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How to Do the Gangnam Style Dance
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"Gangnam Style" is fast becoming this decade's version of the "Macarena. "
It's a catchy song and you don't need much hand-eye coordination to do the dance.
"The mindset of this dance is to dress classy and dance cheesy," Psy (the man behind "Gangnam Style") told Ellen DeGeneres.
While some people watch the music video and become overwhelmed at Psy's impressive dance skills, it's really a simple routine to learn.
"Imagine you're on a horse," Psy tells NY1 reporter Michelle ParkPsy
Source: Michelle Park
1.With that in mind, pick up and step down with your right foot, left foot, right foot, right foot
2. Repeat, except this time, pick up and step down with your left foot, right foot, left foot, left foot
Basically, your feet go Right, Left, Right Right, Left, Right, Left, Left over and over...
3. Your upper body, meanwhile, alternates between this horse riding motion...
4. ... and lassoing motion
5. Put it all together and you get this:
Some moves, though, just can't be taught
Watch the "Gangnam Style" music video here:
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Breaking Down Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ – Rolling Stone
For 48 straight hours in early July, Korean pop star Psy and his crew drove Seoul’s crowded highways in search of absurdist settings for his sexy horse dance. Obviously, they succeeded – “Gangnam Style” is not only spontaneously, ridiculously funny, it has snagged more than 167 million YouTube views since its release in mid-July and is climbing up the iTunes charts. “This is history in my country,” Psy says, from a promotional tour in New York City, during an enthusiastic 45-minute phone interview that had been strictly scheduled for 15 minutes. Following is the singer’s scene-by-scene breakdown.
THE SCENE: Lounging on a beach that’s actually a playground
THE TIME: 0:16
PSY SAYS: “It was my idea. There was some playground in Korea. My thought was, the song releases on July 15th, and in Korea it’s really hot in summer. You know there’s a program called America’s Got Talent? We had a version of the program, which is called Korea’s Got Talent, and the boy [a miniature dancing version of Psy in the scene] came from there. He was not trained. He was just born like that. Isn’t he amazing?”
THE SCENE: Horse stable
THE TIME: 0:18
PSY SAYS: “When we made this choreography, we called it ‘horse dance.’ I told [the director], ‘Hey, this is horse dance, so let’s find some horse place.’ In that way, it can be more cheesy. It can be more ridiculous. So we did that. It was somewhere in Seoul.”
THE SCENE: Debris and snow whooshing into Psy’s face
THE TIME: 0:33
PSY SAYS: “Did you feel that I moved like Michael Jackson in that scene? [Laughs] I tried some things serious, to be ridiculous, you know. The snow and trash and everything . . . I asked them, ‘Hey, throw it harder, throw it harder, so that way it’s going to look really hilarious!’ So they used a propeller. We edited a lot, and actually we tried a lot more than this.”
THE SCENE: Dozing off in the sauna
THE TIME: 0:48
PSY SAYS: “It was a real sauna, so it was hot, and I was so exhausted, and all of a sudden I feel like getting sleepy on his shoulder. That was 100 percent ad-libbed. At this sauna, every staff, even me, was out of their consciousness. We were like, ‘Hey, what are we doing right now? Why are we at the sauna?’ The fat guy? Yeah, he was an actor.”
THE SCENE: On the tour bus with the disco balls
THE TIME: 1:04
PSY SAYS: “It’s like a tour bus, and a lot of older guys and older ladies are traveling to somewhere on the highways. Honestly, that’s illegal, I think: They are standing when they are riding. When we were moving to this location, to that location, I suddenly found some bus on the highway, and I talked to the director: ‘Hey, let’s do that, the illegal thing, the older guys’ party time.’ The situation was ad-libbed on the highway. There’s some lighting going on and mirror balls – that’s not suitable for transportation, right? I cannot play that scene in the Korean National Broadcasting System. That’s funny!”
THE SCENE: Explosion behind Psy’s head
THE TIME: 1:08
PSY SAYS: “I’ve used very highly big-budget special effects in my own concerts for 12 years in Korea. So that was just a tiny piece of my concerts. That kind of explosion is kind of like a trademark of me in Korea.”
THE SCENE: Dancing forward while the ladies march backwards
THE TIME: 1:15
PSY SAYS: “I try to show I’m dancing this horse-riding dance everywhere, and with everybody. The two women – they are walking back, right? In Korea, some aged women walk back to lose their weight, you know? That’s a very normal situation in Korea. Younger people feel like, ‘Hey, why are they walking back?’ and aged women say, ‘Hey, that’s the kind of thing in Korea for 20 years.'”
THE SCENE: Dance-off with the Man in Yellow in the parking garage
THE TIME: 1:42
PSY SAYS: “The yellow-suit guy – he’s a Number One comedian in Korea. His name is Yoo Jae Suk. In the music video, he danced very serious, right? Overseas, they are watching, just ‘Oh, some unique yellow-suit guy’s dancing, who is he?’ But in Korea, everyone’s going crazy: ‘Wow, he’s dancing so serious. He’s a really busy man in Korea so we didn’t have that much time with him. He’s my very good friend. He just volunteered to do that for free so I cannot say, ‘Hey, let’s do that one more time.’ We did it like three times, that was all. That was also ad-libbed – his moves, my moves, everything. We just played the whole song and we just danced what we know in our lives. There were some dirty moves and there were some horrible moves we couldn’t use in the video. We have a lot of cut scenes. At the spot, everyone was crying – dying!”
THE SCENE: Elevator dance
THE TIME: 1:55
PSY SAYS: “He’s also a very famous comedian in Korea. His name is Noh Hong-cheol. He’s really a good friend of mine. He just came to my music-video spot to cheer me up. That was all. He didn’t expect any filming. He didn’t make [anything] up. The move – that was his trademark. He’d done that kind of move for several years. When he stepped in the elevator, I asked him, ‘Hey, why don’t you do that move in the elevator?’ And he said, ‘What are you going to do?’ I said, ‘I’m going to be between your legs, how about that?’ He said, ‘What?’ And we were laughing. ‘Let’s see what’s up.’ All the staff was, ‘What the fuck? . . . Oh, that’s disgusting, that’s nasty!’ We didn’t do that on purpose at all – as a result, I love the scene most.”
THE SCENE: Dancing with the beautiful redhead in various locations
THE TIME: 2:11
PSY SAYS: “She is the leader of a very famous K-Pop girl group. The group name is 4Minute; her name is Hyun-a. She’s kind of a sexy symbol among girl groups. She didn’t do that kind of thing at all before. She asked, ‘Why? Why? Why did I . . . ?’ She was like, ‘Oh, what is this? He keeps asking me to do some dumb shit. I don’t have any clue. What are you talking about?’ At some point she realized what’s going on and she says, ‘Oh, Psy, you idiot! This is genius, this is awesome!’ That’s what she told me in the middle of the video. And then she did it right.”
THE SCENE: Splashing in a small pool with swim goggles
THE TIME: 2:38
PSY SAYS: “That was the same place with the sauna! The guy was one of my staff. After doing the sauna scenes, we are like, ‘All right, it’s done!’ And we cheered. Honestly, that scene I copied Lady Gaga, you know? ‘I want a volunteer from my staff. Take off the upper shirt. Who’s it going to be?’ He sat down there and I tried this move, that move.
THE SCENE: On the toilet
THE TIME: 3:16
PSY SAYS: “That was right outside of the sauna. [Laughs] That was the last spot, and we didn’t expect anything. We were totally exhausted. Every staff, including me, we were thinking, ‘Why don’t we just finish here?’ We went inside and found three scenes in there – sauna, water and toilet.”
Song + dance. How did the Korean dance "Gangnam Style" break the Youtube counter? | Culture
However, the cheerful guy Pak Chae-sang hardly imagined that his composition would ever go beyond South Korea, wipe Justin Bieber himself, and the cry “Oops! Gangnam Style!" will become as contagiously popular as “Stop! Hammertime! from MC Hammer. Perhaps, knowing this, our hero would have been careful not to stigmatize US policy in his youth, so as not to apologize once again ...
True, there is no politics in his super duper hit. "Gangnam Style" was written as an ironic parody of Korean pop in general and "golden youth" in particular.
The song's title, "Gangnam Style", refers to Gangnam, a district in the southeastern part of Seoul. The author of the song knew firsthand about this most densely populated and prosperous area - after all, he was born there on December 31, 1977. When Pak Chae-sang began to compose songs and perform, he took on the pseudonym PSY (from the English Psyho - crazy), which was the best match for his ability to "ignite" and excellently scoff.
So "Gangnam Style" is a set of "show-offs" and antics. The song is sung from the perspective of a guy who "squares" a girl. At the same time, both of them are "quiet" on the outside, but incredibly sexy and irresistible inside. As PSY himself said, the song is dedicated to the perfect girl who "knows when to be sophisticated and when to be wild. " Well, what we hear as “Opa!” is actually not an emotional exclamation, but a completely meaningful Korean word “Oppan”. Literally, it means "girl's older brother", but the girls themselves usually call their boyfriends or idols that way.
Transfer - Ksenya from Khabarovsk:
A quiet girl, but this is just a game,
A girl who let her hair down when the time comes,
A girl dressed modestly, but much sexier than a girl without clothes,
A reasonable girl.
I'm a guy,
A quiet guy, but it's just a game,
A guy who goes crazy when the time comes,
A guy with an idea, not muscles,
I'm such a guy.
The main "lure" of "Gangnam Style" was, of course, not so much the song as the insanely funny video. On it, PSY in the same black glasses (which he does not take off even in the pool) appears before us every time in a variety of places and funny situations. By the way, for the filming of the video, the singer also attracted other Korean "stars" - two popular comedians and singer HyunA.
All this "bacchanalia" would not be so lethal if it were not for the marvelous and comical dance that PSY constantly dances in the company of pretty Korean women. And since the image of a horse (live or merry-go-round) passes through the clip like a “red thread”, the main “pas” of the dance resemble the movements of a rider. The singer then “jumps”, clutching imaginary “reins” in his hands, then rotates an imaginary “whip” over his head. It’s even hard to believe where this plump Korean has so much flexibility and drive!
PSY himself admitted that he made a video for his fans and did not expect it to spread like a "virus" over the Internet. Moreover, it will garner enthusiastic praise on Twitter from celebrities such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Tom Cruise ...
The flywheel of success began to spin in July 2012 after the video "Gangnam Style" was uploaded to YouTube. Already on November 25, the creation of the Korean overtook the video “Baby” of the idol of the girls Justin Bieber in terms of the number of views. And on December 21 of the same year, it became the first YouTube video that was viewed by more than a billion people. Probably, for the first time since the Macarena, the dance left the video directly to the people - everyone rode together on invisible horses.
The victory march of the song was also facilitated by the fact that the singer gave it to the public - waiving copyright claims.
In a matter of months, PSY became a world-class "star" for the first time in Korean pop history. "Gangnam Style" topped the charts in the UK and peaked at number 2 in the US. Although it is unlikely that the listeners there understood anything other than “sexy lady” in the lyrics of the song (the rest was sung in Korean). However, for the correct perception, the entire clip was enough. In our country, the Basurman text is habitually changed into all sorts of obscene "Condom-style" and "Oops! G ... om became!
What can we say about the glory of the singer in his homeland! In February 2013, it was he who had the honor of entertaining the crowd in the square before the inauguration ceremony of Park Geun-hye, Korea's first female president. ..
Meanwhile, YouTube's counter kept spinning and spinning until December 1st, 2014... it broke. The fact is that he had his own limit - 2,147,483,647 views. When the number of viewers of "Gangnam Style" exceeded this figure, the counter began to show an erroneous number. It was urgently recoded, and the video continued to collect its "harvest".
On the wave of success, PSY recorded another version of his super hit "Oppa Is Just My Style". Now it was performed from the position of a woman, and the main vocal part was given to the mentioned singer Hyuna.
In addition, in 2013, PSY released two more funny songs-videos - "Gentleman" and "Hangover" (the latter he sang in tandem with Snoop Dogg). Of course, they did not cause such a stir as "Gangnam Style", but more than one seasoned pop star can envy their number of YouTube views.
P. S.: You can listen to the songs themselves in the 1st comment to this article
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PSY GANGNAM STYLE hit parade of jokes – Kiss FM Ukraine
GANGNAM STYLE has become the main musical trend of the past autumn, so KISS FM decided to collect the most interesting and funny videos roaming the Internet with the name GANGNAM STYLE so that your working Monday does not disappear in an endless search.
Comment and add your videos in the comments if we missed something!
The most massive GANGNAM STYLE flash mob we have unearthed took place in the American city of Milwaukee as part of the autumn marathon organized by our colleagues from KISS FM USA. The flash mob was attended by 20 thousand people.
Ohio University students also tried their best, and danced GANGNAM STYLE at one of the most prestigious business universities in the world, Stanford.
Everyone dances - from early childhood to deep maturity. Do you want to be invited to the air of a popular TV show in the USA? Easy! Teach your son how to dance GANGNAM STYLE and put your joint video online. "It was I who came up with the idea to dance and I encouraged my son to do this," says the heroine of the following video:
Britney Spears also studied in this studio to dance the signature Korean dance. Repeat the author's master class from PSY carefully :) By the way, Britney and her friend Katy Perry became the first to repost the video from PSY in their profiles in social networks
her concert in New York in her usual manner - with elements of a striptease. The fact that the singer prepared for the "sudden exit" of the Korean on the stage is evidenced by her underwear - to match the suit PSY.
Following Madonna, Ukrainian craftsmen forced another star to perform GANGNAM STYLE.
GANGNAM STYLE has already danced in almost every major city in the world. Italians, Spaniards, Australians, French, Germans, Swedes, Poles, British and of course almost all Asian countries can please you with videos from flash mobs. PSY in Oxford, at a reception with the most senior officials in the world, and if the stars of world politics were not lucky enough to get a few minutes on the schedule of a Korean performer, then all methods are good in solving this issue! ))) Obama Gangnam Style - breaks into the lead in terms of the number of views.
Are you getting married soon? There is only one answer - GANGNAM STYLE!
We hope that someone from your office has already got the idea to collectively dance GANGNAM STYLE.