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


Jan. 1st, 2013: Becomes the most sung New Year’s song on karaoke, replacing “Auld Lang Syne.”

Jan. 12th, 2013: “Gangnam Style” regains No. 1 spot on U.S. Billboard Charts after being replaced by Flo Rida’s “I Cry.” Nobody cries.

Jan. 23rd, 2013: NMR reports Gangnam Style has earned Psy $8 million (so far).

Feb. 4th, 2013: YouTube removes 11 million views from Psy’s channel over “inconsistencies.”

Feb. 7th, 2013: Psy makes $1 million for one concert.

Feb. 13th, 2013: “Harlem Shake” fever replaces “Gangnam Style” mania.

April 13th, 2013: Psy debuts follow-up single, “Gentleman.” It shatters previous YouTube viewer record for views in a single day.

April 30th, 2013: Psy returns to Dodger Stadium, this time performing and touring the clubhouse. The Dodgers lose 3-1 to the Colorado Rockies. Psy is unofficially banned from all future Dodger games.

May 23rd, 2013: Fake Psy parties at Cannes Film Festival — no one notices.

July 12th, 2013: “Gangnam Style” reaches 3 billion views on YouTube.

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