Korean rapper Psy has no regrets and is proud despite that his viral "Gangnam Style" is no longer the No. 1 most viewed video on YouTube.
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," which features Charlie Puth, has taken the title away from Psy with total views of 2.96 billion compared to "Gangnam Style," which has 2.91 billion hits as of this writing.
"Gangnam Style" made Psy an international star back in 2012 as his horse-riding dance in the video caught the attention of celebrities and the rest of the world.
After the song became a worldwide hit, Psy said he felt that he needed to come up with a new viral song.
"I felt like I was indebted," he told Ilgan Sports and Korea JoongAng Daily.
And years after, Psy said he is no longer aiming to be a worldwide star.
"My [overacting] stopped there because I made it big with 'Gangnam Style' after being in the industry for about 10 years. If I had that when I was a kid, then I would have been unstoppable (laugh)," he added.
Psy said he was expecting that another video would surpass the hits of "Gangnam Style."
"I was expecting it. (I told Billboard) the now-most viewed song 'See You Again' is sung in English, and "Gangnam Style" is a Korean song. I was number one for five years with a song that is practically a non-verbal song to the English-speaking community, so that can be considered a success. Five years is good enough," he said.
In coming up with another hit song just like "Gangnam Style," Psy said timing is the "most important."
"Everything has to come together. Things came together for "Gangnam Style." When you think of marriage, there are some people who marry because they think it's about time for them to get married, more so than they can't live without that person. In that sense, it could have been [my other song] "Right Now" instead of "Gangnam Style." There just happened to be so many people who heard that song that summer," he explained.
He said he felt the most burden with the song "Gentleman," which was released after "Gangnam Style."
"After the release of this album, the pressure went away step by step. And I think my greed has also gotten smaller and smaller," he said.