"Haters gonna hate and fakers gonna fake" say Sir Ian McKellen, Morgan Freeman and many more in the brilliant cut-up video.
The Oxford Union, the debating society at Oxford University is trying to persuade Taylor Swift to travel to the city to give a speech by releasing a hilarious mash-up video of former guest speakers reciting the lyrics to her hit single ‘Shake It Off’.
Stephen Fry kicks off the clip opening with the line “I stay up too late”, before a range of prestigious speakers including Morgan Freeman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Piers Morgan, Richard Dawkins, Sir Ian McKellen, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy are cut up and rearranged to recite other key lines from the song. You can check out the clip at the bottom of the page.
Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is the subject of a brilliant mash-up video by Oxford Uni's debating society
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Psy was involved in a car accident in China and, despite writing off his Rolls-Royce, he managed to leave the scene in another stylish car, a Porsche.
Psy, the South Korean best known for his 2012 hit single ‘Gangnam Style’, was involved in a car accident on Thursday (16th July). Psy was driving in his Rolls-Royce when it collided with a bus in city in eastern China. The accident has made headlines, both in China and worldwide, owing to the stylish way Psy left the incident. He may have arrived in a Rolls-Royce but he made his exit from the scene in a Porsche.
Psy was involved in a car accident in China last week.
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Psy's colossal hit single has racked up over 2.1 billion views, forcing Google to work on an upgrade to YouTube to keep track of viewing figures.
After Kim Kardashian’s nude photo session, it seems that the internet has been broken again. Quite literally, this time: the music video for ‘Gangnam Style’ has broken YouTube’s view counter.
South Korean musician Psy released the single in July 2012 and, powered by YouTube, it rapidly conquered the world with its signature dance routine, racking up hundreds of millions of views. It was such a cultural phenomenon that world leaders and politicians were perfectly happy to make fools of themselves copying the dance, and it became the first video to exceed one billion views.
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' has exceeded YouTube's view counter maximum after 2 and a half years
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Both Snoop Dogg and Psy have drawn criticism from fans for a multitude of reasons, here are just a few of them:
In one of the oddest collaborations since Nelly gave country artist Tim Mcgraw a call and asked to bring his Louisiana drawl to the R&B track “Over And Over”, Snoop Dogg has teamed up with South Korean viral success Psy to unleash the track “Hangover” upon the world. It’s not the first time the G-funk master has produced a piece of work with an artist from disparate corners of the music world. He has previously teamed up with Miley Cyrus for the track “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” during the rapper’s ill-conceived stint as adopting the Rastafarian lifestyle under the moniker of Snoop Lion.
Snoop Dogg and Psy's collaboration has been widely attacked by both of their respective fans.
Debuting in the US on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the video attained over 3.5 million views in 24 hours and currently boasts viewing figures of almost 25 million. But such figures are small fry for K-pop megastar Psy, who has become the first artist to break the 2 billion mark on Youtube. The video itself depicts Snoop and Psy trying various purported South Korean cures for the after effects of excessive inebriation, as well as their clips from their hedonistic exploits from the day before. As for the music itself, it contains all the tropes of Psy’s previous opus- blaring synthesizers and a skewed chorus hook designed to burrow into your brain and resolutely refuse to leave.
'The Fox (What Does It Say)' came out on top, with the video site taking in multiple factors to determine the defining video of 2013.
Taking into account views, shares, searches, likes and the number of positive comments attained by the most popular viral videos of the year, YouTube have compiled their list of the best videos of 2013. Taking all this into account, the online video giants have determined the video of the year, with the list including funny, shocking and some down right strange clips.
Bard Ylvisaker and Vegard Ylvisaker were the novelty hit of the year as Ylvis
We may have all gotten over it now, but the furore surrounding Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis when they released 'The Fox (What Does It Say)' held out long enough to ensure that they easily walked away with the top ranking video of the year. The novelty hit was shared across the web and has managed to amass more than 275 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube in September.
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On Sunday, 3 November, the internet's brightest viral music videos will be celebrated for the first time
The YouTube Music Awards will celebrate the achievements made online by both well-known and some more obscure (outside the world of viral videos) musicians for the first time this Sunday (3 Oct.) and the organisers have pulled out all the stops to make sure that the awards show starts with a bang. In fact, the awards show will be so extravagant that the man in charge of bringing it to life - Spike Jonze - doesn't even know what to expect.
Spike Jonze (L) and Jason Schwartzman (R) are in control of the night in their respective roles
Jonze, the director of countless award-winning music videos such as Weezer's 'Buddy Holly' and 'Sabotage' by The Beastie Boys, has been brought in as creative director of the event, tasked with making the awards show one to remember and one to challenge the established musical showcases, such as the MTV VMAs. Alongside fellow music video veteran Chris Milk and executive producers Vice Media and Sunset Lane Entertainment, Jonze isn't planning on making a showcase that can be easily compared to the VMAs or the Billboard Awards, for example, as they are going for a completely unique take on the tried and tested music awards ceremony.
Psy loves vodka. We know that.
Psy may appear the cartoonish pop hero of 2012, though it seems the 'Gangnam Style' singer has a vice just like anybody else: drinking, specifically.
His YouTube channel hit three billion views earlier this month, though it appears Psy is not immune to the pressures of success.
During a candid interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, the singer admitted that vodka is his "best friend."
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'Gangnam Style' K-Pop superstar, Psy, has said he'd be up for a musical collaboration with Queen's guitarist Brian May.
Speaking in an interview with Radio 1's Scott Mills, Psy revealed he'd set up a brunch-date with the fuzzy haired guitarist, who played alongside Freddie Mercury in the 70s/80s rock band, Queen.
Describing himself as a "really huge fan" of Queen, Psy revealed he was going to have brunch with May yesterday (11th June).
When asked if the pair were meeting with a view to working together, Psy - real name Park Jae-sang - said "Seems like it. I don't know, I'm just going to eat tomorrow, but I'm super excited. The band was an inspiration to me since I was 14 or 15 until now."
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German model Heidi Klum has live modelling show results interrupted by unwanted topless guests.
Heidi Klum was mobbed by equal rights protestors bearing Heidi Hate messages across their naked torsos during a crucial moment on 'Germany's Next Top Model' yesterday (May 31st 2013).
The supermodel was about to name the winner of the modelling competition on live television when two topless female demonstrators for FEMEN burst onto the stage to shout at her with the angry message on their chests reading 'Heidi Horror Picture Show'. The organisation they were rallying for was a Ukrainian group who regularly coordinate naked and topless campaigns in defence of equality between men and women. Though the incident was cut from the live recording, Heidi kept her cool and quipped to the audience, 'I have just been seeing boobies in front of me. Too bad it happened at this special moment!'
The protestors seemed to be the only ones who disliked Heidi, however, with 'Gangnam Style' rapper Psy Tweeting a picture of the two of them with the caption: '[Heidi Klum] stoped by my green room and said "ThankU psy". She's so beautiful & nice at the same time!! #Unfair lol'. Heidi also Tweeted a photo of herself and Bruno Mars saying, 'Thank you for a great performance on my show last night in Germany [Bruno Mars] You are a really cool dude!'
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