Gangnam breaks the YouTube limit
The video broke, no, smashed the record for YouTube hits, pulling in over 2 billion views, well 2,147,483,647 (if you’re counting). Unfortunately this quickly reached the upper limit imposed by YouTube, who, as a result, increased their limit to, wait for it, ….9,223,372,036,854,775,808!
Gangnam Style became a worldwide hit when it was released in 2012, largely due to their almost irresistible video.
YouTube said: “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer… but that was before we met Psy.”
The rapper PSY is the first ever South Korean singer to have a UK hit but was not as lucky with his follow-up song number, which, by comparison, had a modest number of downloads.
The second most-watched video on YouTube – Baby by Justin Bieber – has attracted a ‘mere’ 1.1 billion hits.
Freya, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy