What a surprise it was to me today morning when I opened the newspaper and found K Pop News staring at me in its full glory. It was like a dream cos I was expecting some reviews and facts/trivia about soon to be released movies while bam PSY was staring at me from the pages of ‘The Hindu’.
Indeed Gangnam style has been wreaking havoc since its release in the middle of July. It has topped charts and has resulted in many parodies that People have realized that something called K Pop does exist. But I never expected an article about ‘Gangnam Style’ in Indian newspapers. Maybe it was inevitable but the power of internet is a shocking thing indeed.
To those who want to read the full article in ‘The Hindu’ here
Basically the article introduces K Pop and singer PSY. It talks about how ‘Gangnam Style’ has topped charts *well he has snatched #1 in the iTunes list and there are more charts.. O.o wow* and how people have slowly started to sing along despite the song being a full Korean song. The article also introduces the artists who worked on the video including MC Yoon Jae Suk, Comedian Noh Hong Chul and the main lead dancer in the video Hyuna of 4minute.
Is it too much to expect a mention of BigBang’s Daesung and SeungRi’s cameo?
And ofcourse the article also talks about the amazing choreo of the horse ride dance! *Woot Woot!! Britney Spears learnt it too!! Am gonna start practising too* And the random scenes which add to the humour of PSY’s video. “Gangnam Style” is capable of attracting a wide range of audience from children to grown-ups. And due to the extreme popularity of this video reportedly the area Gangnam in Seoul is also garnering much attention.
And lets not even talk about the views. The article quotes the humongous views which the official video got. 190,978,897 views.
Well thanks to PSY, many who never acknowledged K Pop have started realizing its worth and hope this may pave the way for many more Korean music videos and songs to go mainstream.
And to ardent K Pop Indian fans who have been stranded in Asia, yet never even been thought of being added to the scores of Asia Tour schedules for concerts, seeing even a tiny bit of K Pop news in our local papers is a welcome gift from the ultimate god of K Pop indeed.
Wonder if any Indian fans will perform parodies?? Interesting!!!
Here is a pic of the newspaper article..
Well “Lets dress classy and Dance cheesy” !! kekeke!!
Credit of pics: ME *been wanting to tell this for a long time* and tagged
Source: The Hindu
I kept constantly hearing about PSY’s Gangnam Style going viral and it really made me curious to watch this and I finally got around to watching the MV!!
The start was a bit rocky.. I was like what is this guy doing?? Dont tell me this is a korean version of ‘I’m sexy and I know it’
But no fear guys! We dont have dudes in speedos dancing all crazy! What we have is a hilarious version of a guy who tries to show that he is the rich chabeol aka successful drama hero you see in 90% K dramas. What made this video viral is PSY! He is amazing with his dorky dance moves and as you keep watching you say ‘Oppan Gangnam Style’ by the end of the 4 min video. SO CATCHY!!
Makes you wanna jump up and try that hilarious half sitting dance move called the ‘Horse Ride’ dance move!
The MV is very colorful and very funny! Basically gangnam is an area which is quite posh and well known for the luxurious building and style of living! So PSY is basically showing the girls that he has the gangnam aka the richman style!
But what a way to show that? All his actions seem totally opposite of that of a rich guy trying to woo a girl! gosh when the cam zooms into PSY at around 3.15 I never thought that Oppa would think sitting on a toilet bowl and singing as Gangnam style!!
Just wanna say PSY you deserve all the recognition you got! Getting 240,000,000+ views and being among the top of many lists like iTunes list etc. just shows how much K-POP rules the music world! OPPA GOGOGOGO!!
Dont stop producing different styled songs and MVs and forever Gangnam style will tickle my funny bones!
Besides I really love your choreo! It is a nice way to display ones’ assets!
OPPA’S GANGNAM STYLE FTW!!
Credit of gifs: owners,tagged.
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