Calling PSY’s “Gangnam Style” a big hit would be a huge understatement. Five years since it dominated the internet, the catchy, massive hit single still remains relevant in the hearts of netizens everywhere.
The Korean pop song recently broke another milestone; on November 25, Park Jae-sang, who is better known around the globe as PSY, announced on Twitter that his 2012 viral song “Gangnam Style” has reached 3 billion views on YouTube.
— PSY (@psy_oppa) November 26, 2017
According to Billboard, PSY’s megahit song is, by far, the highest-charting Korean song. “Gangnam Style” hit No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart at the height of its popularity, helping to introduce billions of people to K-pop songs.
PSY’s “Gangnam Style” reigned supreme as YouTube’s #1 video for approximately five years, Forbes reported. However, things changed in July 2017 when it was overthrown by the “Furious 7” song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, eventually pushing the K-Pop ditty down to the #2 spot.
In a rather surprising turn of events, newcomer single “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, which was released in January 2017, pushed the two titles down a notch to the #3 (“Gangnam Style”) and #2 spots (“See You Again”). It is now YouTube’s #1 video and the first ever uploaded content on the platform to ever break the 4 billion barrier.
The unique production of the music video as well as its incredibly catchy tune helped “Gangnam Style” climb the charts. It featured the iconic horse riding dance step, hilarious scenes, and explosions that would make Michael Bay proud.
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