PSY Gentleman. Will it be an international hit?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by EmoBorg, Apr 15, 2013.

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PSY's Gentleman. Wil it be a hit ?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2013.
  1. Gentleman will be a massive hit like Gangnam Style.

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Gentleman will be a lesser hit than Gangnam Style.

    10 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Gentleman will not be an international hit.

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  4. I have no idea.

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't understand the appeal of K-Pop. It sounds exactly like dance-based Europop to me. There doesn't seem to be anything distinctive about it. I'm probably wrong about that of course, but I haven't heard many things that challenged that point of view.
     
  2. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Funny... Gangnam style was such a big hit; had a lot of different qualities for mass appeal. However, it certainly didn't seem to have much staying power. I know for myself, I began to find it rather annoying. It's kind of like seeing a pretty good stand up comic routine, but after a few viewings you've done several times in a row... it's been there, done that. Move on.
     
  3. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    haha I was listening to that last night after posting in this thread!

    Two current KPop favorites, quite different:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdPnMoxKOWY[/yt]

    I've often had it on repeat for an hour..


    And this is a completely different change of pace, and lovely lyrics too.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GRP1rkE4O0[/yt]

    Sunny Hill (the Grasshopper song I posted, in case that youtube doesn't show up when quoted) has some really interesting videos, kind of the prog rock of kpop IMO.
     
  4. StarMan

    StarMan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Gangnam Style was likely a one-off phenomenon. I doubt he will catch lightning in a bottle twice.
     
  5. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    His bottle was full long before Gangnam, white people just didn't know jack about it.
     
  6. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Actually I have zero interest in Korean music and I don't make any effort to find out any information about it and the first time I heard of Psy was when he recorded a song for the 2006 World Cup.
     
  7. lurok

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    I secretly hoped it might finally make BEGs 'Abracadabra' a bona fide international hit (original source for the 'hip dance', and one of the group - Ga-In - is the girl in Psy video). But yeah, it won't be as big as dumb Gangnam.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8M6EaKJTPY[/yt]
     
  8. Brent

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    I don't like Gentlemen or Gangnam Style, but I do like this video from Psy, it's catchy, and done in good taste:

    This is the only video from him I like:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpYq1lSce1U[/yt]