Alexander Orlov: Merely hogging the limelight?
This week rapper Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style‘ became the most ‘liked’ video of all time on Youtube.
Now don’t get us wrong, we think the song and Psy’s dance are quite entertaining. But that’s it… So, when we heard ‘Gangnam Style’ had reached such extreme popularity, we couldn’t help thinking it’s been a bit overhyped.
Thus, we’ve decided to count down the Top 10 Most Overhyped things EVER.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey
Who knows how this flacid tale of female subservience and bad boinkage grew into the world’s best selling novel. We’d rather watch Bruce Forsyth slather himself in philadelphia and lick it off rather than read a book with lines like this: ‘Two orgasms… coming apart at the seams, like the spin cycle on a washing machine’.
Alright… Meerkats were kind of cute at first (if you like bony creatures), but they’ve definitely overstayed their welcome at the party of life. Thanks to Compare the Market, meerkats have become the pride of Britain- the national animal, the Cheryl Cole of mammalia. If you’re really cool, you can buy meerkat key-rings, mugs or t-shirts. But remember, you’re just endorsing a website…
The world went mad in 2007 when a video of a devil child biting his brother’s finger was released. Now Cheeky Charlie has amassed 484,000,000 views on Youtube for his bad behaviour. Talk about positive reinforcement.
Come on people.
5. The Marmite Advertising Campaign
The Marmite ‘Love it or Hate it’ campaign is simply wrong, as well as overhyped. The trouble is, people don’t love or hate Marmite: they quite like it on a crumpet, or they hate it. The company were so enthused about their 50% accurate marketing ploy they even released Facebook pages for the ‘Love’ or ‘Hate‘ camps.
6. Pippa Middleton’s Butt
With the reception Pippa’s butt got at the Royal Wedding in 2011, you’d have thought Nicki Minaj was K Midz sister.
7. Emeli Sandé
At the London 2012 Olympics, Emeli Sandé did a great impression of the ‘Go Compare’ opera singer, turning up EVERYWHERE to serenade us… In fact, she was worse than the Go Compare singer- at least he sings in tune.
8. Downton Abbey
The only way is down, baby, when it comes to the brain drain that is Downton Abbey. Downton started off as an alright television show which got so overhyped that intelligent people started to think it was special and began giving it awards such as Emmys and BAFTAs.
9. Susan Boyle
In 2008, old Su Bo got onto the Britain’s Got Talent Stage, looking a bit like Chewbacca… but when she opened her mouth, the world was surprised to hear it wasn’t the cry of a wookiee, but a relatively good singing voice. Since then Susan has been propelled into crazy fame and admiration, and we’re just not sure what all the hype around her voice is about.
10. This Gopher
It’s had too much air time, for sure.