WATCH: Navy Midshipmen Perform ‘Gangnam Style’ Lip Dub

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Correction Appended: Sept. 20, 2012

Sorry, Carly Rae Jepsen, but we think it’s safe to say your reign has ended. Now that Navy sailors have performed a  rendition of PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” it looks like the South Korean rapper has officially galloped in on an invisible horse and dethroned you as the world’s favorite viral video star.

Jepsen’s infectious summer hit “Call Me Maybe” received the Internet parody treatment over and over and over (and then again — oh, wait, and again) so it was really only a matter of time until the “Gangnam Style” adaptations began sweeping across the web too. The latest video, already more than 1 million views strong, comes from the U.S. Naval Academy’s 22nd Company. It features winsome sailors in dress whites, plenty of PSY’s signature “invisible horse” dancing and even some pelvic thrusts for good measure.

(MORE: This Is the Inevitable ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Call Me Maybe’ Mash-Up You’ve Been Waiting For)

Here at NewsFeed, we watch the original “Gangnam Style” music video and we watch it often. (We’re not ashamed.) So by our lights it’s difficult to top the delightfully bizarre original, and we salute these Navy sailors for their solid interpretation.

PSY’s wildly popular song has already inspired an SNL skit and a surprisingly excellent spoof starring the University of Oregon’s mascot. And with the United States Navy now blazing a trail, we can only expect (and secretly hope for) a wave of new parodies. Your move, Army.

VIDEO: New York City Goes Gangnam Style: PSY Rocks the ‘Today’ Show

An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to the service members in this video as cadets. They are midshipmen. 

 

11 comments
JohnLadd
JohnLadd

I can't stand this kind of music it's crap!

Klaus Flauten
Klaus Flauten

The appropriate challenge would have been to the US Military Academy, or the US Army.  Your comment about the Marine Corps, along with the title of the article, reveals your deep ignorance of the service academies.

Graduates of the Naval Academy can select the Marine Corps as their service option, so some of the midshipman (not cadets) in the video could end up as Marine Corps officers.

Tim Morrison
Tim Morrison

 Thanks for pointing this out. The article has been corrected.

Theodore A. Peck
Theodore A. Peck

A quarter of those mids will likely become US Marines.  The US Naval Academy is the US Marine Corps Academy as well.

Klaus Flauten
Klaus Flauten

No such thing.  It is the U. S. Naval Academy.