high-five-america

Gangnam Style

So this song is currently number two on the Billboard Charts. 

Number Two.

On an American chart. This makes me weirdly happy for the strangest reasons. I definitely like the song and am familiar with all the KPop, but I’m more impressed by something else.

I really like that Americans are so…welcoming to this kind of music. It’s definitely similar to pop (rang so many bells with LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”) but it still has foreign lyrics, themes, and origins. I guess I’m just pleased that America isn’t the center of attention right now and the reaction is completely positive to something different from us.