South Korean pop star Psy has revealed it took him 30 nights to perfect his “Gangnam style” horse dance.
He tried and rejected elephant, monkey and kangaroo moves. Even slithering snake manoeuvres got a try-out.
He finally decided that his horse moves were the answer, he said in an address to the Oxford Union debating society.
Online music magazine NME reported Psy as saying: “I stayed up for 30 nights to find that horse-riding dance.
“I tried every creature: elephant, monkey, kangaroo, snake. The kangaroo hopping was too slow, so we ended up imitating a horse.”
The video supporting Psy’s hit track, “Gangnam Style”, has attracted more than 650 million hits on YouTube.
Psy explained he invented the horse-style dance featured in the video after being offered a spot dancing on a television show.
“I was so desperate to get noticed I went to a TV production company in Korea and started doing a dance – a crazy dance – up and down the corridors,” he said.
He go the spot on the show.