Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MemeWatch: Gangnam style [Meme]

Have you heard the phrase "gangnam style" and didn't know what it meant? Want to be ahead of the curve on what the young people are doing? Then let's learn together with MemeWatch. Today's lesson is on "gungnam style."

From Know Your Meme, here's an explanation:

Gangnam Style is a 2012 dance pop single written and performed by Korean pop singer Park Jae Sung, better known by his stage name PSY. Since the release of the song and its highly entertaining music video in mid-July 2012, the video has gained more than 8 million views in the span of two weeks and spawned numerous parodies and copycat dance videos on YouTube.

The mass appeal of the music video has been attributed to its signature dance move known as "the horse-riding dance," which combines the stylistic elements of shuffle dancing and hand movements resembling the posture of a horseback rider. “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism referring to the upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle associated with trendsetters in Seoul’s Gangnam district, which is considered the most affluent part of the metropolitan area. In colloquial usage, it is comparable to the English slang terms "swag" or "yolo."

Here's the video:

Personally, I think that dance is awesome.

[Via YouTube]

1 comment:

Maurice Mitchell said...

I fell in LOVE with it when they did the SNL sketch. Hilarious! One-hit wonder for sure, but fun.