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Gangnam Style

I have Gangnam Style fever.  What the hell is that?  Have you never heard of Gangnam Style?  Have you been in a hole?  Or are you just older with kids?  Ok, me too.  I am in the same demographic.  Older with kids.  But through the magic of Facebook and the internet and my friends who are younger and Asian and I had the benefit of seeing this all over my Facebook a few weeks ago.  I normally don't watch this stuff because it doesn't appeal to me, but I kept seeing this all over and I was curious.


Here is a really good wrap up about Gangnam Style by Mashable.  Basically it is a hit pop song from Korea that has gone viral.  It has over 110 Million views on Youtube right now.  It has overtaken Justin B. and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Why am I writing about it?  Because I think this is a great video and lots of FUN.  My kids want to watch it over and over and try to do the moves.  I have some rhythm, but I also have two left feet, so I can't dance, but when I watch this video, I think I can actually do the moves.  It is basically someone riding a horse.  Yup, a horse.  This video was produced in Korea with a K-Pop star, so I am not sure how he even thought of riding a horse.  But you have to see it to believe it.  It's like an Asian guy wearing a suit in Korea doing a line dance with pop music pretending to ride and rope a horse.

I am Chinese - not Korean, so I have no idea what they are saying either, but it doesn't matter.  It is just fun.  I know most of the people on my site are NOT Asian, so it doesn't matter to you, but it is awesome for my kids to see Asians in popular culture so they don't think that being Asian is so rare, and that it might be even be cool to be Asian or half Asian.  I grew up in NYC where I was surrounded by Asians, and now we live in Kansas where we are are NOT surrounded by Asians, so for my kids to see an Asian take the music world by storm is pretty cool.

So here is the video.  I hope you get a kick out of it.  It is really fun.


Now if you did like this, I hope you will watch a son and his mom do a version of this dance.  It is really nice and obviously he and his mom are having lots of fun.  Enjoy.


If you are still here that means you might have Gangnam Style fever as well, so I have one more video.  I showed a sweet video with a mom and her son for all the ladies.  Now I have a video for all the guys and husbands. If you have a teenage boy, he might be very interested in this one as well. This one is basically hot Asian chicks who dance to Gangnam Style.  I think they are in the original  video, but this one really shows off their assets.



Believe me when I tell you this will hit America in the next few weeks.  There are already lots of videos copying the moves.  I hope you guys have enjoyed this.

14 comments:

  1. That was fun...I can see why it's going viral!!!

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  2. I totally just pulled a muscle in my neck ...thanks Hubs.

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  3. I love the video of the mom and son. I loved their moves. I can't help it though, every time I hear the chorus I hear Whup 'em condom style.

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  4. hilarious!! now i just need to have a few drinks so i can try to dance to it!! lol

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  5. They are playing this song on our local radio station in Saskatchewan. Which is like Kansas, only lamer, and North. Now I know where it comes from. My 4 year old is now singing it all the time, so... thank you?

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  6. Sounds like an Asian Ricky Martin meets LMFAO. I'm kind of digging it, even if it almost sounds like he's saying "Open condom, star" :)

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  7. I like to call it "Instant Happiness." A morning show here in Denver shows a clip all the time. The guy & mom video... AWESOME. LOVE! IT!!

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  8. I told me friends to expect it soon, as it appears to be hitting the West Coast right now. It's sure to hit "mainstream" here in the midwest soon.

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  9. It does look fun, but all I hear is Whup'em condom style! I was like WTH? condom style?

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  10. Please tell me you've introduced your Happa kids to the glory of Chinese movies! I'm half Chinese, my kids are a mix of Chinese, Japanese, and more. My daughter -- who's only 20 months old -- LOVES Chinese martial arts movies. They entrance her. I also think its important for them to see media where they are not an afterthought or the token minority. Even though we live in California and see Asians all the time in every day life, we rarely see them on TV or in U.S. movies.

    Also, the song is more of a spoof. He's making fun of the excess commercialism of a group of people who live in the Gangnam area. (Link to excellent article follows: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/gangnam-style-dissected-the-subversive-message-within-south-koreas-music-video-sensation/261462/)

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  11. That's funny! I actually heard this song a few times on one of the XM stations I listen to in the car. I thought it might have been some Indian club song or something. Now I know where it comes from! But every time I hear them say "Gangnam Style," for whatever reason, I actually hear "Gundam Style"...

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  12. could he be Korea's version of LMFAO?

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  13. I love it, thanks! And the mum and son video is fantastic too.

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