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Why Gangnam Style?! No better videos out there?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Director, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Director

    Director Registered Member

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    Hi,

    As probably much you know gangnam style is the most viewed video on the youtube and most successful video on iTunes. Some youtube marketer estimates that PSY (gangnam style singer) made ~ $8 million only from gangnam style on youtube. So my question is why Gangnam Style? What is so special about this video? In my idea there are really better videos on youtube or iTunes but they are not so much popular!

    Also how PSY made this video so so so viral?!! :confused: After 5 months hits 1 billion views! It's really not a joke! There has to be something that we don't know!
     
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  2. dontedro

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    It's a stupid man with a stupid song
     
  3. sovereign

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    It's just amazingly catchy and hilarious at the same time

    It's fun and everyone loves it or hates it there is barely anyone in between which caused a lot of reposts saying either

    I HATE THIS ITS SO STUPID

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    WATCH THIS ITS SO AWESOME
     
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    Anyone else feeling sick of Gangnam Style?

    Wherever I turn, I see Gangam Style -_-
     
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  5. Aegroeg

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    Its a feel good song. Every year has some sort of silly novelty song. I have to say even after all these months I dont turn away from it when its on the music channels because it makes me smile. And thats what its all about!
     
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  6. zebrahat

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    I agree that funny, or feel good songs all come and go, it's the natural order of things in pop music. If the Macerena song had been released in today's internet versus circa 1996, it might be even bigger now, as it's even catchier than PSY's song. Keep in mind that among the very biggest selling singles of the '70's was "You Light Up My Life," followed by the '80's "Let's Get Physical," the '90's "Whoomp, There It Is," and the 2000's "Hips Don't Lie." Not the greatest artistic achievements, but certainly funny/catchy and feel good. So roll with Gangnam and just say, "this too shall pass.'
     
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  7. Beingakrant

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    Have you ever heard of bot views? It has been proved that Gangnam video received plethora of bot views.

    Cheers :)
     
  8. OrangeNRG

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    Look at the camera work, the girls around him, the filming locations; it all helps... The primary demographic is Female, 13-17 years lol. The song is viral content.. If you can create a video that young kids go bonkers about and share like crazy, then you have a shot.
     
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    Wish I was as stupid as PSY , PSY is that stupid that he is going to make more than a $100 million bucks from Gangnam Style...
     
  10. xSwag

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    Good thing he retired the song on New Years.
     
  11. divinity

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    It's a catchy song. Has pretty girls. A dance people can copy. It's funny. It's unique.

    Copy that and you'll in 5b views in 5months
     
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    How quickly we forget about the Macarena! ;)
     
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    Here are the reasons why PSY - Gangnam style went gaga.

    Back in the oldies, all the world offered us was 95% American songs and the population was nothing compared to now as well as the people listening to songs.

    Today, with the technogical advancement (Internet becoming more accessible) the high growing population, more local songs, young kids listening and singing songs e.t.c, anything can happen.

    Ok, now Gangnam went viral because the song was generally accepted by not only America and Europe but also his native continent and Africa. Remember the Internet is accessible to all.
     
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  14. redfishyellowfish

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    I'm glad you posted this, because I was thinking the same thing.
    There just has to be some sort of trick to how he got his views to sky rocket.
    I'm not saying all of his views are funny. I'm just saying that maybe in the first few weeks he did some tricks to get it upto 3 to 5 million, and then let its popularity do the rest.
     
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    He came to the USA and the song & music video approach was different. Something that hasn't been done. He was backed by a huge platform (Bieber's management team) and so it was very easy for the catchy song to hit mainstream & gain traction. It may have gotten old quick but it is the type of song that you TELL somebody about once you hear it for the first time.

    No other explanation...
     
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    Because it is horse shit, That is.
     
  17. Wania

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    Another thing to consider is that once video/song gets decent number of views, many other people will check it out just to see what's the buzz is about.
     
  18. Panther28

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    I remember the first i ever heard of it was a parody that someone made of it back in the middle of the year, the parody made me look up the original, and it hadn't yet gone super viral. There was lots of parodys round at the time, and they all have lots of subscribers, so its a total force multiplier effect, until eventually it gets picked up by mainstream. Which pretty much means that the only person left to hear it is your gran.
     
  19. Junkfood00

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    Because PSY is a blackhatter.
     
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  20. Flakk

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    I just don't get it why people love crazy shit like Gangnam Style, oh well...