“Gangnam Style ” lost the throne as video more seen in YouTube
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” video surpasses South Korean artist
“Gangnam Style, ” the extravagant video of South Korean Psy that became in 2012 an Internet phenomenon , was finally ousted as the most watched on YouTube .
After four and a half years at the top, “Gangnam Style” fell to second place replaced by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” with Charlie Puth.
The video for “See You Again ” theme song for the soundtrack of “Fast & Furious 7″ (2015), and won over 2,900 million hits on YouTube , compared with 2,896 million times he was seen ” Gangnam Style “.
The video clips scenes from the film with images of Khalifa and Puth singing. The song pays homage to Paul Walker, actor in this action saga, who died in a car accident in 2013.
“Gangnam Style ” was the first video that received 1,000 million hits on YouTube and its success forced the site engineers to make changes so that it could be seen 2.1 billion times, considered the maximum threshold.
“Gangnam Style “, considered a satirical song about the new rich of a district of Seoul with the same name, surprised by its worldwide ascent.
The singer, who could not explain the success, sang the subject in the UN headquarters before the then secretary-general of the organization, Ban Ki-moon, who is also South Korean.
A total of 68 videos have received more than one billion views on YouTube, of which only three are not musical.