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Gagnam Style - Korean Pop star takes over the world

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,654 ✭✭✭✭ MadYaker




  • Site Banned Posts: 1,678 Andy!!


    He took over the world three weeks ago, where have you been! :P

    I live here in South Korea and it's been Gangnam Style fever for nigh on two months now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,184 ✭✭✭ Kenno90


    Open Condom Style :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭ FatherLen


    wow you are really behind the curve on this one


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭ krudler


    youtube sensation hipsters are the new hipsters :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,674 ✭✭✭ DirtyBollox


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,743 MrMatisse


    Did someone say Hipsters?



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,743 MrMatisse


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    Ahh Nerds who live there life on the Internet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭ krudler


    the live version is great too, thousands of Koreans (the nice ones) going mental



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    I give him another month.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,166 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,096 ✭✭✭ Icyseanfitz


    damn it the more i hear it the more i like it


  • Registered Users Posts: 386 ✭✭ clusk007


    Could not stop laughing at this!


    Got great moves for a bear..


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,654 ✭✭✭✭ MadYaker


    krudler wrote: »
    the live version is great too, thousands of Koreans (the nice ones) going mental


    Thats unreal! Id be going fcking mental if i was there too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭ GetWithIt


    Still waiting for the Jimmy's Winning Matches mashup.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,775 ✭✭✭✭ Gbear


    Jaysus.. I've been wondering for the past couple of weeks what the **** this meme was about.

    I just kept seeing random pictures of a slightly rotund korean in sunglasses for no good reason.


  • Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 21,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Agent Smith


    Kenno90 wrote: »
    Open Condom Style :pac:



    Exactly what I hear too....


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,678 Andy!!


    ScumLord wrote: »
    I give him another month.

    This song is from his 7th studio album. This song is nearing 270 million views on youtube. He was signed in the states by Justin Biebers manager. He has appeared on TV shows in America, and is probably hella wealthy by now.Egg on your face much?

    Congrats on your boards.ie moderatorship though :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,380 geeky


    My wife and I love this guy.

    Apparently the lyrics, when translated, are a send-up of wealthy South Korean culture - Gangnam being the most wealthy area in the country. Kind of like a Korean Ross O'Carroll Kelly, except not done to death.

    Here's a making of video. There's a lot of laughing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    Any video (and following parodies/tributes) that provides so many dancing Korean ladies cannot be bad.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,326 Jason Todd


    This one has its moments-



  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭ Davyhal


    A few month's back, one of my mates was back from Korea, and he said that we had to check out this song. He admitted it was his guilty pleasure, and also weirdly predicted that if he saw any K-Pop song taking off internationally, this would be it.... Of course we all laughed at him, and even more so at the song and video (we may have been slightly intoxicated at the time, making it even funnier), but my God, I was out last weekend and I heard it in the Nightclub. This is getting out of hand folks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,461 ✭✭✭ --Kaiser--


    Lyrics explained here
    So "Oppan Gangnam style" means "(girls!) Older brother is Gangnam
    style," and Gangnam is the richest district in Korea full of expensive condos many of which are well over US $2 million dollars


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,225 snausages


    Andy!! wrote: »
    This song is from his 7th studio album. This song is nearing 270 million views on youtube. He was signed in the states by Justin Biebers manager. He has appeared on TV shows in America, and is probably hella wealthy by now.Egg on your face much?

    Congrats on your boards.ie moderatorship though :D

    Anyone remember when Rick Astley tried to make a comeback? These internet meme things have a lifespan of about 5 minutes. They become so overexposed in such a short space of time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,823 ✭✭✭✭ smash


    He's on his 6th album... he was bound to make a break at some point :D


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,678 Andy!!


    snausages wrote: »
    Andy!! wrote: »
    This song is from his 7th studio album. This song is nearing 270 million views on youtube. He was signed in the states by Justin Biebers manager. He has appeared on TV shows in America, and is probably hella wealthy by now.Egg on your face much?

    Congrats on your boards.ie moderatorship though :D

    Anyone remember when Rick Astley tried to make a comeback? These internet meme things have a lifespan of about 5 minutes. They become so overexposed in such a short space of time.

    Yeah except he isnt a meme is he, hes a musician.

    Oh and smash, his previous albums did quite well in Korea back in the day, just cause he has turned up under your nose doesnt mean he has finally 'made it'.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,823 ✭✭✭✭ smash


    Andy!! wrote: »
    Oh and smash, his previous albums did quite well in Korea back in the day, just cause he has turned up under your nose doesnt mean he has finally 'made it'.

    No, you're wrong.... my opinion is all that counts :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,225 snausages


    Andy!! wrote: »
    Yeah except he isnt a meme is he, hes a musician.

    Oh and smash, his previous albums did quite well in Korea back in the day, just cause he has turned up under your nose doesnt mean he has finally 'made it'.

    Rick Astley isn't a 'meme' either. Memes are transitory, this guy might continue to be big business for quite a while in South Korea but "Gangam Style" most likely will not


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,678 Andy!!


    Sorry smash, gotta keep reminding myself to not feed the trolls! ;P
    snausages wrote: »
    Andy!! wrote: »
    Yeah except he isnt a meme is he, hes a musician.

    Oh and smash, his previous albums did quite well in Korea back in the day, just cause he has turned up under your nose doesnt mean he has finally 'made it'.

    Rick Astley isn't a 'meme' either. Memes are transitory, this guy might continue to be big business for quite a while in South Korea but "Gangam Style" most likely will not

    Uuummmm..... is that not how songs normally work?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,225 snausages


    Andy!! wrote: »
    Sorry smash, gotta keep reminding myself to not feed the trolls! ;P



    Uuummmm..... is that not how songs normally work?

    Sure, but quirky internet fad songs are notorious for blowing up fast and burning out just as quickly. Once people tire of this song it's likely that no-one will care about him anymore, at least not outside of South korea.


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