Gangnam Style Fever

I think everyone in the world really know this dance. It’s the world famous dance right now. People try to shake their body following the music and together do the Gangnam Style. Gangnam Style is a Korean pop single popularized by Park Jae Sang or PSY. He is a rapper from South Korea. This song was first released on July 15, 2012. Gangnam Style as the most watched K-Pop video on Youtube. The video of Gangnam Style has been viewed over 730 million times on Youtube. Gangnam itself is actually a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district. Gangnam district is an elite area (high class) where we can find many top artist, public figures, etc. For those who want to be more beautiful, Gangnam is like a paradise for them. We can find more than 300’s plastic surgery clinics in Gangnam. Because of the uniqueness and the funny video of PSY dancing at the some point in the Gangnam district, then the K-Pop fans began spread the video through by the social networking media. The snowball effect came so quickly. Gangnam Style itself is identical to the “horse dance” which is done a very attractive by PSY.

Here’s some of the Gangnam Style lyrics:

Oppan gang-namseutayil
Kang-namseutayil
Naje-neun ttasaroun inkanjeo-gin yeoja
Keopi hanjanye yeoyureuraneun pumkyeok i-nneun yeoja
Bami omyeon shimjangi tteugeowojineun yeoja
Keureon banjeon i-nneun yeoja
................................................

The video has been attracted the attentions of famous singers, including Robbie Williams, T-Pain, and Josh Groban through their tweet. I also heard that the Justin Bieber’s management reportedly invited Park Jae Sang (PSY) to collaborate. We can find several of Korean artists in the video, like: Hyuna (4minute member), Seungri and Daesung (Big Bang members), Yoo Jae-Seok and Noh Hong-cheol (Comedian/television personality). International media also reviewed the Gangnam Style, like: The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, USA Today, ABC News, Bloomberg, ESPN, CNBC, The Vancouver Observer, etc. “Gangnam Style is a ridiculous and incredible dance”, reported by The Washington Post. PSY succeed to bring the “pop culture moment” into the “colorful” video. Gangnam Style is being celebrated in the USA and around the world today.

PSY recorded a new achievement, related with the Gangnam Style song. This song was sold more than 2 million based of digital sales. So, PSY got the double platinum award by Recording Association of America (RIAA) in USA. Gangnam Style now currently ranked at the second in term of the most viewed video. PSY taught several famous artists, like: Britney Spears, Ellen Degeners, even the Oxford student. He also appeared in some television show, like: Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, and The X-Factor. He had no trouble with English language, because he had studied in the university in USA.


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Gangnam Style Fever (Humanoid Autonomous Robot)

Gangnam Style fever really hit the world. Many people try to dance following the PSY. Even some events which involving many people also practice this dance. Not only human, the robot also dancing with the Gangnam Style in USA. This robot is actually as fire extinguisher at the U.S Navy warship. However, the researcher from the Robotics and Mechanism Laboratory at Virginia add new program. So, the robot can dance the Gangnam Style. This robot has full name: CHARLIE-2 (Cognitive Humanoid Autonomous Robot with Learning Intelligence- Version 2). As reported by the NBC news, CHARLIE-2 also “possessed” with the Gangnam Style. His hands were in the front, and the movement like riding horse. The CHARLIE-2 video is also uploaded on Youtube on October 19, 2012. CHARLI-2 has behaviors for humanoid robots. It is designed for safety and low cost. As the next generation of CHARLIE series, CHARLIE-2 improves speed in walking and stability, autonomy and intelligence, and also soccer playing skills. That’s why CHARLIE-2 designed to participate in the robot soccer competition.

The robot was made in 2011. CHARLIE-2 has height about 141cm, length about 48 cm, width about 20 cm, and weight about 12.1 kg. The speed while walking is about 1.4 km/h. Computing system using SBC with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU. CHARLIE-2 also completed with Sensors, 3-Axis rate Gyro and 3-Axis accelerometer in the pelvis, and then one camera and two microphones in the head, encoders at each joint. CHARLIE-2 use power, like: rechargeable 14.8V Li-Po for actuation and II.IV Li-Po for computing, 30 minute of operation time. Material: titanium, Aluminum-alloy, and carbon fiber composites for the structure, and then plastic for the cover. CHARLIE-2 got few awards, like: 2011 Best Invention of the Year by Time Magazine, RoboCup 2011 Adult Size World Champions (won first place for autonomous soccer), RoboCup 2012 Adult Size World Champions, Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award.

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

This dance has become a craze, pras, because of the music's beat and the simplistic dance style. It's fun to watch but not relaxing. :)


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow this was different but an amazing hub as always from you!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

What a fun dance, makes a hubber get up and move. YEA..


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Nemingha 3 years ago

I didn't even know there was a Gangnam Style until I read this. I think I'm just too old to care about styles or crazes in anything anymore. They com and go, come and go, come and go ad infinitum. Good hub as usual though.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, drbj. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy the Gangnam style though it's not relaxing. But it's fun, right! Have a good day!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, acaetnna. I hope you enjoy this hub. Thanks for coming. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ruby. Let's dance with me and I am glad you enjoy this hub. Cheers...Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Nemingha. Welcome back to my hub. Thanks for dropping by and share your opinion about Gangnam Style. I hope you still enjoy this hub as something fun to read. Take care!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

This hub put me in a great dancing mood.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I love this hub.. I see this guy on commercials he is so funny,.. he makes me want to dance.. awesome hub

voted up

debbie


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

I must say...this is certainly a catchy tune. I watched the videos and this was the first time that I have seen or heard this. Now I know what Gangnam Style Fever is due to reading your hub. Up and interesting votes.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

We were dancing to this the other night at my friends house! lol! great to see the story behind this great video! voted up! nell


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fastfreta 3 years ago from Southern California

Fun hub and fun dance. This craze reminds me of the Macarena of the 1990's.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Pop. I am glad you enjoy the Gangnam Style. Thanks for reading. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Debby. Good to see you again and I am glad you love the Gangnam Style. Thanks for share your vote. Cheers.....Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. Welcome to my hub. Thanks for your attention by reading this hub. I am glad you enjoy it. Your vote are much appreciated. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Nell. I am glad to see you again. I hope you can dance with joy and fun. Send my warm greeting to your friends. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, fastfreta. Welcome back to my hub. I am so happy to see you here. I agree with you about Macarena dance. Some people say like you about this dance. Cheers.....Prasetio


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Watching the dance videos was very interesting, Prasetio! The music certainly does have a fun beat. I didn't know anything about Gangnam Style before I read your hub, so thanks for the information.


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sweetarrow 3 years ago from China

Divina commedia


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

what a fun hub! I remember when my kids first showed me this video and I guess it goes to show you it's impossible to predict which youtube video or hub for that matter will go viral so I guess we should keep writing! Voted up!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, AliciaC for coming and share your interest to this dance. I agree with you about the music. No wonder that PSY got the double platinum award. Have a nice day.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, sweetarrow. I hope you enjoy the Gangnam Style as well. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, healthylife2. Good to see you here. I am glad you enjoy it like your son. We know that many people got fame because the viral effect like in youtube. Back to the luck, right. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Pollyannalana 3 years ago from US

It is somewhat like a dance many years ago called the pony. It has been improved upon and jazzed up, pretty entertaining.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

This song is one that tends to get stuck in my head after I hear it. I'm sure all be dancing Gangnam style all day now. : ) And now I know where it came from.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Pollyannalana. Thanks for coming and share about the pony dance. I had never heard about this dance before. Have a nice day!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, DeborahNeyens for coming to this hub and share how you interest with the Gangnam Style. You came up with a big smile....I love it. Take care!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub. This is a funny dance, I saw a little kid doing it on tv the other day, so cute. Voted up.


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

This song is now stuck in my head...lol! What a fun hub!!!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, moonlake. Many people get motivated to practice this dance, even a little kid. If the people enjoy it, I believe that they want to dance with smile and happy as well. Cheers, Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, AudraLeigh. Thanks for coming and let's dance together!


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

You would not want me to dance...two left feet!!!


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miscellanea 3 years ago from Morocco

Such a lovely hub, actually :) About Gangnam Style that song isn't just an ordinary one. There was never as successful a song as this :) just check how many views on youtube but it's lovely tho


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

For second comment, I hope a big smile always be with you. Cheers, Prasetio :-)


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

Voted this hub funny and shared to my hub friends! I don't know why I, too am liking this gangnam rhythm and dance move! It's addicting! Argghh!! Psy's a genius! hahaha!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I've been wondering about gangnam style as I've been hearing a lot about it. I wasn't sure what it was, so thanks for this hub--and the video!


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Prasetio,

I have learned something new from this hub because I never heard of Psy or Gangman style before. Not really crazy about this kind of music but I did enjoy Psy's dancing.

Voted up and awesome

Best Wishes

Sue


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This was fun and a catchy tune too :)


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

That was certainly lively. I must be the last to know about gangnam Style fever. lol


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, miscellanea for coming to this hub. The first time I saw the video, I really curious what makes this viewed by many people. I hope you enjoy this hub as well. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, beingwell. Thanks for dropping by and your interest to the Gangnam Style. It's a unique dance and fun too. Have a nice day :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Victoria Lynn. I hope you enjoy the video and why the video very well known. Thanks for reading. Cheers, Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sue. I am so happy to see you again. I hope you enjoy the video and you know why the video so popular among us. Thanks for the vote. God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Susan. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Have a good day!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, mckbirdbks. At least you still have a chance to see how the video has millions hits. Better late than never, right! Take care....

Prasetio


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agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

Hi Prasetio 30,

This is another very interesting hub you've written. Yes Gangnam style is popular worldwide although frankly speaking we also have tari Kuda Lumping which is not less attractive. I always like your hubs brother and always look forward to reading more. Vote up this beautiful hub.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

Yes, this is singer's music is even popular in Peru! I'm surprised it involves a lifestyle, as well. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Brother, agusfanani. I always wait yor comment. Thanks to remind me about "kuda lumping" dance. Of course, it looks similar with the traditional dance from our country. Thanks for the vote. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, vespawoolf. Many people got fever by this dance, even in Peru. Thanks for reading and I am glad you love it. Take care!

Prasetio


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anglnwu 3 years ago

I first knew about the Gangnam style from watching SNL and PSY made a guest appearance. I was so entertained, I've seen quite a few spins on Youtube. I love it .


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

I couldn't believe how anyone would find this amusing until I saw the video itself and was addicted to it. If you're looking for an American equivalent to the location, think Beverly Hills when you think Gangnam. Voting this Up and Funny.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, anglnwu. Thanks for your attention to this hub. I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, alocsin. Thanks for coming and I agree with you about Beverly Hills with the Gangnam district. I am glad you love the video as well.

Prasetio


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

So interesting, prasetio! Superb information! Thank you :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, MartieCoetser. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it! take care... ~prasetio


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

The video has gotten over 1 billion views on YouTube. Unbelievable. Great Hub and much fun!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Suzanne. I hope you always enjoy my hubs. Have a great day and Merry Christmas. ~prasetio


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

Merry Christmas to you too, Pras.


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Even the disabeld that I work with does it too!!!!!

Merry chrismas to you xxx E


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi,Suzanne. Merry Christmas too.....I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, elle64. Good to see you here. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Merry Christmas....


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ethel smith 3 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

It's funny what catches on isnt it lol


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, ethel smith. I am glad you enjoy it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,


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wrenfrost56 3 years ago from U.K.

You are so right prasetio30 Gangnam style is the dance that everyone knows, no matter where you are in the world :) We even performed it in last years Christmas pantomime, everyone sang and danced along it was really good fun. Thanks for another entertaining and informative hub, take care my friend. :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, wrenfrost56. Good to see you again. I am glad to know that you also love this dance. It's like a fever where many people try to dance the gangnam style. Take care!

Prasetio


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

When I first heard of Gangnam Style I didn't dance to it, and never thought I would now I enjoy dancing to it, and is unbelievable how the singer came up with such an idea. Excellent Hub!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, DDE. Welcome to my hub. Since the people know this dance, they try to make it more colorful. Thank you very much for share your comment about Gangnam Style. Take care!

Prasetio

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