We all remember the 2012 South Korean mega hit that took the world by storm. Psy’s viral video for Gangnam Style became the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube.
This was a feat that was previously thought to be impossible.
After reigning for a little under five years, the video for Gangnam Style, which boasts over 2 billion views is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube. The music video was overtaken this week by Charlie Puth’s and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again.
Psy, a South Korean singer, rapper and record producer is known for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single, Gangnam Style. The song’s refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.
The musician was little-known outside of South Korea before Gangnam Style went viral due to its infectious pop beat.
Peep the colourful video here to jerk your memory here
The video became the first to reach one billion views on YouTube and caused the site’s engineers to scramble to make changes when it topped 2.1 billion views, previously thought to be the maximum possible.
As of Tuesday, Gangnam Style had 2.895 billion views on YouTube, just under See You Again, which was featured in the movie Furious 7. The song was a tribute to Paul Walker, an actor in The Fast and Furious film franchise who died in a car wreck before the movie’s release.
Peep the video here
Also on Connect: