Baby baby baby no! PSY‘s “Gangnam Style” just surpassed Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” to officially become the most-watched video on YouTube ever. We knew it was inevitable in recent weeks as PSY became increasingly viral — so viral that even Madonna had to get in on the action in concert. So viral that not even Barack Obama could avoid discussing the worldwide phenomenon on the eve of his reelection.
There’s obviously no hope for a “Baby” comeback — Beliebers have obviously moved on to Justin’s more recent material, while “Gangnam Style” is still kind of a thing. (Albeit a thing we’re ready to go the way of all such phenomenons, and go quietly into the night until we’re ready to dust it off for nostalgia’s sake in a few years.)
Strangely enough, “Gangnam Style” hasn’t reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, proving that fans need to see PSY’s giddy-up dance moves to accompany their enjoyment of the song.