Behold, the very last time your eyeballs and earholes will ever be subjected to the Biggest Unstoppable Musical Juggernaut of 2012. Or of possibly EVER, the one-billion-views-and-counting Gangnam Style, AKA the Macarena of the Internet Age, as performed last night during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, NOW WITH BONUS HAMMER TIME.
J/K, this song is never, ever going away.
Psy told MTV that he will be “ending” his smash hit tonight during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, capping a whirlwind year for the K-pop star, whose worldwide breakthrough came in the form of the signature pony dance in the “Gangnam Style” video. ”Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special – it’s the biggest stage in the universe – plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,’” said Psy. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”
He’s 35, by the way. Which is awesome because I just turned 35 last week and TOTES get his stress over his song’s over-the-top success and the pressure to not become an (incredibly wealthy) one-hit wonder footnote, because…well. Not really, because I’ve done nothing with my life except have a bunch of babies and talk about them on the Internet. But as someone older and wiser by four whole days, I gotta tell you, Psy: You will never ever get away from this song or be able to “end” it. I think you know that, too.
“The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” he said. “I’m really working hard on a new single right now, and I’m not saying ['Gangnam'] is ending on Dick Clark — I still have a lot of invitations to perform it . . . I’ll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I’ve still got to do promo. So let me say that in America I need a new single because ‘Gangnam Style’ got too popular, so I’ve got to write a new single.”
Good talk, though. And it’s always nice to see MC Hammer out and about and getting work, so thanks for making that happen.
(Again, actually, as this same Gangnam/2 Legit 2 Quit mashup was performed at least once already at the 2012 American Music Awards. Reruns! ON NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE. I blame Jenny McCarthy, for some reason.)
NOW PONY DANCE FOR US, FLUFFY VEST MAN.