Maybe that's why, to this day, it hasn't budged from the top slot as YouTube's most viewed video. As other more recent selects on this list -- Adele and T-Swift, we're looking at you -- have shown, it's possible for newer hits to rack up millions of views quickly. But there's something about "Gangnam Style" that just won't die. When I first started writing this post in September 2016, the video had 2.64 billion views. (Only, like, three of the views since then were mine.)
OK, OK, I get it -- you didn't come here for an outdated lecture. Back to the list: "Gangnam Style" also shows Psy getting his hair dried via pelvic thrust in an elevator. He does push-ups underneath Hyuna, who doesn't seem to mind and who did a duet version of this with him later. He dresses up as a chic Nigel Thornberry. He has a dance-off with someone -- who may or may not be Lauren Lapkus disguised as a pimp version of Todd from Characters -- dressed in all yellow. He arrives at a rave several hours too early. He's shown dancing with the coolest kid ever, ruining someone's bath, and dropping a deuce. He turns into a cartoon. It's all mostly insane and a little bit beautiful.