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Barack Obama's 'Gangnam Style': Yes I Can Do That Dance

Barack Obama's 'Gangnam Style': Yes I Can Do That Dance

Saving the important issues for election day, folks. President Barack Obama was finally asked about PSY's "Gangnam Style" this morning, disclosing in a radio interview with WZID-FM in New Hampshire that he's only recently caught wind of the craze.

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"I just saw that video for the first time… I think I can do that move," he said of the gallop dance that has helped make the South Korean rapper into a household name and a major force on the Billboard charts.

Now, whether Obama plans on trotting around if he wins reelection is another matter. "I'm not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out," he acknowledged.

"Maybe do it privately for Michelle," he concluded.

Since being uploaded to YouTube in mid-July, the splashy, tongue-in-cheek video for "Gangnam Style" has racked up a staggering 659,970,000 views. It remains the most popular video on YouTube. The song has spent the last six weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and three weeks at No. 1 on Digital Songs.


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