‘Gangnam Style’ broke YouTube’s view counter

“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met Psy. “Gangnam Style” has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!”, announced YouTube. It used to be that having a million YouTube views was cool. It used to be that 800 million views would be enough to make you YouTube’s most watched clip, but now not even a figure of 2,147,483,647 views is enough to contain the chronically popular Gangnam Style music video by Psy. At of this moment, Gangnam Style is nearly 5 million views above the earlier limit, so YouTube’s promise of “bigger and bigger numbers” is already being put into effect. Going to the video page and hovering over the view counter will show an animated math easter egg — can you figure it out? SEE ALSO: Angel y Khriz are back in the game with ‘Wepa’ “Gangnam Style” is the 18th single by the South Korean musician. The song was released in July 2012 and debuted at number one on South Korea’s Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012, “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. As of May 31, 2014, the song’s music video has been viewed over two billion times on YouTube, and it is the site’s most watched video after surpassing Justin Bieber’s single “Baby”.   The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture worldwide since then. “Gangnam Style” received mixed reviews, with praise going to its catchy beat and Psy’s amusing dance moves (which themselves have become a phenomenon) in the music video and during live performances in various locations around the world. In September 2012, “Gangnam Style” was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video on YouTube. It subsequently won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards held later that year. It became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different individuals, groups and organizations. SEE ALSO: Why China Lacks Gangnam Style By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts of more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. As the song continued to rapidly gain popularity and ubiquity, its signature dance moves were attempted by many notable political leaders such as the British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who hailed it as a “force for world peace”. [ione_embed src=//www.youtube.com/embed/9bZkp7q19f0 service=youtube width=560 height=315 type=iframe]The post ‘Gangnam Style’ broke YouTube’s view counter appeared first on Voxxi.

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The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture worldwide since then. “Gangnam Style” received mixed reviews, with praise going to its catchy beat and Psy’s amusing dance moves (which themselves have become a phenomenon) in the music video and during live performances in various locations around the world. In September 2012, “Gangnam Style” was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video on YouTube. It subsequently won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards held later that year. It became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different individuals, groups and organizations.

SEE ALSO: Why China Lacks Gangnam Style

By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts of more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. As the song continued to rapidly gain popularity and ubiquity, its signature dance moves were attempted by many notable political leaders such as the British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who hailed it as a “force for world peace”.

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