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‘Gangnam Style’ makes Billboard video list

Aug 03,2018
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.