2014年6月12日 星期四

PSY ’Gangnam Style’ : YouTube20億! PSYの新曲動画、再生4千万回超に






PSYの新曲動画、再生4千万回超に

2014.06.12 Thu posted at 16:22 JST
 
 
(CNN) 世界的ヒット曲「江南スタイル」などで知られる韓国の人気歌手PSY(サ イ)は12日までに、米ヒップホップ界のスター、スヌープ・ドッグとコラボした新曲「ハングオーバー」のビデオを動画共有サイトのユーチューブで公開し た。再生回数はすでに4000万回を超えている。
ビデオに描かれるのは、韓国式のハードな酒の飲み方だ。PSYとスヌープは韓国式の銭湯に行き、出会ったばかりの人とカラオケで盛り上がったりする。2人が酔っ払った様子で女性たちと楽しく遊園地をスキップする場面は特にシュールだ。
PSYによれば、二日酔いを示す曲名のとおり、この曲はまさに二日酔いのときに生まれたのだという。
スヌープとのコラボはサイの希望だった。「この曲では、スヌープのゆっくりしたラップと私のラップが完璧に合うのではと思った」ことから連絡を取ったという。
スヌープの滞在時間が18時間しかなかったため、ビデオは国際空港に近いソウル郊外の仁川で撮影された。
「ビデオ撮影のためにソウルに来てもらうために、最初はスヌープに、撮影はのんびり行い、出演シーンは5つだけだと伝えた。だが実際には18時間の間に10カ所以上を回り、20シーン以上を撮影した」とPSYは言う。
 
 

2013.1.17
Jason Decrow/Invision, via Associated Press
南韓大叔PSY的超夯單曲「江南Style」MV,昨天凌晨1點在影音網站Youtube上突破10億次點擊率,創史上紀錄,連PSY都吃驚表示:「我甚至沒想過『江南Style』會有100萬人次觀看,更不用說10億!這是真PSY秀嗎?」
「江南Style」今年7月15日首次出現在YouTube,上月底突破8億大關,擊敗小賈斯汀的成名曲「BABY」,成為YouTube史上最多人觀看的影片。 (文/鄭宜熏)

Viral Video Gets Propaganda Treatment

Park Jae-sang, the South Korean artist known as PSY who is behind a dance video called “Gangnam Style,” got an even clearer sign of success when North Korea parodied it. 
APA honors the Korean singer whose "Gangnam Style" song, music, video and horse dance ignited an international phenomenon that continued to be reinvented throughout the latter half of 2012.

'Gangnam Style' video gets propaganda treatment
Seoul: Ordinarily, a star turn on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" teaching Britney Spears his dance might be one of the surest signs that a performer has made it. But this week, Park Jae-sang, the South Korean phenomenon behind a dance video called "Gangnam Style", got an even clearer sign of success. North Korea - so cut off from the world that satellite shots show most of the country plunged in darkness at night - parodied the video.

The North used the video to score a propaganda point, making fun of a South Korean presidential candidate. But one thing was still clear: While ordinary North Koreans are unlikely to have seen the video (access to the Internet is severely limited), "Gangnam Style" is a big enough hit that even reclusive apparatchiks know of it.

Why the original video, released in July, has gained such popularity is anyone's guess. In it, Mr. Park, 34, does a "horse riding" dance that looks vaguely like what children do when they hop around pretending to be galloping. He raps and dances around Seoul, all in the company of pretty women and to a song with an infectious beat.

In short, the performer, popularly known as PSY (short for Psycho), has done what K-Pop bands have failed to do. While those groups have choreographed their way to success all over Asia, they have made less headway in other parts of the world. Mr. Park, with his willingness to allow himself to be made fun of with a buffoonish performance, is a global success.

His video has more than 220 million views on YouTube and several parodies themselves have gone viral. A recent spoof landed some lifeguards in California in trouble: news reports say they were fired for using city property as their set.

South Korea's "Macarena" moment does have a bit of a serious side.

What Mr. Park is singing about is Gangnam, a fashionable neighbourhood in Seoul where the nouveau riche shop at Chanel, drive fancy cars and send their children to well-known prep schools. He grew up there, and although his dance moves are anything but what someone might expect of Gangnam's sophisticates, the title seems to both celebrate - and possibly mock - the lifestyle.

That plays especially well in South Korea, where the growing gap between rich and poor is serious enough to have become an issue in the presidential campaign.

In any case, South Koreans have banded together to celebrate Mr. Park's success, with media outlets breathlessly reporting each new sighting. PSY on "Ellen." PSY on "Saturday Night Live." And now a PSY parody in North Korea.

It does not seem to matter at all to many South Koreans that possibly their most famous cultural ambassador is, well, less than refined. For them, he still represents a "soft power" moment, a way of selling their culture to the world.

Dafna Zur, a professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, says South Koreans still have "an inferiority complex" that makes them happy for exposure. "I think Koreans are still at the stage where they think any publicity is good publicity," she said.

© 2012, The New York Times News Service


 《中英對照讀新聞》N. Korea takes ’Gangnam Style’ shot at South politician 北韓用「江南Style」攻擊南韓政治人物

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North Korea has made a parody of the South Korean music video phenomenon "Gangnam Style" to attack the South’s ruling conservative party presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye.
北韓改編南韓當紅的「江南Style」音樂錄影帶,來攻擊南韓執政保守黨的總統候選人朴槿惠。
The parody, posted on the official government website Uriminzokkiri, shows a crudely photo-shopped image of Park doing the "horse-riding dance" created by South Korean rapper Psy on the original "Gangnam Style" video.
北韓改編的影片張貼在政府網站「我們民族」,經過電腦修改、粗製濫造的朴槿惠影像正在跳南韓饒舌歌手Psy在原版「江南Style」錄影帶創造的「騎馬舞」。
The North Korean version mocks Park as a devoted admirer of the "Yushin" system of autocratic rule set up by her father, Park Chung-Hee, after he seized power in South Korea in a 1961 military coup.
北韓版的影片嘲弄朴槿惠是「維新」體系的忠實支持者,維新體制是由朴槿惠的父親朴正熙在1961年南韓軍事政變後掌權時所創立。
"I’m Yushin style!," read a subtitle under the image of the dancing Park.The implied message is a sensitive one, with Park under pressure to denounce the excesses of her father’s 18-year rule, which laid the foundations for the country’s economic rise but was marked by systematic human rights abuses.
「我是維新Style!」朴槿惠的影像跳舞時,底下出現這樣的字幕。其中隱含的訊息相當敏感,朴槿惠為了是否譴責她父親執政18年施政過當而承受壓力,朴正熙執政時為南韓的經濟成長奠下根基,但也因有系統地侵害人權而留下污名。
Psy’s "Gangnam Style" video went viral soon after being posted on YouTube in mid-July and has since racked up more than 200 million views, sending the song to the top of the US iTunes Chart.(AFP)
Psy的「江南Style」影片自7月中旬貼上YouTube後迅速爆紅,觀賞人數累積超過2億人,把這首歌推上美國iTunes排行榜榜首。(法新社)





APA Top Ten: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Parodies

From university students to Miss Korea pageant contestants, everybody's getting on their invisible horses to show their take on "Gangnam Style."
by Mai Nguyen, Liuyi (Luisa) Chen
Date Published: 09/26/2012
The Original: Psy "Gangnam Style."

South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" has become a global phenomenon with its infectious tune and fun choreography. The music video reached over 280 million views in two months and has recently been awarded by the Guinness Book World of Records as the most liked video on YouTube (with over 2 million likes).
With a song like this gaining worldwide recognition, there are bound to be creative parodies. Thus, APA recommends our top 10 favorite "Gangnam Style" parodies.

1) Baby Gangnam Style
What's there not to like about this video? It features an adorable little boy dressed exactly as Psy. But of course, you can't overlook these hot mamas prancing around with their strollers, swinging around bags of diapers. The cleverest reference to the original is when the moms wipe the floor down. Who knew doing housework could be so sexy? --Mai Nguyen


2) Byuntae Style (Pervert Style)
YouTube vlogger/comedian David So takes on the role of a creepy pervert to create sleazy (and cheesy) lyrics fit for his "Byuntae Style" parody. The sprinkled Korean and non-sensical Korean-translated American lingo makes it all the more ridiculous -- and hilarious. I would not recommend trying to hit on a girl in South Korea with any of these lines: "You're so maewo (spicy), so damn deowo (hot). You're the ddong (shit)." --Mai Nguyen


3) Gangnam Style Prank
TheChengman does a different take on the Gangnam Style. Dressed in an identical outfit as PSY, Chengman takes the challenge of barging into different Yoga class sessions and showing off his dance moves on the spot. He also reenacts the elevator dance scene in a shopping mall, catching many shoppers off guard. Many of the reactions are priceless. He and his crew's dorky costumes and cheeky attitude wins them a place in our list. --Luisa Chen


4) London Style
Gangnam Style promotes a classy lifestyle during the daytime and a crazy one at night. What better city to portray this concept than London? This parody is light, fun, and a blast to the eye. Let's face it, we all need a little more beefeaters, Big Ben, Platform 9 ¾ and beetle cars in our lives. A shot worth mentioning is the one at 1:50, where mokin and co. reenacts the awkward elevator dance move in the middle of a busy street in London.  --Luisa Chen


5) Miko Style (Miss Korea Style)
Trading in their crowns for sunglasses, these Miss Korea contestants take on Gangnam Style. Psy once said, "Dress classy, dance cheesy," but apparently there are a few other ways of doing this dance. While Hyuna made the dance look sexy, these ladies took the cute approach.  While being adorable, they clearly have the dance down pat. Taking us around Seoul, they gallop through some of the most popular historical spots in the city like Kyungbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Square. --Mai Nguyen


6) NBC Olympic Style
If you were as frustrated by the NBC network as I was during this summer's Olympic season, you will definitely relate to this parody. Over the summer, NBC received much criticism for buying the sole rights to the Olympic broadcast, yet not delivering the content live to the public. NBC also had poor interview material with the athletes, and the network even aired a racist monkey gymnast ad. Teddiefilms puts all these frustrations down in lyrics and incorporates them into Gangnam Style. Best part of this parody? Missy Franklin and McKayla lookalikes -- and the interview with North Korean athletes.  --Luisa Chen


7) Obama Style
aptsongs manages to rock the parody with a chorus just as addicting as the original. After just one listen, you can't help but chant to "vote vote vote vote vote, vote Obama style…" It's almost as if he can coax you into voting for Obama in just under 4:09 minutes. We selected this as one of our top 10 for 1) aptsongs' swagger, 2) the flawless dance moves, and most importantly, 3) the I-watch-this-and-can't-help-but-smile effect it gives off.  --Luisa Chen


8) Oregon Duck Style
This is probably the best Gangnam Style parody that features an animal as the lead. The Duck from the University of Oregon seems to be capable of anything, ranging from surviving Frisbee attacks, fire extinguisher attacks, dance-offs against a gorilla, and watermelon smashing. What puzzles us though, is why GoDucksdotcom censored the word "sexy." An online viewer suggested that's "because the duck is too sexy to even say it…." After watching the video, we'll take that as a valid reason! --Luisa Chen


9) Umma Gangnam Style (Mom Style)
Well known for his participation on America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 as a member of Kaba Modern, Mike Song is a pretty talented dancer. But who knew that it would take a dance routine with his mom to "Gangnam Style" to get them on the Ellen show? Mama Song's straight face throughout the whole performance as she executes all the choreography effortlessly is a thrill, especially when she takes her tutting solo and finishes it off with a "peace sign-crab" move. Sorry Mike Song, but your mom stole the spotlight for this one. Hopefully, this won't be the last dancing video from Mama Song! --Mai Nguyen


10) Zuma Style (Middle Aged Women Style)
These ladies spell it out for us at the very beginning: they're all South Korean ajumma (middle aged women), with an average age of 40. Forget age, they'll still out-dance you. Toward the end, they all change into the trademark colorful ajumma print outfits while dancing around with towels and laundry basins in a field. I'll have whatever they're having, if I can still move like that at 40. --Mai Nguyen


Bonus WTF Recommendation:
Hitler Style
We're not entirely sure what we just watched, what he's shouting about, or whether it makes any sense, but there's something impressive about how the ridiculousness still makes for a catchy song.






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