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‘Gangnam Style’ makes Billboard video list

Aug 03,2018
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The music video for rapper and singer Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has ranked 12th on Billboard’s list of the 100 greatest music videos of the 21st century.

The critic-selected list, published by Billboard on July 24, also put the music videos of K-pop septet BTS’ 2016 song “Blood Sweat & Tears” and Girls’ Generation’s 2009 release “Gee” at 67th and 92nd place, respectively.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been over half a decade since the satirical dance track Gangnam Style took the world by storm to become the first-ever video to be viewed over 1 billion times,” one critic said of Psy’s hit song.

“With its over-the-top antics aimed at mocking the denizens of Seoul’s Gangnam neighborhood, numerous cameos from local comedians and pop stars, and its easy-to-learn equine choreography, Psy’s video became a surprise global sensation that turned all eyes to South Korea’s music industry,” the critic said.

The 2012 dance song by Psy claimed the No. 2 spot on the highly competitive Billboard Hot 100 song charts for seven weeks in a row, making K-pop history.

Yonhap