Two dance crazes swept the internet in the last year: Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” a highly polished music video with an international flavor; and “The Harlem Shake,” a low-budget nerd-fest that had nothing to do with the titular neighborhood, but was fun to watch. Both were insanely popular and parodied many times over. This infographic from UK-based agency Face compares the two memes and shows how the videos spread over social media.
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Psy? Who’s that? Almost as quickly as the K-Pop star rose to fame, it seems that the world has forgotten all about Psy and his massive YouTube hit, Gangnam Style. Although the video currently stands at almost 1.5 billion views on YouTube, the song is no longer heard on the radio, at parties, or in parodies and new YouTube integration in Google Trends reveals that Gangnam Style really is dying. That’s news that certainly doesn’t call for an “Oppa!”
Over the past month, The Harlem Shake has taken YouTube by storm, casting Gangnam Style—the viral video that ruled the Interwebz for the second half of 2012—aside. But how does The Harlem Shake really stack up against Psy’s viral hit? An awesome infographic from the content marketing strategists at Ghergich.com pins these two viral phenomenons against each other in a Twitter showdown.
The Gangnam Style phenomenon has been one of 2012’s most significant popular trends, but after tonight you may be hearing a lot less of it, if singer Psy has anything to say about it. Psy will be performing the song tonight on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, but after that he’s ready to put the massive hit behind him.
Well folks, it’s finally happened! After 160 days on YouTube, Gangnam Style has become the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views. And despite rumors that Psy’s viral hit crossing the billion view threshold would fulfill Nostradamus’ end of the world prophecy and trigger a cataclysmic event leading to the ultimate demise of the human race, it looks like we’re all still standing.
With over 990 million views, it’s looking more and more likely that Psy’s Gangnam Style is going to hit 1 billion views tomorrow, December 21, 2012, a day that many also believe to be the end of the world. While anticipation for Psy’s 1 billion views has overcome end of the world fears for many, one YouTube video sheds new light on the issue and purports that, perhaps, Gangnam Style’s new YouTube record will actually be the catalyst that leads to the ultimate demise of the human race.
December 21, 2012—”the end of the world”—is less than 48 hours away. For decades people around the globe have looked forward to the fateful day with nervous anticipation. But over the past couple of months something has happened to change all that, at least for online video enthusiasts. The end of the world has fallen by the wayside as anticipation for a new YouTube milestone has come riding in on its invisible horse—Psy’s Gangnam style is going to hit 1 billion views any day now and that has become far more exciting for many than the end of days.
Bill O’Reilly, the Internet’s favorite political curmudgeon, has jumped on the Gangnam Style bandwagon, bringing psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow on his show to help him dissect the viral YouTube sensation.
Nobody does the invisible horse dance as well as Psy—after all, he invented it! That is, nobody did the invisible horse dance as well as Psy until now because now, thanks to JibJab, you can paste your own head over Psy’s on the Gangnam Style music video and have him do the dance for you!