Gangnam Style rapper Psy to speak at The Oxford Union

The Korean internet sensation will address students on 7 November

South Korean chart sensation Psy – whose breakout single Gangnam Style topped charts worldwide after becoming a YouTube hit – will address students at the Oxford University Union next week.


After recording his catchy song about where he came from and the life of the Seoul neighbourhood Gangnam, the singer, songwriter and producer saw his music video receive 622 million views and 4.7 million likes on YouTube – stealing the record for most-liked video from LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem. The video has spurned a number of paraodies, including recordings from Eton students and the X Factor cast.

The 34-year-old will talk to members of the Union about the hype and excitement that followed the “horse-riding” dance he performs surrounded by back-up dancers (if you are not party to his famed moves, see the video below).

Psy will take to the stage on November 7, with next week’s list of speakers also set to include pop band McFly, Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford and publicist Max Clifford.


Union spokesman Finbar McLoughlin said, “We’re expecting the chamber to be full to capacity to hear what Psy has to say. It’s great for our members to be able to welcome someone who has had a huge impact on life in such a short space of time.”