Rapper Psy and his new song with a funky beat and funny dance moves have been gaining attention all over the internet.
The funny music video attracted young viewers who began watching it online. It has been played on CNN, showing it's global popularity. Many parody videos have also been uploaded online, making Psy's comeback a successful one.
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Psy's comeback has unexpectedly made a new issue around the world with his music. He has never gone overseas before and suddenly he is receiving love calls from abroad. Every day more and more parody videos are being posted and the Korea soccer team danced his famous 'horse' move at the Olympics.
"Gangnam Style"has become the song of summer 2012.
The song's catchy chorus part, "Oppa Gangnam Style' has captured the hearts of many all over the world. The electronic sounds and his funny facial expressions and dance moves made the song even more attractive.
Internet users are calling this the 'second macarena'. The macarena, which came out in 1996, became a hit song all around the world with its addictive dance move and catchy melody.
"Gangnam Style" has similar qualities in that the dance move is easy to follow and the beat is fun and catchy. The Huffington Post claimed, "Psy's 'Gangnam Style' is a catchy and addictive K-Pop song that you cannot resist."
With over 10 million view on YouTube and CNN news covering his music video on television, it has proved the 'Psy Syndrome'. However, it is not just because the music video is funny, but also the fact that his music has been accepted worldwide. This gives the chance for K-Pop to be spread and known more globally.
Just like group LMFAO's shuffle dance, K-Pop needs to make a similar strategic approach.
It is obvious that Psy's humor, dance and song has been accepted worldwide. His song has been ranking high for the past month.
With Psy gaining all the attention and ranking higher than idol groups, it is time for the 'K-Pop=idol' image to be broken. Will Psy's 'horse' dance move be danced all over the world?