” Gentleman ” is by Psy ( Park Jae-Sang ), the South Korean singer and songwriter. The song was written by Park Jae-Sang and Yoo Gun-Hyung.
The song was produced by Yoo Gun-Hyung who co-wrote 2012 worldwide smash hit single ” Gangnam Style “.
The K-Pop ( Korean Pop ) single was released in 2013 by record labels YG, School Boy and Republic. It was to be Psy’s 19th single and a follow-up to the worldwide hit ” Gangnam Style “.
Originally Psy intended ” Assarabia ” as a follow-up. However, it was decided not to use the song as it could be seen to be offensive to Arab listeners.
The first time the song was performed in public with the dance was at the Seoul World Cup stadium in Seoul, South Korea. On a poster and a Tweet on the social network site Twitter a message with the line ” I’m a mother f***** gentleman “, a line from the song, was released. After some speculation, the missing letters were revealed to spell the word ” father ” and not quite the word people thought.
” Gentleman ” has used more English lyrics than ” Gangnam Style ” and a new dance. When interviewed by The Daily Beast, Psy said the song was ” a sort of a mash-up of my previous ten tracks and ten hooks. I made a surgery with those ten songs.”
Music critics had mixed feelings about the song; they acknowledged the tune was catchy, however, remained sceptical as to whether ” Gentleman ” could match or even pass the success of ” Gangnam Style “.
Jake Tapper from CNN did recognise Psy’s concerns that he’d be known as a one-hit wonder, Jake called his concerns ” completely founded. ”
Along with Jake, associate editor of Rolling Stone, Simon Vozick-Levinson also commented that ” It’s almost impossible to create another hit like ” Gangnam Style. ”
Psy admitted that he rose to International stardom by accident. However, Psy countered the claims by responding that he’d been doing it for 12 years and said ” Would it be fair to call me a one-hit wonder just because my next song falls flat? ”
” Gentleman ” was another commercial success for Psy. The song went straight to the top in the South Korean Gaon Singles Chart with 429,255 digital sales.
In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number twelve and climbed to reach a peak of number five; the song spent a total of two weeks on the chart.
” Gentleman ” entered the UK Singles Chart at number sixty-one and climbed to reach number ten where it peaked. The song spent one week in the Top Ten and a total of nineteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 5
UK Highest Chart Position: 10
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 15, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 9, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 21, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 2, France (SNEP) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 12, Iceland (Tónlist) 15, Ireland (IRMA) 13, Israel (Media Forest) 5, Italy (FIMI) 9, Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100) 51, Luxembourg (Billboard) 1, Mexico Top Anglo (Monitor Latino)) 8, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 8, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 15, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 10, Norway (VG-lista) 13, Portugal (Billboard) 6, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 8, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 42, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 7, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 8, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 3
Official Website: Ygfamily.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/officialpsy
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/PsyMale Artists gentlemanpsypsy gentleman