PSY - Gangnam Style

21 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments

PSY has quickly became extremely well known and it's all to do with this video. His real name is Park Jae-Sang and he is from South Korea. It is the first time he has appeared on this blog and I so hope this isn't the last as he has made me laugh lots with this music video. It is also the first K-Pop song to appear on this blog too. "Gangnam Style" was written by Yoo Gun-Hyung and PSY, it's so catchy you can't help but sing a long, but the video always cracks a smile on people's faces. He also taught Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres how to do the Gangnam Style (check out the video below). This song has charted all over the world, and even managed to get to number one in South Korea, Finland and Denmark, it just missed out on getting to that top spot in Belgium. It is also climbing high in the UK Chart, it is currently number one on the iTunes Chart, but he has stiff competition, but can he score his first ever UK number one?

This music video is a fist full of laughs, it's performance based with elements of a narrative hidden between. There are some quite awkward moments, but it suits K-Pop. It's a whole different genre to certain countries, and PSY has managed to show the world what it's all about I would definitely call him the leader of this type of music, however will he be a one-hit wonder? I so hope not.

There are some really surprising scenes such as the elevator, however I usually try to ignore that bit, but I really do like the big choreographed section where they are all dancing together, and then that dance battle is amazing too, I can't help but chant "go PSY, go PSY".

The music video has quite a few special effects too, there is an explosion at one point, and there's so much going on that I definitely can't comment on it all. For those of you who are wondering what the sauna bit is, I'm not sure either, but PSY is straight, he has a wife and 2 twin daughters.

Celebrities are commonly found in K-Pop music videos, and there is quite a few of them, never mind how minor a celebrity they are. There is 4minute member Hyuna, BIGBANG members Daesung and Seungri, Hwang Min-woo (from Korea's Got Talent), Yoo Jae-suk and No Hongchul.

The video was only released for fans, however the fans were the ones who managed to share this song and video with the world, creating a "snowball effect".

Overall, this song is amazing and should get the number one spot this Sunday on the UK Chart, as for the accompanying music video, it's groovy, different and has got the whole world giggling, not only that but it has also introduced a lot of people who had never heard of K-Pop top a whole different genre. There are surprising scenes, but what PSY has managed to achieve in such a small space of time has definitely made up for it, clearly there is no other rating for this music video!
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