The Man Behind the Moves: Psy of 'Gangnam Style' Fame

Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, and Psy do the Pony dance. Courtesy The Ellen DeGeneres Show/Warner Bros. Television Group

Maybe you’ve been too preoccupied with presidential politics or incompetent NFL replacement refs to get into Gangnam Style, the hilarious music video from South Korean rapper Psy (whose real name is Park Jae-sang), which has logged about 280 million views on YouTube since its July 15 debut. It is now the most “liked” video in YouTube history and has topped charts worldwide. Like Macarena, that grating global hit from the mid-1990s, Gangnam Style has a distinctive dance and catchy tune that make one’s inability to decipher the lyrics almost irrelevant.

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