OK. I swore up and down that this would be my last "Gangnam Style" post. I thought—hoped—the craze was dead. I assumed Psy's ridiculous song was slowly making its way toward obscurity, to be revived only by lame DJs at unfun weddings. I figured talking any more about the invisible horse dance would be, well, beating a dead horse.
I was wrong.
Here is a video of a baby doing the "Gangnam Style" dance. It is my new favorite thing. It is also about to be your new favorite thing.
Darn you, adorable baby. Darn you.
Guys, it's happened: Just as we predicted, the crazily addictive "Gangnam Style" video, with its weirdly mesmerizing invisible horse dance, has become a full-on mainstream fad. Strange and wonderful tribute videos abound. (If you live under a rock and haven't seen the original, here you go.) It's pretty much everywhere. Including, apparently, Philippine prisons.
Remember the inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines? They first rose to fame in 2007 when a video of their performance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" blew up the internet. Dancing was introduced at the prison as part of a program designed to quash violent prisoner outbreaks—a program that's reportedly been very successful. The power of dance at work, people.
The Cebu prisoners' take on "Gangnam Style" hit YouTube a few days ago, and it's pretty incredible. Check it out:
Have you seen the video for "Gangnam Style," by Korean pop artist Park "Psy" Jaesang, which has blown up the internet over the past couple of weeks? Most of us have no idea what he's rapping about—apparently the song is actually a "suprisingly subversive" commentary on wealth and class in Seoul, which is fascinating. But what's really hooked the world on this video is the "invisible horse dance."
That's right. Haven't seen it? It's pretty much exactly what you're imagining:
So goofy—dumb, really—yet it has a certain je ne sais quoi, right? And it's slowly taking over the world. T-Pain apparently loves it. Nelly Furtado did the dance at one of her recent concerts. Psy showed up at a Dodgers game on Monday, and the fans started invisible horse-ing all over the place; then Psy stopped by VH1's morning show and gave the hosts a little dance tutorial. At this rate, it's only a matter of time until "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" picks it up, and once that happens, game over: You'll be doing it at bar mitzvahs and weddings for the next 10 years.
If you haven't seen the video—or if you just need a little Friday pick-me-up—here you go. Happy weekend, everyone. Get your invisible horse on!