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Gangnam Style Decoded: A dance craze with a meaning


South Korean rapper PSY has a hit on his hands.



What exactly is Gangnam Style? Apparently a lot more than just a silly music video.

The song, by South Korean rapper-reality celebrity PSY, is a bona fide hit across the globe. To date the video has received more than 50 million views on YouTube.

What makes it a hit? Could it be the beat? The sweet dance moves? The clothing? Or could it be the message behind the catchy tune?

GlobalPost's Asia Editor Emily Lodish explains the message behind the music.