Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style by Psy was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 6, 2012 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song title refers to the luxurious lifestyle associated with the affluent and trendy Gangnam section of the South Korean capital city of Seoul. PSY compares to the location a sexy lady who knows when to be refined and when to get wild. The song has its own goofy dance, featuring comical, herky-jerky horse riding-esque moves. PSY debuted his Gangnam Style dance in the US alongside comedian Kevin Hart on September 6, 2012 on the 2012 MTV VMAs. PSY became the first South Korean artist to top the iTunes Music Video Charts when the song's clip climbed to #1 on August 21, 2012. PSY became the first K-Pop artist to make it to the top of the UK singles chart when this song climbed from #3 to #1 in its third week on the tally. This won Best Video at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. It was announced by YouTube on November 24, 2012 that the video had been watched 805 million times, overtaking the record held by Justin Bieber's "Baby," for most views. Less than a month later, on December 21, 2012, it became the first video to reach a billion views on YouTube.

Gangnam Style FAQs

Who sang Gangnam Style?

Gangnam Style was performed by Psy

What year did Gangnam Style get to the UK number 1 spot?

Gangnam Style first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 6, 2012

How long was Gangnam Style at number 1 in the UK?

Gangnam Style spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.