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One-hit wonder? Psy to retire 'Gangnam Style' in U.S.

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Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:01 AM

Picture yourself standing around a water cooler in 10 years, wondering whatever happened to the chunky South Korean who, dressed in a cheesy tuxedo, had that crazy dance that everyone seemed to be doing for a couple of months.

Psy became an internet sensation in 2012 when his "Gangnam Style" video eclipsed 1 billion views on YouTube, but now the artist says he plans to retire the song in the United States.

During his performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," Psy said it's time for a new hit.

"The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period," said Psy, who performed in Tampa last month before about 3,000 fans at University Mall.

"I'm really working hard on a new single right now, and I'm not saying ['Gangnam'] is ending on Dick Clark — 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."

While "Gangnam Style" certainly will maintain its popularity in the short term, we wonder if the hit dance will go the way of the "Macarena" - the song and dance by Los del Río that rose to prominence in 1994 but seemed to fizzle out just as quickly.

Will Psy become known as a one-hit wonder, or can he maintain his popularity? Tell us in the comments below.

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