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Is ‘Gangnam Style’ the ‘Since U Been Gone’ of 2012?

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We speak here in terms of chart performance and not, you know, musical similarity, but remember: “Since U Been Gone,” arguably the greatest happy breakup jam of this millennium, peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. This week, despite its massive YouTube success and the near-ubiquity of the gallop dance, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is still stuck behind Maroon 5. It seems impossible that this will last, but then, that’s what they said about Kelly.

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