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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gangnam Style Phenomenon


What is Gangnam Style? I'm sure you've heard or watched the video on YOU TUBE. Why it has been a phenomenon? What's so great about it?

Let's ask WIKIPEDIA:

Gangnam Style is a 2012 K-Pop single by the South Korean rapper and K-Pop idol Psy. It has been featured in broadcasting networks such as CNN and Bloomberg, mentioned by numerous celebrities, and has also led to various user-generated parodies and reaction videos from all over the world. According to the German national daily newspaper Die Welt, Gangnam Style is spreading like a "Lauffeuer (wildfire)" [1] and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation writes that millions around the globe have become "obsessed"[2] Gangnam Style is widely praised for its humour, catchy rhythm as well as Psy's unusual dance moves that have introduced many people to K-Pop. First released on July 15, 2012, it entered the Gaon Chart singles chart at number one upon release.[3]

"Gangnam Style" is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district,[4] an affluent and trendy area of Seoul.[5] The music video depicts Psy dancing at various locations in Gangnam.[6] The song's theme is about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild."[7]
In Korean colloquialism, "오빤 강남 스타일 (Oppan Gangnam style)" may be translated as "I am (loving) the Gangnam style." or literally translated as "I am Gangnam style." or "A Gangnam-styled girl is my style." because the Korean word 오빠 (oppa), which is a noun meaning "a female's elder brother" but can be also used as a first-, second- or third-person masculine pronoun to designate a male who is elder or older than a female, is used as a first-person pronoun in this phrase and 오빤 (oppan) is an abbreviation of 오빠는 (oppaneun) which is translated as "I am" when 오빠 (oppa) is used as a first-person pronoun.
The lyrics are by Psy, music by Psy and Yoo Gun-hyung, and it was arranged by Yoo Gun-hyung, who is a well-known producer in South Korea and also collaborated with Psy in the past.

Now to those who haven't watched the video, why don't you watch it here and then you can share your opinion too:

My personal opinion:
 Just because this video is so silly with weird dancing movements, many people have been entertained. They love it so much and so many people also made some parodies on YOU TUBE. The video which is actually a satire about the latest lifestyle in Gangnam, Korea managed to become so popular. There's even a parody video made by a Malaysian's family to show how they celebrate Raya in Gangnam Style. I don't even like to see the dancing movements as they look so silly and not suitable for kids to view it. You can say I'm a n old school person but sorry I'm not a fan of ridiculous phenomenon.


1 comment:

yatie chomeyl said...

Ustaz Azhar pun ado ulas pasal ni ...x molek tarian ni...pelik2 phenomenon lo ni isk3x