When the song hit the tube and became viral with the maximum number of hits in the history of you tube, we really did not know what really wrecked us!
By far it was the most popular and the least chic available entertainment of the year. Followed by tweets about Aishwarya’s weighty issues and how Rowdy Rathore just killed cinema. But that’s another story and I’ll get back to that later (maybe another post).
The most unfortunate thing is how the Asians were generally perceived around the globe as animated beings with obnoxious moves. The absurdities presented were nothing short of a rip in the garbage bag while on a take-out to toss. Obviously, in spite of the hostile illogicalities portrayed to match the dance moves, the makers of the video/music really did not mind the cash registers rolling.
The whole country seemed to be brazenly enjoying the music (if you allow me to call it that) convincing them to karaoke a song they barely understand. But who cares? How about having girls and boys dance at a birthday party, separately (twice the torment)? How about ranching the dance floor with well practiced and emulated steps? How about raiding the jukebox and playing this on a loop? The police might as well use this for convicts to have them barf out their trade secrets.
As if this was not enough, Puja Entertainment (for Rangrezz) decided that even the utterly famished family in Latur dances to the tunes, what with altered choreography and divergent steps borrowed from lavni & koli, all in a bid to connect with the masses. What now?
Anyway, it’s not actually the song that is at fault to pollute the music, it’s the name. The title of the song is borrowed from the name of the wealthiest district in Korea, which is infamous for the acute fashion style, hence Gangnam Style. Now, PSY might as well be talking about the detestable dressing style of the people in the district or even about the girl who he thinks is most suited for him, we don’t know that for sure (in spite of the innumerable translations provided for the lyrics online). But no sir, since the song is a fad, we love it!
Just goes on to show, how we just follow whatever we’re being led into. It’s not just about this song. It’s about how we make our choices- what’s viral! Ah, well, guess that’s what is depicted in the general attitude of the people as well while choosing to portray themselves-Gangnam Style, eh?
And now what’s with the harlem shake? There goes…
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