Here's the original video. Watch it if you haven't already. (welcome back to Earth). And don't worry if you don't understand a word of it. It's in Korean. With a smattering of English words.
Oppa Gangnam Style
This video hit Singapore in August this year. The over 183 MILLION views it has received - I probably contributed 20 views. Alright, I confess. It's closer to 40.
Eh - sexy lady
Singapore has a huge K-pop and K-drama fans. But, and I'm not saying with 100% certainty, most of the fans (mostly women) go for the pretty boys.
Psy, on the other hand, looks like a regular uncle. I have been to Korea and to be fair I was only there for a week. Most Koreans we saw look pretty good. Our tour took us to non-city areas as well and I was shocked to see the other kinds of Korean. They kind of look like Psy. Short and less pretty. I think that's what makes Psy appealing. He goes against type - his uncle looks and of course, that crazy dance. Who knew dancing like a crab is so internationally appealing.
According to Psy on Ellen, the secret to the video's success:
Dress classy, dance cheesy.
Ahem. I beg to differ. I think it's:
Dress cheesy, dance crazy.
If you think it's easy to dance crazy, try it. Psy tried to teach Britney Spears on Ellen. He failed by the way. She no listen good. And Psy handled Ellen well. He asked to introduce himself. Not just dancing. Hey, he's not a dancing monkey, Ellen!
I've watched the dance moves over and over again and finally figured out why I can't do it. You need 2 right feet and I have 2 left feet. Ah so! But I think I've nailed riding an invisible horse.
Psy appeared to have more success on the Today show. Go here. (you have to watch an ad first)
Oppa Gangnam style
This song and video does get a bit annoying over time. Especially when you hear it and see it everywhere. (I would put the figure at the 10th time) In fact, it will get to a point when....
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