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article imageGangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

By Tim Sandle     Dec 22, 2012 in Entertainment
Already the most watched YouTube video ever, PSY's Gangman style video has now surpassed one billion views on the channel.
Earlier this month the Digital Journal reported that the pop music song 'Gangnam Style', a dance track by South Korean pop group PSY, was YouTube's most-watched video of all time. Now, the song has been watched, played and danced to more than one billion times on the social media channel.
The South Korean dance track was first posted online in 5 July, propelling pop star PSY to worldwide fame. The number of views has continued to increased since then to search the previously unreached milestone of one billion views, as the BBC reports.
Prior to the PSY track appearing on the scene and rising up the viewing charts, the most watched video was Justin Bieber's single "Baby".
If there is anyone who has not seen it, off-set against the millions who appear to have viewed it, here is the multi-hit video (official version):
Perhaps one reason for the song's popularity is because it has been parodied so many times by many different people.
Billboard notes that the phrase "Gangnam Style" is a Korean word that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. According to the L.A. Times, the song talks about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild."
The song falls within the highly popular genre K-pop. K-pop, Time points out, is an abbreviation of Korean pop. K-pop is a musical genre consisting of dance, electronic, electropop, hip hop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea.
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