Tuesday, November 13, 2012

eh sexy lady

Well, up until like, yesterday, I must have been one of the few people on the planet who didn't know what the heck this thing was all about. But when everyone's doing it at the husband's company dinner, and the kids go around humming the refrain, and one's own mother line dances to it, you think, hm, maybe I should find out once and for all.

So now I have, and am sharing it with all of you who were either as clueless as I was, or who just need a little giggle today. Beautiful, lovable, yes you, hey, yes you!


According to Wiki, "the phrase 'Gangnam Style' is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul". The singer, PSY, has said, "People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are -- it's only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are 'Gangnam Style' -- so this song is actually poking fun at those kinds of people who are trying so hard to be something that they're not.

"The song talks about 'the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild'. The song's refrain, 'Oppan Gangnam style', has been translated as 'Big brother is Gangnam style', with PSY referring to himself; 'Oppa' is a Korean expression used by females to refer to an older male friend or older brother. He studied hard to find something new and stayed up late for about 30 nights to come up with the 'Gangnam Style' dance. Along the way, he had tested various 'cheesy' animal-inspired dance moves with his choreographer, including panda and kangaroo moves, before settling for the horse trot, which involves pretending to ride a horse, alternately holding the reins and spinning a lasso, and moving into a legs-shuffling side gallop" (sourced from Wiki).

11 comments:

Claudia said...

Janice thanks for the info! It's good to know what the heck we're singing right?? Just be ware of the limping effect after the dance and that never ending song in the back of your mind! Your mom dancing to it sounds priceless! Hugs dear!

sanae said...

I just discovered this recently too! SO hilarious. My daughter and her entire school has the dance moves down - it's a universal hit!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I have this picture in my head of all of our mothers line dancing to this song.

Thank you for that Janice. Really.

;-)

Sulky Kitten said...

You must be feeling better! Is there anyone left who hasn't done this dance? Have you spent hours practicing in front of a mirror? Ha!

Jo N said...

The video is hilarious and I dont even understand it. For a time, I had this on repeat. But now I'm actually pretty tired of it.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hahaha...I can just picture doing this with all my middle-aged friends much to our kids' dismay :) Very catchy tune. But like you, I was clueless about this. This is the first I hear of it!

Julia said...

my husband introduced me to this last month. i was clueless! its so catchy :)

Pizziricco said...

yr mom sounds like one so fun lady, i wanna meet her so we can both go "heeey sexeee ladeee" {:-)

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh man, I want to see your mom dancing to this one! My girls and my husband and been giggling about this for weeks now, but they did not know the meaning of what he was saying. I will now be able to tell them! :O

Audrey said...

We're big fans of the song & video in our house! We love to use the term "Gangnam Style" whenever we can. Say we're making dinner, we'll proclaim, "Let's do this up Gangnam Style" and then that of course leads us to dance around Psy style. It's so catchy!

Dawn said...

I watched this a bit ago when I visited your blog, Janice. I found myself dancing in front of the mirror trying those moves and forgot to leave you a message. so sorry you are not feeling well. Prayers and a hug. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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