Wednesday Video Spotlight: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes first YouTube video to pass 1 billion views
Like it or hate, one of the biggest entertainment stories of 2012 was the runaway global success of the viral video “Gangnam Style.”
Not only did South Korean pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style” – featuring that now-familiar ride-the-horsey dance – supplant Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most-viewed clip of all time on YouTube, it also recently became the first YouTube video ever to reach 1 billion views.
That’s right: ONE BILLION.
Of course, anything that big is just begging to be imitated, mocked and parodied, and “Gangnam Style” spun off spoofs in spades. In this Wednesday Video Spotlight, we’re showcasing “Gangnam Style” along with some of its imitators.