The K-Pop star has vowed to perform topless if the song climbs to the top of the chart. Will we see PSY strip down?
With more than 300 million views on YouTube, PSY's "Gangnam Style" has inspired parodies by hot moms, Gandalf the Grey, "My Little Pony," Navy men and marching bands. The song is so popular that it rose to No. 2 two weeks ago -- behind Maroon 5's "One More Night" -- but only time will tell if PSY can gallop his way to No. 1.
If he does reach the top, PSY has another surprise in store for his fans, and people across the world will be seeing a lot more of the South Korean rapper. "If it ranks number one in the Billboard chart, then I will perform 'Gangnam Style' topless in a place where everyone can watch," Psy said in a news conference, Reuters reports.
But will we see PSY strip down to show off his horse dance? We'll be keeping you updated throughout the week, tracking the ups and downs of "Gangnam Style" to see if PSY fans are in for a shirtless show.
After a seven-week logjam of Maroon 5's "One More Night" at No. 1 and PSY's Gangnam Style" at No. 2 on the Hot 100, the Korean rapper's breakout smash slides to No. 5. Although it leads Digital Songs for a fifth frame, it relinquishes its five-week lead on On-Demand Songs, dropping to No. 3 and tumbles 14-22 on Radio Songs.
"Night" keeps the crown at No. 1, while Rihanna's "Diamonds" takes PSY's place in the Hot 100's runner-up spot, jumping from No. 4 with top Digital Gainer honors. Read the full story here.
Another week, another 1-2 finish for Maroon 5 and PSY on the Billboard Hot 100. For a sixth straight week, Maroon 5's "One More Night," which spends a seventh overall frame at No. 1, fends off the Korean rapper's "Gangnam Style."
The songs are the first to place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for six consecutive weeks since Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, kept LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at No. 2 for seven weeks last November/December. A positive for PSY to keep in mind: after those seven weeks, "Sexy" at last switched spots with "Love," logging its first of two weeks at No. 1. Read the full story here.
Hold your horses, PSY. Maroon 5 once again holds off PSY's attempt to gallop to No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, also thwarting the rapper's promise to perform "Gangnam Style" topless if the tune hits the top. This week, "Gangnam Style" holds on to the No. 2 spot for a fourth frame as Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends a fifth week at No. 1. Read the full story here.