Psy of 'Gangnam' fame springs new videos, and the world watches

Commentary: The man who created the most viewed YouTube video of all time -- "Gangham Style" -- rides into the trending charts again.

Chris Matyszczyk
2 min read

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Enlarge Image

The art is with Psy.

Psy/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Everyone seeks a formula for YouTube fame.

K-pop superstar Psy found it seemingly without trying.

Even when the aliens take us over, they too will surely know all the moves to "Gangnam Style," the video that's been watched more than any other on YouTube. Ever.

If you've been buried underground for the last few years, this fascinating dance number has been watched more than 2.8 billion times since its 2012 release. I did, indeed, say "billion." And that's just the number from Psy's official channel.

Psy must feel nonchalant about these things. On Wednesday, he slipped two new videos onto the web. "I LUV IT" already has just over 7 million views.

You may feel it doesn't break too much new ground. He dances around, makes a few Michael Jackson noises and offers cameos from the likes of "G.I. Joe" and "Terminator Genisys" star Lee Byung-hun.

There are heavy doses of self-parody here, especially when Psy dances in front of graffiti that reads: "May The Art Be With You."

There's even a scene that shows his YouTube views soaring out of control. After all, it's hard to resist lyrics such as: "We like 2 party babe, throwin' up in the pottie babe." That is the translation YouTube offers, at least.

Psy released another video Wednesday. It's called "New Face." In it, he dances around and tries to impress Naeun from the group Apink. It's trending on YouTube, with 6.8 million views and probably about to overtake "I LUV IT" in popularity.

"New Face" includes the riff: "Hey, we want some new face."

Those who have memories of 2 Live Crew might remember this riff with slightly different words.

It's Complicated: This is dating in the age of apps. Having fun yet? These stories get to the heart of the matter.

Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech's role in providing new kinds of accessibility.