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Forget ‘Gangnam Style’, North Korean ‘Propaganda’ is the real viral hit of 2012, Arts

Forget ‘Gangnam Style’, North Korean ‘Propaganda’ is the real viral hit of 2012

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.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 1:29 pm

From Gangnam Style to Nick Clegg’s apology song: The top viral videos of 2012, Notebook

From Gangnam Style to Nick Clegg’s apology song: The top viral videos of 2012

George Arnett gives a rundown of the top viral videos of this year.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Video: MC Hammer and Psy join forces – it’s Gangnam time!, Arts

Video: MC Hammer and Psy join forces – it’s Gangnam time!

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.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 at 10:38 am

Could ‘Gangnam style’ be a game-changer for the international music scene?, Arts

Could ‘Gangnam style’ be a game-changer for the international music scene?

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.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 3:23 pm

Must watch: Halloween Gangnam Style, Arts

Must watch: Halloween Gangnam Style

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.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 26 October 2012 at 5:32 pm

The top 3 ‘Gangnam Style’ mashups, Arts

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 quirky and memorable video has in turn spawned numerous parodies and mashups, here are a selection of the best ones out there.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 11 October 2012 at 6:00 am

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