Awesome video OP! I love how everyone in the crowd is totally into it.
I heard this song discussed on NPR and I loved it. Then I saw video of the AMA mashup and I really loved it. And then I watched the official video and I exploded into little tiny pieces.
I love that meterosexual little Korean man! I want to take him home with me to my house. Let your freak flag fly!
Seriously, the song is brilliant.
And this mashup was a lot of fun.
I liked it. I can still do the '2 Legit, 2 Legit 2 Quit' hand signs.
How is it brilliant? I have nothing against the song or PSY. It's catchy, I guess, like Call Me Maybe, but how is it brilliant? I would actually like to know, I'm not being an asshole.
I second r42. I'm admittedly a music snob who doesn't "get" current pop music, but I'd like to know what people think makes this song (which to me sounds like every other dance song, only in Korean) so brilliant.
That was great, thanks OP!
R43, you're not a snob. You're a tone-deaf moron, if you think this sounds like every other dance song. Seriously.
"I love how everyone in the crowd is totally into it."
That's because they're all teenage Korean girls whose bleak sordid lives promise either factory labor or prostitution.
[quote]Can you imagine in this modern world of extreme hyperbole if an artist turned around and bore their bare ass like Prince did when performing Get Off?
I'm happy for PSY and think it's awesome that finally an Asian artist had a major breakthrough in the US and European music markets. I'd rather him than another talentless whitey hack (ahem Ke$ha). "Gangnam Style" has no substance but the beat and dance are catchy, moreso than many other shit songs out now.
Good moment with PSY to dance with MC Hammer and it looked MUCH better than when Vadge had him do a cameo at her concert last week.
PSY was happily looking at his future as a gimmicky has-been.
The stupidest song I have ever heard...or seen!
[quote]"Gangnam Style" has no substance
Actually, it has a lot of substance. It's a sly critique of Korean consumer culture and class.
It's not a sly dig at anyone R51. Stop trying to make the song into something it's not. PSY is the son of a multi millionaire and grew up in Gangnam. There is no 'layer' to the song. It's just shit, really.
[quote]You're a tone-deaf moron, if you think this sounds like every other dance song.
Well, thanks for that deep and thoughtful explanation, dear.
No one needs to explain anything to you, R55.
Here's one song Gangnam Style sounds exactly like.
R45 wrote: "You're a tone-deaf moron, if you think this sounds like every other dance song. Seriously."
It sounds rather like "It's like that" by Run DMC vs Jason Nevins to me.
It's a fucking FUN song. Nothing more. Some of you tired old queens need to lighten up. We have the Middle East killing babies in their beds, Weather wiping out neighborhoods. What the hell is so wrong about a song that just makes peoiple happy for a moment? Go back to your Sondheim cast albums and let the rest play.
They don't call 'em "bitter" queens for nothing.
The Macarena was 2000% better than this shitty song.
Totally agree, r63...but, r61 has a point.
Who knew that William Hung would FINALLY make it???
PSY is having a nice run. Good for him. Don't hate.
It's this year's "Hide yo kids, hide yo wife" meme
How dare that one-hit wonder Hammer use my initials? Lambs, I think I ought to sue.
[bold]Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation[/bold]
[quote]Park Jaesang: "Human society is so hollow, and even while filming I felt pathetic. Each frame by frame was hollow," he sighs, apparently deadly serious. It's a jarring moment to see the musician drop his clownish demeanor and reveal the darker feelings behind this lighthearted-seeming song.
Beneath the catchy dance beat and hilarious scenes of Seoul's poshest neighborhood, there might be a subtle message about wealth, class, and value in South Korean society.
Gangnam is a tony Seoul neighborhood, and Park's "Gangnam Style" video lampoons its self-importance and ostentatious wealth, with Psy playing a clownish caricature of a Gangnam man. That alone makes it practically operatic compared to most K-Pop.
None of this commentary is particularly overt, which is actually what could make "Gangnam Style" so subversive. Social commentary is just not really done in mainstream Korean pop music.