The Gangnam Style parodies continue to come thick and fast and now Saudi Arabia has thrown its hat into the ring.
Dressed in red-checked keffiyehs and baggy white trousers, a troupe of Saudi youths perform the giddy-up, throw in some crotch thrusting and generally have a ball.
The Washington Times complains there is a big omission in the video: Women. They can't have looked too hard though.... as one chap does the giddy-up whilst crooning "Hey sexy lady", a burka-clad figure scuttles past in the background.
Doing it Gangnam Style in Saudi Arabia
Ok, so it's obviously one of the chaps hiding under a veil (indeed a pair of burka beauties appear later in the clip - again, we're pretty sure it's just the guys playing dress-up.) Posted on YouTube on November 3, the clip has clocked up nearly three million views in just three days.
The original infectious tune is the product of an until now little-known South Korean rapper known as PSY (short for “psycho”).
PSY, who also goes by the name Park Jae-Sang, has become South Korea’s most successful pop export and has already signed a deal with American talent manager Scooter Braun, who manages Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber.
As The Korea Herald points out, the video broke the 130-million mark on YouTube in just 58 days.
It adds: "It took more than three months for world star Justin Bieber to break that with his hit-song 'Boyfriend'. It was three years before the music video for Lady Gaga’s 'Poker Face' broke the 130 million mark."
YouTube figures chart PSY's global ascent
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