No More Gangnam Style!
A few months ago I wrote about how Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe was taking over MLB stadiums across the nation. At the time our survey showed that 28 of 30 MLB teams were playing the viral song between innings during games. This week we surveyed not only all 32 NFL teams, but all 30 NBA teams as well and found that each and every one (that’s 62 teams boys and girls) were featuring Park Jae-sang’s — better known as PSY — Gangnam Style multiple times each game during breaks in play in their stadiums; and not just the audio, on the jumbo video screens as well...
Pardon my ignorance, but exactly why is this song so popular? I get the much imitated horse-riding dance, and perhaps if I were in High School I might expect to see that replacing last year’s Tebowing phenomon in hallways; but correct me if I'm wrong, this is something that the mass population of adults are into too? Of all things recorded on video and uploaded to the internet in this world, this song/video with more than 880 million YouTube views is the most watched video on YouTube ever?
What exactly is Gangnam Style? Do you have to be South Korean to understand? From the video and few lyrics I can make out, I’m guessing there’s some sexual connotation behind it, but I can’t make it out. Perhaps I’m too old to get it or maybe I’m just missing something obvious, either way, I just don’t see what all the hoopla is about. All I know is that whenever I attend a sporting event, I’m pestered with the damn thing to the point where I can’t even have a conversation with the person I’m sitting with during breaks in play.
I know this fad will go away, they always do, but I’m begging for this one to go away sooner rather than later. Please, someone come up with something else that goes viral to replace this song at sporting events so I can enjoy them once again.
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