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“Gangnam Style,” a track by South Korean pop star Psy, has gone viral, racking up over 167 million hits on YouTube. Psy made the rounds on TV this week, appearing on Ellen Tuesday, then performing on the Today Show Friday.
X Factor judges Simon Cowell and Britney Spears were on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to promote their show, when DeGeneres brought up “Gangnam Style,” which Spears had tweeted about. "I am LOVING this video -- so fun! Thinking that I should possibly learn the choreography. Anybody wanna teach me?" she wrote, reports Billboard.
So, DeGeneres brought out Psy to teach her himself! Unfortunately, Cowell didn’t take part in the fun.
Next, Psy went to Today on Friday. He taught Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales how to do the dance. Even Meet The Press host David Gregory had some fun, since Matt Lauer had the day off.
“Gangnam Style” is now the most-liked video in YouTube’s history, notes EW and Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, has signed Psy to a contract.
Here’s the original video:
Unfortunately for some El Monte lifeguards, parodying the video got them fired, although all 13 plan to fight to get their jobs back.