'Gangnam Style' Is a Hit in Europe, Too

Universal Music Staffers Cavort in Psy Masks, and a Video Asks: 'Do Cats Like Gangnam Style?'

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Like the U.S. and Asia, Europe has been gripped by Gangnam Style, even though Psy has yet to do a promotional tour of the Continent . Everyone will likely be clamoring for a piece of Psy in November - assuming the phenomenon lasts until then - when the K-Pop star, who is nominated for best video, is expected to attend the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany.

Universal Music staff go Gangnam Style
Universal Music staff go Gangnam Style

In the meantime, Europe has to content itself with dancing the dance, buying the tune - it's number one on the iTunes chart in many countries, including the U.K., Denmark and Finland -- and creating YouTube spoofs of Psy's signature video.

In France, Parisian clubbers are abandoning their usual chic demeanour to embrace Gangnam style and in Germany, a flashmob "horse dance" was organized via Facebook in Berlin, which is better-known for its uber-cool, arty take on pop music.

Cats like Gangnam Style
Cats like Gangnam Style

No country in Europe is immune to the universal appeal of "Gangnam Style." Italy and Spain have embraced K-pop, and at the office in Denmark of Psy's label, Universal Music, special Psy masks were issued to staff in order to create yet another spoof video at the same time as welcoming the Korea star to the Universal Music family . It's amazing how such a simple dance can be so often misinterpreted.

Of course, it wouldn't be a genuine internet phenomenon unless cats were involved somewhere. Here, a load of cats were fitted with headphones and subjected to the "Gangnam Style" song_embedded in an attempt to answer the question, "Do cats like 'Gangnam Style'?"

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