A lot of us are happy to hear a favorite song or artist come on the radio. If we can get away with it, we might even sing along and maybe dance, too. And then there’s this toddler. She was snoozing in a car seat until Psy’s “Gangnam Style” provoked an instant and hilarious reaction.
Park Jae-sang, popularly known by his stage name “Psy,” is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer from South Korea who has taken the world by storm. He grew up in the Gangnam District, a very posh neighborhood in Seoul. When he was 15, Psy became serious about music after as seeing Queen’s performance of their iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” on TV. Meanwhile, school was something he was less serious about; indeed he’s remembered as having been the class clown. His parents sent him to the United States to study business at Boston University but he quickly became bored and transferred to the Berklee College of Music. He took some basic classes at Berklee before returning to South Korea to launch his own musical career. In 2000, a TV producer liked Psy’s dancing and that got him on the air for the first time. His debut album came out the next year.
It wast the song “Gangnam Style,” from his sixth album, that turned Psy into an international celebrity. Released in 2012, the video was the first to get a billion views on YouTube (it now has over 3 billion). It’s a humorous send-up of his old neighborhood but what’s made the song so universally popular are no doubt the outlandish dance moves that accompany it.
In the video posted below, you’ll see a toddler who loves “Gangnam Style” so much that the song causes her to instantly snap out of her nap, go bug-eyed, and dance as best she can while strapped into a car seat. Everyone else is convulsed by laughter.
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