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Gangnam Style"
[1]
Single by Psy
from the album Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
Released July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
Format *CD single*digital download
Recorded 2011–12
Genre *K-pop[1][2]
Length 3:39
Label *YG*Universal Republic
Writer(s) *Park Jae-Sang*Yoo Gun-hyung[5]
Producer(s) *Park Jae-Sang
Psy chronology
"Korea"

(2012)

"Gangnam Style"

(2012)

"Gentleman"

(2013)

Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 Disc artwork
[2]
Music sample
"Gangnam Style" Menu 0:00   
Music video
"Gangnam Style" on YouTube
"Gangnam Style"
Hangul
Hanja 스타일
Revised Romanization Gangnam seutail
McCune–Reischauer Kangnam sŭt'ail
Gangnam Style" (Korean: 강남스타일, IPA: [kaŋnam sʰɯtʰail]) is the 18th K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1, and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012, "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views.[7] The song's music video has been viewed over 2.55 billion times on YouTube,[8] and has been YouTube's most watched video since November 24, 2012, when it surpassed the music video for "Baby" by Justin Bieber.[9]

The phrase "Gangnam Style" is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture worldwide since then. "Gangnam Style" received mixed to positive reviews, with praise going to its catchy beat and Psy's amusing dance moves (which themselves have become a phenomenon) in the music video and during live performances in various locations around the world. In September 2012, "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video on YouTube. It subsequently won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards held later that year. It became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different individuals, groups and organizations.

By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts of more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. As the song continued to rapidly gain popularity and ubiquity, its signature dance moves were attempted by many notable political leaders such as the British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who hailed it as a "force for world peace".[10] On May 7, 2013, at a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama cited the success of "Gangnam Style" as an example of how people around the world are being "swept up" by the Korean Wave of culture.[11]

Gangnam Style / 2 Legit 2 Quit Mashup" (featuring MC Hammer)

3:57
Remix EP[225]
No. Title Length
1. "Gangnam Style (강남스타일)" (featuring 2 Chainz and Tyga) (Diplo Remix)

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