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Top 5 Gangnam Style Parodies

Melissah Yang |
September 20, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Koreans have been trying to break into the American music market for years, and no one was more surprised than singer and rapper PSY on the success of "Gangnam Style." "Gangnam Style" is #1 on the US iTunes most downloaded chart, and the now-famous horsewhip dance has everyone from celebrities to babies following along. "Gangnam Style" has sparked a countless number of parodies and spoofs so here’s a list of our favorites. 

1. Umma Gangnam Style

Mike Song has a large following on Youtube after competing on the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew with Kaba Modern. But "Umma Gangnam Style" is his mother Mrs. Song’s official Youtube debut. Their video even caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres who invited the duo to perform on her show. Dancing with your mom never has never been so cool.

2. Byuntae Style

Comedian David So exaggerates the role of the creepy old guy hitting on girls half his age in his parody "Byuntae Style." What’s great about So’s parody is the production value. He completely redoes the song with a dirtier electro beat and a montage of pelvic-thrust choreography. 

3. Gangnam Style: The Duck

Honestly, it’s just fun to watch a giant dancing duck. 

4. Deadpool vs. Gangnam Style

Even comic book characters need to let loose after a long day of being awesome. Deadpool hangs up his swords to invade Los Angeles and catch unsuspecting bystanders offguard with his surprising dance moves. 

5. Gangnam Style

With over 220 million views on Youtube, PSY’s music video is on its way to becoming one of the most watched Youtube videos of all time. Why is the original on this list? Well, "Gangnam Style" is a parody in and of itself.

Honorable Mentions:

Lifeguard Style: Thirteen El Monte lifeguards were fired after city officials saw their spoof.

K-Town Style: Comedian Paul “PK” Kim uses Los Angeles’ Koreatown as the backdrop for his parody.

Open Condom Star: The Korean lyrics are translated into similarly sounding English words so that non-Koreans can sing along. 

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