Best Parodies of 2012: PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’

When it comes to songs of the year, we can’t think of a more ubiquitous tune than Korean rapper PSY’s infectious “Gangman Style.” Even with the slew of hits this year that were played over and over and over again on the radio, grocery stores, clubs, and ring tones, few other songs matched the staying power or inspired more spoofs than this hit.

The catchy tune and bizarre horse dance move has been imitated more times than anyone could have predicted. With the amount of parodies the hit inspired, some were bound to be better than others.

So of course we had to judge. With that, here are some of the funniest and most creative “Gangnam Style” parodies we’ve come across this year (and let’s hope there are no more after this).

1) NASA Johnson Style
NASA got in on the fun with this recent parody, shot at the Johnson Space Center. North Carolina State student Eric Sim stars in the video with hilariously adapted lyrics. Others included in the video: real life astronauts and center directors. That’s out-of-this-world cool.

2) Christmas Lights “Gangnam Style”
When it comes to outdoing your neighbor’s Christmas decorations, we’re sure this house easily beat the competition this year, after it displayed this fully synced light show.

3) Pony “Gangnam Style”
Horses are a prominent feature in the original video, so it was only a matter of time before something like this hit the web. See My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic take on the horse dance.

4) Baby “Gangnam Style”
What happens when you combine unglamorous parenting chores with Psy’s out-of-control dance moves? Lots and lots of laughs. Click on to find out for yourself.