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#1 missjoads1234

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Ive always wondered what on earth he is actually going on about?? Anyone know? My DS thinks he is singing about horses and runs around riding a horse whenever he hears it. DH thinks its about wealthy ladies?

Gangnam Style

Edited by missjoads1234, 12 December 2012 - 12:02 PM.


#2 twinmumplus1

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

http://starcasm.net/archives/182243  will give you a few answers original.gif

#3 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

As far as I have heard, its about an area in Korea that used to be either swamp, or industrial, or something, and got redeveloped to become a very sw**ky area, where all the rich people live. But its that tacky kind of rich.

Or so Ive heard.

#4 agnodice

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (Kitty-N @ 12/12/2012, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I have heard, its about an area in Korea that used to be either swamp, or industrial, or something, and got redeveloped to become a very sw**ky area, where all the rich people live. But its that tacky kind of rich.

Or so Ive heard.


This. Gangnam is the name of a suburb.

A simple google search will answer the question for you in more detail.

#5 belsy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Gangnam is an exclusive neighbourhood in Seoul.  The song is a dig about the opulence of the place hence the beautiful ladies and horses of the rich.

#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE (Kitty-N @ 12/12/2012, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I have heard, its about an area in Korea that used to be either swamp, or industrial, or something, and got redeveloped to become a very sw**ky area, where all the rich people live. But its that tacky kind of rich.


I've heard the same thing.

Though I can confirm Gangham is a posh area of Seoul - It actually appeared on a travel show just recently.

The dance is based on Horse Riding - despite it's looks.

#7 missjoads1234

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE
http://starcasm.net/archives/182243 will give you a few answers


Thanks! So both DH and DS were both right in a sense original.gif

QUOTE
A simple google search will answer the question for you in more detail.


Oops sorry is it ok to ask here?  unsure.gif



#8 agnodice

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (missjoads1234 @ 12/12/2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks! So both DH and DS were both right in a sense original.gif



Oops sorry is it ok to ask here?  unsure.gif



Of course it's ok. It's just that people who actually know stuff have written quite detailed explanations of what that song means. So if you want more detail, look it up.

I must confess to some surprise though when people ask EB rather than google about fairly objective facts, which generally provides a slower and less accurate answer than google would.

#9 morgansacre

Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Ive googled some things, and I just cant seem to find what I am looking for. So I ask here, and get the answers I need, or someone will put a link in, and I realised I wrote it out in the wrong order, or not enough info in the search.

Sometimes you just can't think of what you want to search for, you may know the subject, but not the particular information based on that subject. So I come here to ask if another EB member can help and they always do original.gif

So searching for it yourself, doesn't always work for some.

Lynn

#10 Lady Garden

Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (belsy @ 12/12/2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gangnam is an exclusive neighbourhood in Seoul.  The song is a dig about the opulence of the place hence the beautiful ladies and horses of the rich.

Wow, I never gave the song much credit. An analysis of the emerging wealthy class in South Korea! Who knew!

#11 Unatheowl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (FluffyOscar @ 12/12/2012, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I never gave the song much credit. An analysis of the emerging wealthy class in South Korea! Who knew!

emerging? I'm pretty sure they've had running water in south Korea for at least 8 years now wink.gif

I have a few friends from this wealthy class and there are more in sk than here.  Some obscenely so.


#12 antigen

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

Here's the translation of the lyrics:

Oppa is Gangnam style
Gangnam style

A girl who is warm and humanle during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist

I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
A guy whose heart bursts when night comes
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

A girl who looks quiet but plays when she plays
A girl who puts her hair down when the right time comes
A girl who covers herself but is more sexy than a girl who bares it all
A sensable girl like that

I’m a guy
A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays
A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes
A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles
That kind of guy

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two
On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby
I’m a man who knows a thing or two

You know what I’m saying
Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

#13 agnodice

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

South Korea is like Japan. It is a fully industrialized nation with a large middle class and far more wealthy people than Australia.

#14 **Xena**

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

It's about people that pretend they are Gangnam style people. They'll skimp on other areas of their life so that in public they can appear well to do. For instance will buy really cheap food so that in public they can buy a really expensive cup of coffee etc.




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