Remember Psy and his song Gangnam Style, the K-Pop single that took the world by storm when it was released in 2012? The song topped the charts in over 30 countries worldwide and is the most watched video on YouTube – until recently, that is!
Apparently, Gangnam Style has been displaced from its throne in July 2017 after four and a half years of dominating the video-sharing website.
Displacing Psy are Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with their track, See You Again, a song released in 2015 and featured in Furious 7 as a tribute to movie star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash before the film’s release. The video has already reached 2.9 billion views on YouTube, according to CNN.
Psy’s Gangnam Style is a song that refers to the lifestyle in the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The singer himself was surprised to know how well the song was received from all over the world, considering that English songs dominate most of the music charts. And it’s all thanks to the catchy, infectious pop tune and the amusing moves by Psy and his dancers.
Psy’s Gangnam Style made history being the first video to cross the one-billion-view mark but 68 clips have since reached that mark.