Psy has latched himself onto a music video that pokes fun at
itself. Gangnam Style
just happens to have Korean lyrics. As
I've said before, you can replace the words using other languages
and the song would still work.El Bimbo,
a song that is mostly instrumental, had its run, but the
origin of the lyrics didn't matter--it was the musicality. Bimbo Jet
was a French euro disco group that originally popularized this
song with Latino influence.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deXt2lkMpZU
Take the lyrics out of El Bimbo
and it won't matter. The melody
and the mood of the times carried the song. It is not about the
language of the lyrics for this particular song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKFa0u04pUs
Psy has nothing to prove--that may well be true--if he's contented
playing the likes of Austin Powers or Mr. Bean in a song that has been
injected with a ditty that happened to be, Korean. Willam Hung didn't
prove anything either.
don robert wrote:
Gangnam Style clicked not because of its Korean lyrics
but because of its musicality. You could replace Korean with
French, Russian, Swahili, and wait--even Tagalog (or any
local dialect) and the music (video) would still click.
The real test for Psy(cho) is if he records another song in
Korean that will top the Billboard charts, again. If he does,
then Freddie Aguilar can start gloating. Otherwise, the
William Hung effect only proves itself right--yet again.
The Macarena would be so proud.
PSY has nothing to prove. he did that already. c'mon!