You might have thought -- or maybe, in some cases, hoped? -- "Gangnam Style" was over. But the infectious, 2012 hit from South Korean pop star Psy is still going strong: This weekend, it set a brand-new record for YouTube by surpassing 2 billion views.
The video's success also seemingly continues to spark interest in Korea's pop scene. Viewership of K-Pop videos went from 700 million total views on YouTube in 2010 to more than 5.5 billion in 2013. So if you've since discovered acts like Big Bang and Girls Generation, you may have Psy to thank.
One thing is for certain, though: If it weren't for Psy (who also taught us that affectionate word "oppa," which means "older brother" in Korean), 2013 would have had a lot fewer memes. And for that, we thank him with a few of our very favorites (and a few of the people he got to do the horse dance).
"Help us, PSY. K-pop is our only hope."
"Gangnam Style" really did resonate with a lot of our IRL feelings.
And Mitt Romney probably got a few more supporters after this (even though it's Photoshopped).
Then there was the fact that PSY could get all sorts of celebs to do the horse dance.
Kevin Hart did it too.
Do the dance without enthusiasm like PSY's labelmate G-Dragon, though, and you might earn PSY's wrath (that smile calmly says "I'll kill you").
Thanks for all the hilarious memories, oppa!