According to a New York Daily News report, some parents are using the rhythm of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” — that awesome, techno sounding K-pop hit that’s received more than 300 million YouTube views — to pacify crying children.
The article points to two different videos in which babies stop crying everytime the beat of Gangnam Style starts playing. In one video, a West Virginian baby named Claire Bowman, suddenly stops crying when her father’s buddy Eric Ramsey queues up “Gangnam Style” on his computer.
“I had the idea to play the song to calm her down,” Ramsey told the NYDN. “When I turned it off, she started crying again. So I turned it back on.”
The second video shows 10-month-old Benjamin Tsai crying over his father trying to feed him some vegetables. Benjamin is in a fit, crying, refusing to open his mouth. But when his father Andrew decides to press press play on “Gangnam Style on his computer, little Benjamin all of a sudden is an obedient veggie eater.
Do these two videos prove that Gangnam Style is a true baby pacifier? Hardly but it does show that these two parents now have a new arsenal to quiet their babies. And until the babies are tired of Gangnam Style, look for them and other parents to continue to play Gangnam Style for their own enjoyment and to get their kids to stop crying.
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