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Psy's Gangnam Style passes 420 million views on YouTube

Psy's amazing Gangnam Style video is close to half a billion views on YouTube

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time

By now you've surely heard of Psy's viral mega hit "Gangnam Style", and if you haven't I've embedded the clip below for your viewing pleasure. Well, since the clip hit YouTube on 7/15, it has reached [at the time of writing] 423 million views.

Normally I wouldn't report on this, but YouTube is a huge part of our daily lives, and this clip has gone viral in ways most people can't even image. Gangnam Style is everywhere and it's gotten to the point where it is even being played on the radio, some what of a record - a Korean song, on Australian radio stations (and around the world). It is either #1 or close to #1, or has been at #1 on most charts around the world and has turned Psy into a megastar.

There are only a few music videos that have garnered as much views as Gangnam Style are Justin Bieber's "Baby", which has an astounding 787 million views. But it took Bieber over a year to reach 400 million or so views, but just three months for Psy.

Psy's Gangnam Style passes 420 million views on YouTube | TweakTown.com

What do you think of the clip and the song? I love it - I'm a huge fan of the song and until Gangnam Style, I'd never heard of Psy.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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