Last night, Cody Simpson and his manager Scooter Braun shared a link with the world they knew would BLOW our minds. Cody Simpson. Victoria Duffield. Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
That’s all you really need to know — so run along my friends, watch the video and start dancing with the whole crew. The duo dance in front of lawn chairs and ride imaginary horses in elevators before finally making their way into the parking garage with a huge entourage, including Cody’s sister Alli Simpson.
This cover is huge for him but also for Psy who re-tweeted the link. It’s pretty nice Scooter’s talented group all support each other — remember when Justin Bieber covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” way back?
Overall, it’s been a big week for Cody considering he just released his interactive movie Finding Cody on Sept. 18. We can’t wait to see what’s next for him and Victoria!
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I have to say I’ve written so much about the great K-Pop god that is Psy lately that I’ve practically run out of adjectives for awesome. Psy made his second appearance on Ellen today with an epic performance of “Gangnam Style.” He wore a tuxedo and his trademark glasses, dancing with a bevy of white-clad dancers.
While we’re kind of missing Britney Spears from this equation, we love that Psy went out to the audience and danced with guests. But I have to warn you that overexposure to the track might burn you out. So take it easy.
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While not completely fraudulent since he added his own twist, SheepGoesMeep uncovered where K-Pop star Psy might have seen the original horse-riding move that became so iconic in his video “Gangnam Style.” Turns out, the move was right under our noses the whole time, used in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That movie came out back in 1975, which means we’ve been going a whole 37 years without paying any attention to its irresistible charm. And if we really want to be technical it dates back to the late fifth and early sixth centuries when King Arthur was around, riding low budget invisible horses.
Remember the insane amount of parodies/covers that came out every damn day of Carly Rae Jepsen’s infectious summer hit “Call Me Maybe?” When Psy’s “Gangnam Style” went viral I knew I was doomed to writing about the covers and parodies for at least two months. Not that I don’t like writing about them, but I can assure that if you watch too many you WILL start doing the horse-riding dance in inappropriate situations.
I was pretty sure that if someone combined the two songs (which was only a matter of time) the world would cease to exist. But here we are, safe in our offices listening to Carly Rae Jepsen vs Psy “Call Me Gangnam” by xaeroseven (aka Michael Simmons). And its actually pretty good.
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We’ve watched our fair share of “Gangnam Style” remakes and parodies here at ANDPOP. Just last week, I feverishly compiled a list of the 15 best covers and literally couldn’t get the song out of my head for the rest of the weekend, much to the annoyance of my friends who had to humor me as I presented my horse-riding move.
There’s yet another parody this week. This time, Psy’s viral hit gets turned into “London Style,” showing off popular landmarks like the London Eye and Big Ben. Expect more covers… they probably won’t stop until every city on Earth produces at least one respectable “Gangnam Style” cover.
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With all the “Gangnam Style” parodies and tributes flowing off the Internet everyday, it’s been pretty difficult to keep up. We’ve seen parodies by lifeguards, beauty pageant contestants and even a quick dance blip starring Britney Spears and singer Psy himself.
That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide, featuring 15 of our favourite “Gangnam Style” parodies. Watch comic book anti-hero Deadpool storm the campus library and two guys trolling Chatroulette. You’ll never look at the iconic horse-riding dance the same way!
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It was only a matter of time before Psy brought his viral hit “Gangnam Style” to Rockefeller Plaza. The Korean pop star performed his iconic horse-riding dance with a slew of backup dancers dressed in all-white. Psy himself was dressed in a daring frog-green tuxedo.
His new manager Scooter Braun tweeted how proud he was: “As an immigrant’s kid I’m taking a lot of pride in what is happening on the @todayshow right now,” Scooter tweeted. “Thousand r here for #GangnamStyle. Watch!”
When most people go to a barbecue the host is all “oh, remember to bring a couple bags of chips — Dill Pickle please!” But when Scooter Braun goes everyone must be like “oh BTW, do you think you can bring that Psy fellow? You know the one with the song that’s ALWAYS IN MY HEAD?”
Braun tweeted a YouTube link today with a video of Psy dancing at a barbecue with synchronized swimmers. Meanwhile, Braun’s friends, including Ashley Benson’s boyfriend Ryan Good and choreographer Nick Demoura joined the party.
Braun signed the K-Pop star, whose hit “Gangnam Style,” is garnering pretty much a thousand covers day (but we’re probably lowballing it). We’re expecting this cover to go viral stat.
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For some inexplicable reason, comic book anti-hero and mercenary decided to spread some joy and cover Psy’s viral hit “Gangnam Style.” He dances all over town and air humps unsuspecting bystanders on the street. However, the best part is when he makes his way into a campus library, dressed in full costume and starts doing the horse-riding move (the same one Psy recently taught Britney Spears).
We’ve seen a few covers so far, including one by The Wanted, a hip mom and another by Matrix superfans. While we’re not tired of them yet, I suspect the amount of covers/parodies might just trump Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” So we’ve got a long way to go…
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A while ago, Britney Spears shared on Twitter that she’d love to learn Psy’s horse-riding dance in his music video for “Gangnam Style.” Leave it to Ellen to hook the pair up on her show. After Ellen’s interview with Spears and her fellow X-Factor judge Simon Cowell, the talk show host surprised the pop star by bringing out the man himself (Psy) to teach her his unique choreography.
Britney (who looked GORG BTW) picked up the moves pretty fast, despite wearing a tight pink dress that couldn’t have been easy to dance in. The video is quickly slaying the Internet.
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While PSY’s Gangnam Style is dangerously addictive, you’ll be in even more trouble once you see The Matrix’s Neo take on PSY in this hilariously edited clip. Just be careful though. Make sure you aren’t at work or eating when you’re watching this as you’ll possibly get in trouble or ruin your computer.
You sure get a lot of advantages if you work with Scooter Braun. Since Braun represents so many amazing talents, I imagine their company Christmas party to be all like: “You’re soo amazing Justin Bieber,” “No, you’re so so amazing The Wanted!!”
As we all know, Korean popstar Psy signed a record deal with Braun and he’s already getting to perform with Scooter’s other clients. At a recent concert at Los Angeles’ Avalon, Psy joined The Wanted on stage and performed his viral hit “Gangnam Style.” The result, was pure magic.
When will he perform with Justin Bieber?
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While most parents are still grappling to perfect the Mashed Potato dance move, this mom has fully moved on to Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
Her son uploaded a video of the two dancing together onto YouTube under his account mikeosong. He writes: “My mom will battle your mom. ps. This is the first thing I have ever taught my mom. She is 60 and has some serious natural talent. So… thank you PSY for bringing me and my mom together through your awesome music haha.” LOVE.
Are you guys tired of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” yet? If not, I foresee a future you throwing the nearest stapler at whoever you see doing the horse-riding dance move. “Stop!” you’ll cry. “I can’t take it anymore!” But they won’t stop and after a couple minutes you’ll start dancing too. Just dancing and crying.
But that’s a long time from now so let’s just enjoy the “Gangnam Style” parodies, covers and spin-offs while we can and save the tissues for later. The newest parody involves these two guys doing pelvic thrusts in various elevators around the city.
While I don’t think it beats the Chatroulette prank we saw yesterday, it’s still pretty funny.
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Pranking people on Chatroulette seems to be a legitimate way to spend an entire evening these days. Previously, we saw prankster SteveKardynal lip synch Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” to unsuspecting users. This round we see StefAndStefani do their own rendition of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
The guys dance in a variety of costumes and even use props — though mostly they just do the horse-riding dance move. I still have yet to try Chatroulette but I can tell you if I did I’d definitely love to be matched with these dudes.
If you haven’t already heard about “Gangnam Style,” you’re probably living under a rock. I think Psy’s viral video is going to erase all upcoming “Call Me Maybe” parodies in exchange for this. At the University of Oregon, the school’s duck mascot seems to be having the time of his life, partying on res and an eventful weekend up at the cottage. Really, how hard can it be, dancing like that in a costume (with webbed feet). Whoever is under there must be sweating.
But don’t worry, if you want to perfect your moves to the famous horse riding dance, we got you covered. Psy recently demonstrated the whole craze on a television show, so watch this tutorial closely. Remember, keep a serious face.
I haven’t attempted Psy’s “Gangnam Style” horse-trotting move yet because of similar instances in the past when I’ve tried to learn popular choreography (notably Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”) and fell embarrassingly flat.
However, if you’re so inclined to figure out the “Gangnam Style” routine and impress your friends this Friday night then check out this handy dance tutorial from the singer himself. PSY demonstrated the moves to Michelle Park and while I don’t think I’ll be attempting it anytime soon, I’ll admit he’s a good teacher.
You’ve probably heard a lot about K-Pop lately, what with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” going viral, inspiring legions of fans to adopt the horse-riding move as their modern day Macarena.
K-Pop is an energetic mashup of dance, electronic, pop and hip hop, that originated in South Korea and is quickly spreading across THE WORLD with the help of social networking sites. K-Pop’s The Wonder Girls was one of the first girl groups to introduce us to the genre (thanks Wonder Girls!!) back in 2009. With their new single “Like Money,” featuring Akon, we’re falling in love all over again. We had a chance to ask band member Lim a couple questions.
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They had a Korean meal with Akon: Bandmate Lim says the ladies were pretty eager to collaborate with Akon on “Like Money.” While some artists who work together hardly get a chance to meet, Akon made a trip to Korea and spent time with the ladies. ”We had a great experience working with Akon!” Lim says. “He actually came to Korea, we spent some time there too. We had Korean meal together and performed at a music festival. He is a fun person to be around!”
Watch “Like Money” featuring Akon here:
The Wonder Girls basically introduced us to K-Pop: The Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop artists to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 2009. They joined the Jonas Brothers on their tour and made the rounds on television programs, including an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance.
The band is like a family: The ladies became really tight, especially after they moved the US and spent more quality time together. Lim says one huge difference between touring the US and Korea is that they’re given more of an opportunity to meet fans in North America. In Korea they don’t often do one on one sessions with fans and it’s slightly more formal. “In Korea, we would bow when we meet our fans, but in the States we just say hi and they give us a hug!” she says.
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It didn’t take long for Psy’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” to be hailed as the new “Macarena.” Practically everyone can identify his horse-riding dance move and at least chant along to the chorus — unless you’re South Korean and then (duh) you probably know the verses too.
While the music video for both the male and female versions of “Gangnam Style” have an epic LMFAO flare, Psy’s horse-riding dancers also trot along with him for his shows. He recently performed on the South Korean music television program Show! Music Core and pretty much everyone in the audience went insane.
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The past couple of months, PSY has been quite the talk now that “Gangnam Style” has made it over to the other side of the world. I don’t know what it is about this guy, but the song is so damn catchy even though there’s a language barrier. Recently, he took a trip to America and showed off his famous moves at the LA Dodgers’ game.
In the good old days, everyone kept it simple and traditional. Now we have grooms surprising their spouse with a flashmob and expected choreography — so they hope. Soon we’re going to have newlyweds everywhere following the trend with this latest craze. Do you think this wedding party did PSY some justice?