Riff: PSY – “Gangnam Style”

Oct 3, 2012

Oppa is Gangnam Style!

from Gangnam Style lyrics by PSY

This song’s video is objectively hilarious. Even with PSY’s infectiously cheesy beat and ridiculous dance moves, somehow American listeners failed to realize it was a parody until the song became viral, largely on our ignorance of “that silly Korean K-pop culture” – which produced this #1 hit.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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