Musical Autopsy

In this movella, I will strip a song down to its core and try to decipher its inner meaning, if it has one, and what is wrong with it. Song suggestions welcome. *Update - I only do songs that made one of the billboard charts at some point in time. Thanks!*

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12. Gangnam Style by Psy

Song: Gangnam Style

Artist: Psy

Songwriter(s): Gun Hyung Yoo, Benjamin Levin, psy, Jai Sang Park

Current Billboard Rating: -

Billboard Peak: 64

Release Date: February 19,2013

 

I am not even going to pretend I don't know why this is popular. It has a dance associated with it. If you are not ne of the almost 2.4 billion people who have watched the video, gangnam style is a song, a Korean song. Here is a taste of the lyrics:

Oppa Gangnam Style
 Gangnam Style

 Najeneun ttasaroun inganjeogin yeoja
 Keopi hanjanui yeoyureul aneun pumgyeok inneun yeoja
 Bami omyeon simjangi tteugeowojineun yeoja
 Geureon banjeon inneun yeoja

 Naneun sanai
 Najeneun neomankeum ttasaroun geureon sanai
 Keopi sikgido jeone wonsyat ttaerineun sanai
 Bami omyeon simjangi teojyeobeorineun sanai
 Geureon sanai

 Areumdawo sarangseureowo
 Geurae neo hey geurae baro neo hey

 

1% of Americans know what that means. I cannot do a musical autopsy of this, but I can do one of the translated lyrics:

Oppa is Gangnam style
 Gangnam style

Yes, that is the name of the song.

 

A girl who is warm and humanle during the day

humanle? I don't even want to look that up. As far as warm goes, I hope she is a mammal


 A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee

Was coffee ever illegal? I don't know any Korean history, well actually I do, I just don't remember it, but I don't remember coffee being band, and since when is that an attribute?


 A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes

gross.


 A girl with that kind of twist

What kind of twist?

 

I’m a guy

I'm glad we have established this.


 A guy who is as warm as you during the day

You are also a mammal, congrats!


 A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down

*sighs*


 A guy whose heart bursts when night comes

We are now attending the funeral of Psy.


 That kind of guy

"Don't be that guy."

- My 6th grade science teacher

 

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

I don't even understand.

 

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

The only English words. Enjoy them - they're poetic.

 

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

Yes, Americans know the word sexy, and now they know Gangnam.

 

A girl who looks quiet but plays when she plays

When you play, you play. That is just how the world works


 A girl who puts her hair down when the right time comes

The right time as in when it isn't 100 degrees?


 A girl who covers herself but is more sexy than a girl who bares it all

I am not a guy, but I don't know whether or not to agree with this statement or not.


 A sensable girl like that

That word is misspelled. It is sensible. Stupid translator.

 

I’m a guy

You've already told me this.


 A guy who seems calm but plays he plays
 A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes
 A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles

Are you claiming to be a nerd and not a jock? I am just wondering. You don't seem to be demonstrating your intelligence in any other way.


 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

The chorus!

 

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

 

What a beautiful ending to the stupidest song of that year. It just is.

This has been Musical Autopsy with Lavern.

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