I like the gangnam dance better, but still humorous like always. It’s basically the South Korean Harlem Shake.
The dance in the chorus originates from girl group Brown Eyed Girls’ 2009 hit, “Abracadabra”. In describing the dance in advance of the song’s debut PSY stated, “I can’t tell you about the dance but all Koreans know this dance – but (those in) other countries haven’t seen it.” For the April 13 debut of the dance, PSY instructed fans to attend in white attire. 50,000 people attended the April 13 World Cup Stadium performance, which gave the nation a respite at a time when political tensions are high due to concerns about the intentions of Kim Jong-un. The 6:30 PM Seoul time/ 2:30 AM U.S. ET performance was broadcasted live on YouTube.
Although his previous song’s associated widely-imitated horse-riding dance had brought him notoriety, the “Harlem Shake” had recently challenged PSY and “Gangnam Style” for the top position in pop culture. PSY felt a lot of pressure to satisfy his growing fanbase, saying “Of course I feel more burden than before, because lots of people are watching.” The new dance is characterized by fast, hip-swinging movements in Stuff.