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Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’


Musical fact: one great pop song a day keeps the doctor away. Old, new or exclusive – a song worthy of a place on your iPod that deserves at least one listen for every 15 repeat plays of ‘Glad You Came’. This is ALARM POP!

And now for something a bit different. Psy is a South Korean rapper whose latest hit has become something of a global sensation. Clocking a staggering 100 MILLION YouTube views (and rising!), the extremely silly ‘Gangnam Style’ has become the most viewed K-Pop song OF ALL TIME.

A health warning for MP! readers everywhere: this song, an irritatingly infectious earworm that borders on novelty, is catchier than the common cold.

Should you ever manage to forget what it sounds like (please tell us how),  we guarantee that the utterly bizarre video will stick with you.

The action moves from sauna to jacuzzi to a National Express coach (or its Korean equivalent) adorned with disco balls, to a fairground. There’s a ridiculous dance routine. There are horses.

There’s also a strange storyline, culminating in our hero getting the girl, who joins his ever-growing dance troupe under the strobe lights as the song (thankfully) draws to its conclusion.

Oh no, it’s not over yet. There’s Psy sitting on a toilet.

Gangnam, fact fans, is a posh district of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

Oh yes,  Maximum Pop! can do geographical trivia too.

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