Over the last few days a crazy new viral trend known as the Harlem Shake has been spreading across the internet. So what exactly is it?
YouTube has released a list of the top 10 most watched videos in 2012 today and has created a mashup which references and parodies the other top videos. Unsurprisingly, at the top of the list was Korean rapping sensation Psy’s Gangnam Style and the mashup is based around the Korean dance hit.
The last week has seen Korea dominate the global spotlight on the internet. Zany South Korean pop video Gangnam Style became the most liked and watched video on YouTube, and days later North Korea held a mass rally to celebrate the launch of their first satellite. Yet despite the online attention that has surrounded the two divided nations, the most intriguing Korean export of the year has gone largely unnoticed.
George Arnett gives a rundown of the top viral videos of this year.
It’s the collaboration you’ve all been waiting for, K-pop rapper Psy has joined MC Hammer on stage at the American Music Awards to perform a mashup of Gangnam Style and U Can’t Touch This. The Korean star admitted that he has been a fan of MC Hammer for a very long time and that he was doing the dance over 20 years ago when the song first came out. While MC Hammer said that Psy has ‘moved the world’ with his dance hit.
I have tried to ignore it, but Gangnam Style by pop sensation Psy, seems to be playing everywhere. Now record executives from Universal Music Group, Psy’s record company, are talking up the prospects of other South Korean artists. The calculation is that K-pop artists could have be an international rather than just a regional success story.
One robot stole the show at a robotics competition in China with its version of the viral video dance sensation Gangnam Style.
The dance, made famous by Korean rapper Psy, has been viewed over 100 million times online.
To get into the Halloween spirit, here is an imaginative take on the song using fairy lights, no doubt there will be some festive Gangnam videos on their way soon.
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 quirky and memorable video has in turn spawned numerous parodies and mashups, here are a selection of the best ones out there.
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