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Catchy

Pleasing and easy to remember (especially of a tune or song).

South Korean rapper Psy has beaten Justin Bieber with his global hit “Gangman style”, whose video has become the most watched clip in You Tube’s history, with 825 million views since July.

The song and dance has become such a worldwide sensation that even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attempted it. Mr Ban joked: “I’m a bit jealous. Until two days ago, someone told me I was the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish that.”

The dance has led to thousands of copycat videos, each with their own version of it, like the “hearty gift from the lads over at jolly old Eton”, the most famous boarding school in the world with a long list of distinguished pupils, among them nineteen British Prime Ministers.

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This entry was posted on 30/11/2012 by in Trends.
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