Posted by : KPopRanter December 09, 2012
Numerous people (mostly SONEs) continuously express their obvious butt hurt of PSY being number one, by already preaching that PSY would be a one hit wonder whereas if their unnirs made it into the US market, they'll be in the eyes of Americans until disbandment--which will never happen; SONEs show their butt hurt when simply hearing rumors of a SM Entertainment's new girl group debut. At first, I would shrug it off and just accept that some fans are more butt hurt than others, however, now, after seeing the redundancy of that statement, I question why others think it will be Girls Generation who becomes the reigning global icons as opposed to PSY who will only reign in our memories after all the Gangnam Style hype goes down and I can only bring myself to one reasonable answer.
For starters, I've heard repeatedly that people only like Gangnam Style because "it was funny". However, there's obviously more elements to Gangnam Style's popularity, because if it were true that only the comedy made PSY a global star, not only would every single funny video previous to PSY's advancement and after would have grasped the hearts of nearly 1 billion viewers, but also PSY wouldn't have reached almost one billion viewers, became most liked YouTube video, became most viral video and reached #1 in almost every single country in only the matter of 5 months.
Crazy No - Musiche aka very funny video released October 5, 2012
Seeing that there has not been any other funny videos topping charts within the last few years (if there are, you can disprove me), I would like to bet my entire life savings that Gangnam Style received all the popularity due to it being distinct and unique than comical. Furthermore, seeing a video in which has a memorable horse riding dance, sung only in Korean with the exception of "Hey, Sexy Lady" with a video with obvious effort put into it would appeal more to me than 9 girls walking, twisting and turning, singing in fluent Engrish with the exception of Tiffany (who's starting to get an Engrish accent) and Jessica dancing in a large box.
In addition, I've seen numerous amount of times that Gangnam Style only became popular because it was catchy. I find no logic in that statement, because isn't that what a song's supposed to be? Catchy? Easy to listen to? Not reiterating how they'll bring the boys out with a half-assed video to add the icing to the cake of a half-assed excuse for a song?
So why must there be a double standard for PSY in YG Entertainment when it comes to K-Pop fans, when if the same recognition were to happen to Girls Generation in SM Entertainment, no one would hear an end to the SONE boasting. Girls Generation - The Boys was nothing but a product of the garbage songs SM Entertainment has been throwing out ever since 2009 when they experienced their downfall in quality music but gullible 8 year old fans still continuously catch. The composition was by no means even acceptable for South Korea and well-established K-Pop fans to listen to, so why should the world have to love a song that was remade into an Engrish, a horribly pronounced Japanese version and a maxi-single in which 7 of those 8 remixes sucked and the only somewhat tolerable one was Teddy Riley's, in which wasn't even that audible either.
Why can't everyone be happy for PSY, the already established and having been there longer than Girls Generation, singer, rapper and songwriter (Girls Generation barely even has good singers, let alone rappers or songwriters) who has achieved more than even American artists have let alone Korean artists.
Is it simply just because Flop Generation lived up to their name? Is it because ol' Snoop lost his sheen?
Or is it just because the jealousy that an actually good artist made it in the eyes of Americans whereas might-as-well-be-4-member Generation didn't?
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