'Gangnam' take 2 going out of style

Friday, August 17, 2012 0 comments

A second version of Psy's current hit "Gangnam Style" was released online yesterday to a mediocre response from netizens.

There has been a lot of buzz about the remake as Hyun-a from 4Minute, who appears in the original video, has a larger role in singing the song's key phrase: "Oppa Gangnam style".

Although the girl group member was given a more prominent role, the video was a flop.

The video accrued some 700,000 hits in just 12 hours, but most of the comments voiced disappointment with Hyun-a's "poor vocals".

"It's like a chipmunk version", said one viewer who claimed to have been a fan of the original.

The decision to make the subsequent version of the song came after the video's huge popularity at home and abroad.

The upbeat predecessor was released over a month ago and has topped Korean sales and major music charts for weeks. CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post have covered the song as well.

By Carla Sunwoo

Source : koreajoongangdaily.jo... ( English Korean )


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