*During his last round of swing state interviews on election day, President Barack Obama was finally asked about PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” disclosing in a radio interview with WZID-FM in New Hampshire that he’s only recently caught wind of the craze.
“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.
It’s likely the president will refrain from busting the move on Jan. 21. “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 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.