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Gangnam Style Beats Bieber as Most Watched YouTube Video

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Oppa Gangnam Style!

It's been just four months since Korean pop star PSY's hit song was posted to YouTube, but the video has already surpassed Justin Bieber's 'Baby' as the most watched video of all time.

With 840 million views, PSY is well past the previous record holder, the official video for Justin Bieber's popular 'Baby' track. While both videos have amassed a similarly impressive number of pages views, their audiences are very different. Gangnam Style became a hit for its comedic dance movies and a catchy refrain that took the world by storm. Indeed, you'd be hard pressed to find a club that won't play the tune on a Saturday night. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' video, on the other hand. Well, he's Justin Bieber. The video was propelled by die-hard fans of the Canadian pop star's music.

Justin Bieber's 'Baby' reached the number one spot on YouTube in July 12 2010 and remained the most viewed video on the site until November 24. That means PSY's Gangnam Style hit 806 million views less than a week ago and has already pushed through the 840 million mark.

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    spartanmk2 , November 28, 2012 3:32 PM
    ABOUT TIME!!!
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    Thunderfox , November 28, 2012 3:38 PM
    Gangnam Style deserves it. What was the #1 video before all the 12 year old girls pushed Bieber over the top a few months ago?
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    xkm121 , November 28, 2012 3:38 PM
    hey sexy laaaadies! >_<

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  • 23 Hide
    spartanmk2 , November 28, 2012 3:32 PM
    ABOUT TIME!!!
  • 22 Hide
    Thunderfox , November 28, 2012 3:38 PM
    Gangnam Style deserves it. What was the #1 video before all the 12 year old girls pushed Bieber over the top a few months ago?
  • 13 Hide
    xkm121 , November 28, 2012 3:38 PM
    hey sexy laaaadies! >_<

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    ksampanna , November 28, 2012 3:42 PM
    ThunderfoxGangnam Style deserves it. What was the #1 video before all the 12 year old girls pushed Bieber over the top a few months ago?


    I think it was the 'charlie bit me' one
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    tmk221 , November 28, 2012 3:43 PM
    I don't wanna live on this world anymore...
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    NuclearShadow , November 28, 2012 3:48 PM
    I loved the Gangnam Style music video as did almost everyone else. I'm not surprised at all that it became #1. I'm happy for them the entire thing was brilliant and they deserve all the success they got.
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    icepick314 , November 28, 2012 3:50 PM
    is that # of clicks or full views?

    didn't Youtube recently changed their count where it only goes up if you view from beginning to end instead of just clicking the video then you can exit?
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    freggo , November 28, 2012 3:54 PM
    Justin who...?
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    dark_knight33 , November 28, 2012 4:02 PM
    One dumb fad replaces another... Sad with all the content on youtube, that these are the two most watched videos.

    That said, I'm glad PSY pushed that douche off the top. About time JB gets taken down a notch.
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    kyzarvs , November 28, 2012 4:13 PM
    This was reported on the BBC (not exactly the fastest outlet for this kind of news) two days ago?
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    mrmaia , November 28, 2012 4:26 PM
    840M views on a single video is jawdropping. Even though I don't like the music, massive props to Psy and his marketeers.
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    ikefu , November 28, 2012 4:33 PM
    The Evolution of Dance video was the #1 most viewed for a LONG time before the music video craze started
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    erraticfocus , November 28, 2012 4:34 PM
    awesome work PSY!
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    bigdragon , November 28, 2012 4:35 PM
    It's a very entertaining video and song. Not surprising news and very much deserved! Who will be next?
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    Devoteicon , November 28, 2012 4:40 PM
    This is tech news how? Let fox news report this kind of shit.
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    internetlad , November 28, 2012 4:41 PM
    icepick314is that # of clicks or full views?didn't Youtube recently changed their count where it only goes up if you view from beginning to end instead of just clicking the video then you can exit?


    it works on some sort of formula. You have to watch x seconds or a percentage of the video to count as a view. If I posted a video HOT NUDE BUTTHOLE and it was a video I took of an alley cat sleeping, people probably wouldn't watch the whole 3 minute clip. If you click off the video in the first few seconds it doesn't count, but you do not have to watch the whole thing.

    If you want to know more, there's a video on youtube about "why the views stop at 301" or something by one of the lead coders.
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    madjimms , November 28, 2012 5:16 PM
    internetladHOT NUDE BUTTHOLE.

    LOL!
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    SinisterSalad , November 28, 2012 5:47 PM
    More proof that the Mayan's are right... *sigh*
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    mikenygmail , November 28, 2012 7:37 PM
    Perhaps they should both get a room and explore their "curiousities" together?
    Just kidding, Gangnam Style is catchy, funny and deserves some recognition.
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    dextermat , November 28, 2012 7:41 PM
    At least you guys are comparing crap with crap :p 
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