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Gangnam Style, The Rise Of K-Pop – Infographic

The Main Street Analyst

You’re probably at least somewhat familiar by now with “Gangnam Style,” the baroque and bizarre Korean music video that’s become a viral mega-hit on YouTube and been viewed more than 100 million times since July 15. If not, here’s a quick recap: PSY, a rapper-singer type, emotes and dances around for some four minutes to an aggressively hypnotic techno track while surrounded at different times by horses, beautiful women, a carousel, commuters and old people.

(The video is so out there you’re probably better off just watching for yourself here. And if that’s not enough, here’s a parody starring a giant duck.)

But while “Gangnam Style” does possess an undeniable odd appeal, most people probably aren’t familiar with the video beyond its visceral assault on the ears and eyes. This infographic is here to help. Put together by the British design firm Neo Mammalian Studios, it breaks down the “Gangnam…

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