It has been the Season Of Carly Rae Jepsen - until now. Jepsen's hit "Call Me Maybe" has been the indisputable Song Of The Summer, and the video has topped YouTube's music chart as well. But now she's been displaced - by an invader from Korea.
Psy is a chunky but loose-limbed singer/rapper/dancer from Seoul, and his song "Gangnam Style" has been a juggernaut in the world of K-Pop, as the Korean pop music scene is known, for much of the summer. Now the video - a slick but goofy affair - has gone viral, and with 76 million views (5 million more than yesterday, when the NY Times reported it at 71 million), it is truly a global phenomenon.
So in case it comes up in conversation, and you wanna be able to burnish your street cred as a world pop authority, here's the video, complete with horses, windswept trash, and a colorful party bus full of pretty girls.