Friday, 8 February 2013

“Gangnam Style”/ 강남스타일 by PSY., and words to song. Cornwall Gangnam Style. Ban Ki-moon, Barack Obama and David Cameron. “ausjeon” CNN iReport. UN. YouTube

South Koreans PSY and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
do Gangnam Style hand movements at the UN., New York,  October 23, 2012

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called the song “Gangnam Style” by his compatriot  PSY a "force for world peace". 

The song’s anodyne words* clearly do not merit such a statement but the entertaining synchronised dance to accompany the beat has caught on throughout the world, uniting people to join together in the dance which has become the most-watched ever music video on YouTube  Ban Ki-moon, Barack Obama and David Cameron have all  tried out PSY’s dance moves.

“Gangnam Style” refers to the clearly relaxed lifestyle in Gangnam, an upmarket area of Seoul: the K-pop (Korean pop) single came out in July 2012 and is an eclectic mixture of pop, rock, rap,  hip-hop, R&B and electronic music. 

In 2001, PSY (short for psycho), whose real name is Park Jae-sang, 35, was fined for "inappropriate content" after his first album:  his second was banned to under 19 year olds for its negative impact.

Since October 2012 controversy has been raging in the US and online after “ausjeon", a Korean American, sent an iReport to CNN and a translation into English of the song “Dear America.”  The song was written by South Korean rock band N.E.X.T., and performed in 2004 at a concert in South Korea, where PSY and two others rapped out the words:

싸이 rap : 이라크 포로를 고문해 씨발양년놈들과
고문 하라고 시킨 씨발 양년놈들에
딸래미 애미 며느리 애비 코쟁이 모두 죽여
아주 천천히 죽여 고통스럽게 죽여

“Kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f****** Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully”

In December PSY apologised for his actions , saying the song was “part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls struck and killed by a U.S. military vehicle that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at that time”. PSY has also been supported for his views.

PSY has been given a state honour for increasing world interest in Korea.

PS. Sergeant Gary Watts and a group of police officers did a 'proper job' as we say in Cornwall, to the 'Gangnam Style' in Falmouth, Cornwall last month to raise money for a disabled boy, #SuperJosh Wilson, 12. See following blog, their YouTube video and donation link. 

* “Gangnam Style”

(Oppa = brother)
Gangnam style
Gangnam style

A girl who is warm and human during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist

I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
A guy whose heart bursts when night comes
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

A girl who looks quiet but plays when she plays
A girl who puts her hair down when the right time comes
A girl who covers herself but is more sexy than a girl who bares it all
A sensible girl like that

I’m a guy
A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays
A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes
A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two
On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two

You know what I’m saying
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh


www.kpoplyrics.net/psy-gangnam-style-lyrics-english-romanized.html#ixzz2KJ9JcyXl

 http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/VIDEO-Falmouth-police-make-Gangnam-Style-video/story-17740067-detail/story.html#ixzz2Kbf9C9kU
http://www.tntmagazine.com/news/uk/video-falmouth-police-gangnam-style