KOREA LIFESTYLE

PSY – Gangnam Style

If you haven’t heard PSY’s song ‘Gangnam Style’ yet then you really, really, really, need to. It has me developing the sudden urge to bust my hardest dance moves!

I was driving to work the other morning and almost had an accident after getting hugely excited hearing it played on the radio in Christchurch. PSY (pronounced Si) is a Korean Pop (K-Pop) guy that I originally heard of when I was living in South Korea teaching English. Despite having 5 albums out already, no one knew him outside of Korea. This was until last month when Gangnam Style went viral and PSY has now become an Internet sensation with over 145 million views on You Tube – you can even buy the song on iTunes!

My friend Rachael and I have decided that it’s our song for the summer this year. I can’t help but shake my thing every time I hear it and I crank the radio up full blast giggling down the road (and getting some very strange looks for trying to sing along to the Korean lyrics!). I have to say that I love the dance in the video and will be definitely trying that one out in the near future!

For those who don’t know, Gangnam is a really posh area in Seoul. It’s kind of like a rap about the people of Merivale or Fendalton in Christchurch, or Mayfair in London for example. The song is about them behaving during the day and then going crazy at night and partying.

 

 

 And thanks to KoreaBANG here is what the song means in English!

Oppa does it Gangnam style
Gangnam style

In the day, she’s a girl who’s warm and tender
A classy girl, who takes time to have a coffee
Then when night comes, her heart grows hotter
The kind of girl who has it all

‘Cos I’m a guy
The kind of guy who’s as warm as you in the day
A guy who shots his coffee before it cools
Then when night comes, I’m a guy whose heart explodes
That kind of guy

Beautiful, lovely,
That’s what you are, hey, you really are, hey
Beautiful, lovely,
That’s what you are, hey, you really are, hey
Wanna go wherever we go?

Oppa does it Gangnam style
Gangnam style
Oppa does it Gangnam style
Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady
Eh eh eh eh eh eh

She looks innocent, but this girl knows how to play
The kind of girl, who lets her hair down when she wants to
She covers up, but she’s still sexier than those who flaunt it
That kind of girl who’s sensual

‘Cos I’m a guy,
Who might seem calm but knows how to play
The kind of guy, who when the time comes goes crazy
A guy whose ideas bulge, more than his muscles
That kind of guy.

Beautiful, lovely,
That’s what you are, hey, you really are, hey
Beautiful, lovely,
That’s what you are, hey, you really are, hey
Wanna go wherever we go?

[repeat]

There’s always someone better
baby baby
And I know a thing or two
You know what I’m saying

Oppa does it Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady
Oppa does it Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady
Oppa does it Gangnam style

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