“Gangnam Style” is a single by the South Korean pop star PSY.
The song was released in July 2012. But I’m sure you have already heard this music. Everyone has.
He is the number one in more than 30 countries all around the world and he has been at the top of the United States’charts for 6 weeks. On September 20, 2012, “Gangnam Style” was recognized by Guiness World Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history. In only four months more than 812 million people have watched the video.
His visit to France made some noise : more than 20.000 people came and danced in Paris (at the Trocadero, in front of the Eiffel Tower). This music is a real phenomenon. Actually everyone is touched by it. Even the General Secretary of the UNO danced it.
Mourad Merzouki, a well-known choregraher analyzed the Gangnam Style’s dance. He thinks it encapsulates all the perfect elements to be successful ! It is like a “Korean Macarena”, something really easy, that everyone is able to dance in parties and could be a summer hit.
Impressed by the world’s passion for PSY (his real name is Park Jae-Sang), the South Koreans have decided to give him a special medal for “exceptionnal services” for his country. Indeed, he made “Gangnam” famous, which is a District of Seoul, and he aroused the interest of the rest of the world.
Do you think this price is deserved ? In my opinion, people don’t really care about South Korea. They are only attracted by a pop song and are not interesting in the rest. That’s why I think South Korea shouldn’t give him this price, because the country won’t become famous because of that. Like all the hits, everyone will forget this song in a few months and no one will care about South Korea again.