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'Gangnam Style' is the first video to pass one billion views on YouTube

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"Gangnam Style" has hit yet another milestone, with the viral pop song surpassing one billion views on YouTube. The achievement comes not long after Psy’s hit picked up the Guinness World Record for the most YouTube likes, standing at 2.2 million in September a number that has since surged to well over six million.

It’s remarkable to think that a single video has been viewed over one billion times by people all across the world, an achievement that’s been made possible by technology, the internet, and the power of sharing. Something as simple as a four minute song on a video sharing site has captured the attention of millions of people from all walks of life, propelling it to ridiculous heights. The quirky and bizarre tone of the song certainly helped, but at the end of the day it's a testament to just how deeply technology is rooted in our culture.

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