By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 31, 2012 04:17 PM EDT
South Korean rapper Psy and his "Gangnam Style" music video are currently taking the internet by storm. Since the Korean video was put up on YouTube on July 15th, it has received over 80 million views and counting. When the song was first released, it had actually only been well known to fans of K-Pop.
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Psy's worldwide success over the newfound musical phenomenon can be mostly attributed to the invisible horse dance choreography that occurs in the video.
According to the LA Times on Aug. 4th, "Gangnam Style" is "unstoppable" and "taking over the world."
Rapper T-Pain also admired the new hip style by tweeting the following on Aug. 24th:
"Words cannot describe how amazing this video is."
Singing sensation Nelly Furtado had even imitated the dance at her Aug. 16th concert, amongst many other parodies posted by web users.
Justin Bieber's talent manager Scooter Braun even praised Psy on July 31st on his Twitter.
"How did I not sign this guy (Psy)".
Many other celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Simon Pegg and Josh Groban had taken to their Twitters, which ultimately led the song on its fast upward climb.
The lyrics to the popular tune are said to refer to a ritzy and upper-class lifestyle in the area of Seoul, Korea. The theme of the track is apparently based off of an ideal girlfriend who knows exactly when to act civilized and when to get wild.
Psy has indeed been capitalizing on GangNam Style's current success by making various appearances in the United States, which include appearances on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" on Aug. 20th and at an LA Dodgers game that same day.
The dance actually has several influences which are said to include the Chubby Checker's "pony," LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," and some Monty Python as well, according to the Washington Post.
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