Possibly the best and most hilarious music video of the year. T-Pain tweeted, “Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is…” And Scooter Braun, who manages pop-munchkins Justin Bieber and Carley Rae Jepsen tweeted, “HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY!?!??!… GANGNAM STYLE!!!! #THEGREATEST. “
The video features Psy, also known as Park Jae-sang, in various upscale locations doing a funky horse riding dance. A couple of famous Korean comedians make cameo appearances in the video, so does a member of the Korean pop group 4Minute–she’s the girl with the red hair wearing the blouse decorated with billiard balls.
The video became a huge online hit in Korea about a week before it reached viral success throughout the world, said Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager. As of Thursday the video was one of the most shared videos in South Korea, as well as the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Singapore and Sweden with 15,398,467 views as of this writing.
Essentially, the song is about finding the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild.
With the song having heavy influence with those of LMFAO and a bit of anything but auto-tune, the beat makes every listener with at least a quick jerk.
Locally it can be compared to Michael V with its hilarity and the quirkiness of its melody with Lito Camo (well except to the auto-tune part, of course)
Currently the song generates a lot of memes and parodies from such as The Legend of Korra
to Gundam itself.
The singer suggested he picked Gangnam — a wealthy district in southern Seoul — as the setting for his satirical song in order to depict the gap between rich and poor in South Korea.