Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views, You PSYched?

    December 21, 2012
    Josh Wolford

First off, I need to apologize for the pun – low hanging fruit and all. With that aside, Hey! Sexy lady! The biggest sensation to hit YouTube all year has finally crossed the impressive one billion view mark. The megahit from South Korean superstar PSY has spawned countless remixes, parodies, and reimaginings – both good and oh so very bad. Hell, it’s killing people. Literally. It’s so popular that people like Bill O’Reilly have had a hard time explaining it. Just how did this song reach the pinnacle of internet stardom?

ICP probably has the best reasoning behind the song’s immense popularity. It’s just so fresh.

Back in September, The Guinness Book of World Records named Gangnam Style the most-liked video in the history of YouTube. It supplanted Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for that honor. And as it approaches one billion views, Gangnam Style is the most-viewed video in the history of YouTube – which obviously means that it will be the first video to ever hit this milestone.

Relive the phenomenon below:

Here it is, in all its glory: