Currently, YouTube has recorded more than 124,000,000 hits and countless parody video clips have been uploaded every day. The music is addictive, with an electro beat and repetitive lyrics.
Chubby with a round belly, PSY, 34, wears a tailored suit complete with chic sunglasses and different color bowties throughout the video. But it is the dance step that is drawing audiences around the world.
The video shows the move -- now named the "horse-riding dance" on the Internet -- as riding an invisible horse on a saddle in many different venues in the posh Gangnam district in Seoul.
"Gangnam Style" is a 2012 K-pop single by the South Korean rapper PSY. "Gangnam Style" is widely praised for its humor, catchy rhythm as well as Psy's unusual dance moves that have introduced many people to K-pop. First released on July 15, 2012, it entered the Gaon Chart singles chart at number one upon release, and it has the most views as a K-pop song on YouTube.
"Gangnam Style" is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district, an affluent and trendy area of Seoul. The music video depicts Psy dancing at various locations in Gangnam. The song is about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild."
PSY repeats "Oppan Gangnam Style" throughout the video, which roughly means "Girls, your big brother is Gangnam Style."