Yesterday, Twitter (where I get all my important news – I’m only half joking) told me South Korean singer Psy’s “Gangnam Style” finally beat Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most viewed YouTube video to date.
I’m not surprised. I’m not even surprised it took this long (“Gangham Style” was released back in July, and that it took this long to beat “Baby,” I think, only speaks to its ongoing popularity).
I am a little surprised, though, that Bill O’Reilly dedicated an entire segment to the phenomenon on The O’Reilly Factor, and even more surprised that FOX News’s psychiatrist Keith Ablow attributes the song’s popularity to the fact that it’s “without intelligible words” and mostly about “nothing”…
…as if that’s a negative thing.