Music fans are shocked but not disappointed as See You Again views take over Gangnam Style
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s heartfelt hit has beaten Psy’s catchy tune despite a three-year disadvantage.
Music fans have been left shocked, but torn, over the news that Psy’s dance hit Gangnam Style has lost its title of most-watched YouTube video to Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s See You Again.
The bizarre five-year-old ear-worm, along with the catchy dance moves, swept across the globe after its 2012 release by the South Korean singer.
After the track was made famous again in the UK by Ed Balls’ unforgettable Strictly Come Dancing rendition last year, the original official video has now racked up a total of more than 2,894,798,000 views.
But the emotional See You Again, written in 2015 for the Furious 7 movie soundtrack and as a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died during filming, has now overtaken the previously unbeaten figure with almost 2,896,510,900 views.
The news has been a long time coming for some, who posted comments such as, “Finally” and, “Shame it took so long!” on Twitter.
Others, meanwhile, chose the humorous approach and made tongue-in-cheek jokes over Psy’s loss…
Gangnam style is no longer the most viewed video 😭 pic.twitter.com/z94804iUUn— RetardedWWELogic (@RetardWWElogic) July 11, 2017
Let's make Psy great again 😂— Taty (@Tatianamarisa94) July 11, 2017
…and even threatened to fight back.
gonna watch gangnam style a billion times https://t.co/pBIQtLpDfC— matt (@Mxtt96) July 11, 2017
On the other hand, some struggled to understand how such a completely different track could have become just as popular in less than half the time.
I honestly never thought a video would outperform Gangnam Style in views, that's insane— Nathaniel Bandy (@NathanielBandy1) July 11, 2017
I don't even understand how. Gangnam Style was a viral phenomenon, everyone knew about it at the time. I don't know this song at all. https://t.co/0u3xcrTli1— ThePlamzJoker (@ThePlamzJoker) July 11, 2017
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