Gangnam Style Turns One Year Old Today -- Learn The Dance That Changed Everything

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Exactly one year ago today, the music video for Psy’s mega-hit “Gangnam Style” was uploaded onto YouTube.

In that one year, “Gangnam Style” has been viewed over 1.7 billion times – making it the most watched video on YouTube ever. For some perspective on the magnitude of “Gangnam Style,” the second most watched YouTube video is Justin Bieber’s “Baby” with 872 million views.

Bottom line, “Gangnam Style” is a catchy song and you don’t need much hand-eye coordination to do the dance.

“The mindset of this dance is to dress classy and dance cheesy,” Psy told Ellen DeGeneres.

While some people watch the music video and become overwhelmed at Psy’s impressive dance skills, it’s really a simple routine to learn.

'Imagine you're on a horse,' Psy tells NY1 reporter Michelle Park

Source: Michelle Park

1. With that in mind, pick up and step down with your right foot, left foot, right foot, right foot

2. Repeat, except this time, pick up and step down with your left foot, right foot, left foot, left foot

Basically, your feet go Right, Left, Right Right, Left, Right, Left, Left over and over...

3. Your upper body, meanwhile, alternates between this horse riding motion...

4. ... and lassoing motion

5. Put it all together and you get this:

Some moves, though, just can't be taught

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