Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed YouTube video ever

On July 15, a new video was posted to YouTube. As with the vast majority of videos uploaded to Google's service, it received little notice from the general public.

A few weeks later, however, the entire world started to check out the clip that featured wild dancing and a few explosions. And now "Gangnam Style," the music video for the hit song by Korean pop musician PSY, has officially become the most-viewed YouTube video of all time.

According to YouTube's official charts page, "Gangnam Style" has reached more than 806 million views, surpassing the previous number one, "Baby" by Justin Bieber, which was uploaded over two years ago.

In a post on the YouTube Trends blog, it's noted that "Baby" still generates as much as 500,000 views a day – an amazing achievement for a video that was posted in February 2010. The interest in "Gangnam Style" continues to well outpace "Baby," however, as it generates between seven to 10 million views a day.

The same blog post also points out that the official PSY YouTube channel has exceeded one billion views. Bieber will likely stay ahead of PSY on that front for quite for some time, as his official YouTube channel currently has more than three billion views.

Source: YouTube

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Looks like Gangnam Style will be the first Youtube video to one billion views. It's at 823m right now.

Also its reprise, a duet with Hyuna (the K-pop lady who is the "love interest" in the original music video) is at 165m viewers.

I watched it. Then I felt a bit sad at the thought: That so many people could really be going mad for this!!!
Seriously, it can't be for the music can it...?
It can't be for the video can it? why? you find it 'funny'?
Really?
Well I suppose humour has many facets but to me it is childish moronic cr*p and the song is in the same category as the video.
It saddens me, for a second or two, that there is a world out there of people who want to spend their time hyping about something as puerile as this!

About Justin Bieber and Usher, i wonder how Usher found Bieber on Youtube, did he search for "hot blonde canadian girl","pre-teen canadian" or something like that?.

The comments section on Neowin is many many times more unbearable & moronic than Gangnam Style or Justin Bieber.

I heard this song come on in a shop a few weeks ago and I just said "... really?" to the person on the till. They just shrugged and said "... I don't know. "

UnclePritchard said,
no wonder the world is pretty effed up... 80's music alone summed up doesn't come close to this number of views... this generation is s*****d

Utter drivel.

God for bid someone has different tastes than you.

UnclePritchard said,
no wonder the world is pretty effed up... 80's music alone summed up doesn't come close to this number of views... this generation is s*****d

That's because there was no Internet in the 80s my dear. Clearly.

sezgintezel said,
Which one is more annoying? Gangnam Style or my avatar?
easy... gangnam Style

On a sidenote, the first time i saw this, it was in a thread titled 'Open condom style' which was actually kinda funny. Then I heard it a second time, third time and millionth time and now I hate the song so much.

darkpuma said,
... Then I heard it a second time, third time and millionth time and now I hate the song so much.

Don't hate it so much though... Later on, you'd love it so much because you hated it so much...

definitely better than justin bieber, so i'm happy.

anyway, this is a huge problem that the internet needs to solve. Most of the things online seem to reflect popular opinion - and the popular opinion isn't always right. Sites like Youtube need to become less avant-garde....but that might mean giving a little bit of itself up for Vimeo.

This is proof most people have awful taste in music.
Yeh i watched it and didnt really get it , its just a fat asian man dancing around like an idiot to a tune that sound like it was ripped off the lmfao's album, who were also terrible. Im glad i dont listen to a lot of this mainstream ****.

lameb said,
This is proof most people have awful taste in music.
Yeh i watched it and didnt really get it , its just a fat asian man dancing around like an idiot to a tune that sound like it was ripped off the lmfao's album, who were also terrible. Im glad i dont listen to a lot of this mainstream ****.

I thought it was ripped off of LMFAO too. But the thing is, I really don't find the song anything special. The music video is gold though, and I think that's how the song really passed around

lameb said,
This is proof most people have awful taste in music.
Yeh i watched it and didnt really get it , its just a fat asian man dancing around like an idiot to a tune that sound like it was ripped off the lmfao's album, who were also terrible. Im glad i dont listen to a lot of this mainstream ****.

What a moronic post.

Do not try to be a taste-king and decide what other people can like or not.

Buio said,

What a moronic post.

Do not try to be a taste-king and decide what other people can like or not.

Then, do you like it or not?.

lameb said,
This is proof most people have awful taste in music.
Yeh i watched it and didnt really get it , its just a fat asian man dancing around like an idiot to a tune that sound like it was ripped off the lmfao's album, who were also terrible. Im glad i dont listen to a lot of this mainstream ****.

Hipster

"A few weeks"? I'm pretty sure it took a lot longer than "a few weeks". I have friends who tried their hardest to show this song to their peers, only to be told (earlier on of course) that this song stunk. By Sept./Oct.-ish was when people started following other people.

Well, I think the world has experienced the best of music in the early 2000's, 90's, 80's, 70's and 60's. Everything else since then is pretty much crapy. Taylor Swift producing non-catchy crap and now this Gangnam fart. I think the only artiste right now in terms of mainstream lyrical content that is catchy and sound good are Rihanna, Katy Perry has some nice ones, Maroon 5. But everything else is just crap! The thing with Gangnam guy, he is definitely 1 hit wonder material for song that is just not even catchy at all. Don't expect to hear any more his crap which is a very, very good thing. Good thing I have my iPod so I can listen to what I want, download what I want. Hardly listen to music stations anymore.

Mr. Dee said,
Well, I think the world has experienced the best of music in the early 2000's, 90's, 80's, 70's and 60's. Everything else since then is pretty much crapy. Taylor Swift producing non-catchy crap and now this Gangnam fart. I think the only artiste right now in terms of mainstream lyrical content that is catchy and sound good are Rihanna, Katy Perry has some nice ones, Maroon 5. But everything else is just crap! The thing with Gangnam guy, he is definitely 1 hit wonder material for song that is just not even catchy at all. Don't expect to hear any more his crap which is a very, very good thing. Good thing I have my iPod so I can listen to what I want, download what I want. Hardly listen to music stations anymore.

Rihanna katy perry and maroon 5. You fail so hard it probably hurts just to speak.

Colin McGregor said,

Rihanna katy perry and maroon 5. You fail so hard it probably hurts just to speak.

I was going to say , but you did it for me.

Colin McGregor said,

Rihanna katy perry and maroon 5. You fail so hard it probably hurts just to speak.

No, you fail so hard because you are tone deaf. The artiste I mentioned have good mainstream pop songs. Yes, it might be bubble-gum pop, but it is infectious music that has scored straight number 1's in many major markets and countries. So if you don't like it and consider my choice of music fail, then you can join yourself and mekun in the mediocre minority who listens to some unknown emo can't even win a local talent contest family member/friend wannabe. I can just picture you and crickets clapping to what you call talent.

Learn to give props to artiste who have achieved success by earning it. Its people like you who use to call Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Lionel Richie sell-outs in 80's. Rihanna burst on the scene in 2005 and has since produced over 12 1's, she is certainly not a 1 hit wonder and she must be doing something good to keep producing them. So are Katy Perry, Maroon 5, artiste who are world wide top sellers.

In my nearly 30 years of listening to music, I think I can know a hit or two and who produce good music.

Mr. Dee said,

No, you fail so hard because you are tone deaf. The artiste I mentioned have good mainstream pop songs. Yes, it might be bubble-gum pop, but it is infectious music that has scored straight number 1's in many major markets and countries. So if you don't like it and consider my choice of music fail, then you can join yourself and mekun in the mediocre minority who listens to some unknown emo can't even win a local talent contest family member/friend wannabe. I can just picture you and crickets clapping to what you call talent.

Learn to give props to artiste who have achieved success by earning it. Its people like you who use to call Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Lionel Richie sell-outs in 80's. Rihanna burst on the scene in 2005 and has since produced over 12 1's, she is certainly not a 1 hit wonder and she must be doing something good to keep producing them. So are Katy Perry, Maroon 5, artiste who are world wide top sellers.

In my nearly 30 years of listening to music, I think I can know a hit or two and who produce good music.

You definitely can't call yourself a man for liking those reptilian savages. You probably shave your chest hair have a nipple ring.

Mr. Dee said,
Well, I think the world has experienced the best of music in the early 2000's, 90's, 80's, 70's and 60's. Everything else since then is pretty much crapy. Taylor Swift producing non-catchy crap and now this Gangnam fart. I think the only artiste right now in terms of mainstream lyrical content that is catchy and sound good are Rihanna, Katy Perry has some nice ones, Maroon 5. But everything else is just crap! The thing with Gangnam guy, he is definitely 1 hit wonder material for song that is just not even catchy at all. Don't expect to hear any more his crap which is a very, very good thing. Good thing I have my iPod so I can listen to what I want, download what I want. Hardly listen to music stations anymore.

I rarely comment here on Neowin, but man, Rihanna? I don't know about you, but her lyrics are waaaay too repetitive for my tastes. Hearing her "We Found Love" song on the radio drives me insane. Look at the lyrics for that song.

It makes me wonder.. where did she find love again?

mr_sock_00 said,

You definitely can't call yourself a man for liking those reptilian savages. You probably shave your chest hair have a nipple ring.

Then your probably a guy with long dark hair, beard/mustache getting off to Rock of Ages.

tytytucke said,

Then your probably a guy with long dark hair, beard/mustache getting off to Rock of Ages.

Let me guess lady gaga and justin bieber?
I guess u the type to let ur kid listen to rihanna and tell them its okay to pile drive and beat your partner and call it love.

Get off having double id

mr_sock_00 said,

Let me guess lady gaga and justin bieber?
I guess u the type to let ur kid listen to rihanna and tell them its okay to pile drive and beat your partner and call it love.

Get off having double id

The kids can listen to whatever they want. listening to s***y music won't make you a bad person, being raised wrong will. Once you raise them right, they make the right decisions on their own.

Mr. Dee said,
Well, I think the world has experienced the best of music in the early 2000's, 90's, 80's, 70's and 60's. Everything else since then is pretty much crapy. Taylor Swift producing non-catchy crap and now this Gangnam fart. I think the only artiste right now in terms of mainstream lyrical content that is catchy and sound good are Rihanna, Katy Perry has some nice ones, Maroon 5. But everything else is just crap! The thing with Gangnam guy, he is definitely 1 hit wonder material for song that is just not even catchy at all. Don't expect to hear any more his crap which is a very, very good thing. Good thing I have my iPod so I can listen to what I want, download what I want. Hardly listen to music stations anymore.

Rihanna, Katy Perry and Maroon 5 ? WOW That the best you can come up with ? PLEASE castrate your self and choke on your own testicles, do as all a favor and plug the gaping hole with your iPod !!!11!!!

Think of it as a gift to humanity.

It's a good song but has been done to death now, I can't escape hearing and so now it's really starting to become annoying, its a one hit wonder driven by people who accuse beiber of not being able to write lyrics when they are listening to a song sung in roughly 95% Korean? Anyways good on him.

Brando212 said,
have you watched it with the subtitles on? it's pretty funny

I had originally downloaded the video to watch later so until you mentioned it I had no idea of the subtitles. I wish I could view them, but I see no caption/subtitle option on the video, or the same one posted by someone else.

Qun Mang said,

I had originally downloaded the video to watch later so until you mentioned it I had no idea of the subtitles. I wish I could view them, but I see no caption/subtitle option on the video, or the same one posted by someone else.

I should add that the original Comediva posting is closed to US viewers, though I am not that is the issue. There is supposed to be an up arrow on the bottom right whether or not there are subtitles, but there is no up arrow.

It's quite catchy at first but I've listened to it way too many times. I hear it at least three times a week on the radio.

As soon as Germany allows Google to install its Fiber to the Brain service and stream ads directly into your head.

E:apple2gs

Not quite as bonkers as Die Antwoord's Enter The Ninja, nor as WTF as anything Aphex Twin, but let's face it - you can't go wrong with a pudgy Korean lad giving it beans

Azusa said,
I'm one of the few who hasn't seen it.

You need to watch it! Even if it's just to say "yes i've seen it."

Raa said,

You need to watch it! Even if it's just to say "yes i've seen it."

Some people like to say that they haven't seen it.

Raa said,

You need to watch it! Even if it's just to say "yes i've seen it."

Yea and he needs to do drugs too, just to say "yes i've done it." Yay, peer pressure rocks.

Azusa said,
I'm one of the few who hasn't seen it.

I haven't listened to it or seen any of the videos yet either, I've been actively avoiding them. Maybe it's silly but when something becomes such an over the top fad like this and you see it everywhere all the time it really turns me off to it and I want nothing to do with it.

TRC said,

I haven't listened to it or seen any of the videos yet either, I've been actively avoiding them. Maybe it's silly but when something becomes such an over the top fad like this and you see it everywhere all the time it really turns me off to it and I want nothing to do with it.

lol this isnt like facebook or tweeter...this i just something that if you listen to it, no one will know, you will just either hate it or love it...and personlly, its dumb but funny and pretty catchy lol...just try it. hate it or leave it. its no big deal...

Azusa said,
I'm one of the few who hasn't seen it.

Me too, until now, Watch it 3 times in a row ! Funny video... Btw, i don't like Bieber that much...

Azusa said,
I'm one of the few who hasn't seen it.

You really should watch it. The song is OK at best, but it's one of the greatest, most ridiculous music videos of all time.

Personally I think everyone needs to let this drop. Before long all of the beiber tweens will be logging onto youtube to make sure that the babe song becomes #1 again. If this becomes a non-story then this video can stay #1 and bieber may finally go away,

Chaos at Dawn said,
No wonder the 1% take control of the planet, the rest of the population is retarded.

So, are you belonging to the 1%, or the rest?