YouTube Upgraded The Hit Counter Of “Gangnam Style”
The record breaking pop song “Gangnam Style” released in 2012 has crossed 2,147,483,647 views and YouTube was forced to upgrade its counter to 64-bit integer code.
The blockbuster song by the famous South Korean entertainer, Psy, has been viewed so many times by the people, that it exceeded the present limit of hit counting allowed by YouTube.
YouTube in a blog post said that, they never expected a video to be watched by the viewers in numbers greater than the present 32 bit integer. The blog post also said that it was before they met Psy. YouTube has now increased the maximum views to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 times.
The “Gangnam Style” hits has crossed the songs from the popular Hollywood artists such as Justin Beiber’s “Baby” released in 2010 which received 1.117 billion hits and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” released in 2011 with 575 million views.
Another song of Psy also reached a high ranking among the most viewed songs. The song called “Gangnam style duet” has the Korean singer Hyuna performing along with Psy.
Along with the popularity rumors about the song are also increasing.The trend went viral online particularly in social media sites saying that Psy has “broke” the internet. According to a Google spokesperson, Matt McLernon, nothing has been broken and people having fun with using the language in the way they want.
When “Gangnam Style” was released more than two years ago, it was linked to the end of the Mayan calendar citing the end of the world. However, the song reached more than its anticipated number of views and the day of reckoning did not happen.
The only non-music entry that has been viewed 805 million times on YouTube is the video clip called “Charlie bit my finger -again”. This shows the activities of two toddlers sitting in an arm chair.
The 10 most watched videos in YouTube are the following: Gangnam Style, Psy (2.153 billion views); Baby, by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris (1.117 billion hits); Charlie bit my finger – again!, HDCYT (805 million); On the Floor, by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull (975 million); Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett, GoonRock (781 million); Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Shakira (777 million); Love The Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna (775 million); Gentleman, Psy (762 million); Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus (727 million); and Roar by Katy Perry (718 million hits).