Psy’s Gangnam Style Video Breaks You Tube
Move over Kim Kardashian, because Psy has officially broken You Tube with his 2012 hit, Gangnam Style.
Turns out that Gangnam Style has been watched so many times on You Tube that the counter went into negative numbers mode!
Back in May of 2014, the video surpassed the 3 billion view marker overall – and since Earth’s human population is a little over 7 billion that means that at least 40% of the world has seen this video.
As incredible as this sounds, the song itself had You Tube scratching their heads because their system was not equipped for the massive view counts.
This is what You Tube had to say, "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY.”Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!"
Who knew that a song which no one really knows the lyrics to, would reach so many people across the globe.