“Oh, no, you aren’t,” some will say.
I say, Oh, yes, we are.
Check out what may be the most popular song of the 2012 and still holds strong as 2013 steps off. Brace yourselves for some “Oh, no, he didn’t” moments. Don’t worry about following the lyrics because they’re mostly in Korean.
If you can’t see the music video of “Gangnam Style” by PSY, click on the link.
“Gangnam Style” has been a number one song for weeks. PSY has been on too many TV shows to list, plus he was on TV coverage of New York’s New Year’s Eve coverage of the ball drop at Times Square.
You may have noticed, there are horses in the video. There’s a reason.
That catchy dance he’s doing? The one you may have already seen at weddings this year and, as author T.L. Costa predicts, will likely see at weddings in the future?
The Horse dance
Below is a CNN story by Paula Hancocks which includes an interview with PSY in which he talks about the dance and Gangnam, the Seoul neighborhood referenced in the song.
If you can’t see the CNN story of PSY doing The Horse, click on the link.
It kind of mixes some old classic moves from Chubby Checker’s “The Pony,” which we figured out how to do in a previous post, with some roping.
What is Gangnam Style anyway?
First off, “Gangnam” is not to be mistaken for “gangsta,” but I’m betting the alliteration resulted in some serendipitous confusion that may have attracted the spirited and rebellious.
Gangnam is a neighborhood in Seoul with a lot of wealthy people, expensive real estate, posh shops and blasting nightlife. Although CNN’s Hancock’s described the shops along the lines of Beverly Hills’s Rodeo Drive, this photo essay from Business Insider magazine’s website shows Gangnam as Seoul’s Manhattan. With a little Las Vegas Strip thrown in.
But you probably figured that out from the video.
So, what do you think? Will you be doing the dance at weddings? Or in an exercise class? Or are you sick of it?
In the mood for some more horsey hip-hop? Check out this classic post “From the Mouth of the Horse” about hip-hop to teach?