A Year of ‘Gangnam Style’ — A Timeline of the Highs & Lows of A Viral YouTube Super-Song

Sept. 10th, 2012: Psy goes on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” to teach Britney Spears and Ellen the signature dance.

Sept. 13th, 2012: Guinness World Record achieved for most YouTube “likes” with 1.57 million.

Sept. 15th, 2012: Psy does a guest appearance on SNL.

Sept. 30th, 2012: “Gangnam Style” has topped the iTunes charts in 31 countries.

Oct. 9th, 2012: NMR calls “First!” by writing the obituary of “Gangnam Style.” Perhaps we were a bit hasty …

Nov. 5th, 2012: 20,000 Frenchies perform flash mob of “Gangnam Style” in Paris.

Nov. 13th, 2012: Joins Madonna onstage at Madison Square Garden. He tells reporters performing with Madonna topped his list of accomplishments.

Nov. 21st, 2012: “Spartan High School Style,” the absolute worst “Gangnam Style” homage is posted to YouTube.

Nov. 24th, 2012: Overtakes Justin Bieber’s “Baby” to become most-viewed video on YouTube.

Nov. 27th, 2012: Time nominates Psy for “Person of the Year.”

Dec. 7th, 2012: Psy gets caught up in “Anti-America” controversy when a performance of a political song comes back to haunt him.

Dec. 9th, 2012: Performs “Gangnam Style” for President Barack Obama.

Dec. 21st, 2012: Achieves unprecedented 1 billion views on YouTube.

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