Gangnam Style Update: Video Surpasses 2 Billion Views, Breaks YouTube

3 December 2014, 12:58 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

PSY- 'Gangnam Style' video
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Move over Kim Kardashian, this is how you REALLY break the internet.

In case you somehow managed to forget about viral behemoth 'Gangnam Style', the latest news is that it broke YouTube.

Yep, It's 2014 and this song STILL CANNOT BE STOPPED.

After passing exactly 2,147,483,647 video views on the site, K-pop superstar PSY beat the final boss of YouTube, whose servers could no longer process its view count.

In a statement on a share via Google+, YouTube wrote:

"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!"

YouTube, PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V 

'Gangnam Style' was the first YouTube video ever to reach a billion views, and is still only one of two to do so - the other being Justin Bieber's 'Baby'. The next one predicted to make the mark is the viral legend 'Charlie Bit My Finger'.

YouTube have upgraded their view counter to handle 64-bit integers. So they should be fine until 'Gangnam Style' reaches 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 views.

Watch it again and help it get on its way.

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