The end of Gangnam Style

Psy, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, has turned his attention to what he hopes turns into his next big hit

  • South Korean singer PSY performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York, December,Image Credit: AFP
  • Carly Rae Jepsen performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York, December, 31, 20Image Credit: AFP
  • US comedian Jenny McCarthy (R) poses with a cardboard cut-out of Justin Bieber on New Year's Eve in New YoImage Credit: EPA
  • Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New YoImage Credit: AFP
  • Tyler Green from the band Neon Trees performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on MondayImage Credit: AP
  • Charlie Sheen celebrates the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. Image Credit: AFP
  • epa03521466 South Korean singer-songwriter, Park Jae-sang, center, better known by his stage name PSY (C), perImage Credit: EPA
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Feel like you never need to hear “Gangnam Style” again? You’re not alone: Psy told MTV News he’ll be “ending” his unavoidable dance-pop song — a No 2 smash on the Hot 100 whose video has been viewed over 1 billion times on YouTube — following his performance on Monday night on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”

“Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,’” said the Korean singer, who turned 35 on Monday. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”

The song won’t disappear entirely, of course; Psy admitted he has outstanding invitations to sing the song in Paris and China.

“And I’ve still got to do promo,” he added rather pragmatically. But after six solid months of nonstop horse-dancing, the artist has turned his attention to what he hopes turns into his next big hit. “[‘Gangnam Style’] became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” Psy said. “I’m really working hard on a new single right now.”

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest — for the first time since the show’s titular figure died in April — “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” also featured Taylor Swift, who wore leather trousers and a glittery red jacket to perform “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. MC Hammer, Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees also performed.

Celebrities also played a role in other cities’ celebrations, with Kylie Minogue launching the massive fireworks in Sydney, and Pet Shop Boys playing at Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate.

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  • Nizam

    02-Jan-2013 09:29

    There are beautiful songs, with very nice dance moves, than this "Gangnam", even in the past there were hit dance songs, compared to them this is nothing.

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There are beautiful songs, with very nice dance moves, than this "Gangnam", even in the past there were hit dance songs, compared to them this is nothing.

Nizam

2 January 2013 10:11jump to comments