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"Hangover (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (CD single)
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Hangover (feat. Snoop Dogg)" is yet another viral sensation from South Korean pop star Psy. The five-minute music video shows Psy and Snoop Dogg getting drunk on various types of Korean liquor and partying in the city of Incheon, because even though they have hangovers and the party's over, "it ain't over." Women dance suggestively throughout the music video, which also includes a bar fight that spills onto the streets as cars crash and someone is shown on fire. The lyrics refer to heavy drinking -- "drink it up and get sick / bottom's up, get wasted" -- and smoking marijuana: "waking and baking." There also are a few lyrics in Korean, some of which translate to "take a shot" and "If that girl is not pretty, get drunk until she gets pretty." Even though Psy has created a hilarious video, the content of this song makes it appropriate only for older teens.
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What's the story?
Psy -- who has admitted in interviews that he is a heavy drinker -- teamed up with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg to create this five-minute music video that's filled with dancing, drinking, and partying. HANGOVER (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) was released two weeks after Psy's first viral hit "Gangnam Style" reached more than two billion views on YouTube. It was produced in only 18 hours without breaks and premiered on a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, quickly reaching viral status and surpassing 75 million views on YouTube within the first few weeks. The end of the music video announces that Psy plans to release another single called "Daddy."
Is it any good?
Psy is quickly becoming a master at pushing limits in entertaining ways. In his latest viral video, the repetition of the word "hangover" in the hook might remind listeners of Lil Wayne's "A Milli," but the blend of the 808 hip-hop beats with a saxophone -- which sounds like a wilder version of the horns on Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)" -- makes this track fun to dance to and extremely catchy. With plenty of hilarious scenes showcasing Psy's over-the-top antics and humor, such as animated vomit and domino shots, this party anthem is definitely a hit.
Talk to your kids about ...
Why do you think Psy is able to continuously create viral hits? Is it his music or his videos that make him so popular?
What do you think of Psy's collaboration with Snoop Dogg? How does this track compare to his previous work?
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