It seems like a long time since the South-Korean mega-hit Gangnam Style hit the radio stations and playlists. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single from the singer Psy’s sixth studio album Psy 6. The video became so popular on YouTube that is was the site’s most-played clip in the past five years. As a matter of fact, it even exceeded the maximum possible number of views (2,147,483,647), and forced the company to rewrite its code. Sadly for this crazy hit’s fans, the song is now overtaken by another music video – Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s See You Again.
The ballad has now been streamed over 2,909 billion times, beating Psy’s hit, which has been viewed more than 2,897 billion times. Remember the epic tune’s first release? Back in 2012, it reached unprecedented levels when it broke free of the shackles of the Korean music charts. Suddenly, dancefloors everywhere became embroiled by dancing and DJs became overflown by multiple requests for ‘that mad tune’! Sadly, the crown is no longer Psy’s.
The ballad ‘See You Again’ was released as part of the Furious 7 soundtrack and used as a tribute to Paul Walker. The song was uploaded to YouTube in April 2015, going at the very top in just two years.
However, you can expect its stay at the top to be a short one, if Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ carries on this way. It currently has over 2,527 billion views and it’s certainly a potential new challenger. The song is already the fifth most seen video on the site.
Although Justin Bieber did a remake of the song, he still struggles with its lyrics. On April 17, 2017, producers released a remix version of the song, featuring Bieber. This version helped to improve the song’s chart performance in numerous countries, but Justin didn’ really bother to learn the lyrics. At Summerburst Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, Bieber told the crowd, who were screaming for the song, that he couldn’t do it. Eventually, a disappointed fan aimed a bottle at him. Can we expect this hit is the next on the top of the list? Time will tell.