Gangnam Style song was written and performed by South Korean singer Psy. It was released on July 15, 2012. The term “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a way of life associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul and is featured in several K-pop and dance-pop songs. Although the song received mixed reviews, it was praised for its catchy beat and Psy’s amusing dancing in the music video and during live performances at various locations around the world, which has become something of a phenomenon in its own right. The song has completed the 4.2B views on YouTube.
The song, according to Psy, is a tribute to the ladies of the affluent neighborhood in Seoul. “Gangnam is a residential area in the South Korean capital of Seoul. It’s noble during the day and insane during the night, according to my description. I liken ladies to a territory in terms of beauty. So — noble during the day, insane during the night — and the lyric says that I am the right guy for a lady who is like that, which is true.”