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2012-12-31 04:24:29 PM  
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CPT Ethanolic: I'm always amused at these 1 hit internet wonders who think they became popular because people like the song.  It was a joke!  That's why everyone watched/shared it, not because it was a good song.  Milk it and move on.



It's a fun video and song, and that's why it's so infectiously popular. People liked the song for that. I see no 'joke', as you intrepret it.

By the way, it's only a one-hit wonder to most of us. He's been successful in S. Korea for years. Pretty hard to be really negative about the guy and his song, unless one's a grumpy coont.

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2012-12-31 08:48:36 PM  
3 votes:
I still like the song, and I think Psy is handling it very graciously. Especially since by all accounts he finds it somewhat galling since the song itself was about/a satire of people caught up in the glitz and over-hype of the supposed Gangam lifestyle, a sort of Worst Korea Beverly Hills empty money and glamour kind of thing. Imagine a rapper doing a song making fun of suburban gansta kids only to have it embraced by a wide-market who then go on to use it to advertise all the accoutrements and bling of the suburban gangsta lifestyle, plus metamucil and Allstate insurance.
2012-12-31 05:45:30 PM  
3 votes:
I like "Gangnam Style."

Yep, I do.

It's catchy.  Doesn't matter that I don't understand any of the lyrics.  I like Rammstein too but damn if I speak any German.

Good workout song.

It's only pop, it won't hurt you.

/heeyyyyyy, sexay laday
2013-01-01 07:26:32 AM  
1 votes:
2012-12-31 06:01:38 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: My avoidance will continue.


So you're purposely avoiding watching a video that has 1.1 billion views?  LOL
2012-12-31 05:56:30 PM  
1 votes:

davynelson: i actually admit to finally checking it out last week, the video.

lord but does the music suck ass.


I've avoided, well, I wouldn't say 'temptation' but seeing what all the fuss is about. My avoidance will continue.
2012-12-31 05:54:19 PM  
1 votes:

gopher321: And please do not think I'm equating Gangnam Style to Stairway in terms of greatness.


one's a shameless plagiarism and the other is Gangnam Style
2012-12-31 05:44:37 PM  
1 votes:

relaxitsjustme: Where do you Farkers hang out that you can't avoid Gangnam style or why are hanging out in places that don't play music you enjoy?  The only time I've heard the song played is when I've checked it out on youtube.  I enjoyed it, kind of catchy w/ cute babes but I'm not running out to buy it.  Subby probably enjoyed it the first time too but once it got HUGELY popular you're just too cool to be associated with something sooooo mainstream.


This.

FARK is full of people who like to whine about easily avoidable shiat.
2012-12-31 05:31:34 PM  
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
2012-12-31 05:22:36 PM  
1 votes:
Where do you Farkers hang out that you can't avoid Gangnam style or why are hanging out in places that don't play music you enjoy?  The only time I've heard the song played is when I've checked it out on youtube.  I enjoyed it, kind of catchy w/ cute babes but I'm not running out to buy it.  Subby probably enjoyed it the first time too but once it got HUGELY popular you're just too cool to be associated with something sooooo mainstream.
2012-12-31 04:17:11 PM  
1 votes:

CPT Ethanolic: I'm always amused at these 1 hit internet wonders who think they became popular because people like the song.  It was a joke!  That's why everyone watched/shared it, not because it was a good song.  Milk it and move on.


Well, think of it from the singer's perspective. You've got other material, you would like to make more material, and you don't exactly want to end up a one-hit wonder. That's like going 'Yeah, I want to get up to the major leagues, and I'll be happy just playing one game.' You want to have a second hit too, and a third and a fourth and so on. And you might not think that song is your best song anyways. So you go make more songs, songs you think are better than the hit, but all people want to hear is the one hit no matter how much other material you put out, and sooner or later you think of your hit not as your meal ticket, but as your albatross. Nobody's letting you do anything BUT your one hit. Often, it ends up pissing you off. You're a musician, a creative type, you want to grow as a musician and people want to keep you in a tiny little box.

Sometimes it gets to the point where the artist just straight-out refuses to perform the song anymore.
2012-12-31 04:15:37 PM  
1 votes:
better music than what Bieber, One Direction, etc. have put out!
2012-12-31 04:01:50 PM  
1 votes:
And please do not think I'm equating Gangnam Style to Stairway in terms of greatness.
2012-12-31 03:56:21 PM  
1 votes:
The only thing I'll miss about that is

www.theprophetblog.net
2012-12-31 03:33:46 PM  
1 votes:
Somewhat classy move, trying to put it out to pasture. Fresh beginnings and all.
 
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