YouTube Stops Counting Views of PSY’s Gangnam Style

One of the interesting new reoccurring comments is about the counter stopping on 808,219,585 views, so it seems much of the prediction that the YouTube video will be the first to crack 1,000,000,000 views might be slower at this point.  It’s not unclear if there is a YouTube limitation on the number of views that Google can track beyond 808,219,585 views, but it’s stopped at this magical number for several hours. It’s impressive that PSY has passed Justin Bieber’s Baby in 4 months compared to 2 years, along with Guinness Book of Records noting it down as the first YouTube clip to receive more than 2,000,000 likes.

Updated: This counter bug appears to have been fixed and the count of views is growing again.

But if you count the top 125 “Gangnam Style” video clips (sorted by views) the total views of PSY’s Gangnam Style is more than double that figure at 1,721,724,823 views.  This includes the original, live performances, tv appearances, parodies, flashmobs, dance moves instructions, lyris showing, and also numerous versions of promotional videos for Just Dance 4. On average the top 125 videos of Gangnam Style have received around 13,773,799 views which is still fairly impressive. Some of the many variations of PSY Gangnam style videos included in the count are listed below.


PSY – “MIKO STYLE” (Gangnam Style) Parody By Miss Korea 2012 Contestants

Jockey Style (Gangnam Style Parody)


STAR WARS Style, Gangnam Style music video parody

Gangnam Style parody “Aussie Battler Style” by Fitzy and Wippa

KOFFIA Melbourne Gangnam Style Flash Mob