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“Gangnam Style” no longer top viewed video on YouTube

“Gangnam Style” no longer top viewed video on YouTube

“Gangnam Style” with it’s odd, yet memorable ‘ride-em-cowboy’ dance moves, is no longer YouTube’s most-viewed video. The song, by South Korean K-pop artist Psy, was edged out by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” last week. “See You Again”, from the movie Furious 7, hit 2,894,026,649 views, almost 2.9 billion, on July 10, YouTube said in a

“Gangnam Style” with it’s odd, yet memorable ‘ride-em-cowboy’ dance moves, is no longer YouTube’s most-viewed video.

The song, by South Korean K-pop artist Psy, was edged out by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” last week.

“See You Again”, from the movie Furious 7, hit 2,894,026,649 views, almost 2.9 billion, on July 10, YouTube said in a statement.

“Gangnam Style” had 2,894,022,885 views on the same day.

“Gangnam Style” became a viral sensation around the world at its release in 2012, hitting more than 750 million views in its first four months online, and managed to stay No. 1 on YouTube’s most viewed playlist for an impressive 1,691 days. The song was also YouTube’s first ever video to hit more than one billion views.
The song that has replaced Gangnam Style as the most-watched video on YouTube is featured in the seventh installment of Fast and Furious. It is a tribute to Actor Paul Walker, who passed away in a tragic car accident during the filming of the movie in 2013.

“I’m super excited and grateful to everyone who supported the song and video on YouTube, and happy to inspire and impact so many lives,” multi-platinum selling Wiz Khalifa said in a statement.

Charlie Puth, the featured artist on the track said “I remember when I signed up for YouTube in 2007 and had hopes of uploading a video and it reaching 10,000 views.”

Puth is now a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer.

“Now, a decade later, it feels incredible to be a part of the most-viewed video on YouTube,” Puth added.

What made “Gangnam style” so popular was that it didn’t take itself seriously, and it was silly yet fun, and extremely catchy. The format lends itself perfectly to parody, which was done hundreds of times in original videos on YouTube, and even peer pressure played a role in the music video’s success — “What you still haven’t watched it? Lame!”

“Gangnam Style” is now the second most-viewed video on YouTube. Following closely in third place with more than 2.6 billion views is Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, which came out in 2016.

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