After a lengthy reign at the top, boy wonder Justin Bieber has finally been toppled as the online video king. Korean rapper PSY replaced the Canadian popstar with his popular and LSS-inducing K-pop single "Gangnam Style," which has just been crowned the most viewed YouTube clip ever.
그 인상적입니다, PSY! (That's impressive, PSY!) But what's more impressive is how fast "Gangnam Style" rose to the top of the heap. As of this writing, the song has almost 830 million views—and it took only a bit over four months to do the trick! Justin Bieber's "Baby" (at second place), which was uploaded in 2010, is good for only 805 million!
So again, congrats, PSY, you and your horse-filled and Koreana-filled video has earned you a place in the Internet's most elite list.
As a tribute (of sorts) to the song that has spawned a new dance craze much, much crazier than that of ocho-ocho and ispageti, here are some of the best Gangnam Style parodies we've seen. After all, as they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Oppa!
YouTube Views: 24,083,948
High-five angle: College Humor's unmistakable brand of fresh and never-gets-tired, um, humor gives this parody an extra boost.
YouTube Views: 4,266,974
High-five angle: This video gives something that's cute—ponies—a dash of naughty, funny, and badass.
YouTube Views: 3,964,829
High-five angle: Aside from being absurdly cute and funny, this video may have helped spawn the next generation of PSYs.