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Op op op op oppan, sexy lady - Gangnam Style!

Yes, if you're still upset by the four minutes of your life you'll never get back from watching internet sensation PSY bust some horsey moves on YouTube, then fear not - more than 820 million people made the same mistake.

This means that pop2.0 prince Justin Bieber has been knocked off the top spot with his video for Baby, which had previously been the most viewed vid ever on Google's service.

At the last count, Psy's elasticated jockey-popping on an invisble horse had racked up 824,665,713 views on YouTube compared with Bieber's 2010 hit, which has now been watched by 805,345,307 on the video-sharing site.

Readers may recall that Google chairman Eric Schmidt had claimed that the weird dance steps of Park Jae-sang - AKA PSY - may have been confined to Gangnam in South Korea had his video not been posted on YouTube.

Here he is back in September taking the credit for Gangnam Style becoming a massive online hit.

With K-pop, we had a whole industry of extraordinarily high quality music that was largely not available outside of Japan and Korea and a couple other countries. YouTube made it mainstream and global.

I think there will be many other such breakouts and such great talents. I think the story here is not really about YouTube or Google. It’s about the fact that there is a amazing talent all around the world that could not be discovered before and that now has a global audience, which the talent can benefit from financially, with recognition, lifestyle et cetera.

We could, for those out-of-touch readers yet to see the vid, post the thing on this story. But let's have another look at Eric attempting to do Gangnam Style instead.

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