PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Is Now Officially The Most-Watched Music Video On YouTube Ever

Nov 24th, 2012 // 1 Comment
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Baby baby baby no! PSY‘s “Gangnam Style” just surpassed Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” to officially become the most-watched video on YouTube ever. We knew it was inevitable in recent weeks as PSY became increasingly viral — so viral that even Madonna had to get in on the action in concert. So viral that not even Barack Obama could avoid discussing the worldwide phenomenon on the eve of his reelection.

There’s obviously no hope for a “Baby” comeback — Beliebers have obviously moved on to Justin’s more recent material, while “Gangnam Style” is still kind of a thing. (Albeit a thing we’re ready to go the way of all such phenomenons, and go quietly into the night until we’re ready to dust it off for nostalgia’s sake in a few years.)

Strangely enough, “Gangnam Style” hasn’t reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, proving that fans need to see PSY’s giddy-up dance moves to accompany their enjoyment of the song.

“Gangnam Style” is currently at 806,283,968 views, while “Baby” is stuck under 804 million. The most-watched list is rounded out by Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, Eminem & Rihanna, and LMFAO.

  1. Then again that might be the clue to racketing up large views on youtube: Be outrageous, vulgar,catchy, danceable, self parodying, over the top, copied and revered/mentioned by people of note and of course as tasteless as possible without offending anyone except for the occasional self pompous fashionista who it was meant to deride in the first place….

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/11/how-did-gangnam-style-become-the-most-loaded-youtube-video-at-805-million-views/

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