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Published : 2014-06-24 18:21
Updated : 2014-06-24 18:21

World star Psy’s new music video “Hangover” drew nearly 80 million views on YouTube on Monday, only 16 days after its release.

As of 6 p.m. on June 24, the music video had garnered 79,646,699 views and received more than 620,000 “likes,” which proves the steady popularity of the viral sensation.

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The 5 minute music video portrays Korea’s unique drinking culture, with Psy and Snoop Dogg struggling to recover from a hangover after an alcohol-fueled night involving “bomb” cocktails, karaoke, billiards, bar fighting and vomiting.

The song does not feature unique dance moves like the horse-riding dance from “Gangnam Style” or hip-swinging dance for “Gentleman.”

But many fans find the song “oddly addictive,” especially with the swirling hip-hop beat and Snoop Dogg’s Auto-Tuned repetition of the word “Hangover.”

By Ock Hyun-ju (laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com)