Psy’s music video “Gentleman” topped TIME’s list of the Top 10 Viral Videos of the year. In addition, Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy” ranked fifth in its list of the Top 10 Songs of 2013.
The magazine said, “Psy proved he wasn’t a one-trick pony when ‘Gentleman’ broke all kinds of records right out of the gate, becoming the most viewed video online in a single day.” It also wrote, “The nine-woman South Korean group Girls’ Generation is a ridiculously effective hook machine, and a major phenomenon in Asia.”
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” ranked first in the Top 10 Songs list. Big Sean’s “Control” used in the K-Hip Hop Diss Battle, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” that gotbmedia spotlight for her unusual performance, and Lorde’s “Royals” that topped various charts were also in the list. Girls’ Generation is the only Asian group.
Psy’s “Gentleman” drew 595.65 million hits on YouTube as of December 5, and his global mega-hit, “Gangnam Style,” is the most watched video on YouTube, with over 1.8 billion views.