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Oppa Gangnam Style!  
User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4749 times:



The K-pop song which has taken the world by storm and has inspired the latest dance craze.

The original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
The concert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX372ZwXOEM
And my favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDpgzn7KuzE


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

   where did you get that emoticon?!

And why hasn't this thread been created about 3 months ago   



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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

It's great to see a non-english song succeed internationally. This rarely ever happens. Like the Macarena back in the day.

Soren   



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2474 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Just found out that Gangnam is a suburb in Seoul  

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
And why hasn't this thread been created about 3 months ago   

Funny thing is I was shown the song yesterday now I'm seeing it everywhere...



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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):
It's great to see a non-english song succeed internationally. This rarely ever happens. Like the Macarena back in the day.

The song was successful on the same level of Rebecca Black's "Friday:" catchy, but perceived ridiculousness. Of course, it probably made him a lot of money and give him his 15-minutes, so I'm certain he doesn't mind. But it certainly wasn't successful on the level of respect.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13740 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4644 times:
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Isn't it "Oppan Gangnam" not Oppa?


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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4059 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 4):
Funny thing is I was shown the song yesterday now I'm seeing it everywhere...

How was that cave you have been living on for the past three months? Nice and humid?  



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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2251 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Just found out that Gangnam is a suburb in Seoul

I think it translate to "South River" so I assume it's the part of town south of the Han River in Seoul...



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
How was that cave you have been living on for the past three months? Nice and humid?

I'll admit that this is the busiest time of my life (flight school) and yes, it's very humid down here in NW Florida, not nice however



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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
why hasn't this thread been created about 3 months ago
Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
How was that cave you have been living on for the past three months? Nice and humid?

So funny when people on the internet try to brag about how early they knew about something.   

Soren   



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4059 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 10):
So funny when people on the internet try to brag about how early they knew about something.

Hey, I only found out about this a few weeks ago too. I'll admit I was living in a cave until then.  



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6920 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Either I'm also in that cave (very possible) or it hasn't caught up here yet. The video is funny but the music is incredibly annoying, and I actually like techno/dance/trance.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
Isn't it "Oppan Gangnam" not Oppa?

It's Oppa. It means 'big brother" in korean. Why it's in the song, I'm not sure.

Quoting homer71 (Reply 8):
I think it translate to "South River" so I assume it's the part of town south of the Han River in Seoul...

江南
South of the river, albeit that character has different meanings depending on the asian country. In Japanese, 江 is Creek or stream.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 10):
So funny when people on the internet try to brag about how early they knew about something.

I'm a total meme hipster. I've been making memes before it was cool   



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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3077 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 13):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
Isn't it "Oppan Gangnam" not Oppa?

It's Oppa. It means 'big brother" in korean. Why it's in the song, I'm not sure.

Oppa: Big brother
Oppan: Big brother is
Oppan Gangnam Style: Big brother is/has Gangnam Style.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Just found out that Gangnam is a suburb in Seoul

A suburb that eventually outgrew the traditional city center! Perhaps the most 'happening' part of the city. Sort of like how Sandton is to Johannesburg, I guess.

Interestingly, 30 years ago, Gangnam was just farmland.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20334 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

This may be one of the nerdiest things ever created:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CayMeza487M

Oppan Klingon Style... in Klingon, no less.

All of your arguments are now rendered invalid.

[Edited 2012-09-30 18:11:13]

User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

This dance looks stupid.


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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Thread starter):
The K-pop song which has taken the world by storm and has inspired the latest dance craze.

I prefer this version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpZhZAr1cQU


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21855 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 5):
The song was successful on the same level of Rebecca Black's "Friday:" catchy, but perceived ridiculousness. Of course, it probably made him a lot of money and give him his 15-minutes, so I'm certain he doesn't mind. But it certainly wasn't successful on the level of respect.

Umm, no. "Friday" was just a bad song, and it became popular for train wreck reasons. This song is actually legitimately catchy, and the accompanying dance is catchy as well. Sure, there's some ridiculousness factor to it, but people like the song (which you can't say about "Friday").

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
Isn't it "Oppan Gangnam" not Oppa?

It absolutely is. I don't quite understand how people continue to get that wrong.

-Mir



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
It absolutely is. I don't quite understand how people continue to get that wrong.

Oh I don't know...maybe because we don't all speak Korean?



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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

I found out about it 2 weeks ago myself...

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 2):
Like the Macarena back in the day.

I think that's about right



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21855 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 19):
Oh I don't know...maybe because we don't all speak Korean?

I don't speak Korean at all, but I can still hear an n at the end of a word.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 14):
Oppan Gangnam Style: Big brother is/has Gangnam Style.

But why is that in the song? what's the context of it?
Also HOON- you must be getting an earful recently  
Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 14):
A suburb that eventually outgrew the traditional city center! Perhaps the most 'happening' part of the city. Sort of like how Sandton is to Johannesburg, I guess.

Or the Ginza (Tokyo) of Seoul  
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
Oppan Klingon Style... in Klingon, no less.

   so awesome

Quoting Acheron (Reply 17):
I prefer this version

LEGS   
Korean girls are so hot   



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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
where did you get that emoticon?!

I found it online. It's great, don't you think?  
Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Just found out that Gangnam is a suburb in Seoul

I visited it when I visited Seoul back in July. I didn't actually know that it was considered a "cool" area until after this song came out - it looked much like everywhere else in the country...

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
Isn't it "Oppan Gangnam" not Oppa?

Yep, you're correct. Typo...

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
Umm, no. "Friday" was just a bad song, and it became popular for train wreck reasons. This song is actually legitimately catchy, and the accompanying dance is catchy as well. Sure, there's some ridiculousness factor to it, but people like the song (which you can't say about "Friday").

  



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20334 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 16):

This dance looks stupid.

I think that's the whole point...

To those of you ridiculing it, saying how bad it is, um...

Duh. There is an entire type of art in making something comically bad. This is a classic example of this general style of art.


25 seb146 : One of my Mexican friends is trying to say Macarena is better (but not by much) than Gangnam Style. I don't like either. When Macarena first came out,
26 Post contains links and images ha763 : Yes they are hot, but the second thing that pops in my mind when I see good-looking Korean women is, "I wonder what they looked like before their pla
27 HOONS90 : I guess it's directed at the girls in the video. A lot of Korean girls call their male idols or crushes "oppa". Indeed! Certain parts of Gangnam do i
28 Post contains images sturmovik : He was big in Korea before this, and will certainly continue to be big after this. It's just that the rest of the world sat up and took notice of thi
29 EA CO AS : I wanted to hate it. I wanted to look down my nose and say, "Oh come ON.." But damn it, it's catchy as hell and you can't help but smile when you hear
30 Post contains images airportugal310 : Eh...I don't know...I sang it the other way around to my Korean co-workers and they didn't correct me but MAYBE they enjoyed me making an ass of myse
31 Post contains links airkas1 : I really dig this acoustic cover of the song! Just found it on the web --> http://youtu.be/HmBByDQHJAA[Edited 2012-10-01 04:27:30]
32 Post contains images ajd1992 : I'm sure YouTube would like to see that too....
33 SmittyOne : Been in the same cave and I waste a fair amount of time on the internet!
34 Post contains images PHX787 : True true though that guy is awesome True too (about the girls not having surgery) I redirect you to the self-portrait thread with me and my Korean f
35 zkojq : Wish I could dance like that...
36 seb146 : can we please stop it before it spreads....
37 DocLightning : Too late, dude. Way too late.
38 PHX787 : People were dancing to the Gangnam style at the D-backs game friday night. It's here to stay.
39 MIAspotter : It´s either this or Justin F**ing Bieber or Nicky Minaj... and I choose Gangnam Style. MIAspotter.
40 lewis : Its gonna die sooner than you think. It is not a good song to begin with and I don't know many people that find it "catchy", more like "look at this
41 DocLightning : Hardly here to stay. It, too, shall pass. But not for a while. I mean, people are still grooving to the Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO and that's two yea
42 ha763 : It's just something that makes me go hmm and jokingly want to ask for a pre-surgery picture. Especially the really hot ones and celebrities when thin
43 PHX787 : He studied music here in the US apparently
44 Post contains images EA CO AS : Nah....
45 Post contains links Fabo : I prefer this one. Keeps with the lively atmosphere and rhytm of the original. http://youtu.be/j4Xfe5A5c8s
46 Post contains images JAGflyer : Open condom style! I don't hear "Gangnam Style" at all
47 Post contains links aloges : Mitt Romney Style PLEASE don't politicise this!
48 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : I didn't feel like watching it all, but yeah, that part where he puts the "47%" on that waiter's back and laughs was hilarious
49 Post contains images mandala499 : Agree... My 4 month old son cries whenever he sees Bieber on TV... we relent to Nicky Minaj just to keep him quiet... but he laughs full of joy with
50 Post contains links PHX787 : exhibit A : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2s29djP8ko
51 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3gapBh_yqk Disclaimer: This video in no way, shape, or form identifies my political views. I just find it funny as hel
52 Post contains links and images TransIsland : And I thought this was a tribute thread to the Windies team winning the T20 Cricket World Cup earlier today. http://youtu.be/ASvgIzeRubA
53 DocLightning : HOONS, I'm given to understand that "Oppa" is basically comparable to the Spanish "Papi." It's technically a name for a family relation, but it's the
54 HOONS90 : Basically! Although it can also be used in more innocuous contexts, such as "Oppa, I want this purse". In that case, the expression conveys a degree
55 DocLightning : And "Papi" can be used the same way. In fact, in some Spanish cultures, moms will call their little boys "Papi." It's a term of endearment in some co
56 iFlyLOTs : it might be a stretch but could "Master" be the English equivalent?
57 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : I've heard (not personally) "daddy" but it's usually perverts going "who's your daddy" or something lol I agree with iFlyLOTs, I think "master" is th
58 Post contains images DocLightning : Sure you don't.
59 Post contains images iFlyLOTs : Don't hate it until you've tried it. I have, I don't wanna talk about it...
60 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : Haha I can go into that for hours, not on our "family friendly board" of course. My best friend is really into it and thinks everyone is... by proxy
62 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : No pictures exist, thankfully
63 Post contains images DocLightning : One man's "thankfully" is another man's "tragically."
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