'Gangnam Style' Hits No. 1 in UK

PSY's viral hit also on track for YouTube record

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2012 10:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – "Gangnam Style," the wildly popular hit from South Korean rapper PSY, has made it to No. 1 on the UK charts, Sky News reports. It could also become the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, with more than 336 million views as of today. For some perspective, Australia's News Network reports that the current most-viewed video is Justin Bieber's "Baby," which has racked up 783 million views since February 2010. "Gangnam Style" has only been up three months.

Not surprisingly, the catchy viral hit has spawned a series of spin-off videos, including a kinda creepy one spotted by Gawker in which the music has been removed, and of course, a version entirely in Klingon.

South Korean rapper PSY, who sings the popular "Gangnam Style" song, dances following his news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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