This might be the last Gangnam Style video ever
2012 is over.
So is Gangnam Style.
But simmer down, friends, grandmas, Britney Spears. You too, Wolverine. It's PSY himself who has declared 2013 Gangnam Style-free. And while playing Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on December 31, the South Korean phenom told MTV News that it's time he stopped playing his mega-hit in public.
"Being in Times Square on New Year's Eve is already special -- it's the biggest stage in the universe -- plus it's my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of Gangnam Style," he told MTV. PSY turned 35 on December 31 -- and he ran through Gangnam Style on the TV special with special guest MC Hammer.
So was that TV moment the last recorded performance of Gangnam Style?
But for PSY's sake, can we find another trend to (pony) jump on, already?
"The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period," PSY told MTV, explaining why he's putting his horse-riding dance craze out to pasture. "I'm really working hard on a new single right now, and I'm not saying [Gangnam] is ending on Dick Clark â I still have a lot of invitations to perform it ... I'll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I've still got to do promo.
"So let me say that in America I need a new single because Gangnam Style got too popular, so I've got to write a new single."
Still, let the record show that PSY's New Year's Rockin' Eve performance is the final recorded performance of Gangnam Style on American soil (in 2012).
Witness history below: