Monday, May 27, 2024

Psy-Phenom: “Gentleman” Video Will Reach Milestone 200 Million Views Today


What can anyone say? Korean pop sensation Psy has the #1 video on YouTube. “Gentleman”  is over 191 million views now and should reach 200 million today or tomorrow. Why? Beats me. The sound of makes me want to swat it like a fly buzzing in the ear. But Psy has psy-ched out the worldwide audience. Imagine if Plastic Bertrand had started on You Tube. Such would have been the case for “Ca Plane Pour Moi” some 40 years ago. Plastic Bertrand, it’s time for your comeback! (I’ve moved the Gentleman video to our player at the bottom of the home page.) “Gentleman” has a long way to go.  Psy’s earlier hit, the ubiqutious “Gangnam Style,” has 1.5 BILLION views.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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