Sayang, kung nakinig lang sana ang mga OPM Artists natin kay Freddie Aguilar ay baka di tayo naunahan ng Korean pop artists sa pagsikat gaya ni PSY at Gangnam Style. Dati ay inggit ang mga Koreano sa Pop Singers natin dahil sa husay nating gumaya sa mga foreign English artists. Ngayon pasok na sila sa World market at malamang masundan pa yan dahil sa mga katulad ni PSY. Magaling din pala ang kumag na ito.
Eto palang kanta na ito ay banat sa mga korap na liders o businessmen sa South Korea
at nahirapan si PSY na i-release ang mga kanta niya sa Korea kaya nagpunta ng US. Nung di pa rin mag-click ay balik siya sa Korea at pinadaan niya una sa Japan ang mga kanta niya. Nung ma-release a ma-upload sa YT ang "Gangnam Style" ay nagulantag na lang ang lahat sa biglang pagsikat nito at tinalo ang lahat ng sikat sa #1.
Ang daming korap na politician dito a mga magagaling mag-imbento ng sayaw at musika
naunahan pa tayo. [b]Gaya-gaya lang kasi ang alam kaya di sumikat ng husto.
Background and releaseo ayan, tigil na ang ungguyan at magsikap sa sariling atin para sumikat.
"Gangnam Style" is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district of Seoul, where people are trendy, hip and exude a certain supposed "class". The term was listed in Time's weekly vocabulary list as a manner associated with lavish lifestyles in Seoul's Gangnam district. Psy likened the Gangnam District to Beverly Hills, California, and said in an interview that he intended a twisted sense of humor by claiming himself to be "Gangnam Style" when everything about the song, dance, looks, and the music video is far from being such a high class.
People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are—it's only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are "Gangnam Style"—so this song is actually poking fun at those kinds of people who are trying so hard to be something that they're not.
The song talks about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild." The song's refrain "오빤 강남 스타일 (Oppan Gangnam style)" has been translated as "Big brother is Gangnam style", with Psy referring to himself; "Oppa" is a Korean expression used by females to refer to an older male friend or older brother. During an interview with The New York Times, Psy revealed that the Korean fans have huge expectations about his dancing, so he felt a lot of pressure. In order to keep up with expectations, he studied hard to find something new and stayed up late for about 30 nights to come up with the "Gangnam Style" dance. Along the way, he had tested various "cheesy" animal-inspired dance moves with his choreographer, including panda and kangaroo moves, before settling for the horse trot, which involves pretending to ride a horse, alternately holding the reins and spinning a lasso, and moving into a legs-shuffling side gallop.
During an interview with Reuters, Psy claimed that "Gangnam Style" was originally produced only for local K-pop fans, and he later said the same thing during a speech at Oxford University. On July 11, PSY and his music label YG Entertainment started releasing several promotional teasers for "Gangnam Style" to their subcribers on YouTube. On July 15, 2012, the full music video of "Gangnam Style" was uploaded onto YouTube and received about 500,000 views on its first day. However, in Germany, an ongoing dispute between YouTube and the GEMA (the country's performance rights organization) regarding copyright issues has led to thousands of music videos, including "Gangnam Style", being blocked in the country.
K-pop and the Korean Wave
Main articles: K-pop and Korean Wave
According to the news agency Agence France-Presse, the success of "Gangnam Style" could be considered as part of the Korean Wave, a term coined by Chinese journalists to refer to the significant increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture since the late 1990s.
Korean popular music (K-pop), considered by some to be the most important aspect of the Korean Wave, is a music genre that relies on cultural technology to adapt to the tastes of foreign audiences and has now grown into a popular subculture among teenagers and young adults in many places around the world. Although it has spread to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and parts of South America, its reception in the Western world has so far been lukewarm. However, social media networks such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have made it easier for K-pop musicians to reach a wider audience in the West. According to Mark James Russell from Foreign Policy, while the Korean wave "may not (yet) turn heads in Los Angeles or London", this could soon change because of the Gangnam Style phenomenon.