Sometimes, the Internet bands to together to make something not just viral, but MEGA VIRAL. We did it with the Ice Bucket Challenge. We did it with Grumpy Cat. And we did it with a South Korean music video.
Where were you when you first heard K-Pop sensation PSY sing ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012? Was it gathered around a monitor at work, wondering why you couldn’t stop listening to this ear worm? Or did is sneak up on you in a link sent by that one Internet-savvy friend who insisted, “You have to watch this. Trust me?” Perhaps you heard it in the club and were confounded when everyone around burst into the ’Oppa’ invisible horse dance move. Regardless, I know what you’re thinking now: “Wait, what? ‘Gangnam Style’ came out half a decade ago?!”
Yes friends, the inexorable march of time places its icy hand of mortality upon us all. But never fear! PSY is back with a brand-new song (and dance move) that will make us forget the sweet release of death is growing every closer.
Five years after PSY’s international hit “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the South Korean pop singer is back again with two new songs, which reached the top two of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after their releases.
The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.
“I Luv It” and “New Face” first appeared on the chart around 9 a.m. ET Wednesday morning (May 10) after the songs were released on YouTube and Apple Music—the tracks are not yet available on Spotify. “I Luv It” entered the chart at No. 1, with “New Face” right behind at No. 2.
Here are the two new releases of PSY:
Loved the music or what?