The top 3 ‘Gangnam Style’ mashups
Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy has taken the charts by storm, becoming the first K-Pop track to reach number one in the UK. The track, which has a similar sound to LMFAO, with a video to match the absurdity of the electro pop duo. In the video Psy throws some shapes that have now become part of a new dance craze sweeping the nation, forget about the Macarena, it’s all about Gangnam Style.
The UN has even given its stamp approval, with the Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon saying that he has seen it several times. Speaking to the AFP, he said: “Through this promotion of arts we can better understand the culture and civilisations of other people”. High praise indeed.
Gangnam is an affluent district in South Korea and Psy pokes fun at the area in the music video. The quirky and memorable video has in turn spawned numerous parodies and mashups, here is a selection of the best ones out there.
Firstly, for those who still may not have heard of this new dance sensation, here is the original version of Gangnam Style in all its kitsch glory.
On Monday London Mayor Boris Johnson addressed the party faithful at the Conservative Party Conference. During a speech in which he praised the hard work to make the London 2012 Games a success, he also mentioned that he and the Prime Minister had danced to Gangnam Style just the other day. With a mental image like that, it was not long before Boris’ speech was spliced with Psy’s video to create the Gangnam Style: Boris Johnson remix. Possibly, the follow up to this video should feature two people dressed up as Boris and Cameron doing the dance around locations across London and outside the Houses of Parliament? Just a thought.
Last week a video of the man getting chased around a tree by a stag went viral. The unfortunate man stumbled across the path of two male deers who appeared to be in the midst of a showdown, one of the stags turned its attention onto the man as a possible rival and started running towards him. The passerby eventually had to climb the tree to avoid the stag, the incident has now been turned into a mashup with Psy’s floor filler in Gangnam Stag: Testosterone fuelled deer chases man in Bushy Park remix.
If you ever wondered what the video would be like without the music and just the rapping, look no further than this mashup, where the music has been taken out and some amusing sound effects have been added in. Without the music the video is somehow even more funny, click on it – it’s worth it.Tagged in: boris johnson, Gangnam style, K-Pop, Psy
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