SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): PSY – “Gangnam Style”
Korean rodeo electro pop – you’ve just gotta love cultural fusion. PSY, born Park Jae-Sang, is a South Korean popstar who blends music, comedy, and drag in his eccentric performances. Named for the southeastern affluent district of Seoul, “Gangnam Style” is a frenetic electro-pop confection with the energy of a Vengaboys track, modernized with the big rooms sounds of today. Sung mostly in Korean, the song is about his quest to find a girl that can be both proper and dignified in some situations while getting wild and free when the time is right (or basically a lady in the streets, but a freak in the sheets). The video featuring PSY bringing his Hi-NRG vibrant rodeo style choreography to various locales is quickly becoming an internet sensation, logging 15 million hits in less than three weeks. It’s easy to see why as the track is so infectious, and as soon as you watch it, you will want to share it with all of your friends. Why do I have a feeling that either Flo Rida or Pitbull are going to be featured on the US version of this track when the major label picks it up?
Image courtesy of YG Entertainment.