Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has now reached the top of the UK charts. The novelty dance track became an online sensation, with over 334 million views on the YouTube site. And now, Sky News report that the track has found success offline, too. After breaking into the UK charts at number 37, the track has been steadily climbing the official UK chart, before being crowned number one in the UK.
The track’s creator, Psy, had said that he’d dance half naked if he reached the top of the US charts but he’s made no such promises for topping the UK’s equivalent. It was tough news for the Irish band The Script, who were forced into second place by the Korean rapper. The 34 year-old, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang may be a new name to most in the US and Europe but he’s already an established artist back home and has already released six album. He’s renowned for his humorous videos but he’s really hit the mark with ‘Gangnam Style’, which has spawned a series of spoof videos and has been shared online by the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Tom Cruise.
‘Gangnam Style’ has been in the news for less celebratory reasons too, though. A group of Californian lifeguards made their own version of the dance, which they named Lifeguard Style. After posting the video online, they were all promptly sacked by the council. Over 17,000 people have signed up to a Facebook group to support them and appeal for their reinstatement