Several fans of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video did not like it that it had been dethroned on YouTube. According to them, the YouTube classic that “blew the world up” must remain on top.
Fans have stated that they will get more likes for the South Korean video so that it can reclaim its top position. Many YouTube users are asking Psy’s fans to get more likes for the video so that it can beat the American music video on YouTube. Some others argue that “See You Again” deserves to be the No. 1 video on YouTube.
“Gangnam Style” has ruled YouTube for a long time. However, the video featuring South Korean pop star Psy’s crazy dancing skills has now been outnumbered by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again.” The tribute to deceased actor Paul Walker has now got more than 2.9 billion views.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video, which became a sensation following its release on YouTube in December of 2012, has ruled YouTube charts for over four years. The video has been iconic for YouTube, which got its first billion views for a single video with “Gangnam Style.” The video sharing platform, known to be heavily dominated by English-language videos, has so far been ruled by a Korean video.
While Psy’s “Gangnam Style” took more than four years to get close to 2.9 billion views, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth managed it in a couple of years. Their official “See You Again” video was released on YouTube on April 6, 2015. It was the first hip-hop video ever to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, according to Shoot Online.
“See You Again” was a part of the 2015 movie, Furious 7, the seventh installment of the Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel. The song was also included on Charlie Puth’s album Nine Track Mind.
The video on YouTube was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who is known for directing music videos for popular American singers like Katy Perry, JAY-Z, and Shakira. His company has also produced music videos for pop stars like Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber.
Unlike “See You Again,” Psy’s video is homemade. According to DW, YouTube had to change its settings, as the South Korean video surpassed the previously expected highest number of views.
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