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People in China Are Being Buried...to "Gangnam Style"

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"Gangnam Style" seems so 2012. It is! But what does that matter when you're dead and want to oppan funeral style?

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The song continues to get airplay in China, among the living and the dead, it seems.

First noted by a Weibo user (via ShanghaiIst), "Gangnam Style" is being used as dirges at funerals in cities like Nanjing. At lots and lots of them, apparently.

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Yangtse.com (also via ShanghaiIst) reports that Nanjing officials are sick of hearing the song blaring from funeral halls, but they will "tolerate" the wishes of the recently departed so that, I guess, they can do the horsey dance into the great beyond.

村民办丧事放江南style 网友:让人难接受又扰民 [Yangtse.com via ShanghaiIst]

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VerasGunn
Veras Gunn

My family played "Eye of the Tiger" when we buried my grandfather... although he was a boxer so it kind of made sense. I'm not quite sure how Gangnam Style is relevant to being Chinese.