Gangnam Style

2012 single by Psy

"Gangnam Style" (Korean: 강남스타일) is a song by PSY. The music video has been watched over 3.2 billion times on YouTube as of August 28, 2018.[1] It is the first video in the website's history that more than 1 billion people have seen. It has made people make many videos like it but in other locations, named "parodies". Barack Obama, David Cameron, and Ban Ki-moon tried the song's dance moves.[2]

"Gangnam Style"
Single by PSY
from the album PSY's Best 6th Part 1
ReleasedJuly 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
LabelYG, Universal Republic
Songwriter(s)Yoo Gun-hyung, PSY
Producer(s)Yang Hyun-seok
PSY singles chronology
"Gangnam Style"
"Oppa Is Just My Style"
Music video
"Gangnam Style" at YouTube
"Gangnam Style"
Revised RomanizationGangnamseutail

Gangnam Style continued to be the most viewed YouTube video until August 4th 2017, months since the music video for Despacito was first released.[3]


  1. "Popularity of Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Analyzed Realistically". KpopStarz. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. Couture, Pamela; Mager, Robert; McCarroll, Pamela; Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie (2015). Complex Identities in a Shifting World: One God, Many Stories. LIT Verlag Münster. ISBN 978-3-643-90509-3.
  3. "'Despacito' Just Became the First Video to Reach Three Billion Views on YouTube". Forbes.