 1, 2014, it forced YouTube to rewrite its view systems by reaching [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] views.


The title of the song refers to the Gangnam District, a neighborhood in South Korea that is well-known for being affluent and extravagant. In Korean, the term "oppa" means "big brother", and it is a term of endearment used by women to refer to their boyfriend. Therefore, when Psy is saying "oppa Gangnam style", he is really saying "[Your] Big Brother has Gangnam style". So basically, he is referring to himself in the third person, and telling the ladies to come check him out because he "has Gangnam style", meaning that he is wealthy and spectacular, like the inhabitants of the Gangnam District. Fitting, since Psy himself is actually from the Gangnam District.

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The title of the song refers to the Gangnam District, a neighborhood in South Korea that is well-known for being affluent and extravagant. In Korean, the term "oppa" means "big brother", and it is a term of endearment used by women to refer to their boyfriend. Therefore, when Psy is saying "oppa Gangnam style", he is really saying "[Your] Big Brother has Gangnam style". So basically, he is referring to himself in the third person, and telling the ladies to come check him out because he "has Gangnam style", meaning that he is wealthy and spectacular, like the inhabitants of the Gangnam District. Fitting, since Psy himself is actually from the Gangnam District.
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* MockMillionaire: The song is, in part, a skewering of people who try to seem wealthy.

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* LighterAndSofter: Even more so than PSY's older works.

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