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Loganam Style?

Hey, it's slow day.

I will say this: I'm shocked how Gangnam Style has morphed from a novelty internet thing to a song I actually heard on the radio recently. It's not a bad pop song, really, and I like that it has a satirical social message that's pretty much only for Koreans. This Atlantic article may make you reevaluate your thoughts on the song in general.

What's also interested about Gangnam Style is its longevity. Internet sensations don't usually last three or four months, and Gangnam Style doesn't quite feel burnt out yet. Some of this comes from a conscious decision by singer Psy to not pursue copyright claims against people appropriating and parodying the video. I'm anti-piracy, but I also believe that copyright strongarming is worthless at best and counterproductive at worst in the modern internet age. 

I'm curious to see what PSY does next, and whether Gagnam Style is the beginning of an Asian pop crossover that cyberpunk writers have been assuming will happen since the 80s. Asian culture has never quite become a dominant global force the way UK and US culture has; even as China becomes the globe's sole economic superpower it seems like the US is driving much of the global pop culture. That's changing, of course, and the internet has been a massive tool in that change. But can PSY be the guy who convinces American audiences to listen to songs that aren't in English - or is this just another La Bamba or MacarenaGagnam Style has charted at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100, #13 on Billboard's Top 40 and - get this - #1 on Billboard's rap ranking. The only other South Korean group to break US charts was the Wonder Girls in 2009, and they did it with an English version of their song Nobody.

The only other Asian language hit song I can think of is Kyu Sakamoto's Sukiyaki, which reached #1 on the Hot 100 in 1963.