The End Is Neigh: ‘Gangnam Style’ Is YouTube’s Most Watched Video of All Time
K-Pop mega-hit has more than 820 million views
Take a close look at yourself, humanity: “Gangnam Style,” the world-dominating single from K-Pop sensation PSY, has become the most-watched YouTube video of all time, with more than 820 million views accounted for. As the BBC points out, that cruises by the previous record-holder, Bieber’s “Baby,” which is currently hovering around a measly 805 million views on YouTube. Think Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, regrets being the first person in the U.S. to tweet a link to it?
Since it was first posted on YouTube back in July, “Gangnam Style” has become an inescapable phenomenon, inspiring prison inmate parodies, somehow topping Billboard’s Rap Songs chart, and even working its way into Thailand’s gang violence. PSY recently brought the disorienting smash hit to MTV’s European Music Awards, where the clip picked up the trophy for Best Video. He also showcased his “Gangnam” moves at the American Music Awards, teaming up with MC Hammer(!) to close broadcast.
Whaddya say you take us round one more time for a victory lap, PSY?