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Gangnum Style

Wish our local radio Top 40 was more international based.
Would love to hear this on local radio!

created by INeedCoffee on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:14:07 pm     Entertainment     Comments: 48

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The point of my post, is that at least for our younger crowd in the Web 2.0 age, our music spans multi-continents.

So for radio folk this is what we are listening to. We're tired of the same 10 songs played over and over and over and over on the FM stations.

If you want to find the .com generation post 90's this is where we are. Even if you shove it in an HD station chances are we are there.

I can't be the only one in Toledo who thinks this. I tend to listen to jpop but was glad to see this hit from Korea :)

dances woop woop Gangnum Style.

posted by INeedCoffee on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:19:29 pm     #  

http://imgur.com/gallery/Hw8e5

posted by nana on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:28:29 pm     #   3 people liked this

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad I saw that in the a.m. rather than late at night. Now I'm all pumped up!

Good point about the radio. I can't blame the locals though -- it's a nationwide problem. I have enjoyed Turkish rap, German disco/club music, and Russian and Brazilian pop throughout the years. But when I'd come home and turn on the radio ... same-o, same-o, with some of it being not even very good from a musical/technical standpoint.

We're fortunate to be able to get Radio 2 from Canada here in Toledo. I listen to it in the car.

posted by viola on Sep 11, 2012 at 08:54:09 am     #  

This song has been stuck in my head for a week. Good reason, too, because that beat is legit.

posted by TheTalentedMrC on Sep 11, 2012 at 10:48:14 am     #   1 person liked this

Wow! That's all I can say. WOW!

posted by Molsonator on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:27:48 am     #  

not my preference in music by a long shot but like a good old fashion rave i would want to be there jumping around having fun in that crowd.

radio 2 is the by far the best radio option right now even with their mandate for a certain percentage of canadian content... maybe because of their mandate. WYEP public radio from pittsburgh is the best internet station.

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:14:00 pm     #  

The best part of the song is the actual music video. The whole "I'm not cool, but damn I have style" thing he has going on makes it fantastic. If you haven't seen it, I highly suggest it. It also puts the whole thing into much better context. Sort of a "not everyone can dance, so here's something for the rest of us" video.

posted by Johio83 on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:49:28 pm     #   1 person liked this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

If you're having a rough day, treat yourself to a 4 minute and 13 second smile.

posted by Johio83 on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:51:56 pm     #   2 people liked this

This was super cute... but apparently the kids that did this got fired!
https://www.facebook.com/BringBackEMAC14

posted by toledolen_ on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:54:05 pm     #   1 person liked this

Also, fun biproduct of the song: I've added "orange haired Korean chick" to my christmas list.

posted by Johio83 on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:55:13 pm     #   1 person liked this

Well after listening to the music, it's Pump Up the Jam from Technotronic. And the dance moves...I see a bit of Micheal Jackson and Morris Day.

posted by ToledoLatina on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:24:24 pm     #  

And maybe a bit of Ricky Martin's music. But I like it as do my teens.

posted by ToledoLatina on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:27:21 pm     #  

It's the Macarena of 2012.

posted by breaker on Sep 11, 2012 at 04:55:39 pm     #   3 people liked this

Johio83, here ya go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

posted by kaj on Sep 11, 2012 at 08:21:45 pm     #  

Korea 2.0 ... you'll forget this guy in 6 mos...I hope & change

posted by justareviewer on Sep 11, 2012 at 08:35:54 pm     #  

By the way I was being sarcastic. That really stunk.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 11, 2012 at 08:48:51 pm     #  

It's the Macarena of 2012.

Ding ding! We have a winner!

We're tired of the same 10 songs played over and over and over and over on the FM stations.

It's 40 songs...as in Top 40. Usually 55-60 songs when you throw in the recurrents. Songs move in, songs move out. This is the way the game has been played...very, very successfully...since Todd Storz came up with the idea of the Top 40 format in the early 1950s.

Radio plays hits. Radio plays hit songs because they attract the largest audiences. "Variety" stations have been tried and tried and tried again, and despite vocal support from the hipsters and the "radio should be" crowd, the problem of cash flow inevitably hits and they go away....giving way to another station that indeed "plays the hits"...in whatever genre you look at (pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, EZ listening, whatever). This is how the game is played if you want to stay in business. But then again, I only worked in the business for 18 years...what do I know.

I like this song for what it is--catchy, fun pop. "Macarena" is an apt comparison. This song has only broken nationally in the US over the last couple weeks. It has now achieved a critical mass of people who want to hear it (thanks YouTube, tribute videos, and--today-- TMZ Live. It will be added and played ad nauseum now. Happy?

posted by oldhometown on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:07:58 pm     #   1 person liked this

Let it be known, that on the 16th of September, at 7:35 pm, I solemnly swear I heard Gangnam Style played on 92.5.

So, there you go.

posted by TheTalentedMrC on Sep 16, 2012 at 07:51:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

Man that is awful.

posted by Star56 on Sep 16, 2012 at 08:22:53 pm     #  

That is beyond awful.

posted by MattL on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:28:58 pm     #  

sorry to those that like this
but i agree. it's a nightmare

posted by upso on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:41:22 pm     #   1 person liked this

There was a whole sketch on SNL last night featuring this song.

posted by dell_diva on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:46:59 pm     #  

I too heard it a couple times on 92.5 and feel proud :) Again my favorite station so was pleased.

Just glad to see it played here, while it may not be everyones cup of tea. I did enjoy it.

posted by INeedCoffee on Sep 22, 2012 at 09:56:51 pm     #  

[weeping for humanity]

posted by anonymouscoward on Sep 22, 2012 at 10:05:42 pm     #   2 people liked this

Agree with AC (holy shit... that's a rarity!)

I weep for anybody who claims 92.5 is their favorite station.

:)

posted by dell_diva on Sep 22, 2012 at 10:13:22 pm     #  

OU marching band nails it yesterday:

http://deadspin.com/5945579/the-ohio-university-marching-band-doing-that-gangnam-style-thing-is-actually-pretty-good

posted by JohnnyMac on Sep 23, 2012 at 09:51:27 am     #   4 people liked this

Thought the video was funny. Not sure that I'd listen to the song independent of the video.

Agree that it seems more like a gag or gimmick song, like Macarena or Who Let the Dogs Out.

posted by mom2 on Sep 25, 2012 at 02:02:56 pm     #  

Thanks for reminding me techno is bad in any language. Oh and still sounds the same.

posted by In_vin_veritas on Sep 27, 2012 at 07:27:17 pm     #  

I really liked nana's post and agree :)

It's truly sad what's going on in the north. I really hope someday the N and S and join in peace and end the northern regime. Now that King Jong-Il maybe something will change.

One of my best friends has a cousin in South Korea teaching English. From what I hear it's a truly wonderful country, I hope to visit someday. But as an American and human I still feel sad for the ills of the north.

posted by INeedCoffee on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:54:54 pm     #  

BTW I never linked to the original video :) While the live event was nice (Yes I know it's subjective, if you don't like it sorry please forgive).

Here it is:

posted by INeedCoffee on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:00:26 pm     #  

I must admit I must tip my hat to 92.5. I don't know how many times I've driven home the past couple months and heard this song. But I must tip my hat.

Just glad to see non "Lady Gaga" and similar type during my drive home. It's truly been a pleasure, and I take no respect. Just hope when the next non-US hits, they give it equal applause.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 21, 2012 at 12:38:01 am     #  

and this song will be ruined when Glee performs it. Lol

posted by stooks on Nov 21, 2012 at 03:37:05 pm     #  

Make your very own Gangham Style desktop paper machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Gangnam-Style-Paper-Machine/

posted by Brewster on Nov 21, 2012 at 04:41:22 pm     #  

Oh my god, that is too funny Brewster.

posted by Linecrosser on Nov 21, 2012 at 04:52:07 pm     #  

it's the "meme"-ification of american culture....probably won't be remembered as a high point, or remembered period.

posted by hank on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:06:14 am     #  

Feeling for JOhio83 :).. seriously the girl in green, really rocks my socks lol.

Asian girls are hot on a level I can't even measure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rX372ZwXOEM#t=82s

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 25, 2012 at 03:55:28 am     #  

fortunately, there is STILL one uninterested person that has never seen that video, ever.

I've heard all about it, I've seen people TRY it, but I still don't "get it".

nonetheless, I'm glad this fad passed me by....

posted by BrianInFlorida on Nov 25, 2012 at 07:25:06 am     #   1 person liked this

Oh gosh. I get a real kick out of it. I downloaded the mp3 and converted it into my ring tone. Call me low brow if you like, but I think its a lot of fun.

Sure...its a fad, but that doesn't automatically make it bad.

posted by holland on Nov 25, 2012 at 10:18:37 am     #   2 people liked this

no, holland, it certainly does not. My apologies.

and I mean not to besmirch this, umm, fad just because I'm not interested.

just wanted to place my marker in the "did not watch" category.

posted by BrianInFlorida on Nov 25, 2012 at 06:48:26 pm     #  

Possibly the end of Psy...and "Gangnam Style":

TMZ.com: PSY 'Deeply Sorry' for Singing

About Killing Americans

PSY- the pop singer behind the hit "Gangnam Style" -- says he "will forever be sorry" for performing a song in 2004 that called for the killing of "Yankees" ... and is begging for Americans to accept his apology.

The song in question was called, "Dear Americans" ... and featured the lyrics, "Kill those f*cking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives."

He continues, "Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture ... Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers ... Kill them all slowly and painfully.

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Ooops....trend over.

posted by oldhometown on Dec 07, 2012 at 06:46:29 pm     #  

The guy is a commie and last heard was invited to the Whitehouse....Sorry doesn't cut it.

posted by max on Dec 07, 2012 at 07:07:55 pm     #  

Killing Yankees? That's the anthem for every Boston Red Sox fan.

posted by jr on Dec 07, 2012 at 07:08:57 pm     #   1 person liked this

Ok, I'm just gonna say it. Who fucking cares.

posted by hunkytownsausage on Dec 07, 2012 at 10:18:38 pm     #   2 people liked this

Freedom of speech, freedom of artistic expression are American values. Do I like it all the time? No. Am I glad we have it? Yep. Can he sing/say similar things about his own government or military or society without getting locked up? Nope. Yay USA!

posted by viola on Dec 08, 2012 at 12:24:29 am     #  

Why can't everyone just be as wholesome as Ted Nugent.

posted by SensorG on Dec 10, 2012 at 01:16:37 am     #   6 people liked this

Wasn't it recorded at the time when there were terrible things going on? I thought I recalled reading in his statement something about the killing of 2 Korean schoolgirls.

I don't know if Psy truly is anti-American or not.

However, I do believe that a person could write an angry song in response to a horrific incident, and the song not be representative to the person's overall long-term views.

posted by mom2 on Dec 10, 2012 at 09:19:08 am     #   3 people liked this

I assume people are mad that Psy's 8 year old anti-American views are not about secession.

posted by SensorG on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:23:24 pm     #  

Just to clear something up - the song has nothing to do with anti-American sentiment. The singer, Psy, made anti-American remarks at appearances in the past.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Dec 10, 2012 at 01:13:28 pm     #