Pokémon Hitomchan channels his inner Psy in their weird but amazing parody of the Korean pop star’s latest single, “Gentleman.” YouTube channel Poke Parody TV even recruits all your favourite characters from the show for the video. Watch as Ash, Brock and Misty shake their hips like Psy all over this mall.
We might as well also give them a little pat on the back for not going the Psyduck route because the Psy/Psyduck references must be getting old.
A major South Korean broadcaster has banned Psy’s new video “Gentleman” (a.k.a. “Gangnam Style 2.0″) from their air waves. Psy has been given the proverbial boot because he kicked a traffic cone with the words “no parking” written on it.
The slight abuse of public property apparently didn’t meet the publicly funded KBS’ “standards as a public broadcaster” according to the Huffington Post. Apparently, the broadcasters have banned videos for similar reasons.
Because this is the internet, here’s Psy’s new video for your enjoyment. Feel free to watch as many times as your heart desires:
It may not feature a silly horsey dance, but PSY’s new single “Gentleman” will have fans imitating his new move: pelvis thrusting.
With the beat sounding a bit like “Gangnam Style”, the South Korean superstar’s new song doesn’t take itself seriously. As the video shows a very ironic turn of events, it shows PSY performing some “un-gentlemanly” tasks like speeding up a woman’s treadmill and causing a ruckus everywhere he goes.
This song is slowly creeping up on me. I think with a couple more listens in, I’ll be obsessed.
What do you think?
P.S . Be sure to check out appearances by the yellow-outfitted guy from the “Gangnam Style” video!
It never ceases to amaze me how much money Psy has made off of one song. I was not expecting this ad – but then I guess on a level I was. We present to you, Psy’s Super Bowl commercial for pistachio’s. If you know the song, sing along! To clarify, that was a joke. We all know this song.
2012 was a year filled with great music. From viral videos to new artists to the explosion of EDM, there was no shortage of entertainment. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 25 best songs of the year for your listening pleasure.
25. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” was catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days, featured mega-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa, and was an anthem for every young girl who was sick of having her heart broken. “One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick,” sang frontman Adam Levine. Me too, Adam…me too.
24. “HYFR” – Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne.
In case some of you out there still didn’t get it, HYFR stands for “Hell Yeah, F**kin’ Right.” It’s a pretty explicit song, but Drake’s swagger shines in all its glory with Lil’ Wayne’s signature drawl backing him up.
To celebrate a year in videos, YouTube invited some of their favourite stars to be in a mashup of 2012′s most culturally defining moments. Can you spot all the references?
The Peter Furia-directed video called “Rewind YouTube Style” includes Psy, Walk off the Earth, the dude from Sh*t Girls Say , Jenna Marbles and way more. If you move your mouse around the screen you’ll find highlighted links to each person’s most notable video. We’ve been waiting for it ever since Psy tweeted this pic of him with the Walk off the Earth gang.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — two of the most memorable songs of the year — are mashed together over the video.
What was your favourite moment of the year?
Watch it here
This is how you play cool during a match of mixed martial arts.
1. Bow your head down until the right time comes.
2. Surprise them with Gangnam Style.
YouTube sensation Psy is being haunted by an anti-American song called “Dear American” he performed at a protest in 2004.
According to The Hollywood Reporter he sang:
“Kill those f—ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those f—ing Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully.”
The 2004 concert was against the killing of Kim Sun-il, a South Korean missionary who was beheaded in Iraq by militants. South Korea planned to send 3000 troops to support the US war in Iraq, despite warnings from an Islamist group. After South Korea refused to back down, Kim’s execution was videotaped and the executioner said: ”Korean citizens, you were warned, your hands were the ones who killed him … your soldiers are here not for the sake of the Iraqis, but for cursed Americans.”
Below is the song Psy performed with N.E.X.T., a South Korean metal band.
Psy apologized for the lyrics in a statement to MTV News: ”While it’s important we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”
What do you think of his apology?
Listen to the song here:
Bill O’Reilly, aka no one’s favourite TV host, needed to bring in a psychologist to drop some truth bombs about the meaning behind Psy’s ”Gangnam Style.” After all, it’s the most watched music video on YouTube, even surpassing The Biebs, which apparently means it has to have some deep meaning.
I can’t figure out who I feel more sorry for, good ol’ Bill for sounding less relevant than ever by calling Psy a “Little Fat Guy from Yongyang” or Dr. Keith Ablow, the psychologist who starts off his analysis by saying “Gangnam Style” has no recognizable words. Maybe the awareness that languages besides English exist isn’t necessary for psychologists, but NEWSFLASH, “Gangnam Style” has lots of words, they’re just in this other language called Korean.
The best part is Ablow’s
brilliant conclusion that “Gangnam Style” is popular because “people don’t want any meaning.”
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The boatload of Psy covers and parodies are finally dying down but it’s not over until the Russians put their zany touch on it. This version called “Gangnam ????-???!” by MaxSheal adds a Russian spin to the Korean pop song.
I don’t think it’ll go on my iPod anytime soon but if the occasion ever calls for a Russian/Korean pop mashup, I know where to go.
Watch it here
You know it’s a legit prediction when it was supposedly spoken the year the prophet was born. Sorry Internet, #nicetrythough.
This apocalyptic meme is making the rounds online, claiming the French apothecary and astrologer Nostradamus predicted that the calm morning, a dancing horse and nine zeroes would beckon the end of the world. If the quote was true, it would be so fitting. Psy is the horse trotter from “The Land of the Morning Calm” (Korea) and his YouTube video is nearing one billion views!
Some people believe Nostradamus predicted the 9/11 attacks, with this vague message:
“In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb”,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning”
- Nostradamus 1654
Every year, Christmas lights draw a slew of people outdoors to walk around and admire their neighbours’ displays — but these lights, which are set to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” are downright hypnotizing.
The flashy display uses the roof, windows, trees and lawn — pretty much anything that can be wrapped with bulbs. Sure they’re nice now, until you’re the neighbour next door trying to get some sleep while people are raving outside your door. Still, they’re pretty dayam impressive.
Watch it here
One of the most memorable moments from last night’s American Music Awards was a “Gangnam Style” collaboration between Korean pop sensation Psy and MC Hammer at the end of the show.
The guys did Psy’s trademark horse trotting dance while wearing the iconic Harem pants. The performance was a huge surprise — Hammer came on half way through the song — but it makes TOTAL sense. Hammer also experienced rapid fame with his hit “U Can’t Touch This” in the 90s, so he probably understands the overwhelming fandom Psy’s experiencing.
The big winner at last night’s award show was Justin Bieber, who took home three awards, including artist of the year. He accepted the award on stage with his mom. ”I wanted to thank you for always believing in me,” Bieber said.
Watch it here
Psy got super nostalgic speaking at Oxford University last Wednesday, speaking about how he got his start in music. When he was 15 he saw video footage of Queen at Wembley Stadium singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” and was completely shocked at how it combined rock, opera and ballads. Upon graduating he went to the U.S for school and started making music… admittedly just to meet girls.
The “Gangnam Style” Korean singer made his speech to the 89-year-old Oxford Union Club at the university. He was mobbed by screaming fans when he arrived in Britain from France on Wednesday for his three day visit.
While we’re not sure how Psy relates to the debate society, his inspiring speech will surely motivate them to kick major ass. The best advice he gave? One of the things that sets him apart from his fellow artists is his humorous and accessible dance moves. While most artists implement complex choreography into their routines, people saw Psy’s dance moves and thought “Wow, I can do that!” He also wanted to keep his music and choreography humorous because the world was going through a tough time economically. ”I tried my best to be as ridiculous as possible,” he said.
I think he totally nailed it: People love his music because it makes them feel happy and they love his dance moves in because it feels interactive.
Watch it here
One of my favourite moments from last night’s MTV Europe awards was when Taylor Swift thanked everyone for giving her the Best Look award because she suffers from a low self esteem so it could give her the boost she needs. I find this ironic considering many girl’s sole purpose in life is to look JUST LIKE Taylor.
Taylor — who won three of the five awards she was nominated for — also had one of my favourite looks of the night. She wore the most spirited circus-themed costume during her performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and an incredibly chic J Mendel gown as well (above).
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Having won four more years in the White House, I imagine this is how Barack Obama is celebrating.
But while we might never get to see that, the man in this video is probably as close as we’ll get to witnessing the president dancing along to Gangnam Style. Seriously, the resemblance here is uncanny!
The View needed to do a quick camera rehearsal before Psy’s “Gangnam Style” performance. Unfortunately the Korean popstar wasn’t around (duh, he was probably bugging Ryan Seacrest again) so they got the next best thing: Teddy Hahn. He filled in for Psy during the camera rehearsal with an impressive performance of the trademark dance.
I don’t think anyone was expecting him to take over the stage like he did, with such charisma. He should definitely earn a big bonus this year. In fact, I hope Psy sees this and brings him out on stage during his next big show.
Watch it here
You’ve know you’ve officially made it as an artist when the cast of Glee start covering your music. And for Korean superstar Psy, that is exactly what’s happening.
In a teaser video released for an upcoming episode of Glee, the clip shows actors Kevin McHale, Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz treating fans with a clip of the cast rehearsing the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance. But as exciting this may seem for gleeks around the world, the cynic in me couldn’t help but wonder how it’s going to work.
While I’m sure the cast will get the dance covered, what about the lyrics?
With Criss and McHale struggling to come up with a suitable nickname for Glee’s cover of ‘Gangnam Style’ (‘Gleengham style?!’), I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried.
Since practically every academic institute has produced a parody of Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” it was about time MIT jumped on board. The only difference? Their version includes American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic, and activist, NOAM CHOMSKY. It makes sense considering he’s a professor at MIT.
They also have an edge because they got their vocal choir, sailing club and quidditch team involved, meaning there’s tons of school spirit. The glee club breaks it down with a doo-wop relief near the middle.
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Part of South Korea’s plan to destroy America, the “Gangnam Style” weaponized song works slowly but effectively. This roof party nearly collapsed into a parking garage as everyone danced along with Psy’s viral hit. If I was the person recording that video, I’d definitely get myself and my car out of there.