By Heather Goldin, Staff Writer
PSY’s Gangnam Style video became the most viral video of all time last week. It has hundreds of millions of views and has also become the most “liked” video on YouTube. The Korean rapper sensation’s video may soon become the first video ever to reach a billion views. With an average viewing rate of seven million views a day, the record may not be too far out of reach. You have probably seen this humorous music video at least once. If you have access to the internet and a computer, there’s little chance that this video has fallen outside your social media radar.
The Gangnam style video has inspired a multitude of parody styles, including but not limited to “Jewish style,” “Mitt Romney style” and “Korean Pageant style.” Like any catchy song that can be set to lights, Gangnam style is no exception to the synchronized Christmas light craze. In the spirit of the holidays, I present to you Gangnam style done to Christmas lights!
GANGNAM CHRISTMAS STYLE
Use your study break to dance to some Korean pop music while getting in the holiday spirit. Two necessities, one place. You. Are. Welcome.
By Gina Curreri, MUSE Lifestyle Editor
For those of you who’ve lived under a rock for the past month, I introduce to you Gangnam Style, further reaffirming for me that South Korea is the coolest of cool. (Why haven’t Americans figured this one out?)
South Korean K-pop singer Psy released this bad boy back home recently. He said he invented the Gangnam Style dance to “dress classy and dance cheesy.” The video best speaks for itself.
Well, do you love it? Here’s a bit of the closest translation to English I could find. It’s most likely off a bit.
A girl who is warm and humane during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist
I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
A guy whose heart bursts when night comes
That kind of guy
And why does any of this matter? Well, Psy went to Boston University and even had a stint at Berklee College of Music! I figured BU students would have been a little more on top of this than they have been. Psy hilariously admits to Ryan Seacrest that he snuck in loads of alcohol to American students. This resulted in a swarm of ambulances outside BU. Well, Psy, not much has changed, except maybe that the current foreign students aren’t as cool as you were. U da man.