Host Kevin Hart (L) performs with South Korean rapper Psy during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)
The U.S. Naval Academy is the latest to join the fun surrounding Korean pop sensation “Gangnam Style” by singer-rapper Psy. A group of cadets came together to lip-sync and dance along to the world-wide phenomenon for their spirit spot on Sunday.
Mark Vetere, who filmed and edited the video, shared, “This is the 22nd Company spirit spot, created by DoubleBond Productions based on the song and music video, "Gangnam Style" by PSY.”
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Spirit spots, which are used to rally cadets and military students, are regularly uploaded to YouTube. This latest video by the 22nd Company, which has garnered over 100,000 views, follows videos from the Marines and the Army covering Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit “Call Me Maybe,” reported CBS News.
Psy’s video along with its memorable “horse dance” has become a worldwide sensation. On Friday, the singer appeared on the “Today Show” and on “Saturday Night Live” to promote his video. Psy took the opportunity on the “Today Show” to perform “Gangnam Style” with the hosts of the show and to do an interview.
Psy told the hosts, “I didn’t expect that at all. I just unloaded this video for the Korean viewers on YouTube and suddenly within 60 days I’m here.”
“Gangnam Style” has reached close to 200 million views on YouTube in just two months. The song is currently No.1 on iTunes’ Top 100 Songs and iTunes’ Top 100 Music Videos.
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