Looks like Gangnam has gone out of Style (geddit?).
South Korean singer Psy's infectious single "Gangnam Style
" is now no longer the most watched video on YouTube.
After spending almost five years (!!!) on top of the most watched video list, the megahit slipped off the top spot on Monday, according to a report by the BBC
" became an instant sensation when it was released -- in fact, it reportedly broke YouTube's play counter
and forced the company to rewrite its codes -- due to its infectious beats and its hilarious music video.
The song hit the billion view mark - the first video to do so on YouTube - in December 2012, just five months after its release!
That's actually pretty incredible.
Okay, so which video is now the most viewed on YouTube?
Well, it's none other than Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's super emo anthem "See You Again".
At the time of writing, "See You Again"
has amassed a total of 2,900,812,448 views
. "Gangnam Style", meanwhile, has 2,895,771,082 views
To put it into perspective, "See You Again"
, with a runtime of 3 minutes and 57 seconds, has been streamed for a total of 21,759 years.
"See You Again"
reportedly hit the billion views mark six months after its release in April 2015, before hitting the 2 billion mark in September 2016.
The song was written for Fast & Furious 7
, in tribute to the passing of one of the lead characters in the movie, Paul Walker. Walker passed away in a car crash right before the film was completed.
However, "See You Again"
might not hold on to the title for long, as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's catchy "Despacito" currently has 2,500,445,787 views - in just six months!
Justin Bieber's remix of the Puerto Rican song further helped its cause.
But you have to admit; that song is super catchy. Good luck trying to get that song out of your head now.