Team USA Walked Out to "Gangnam Style" at the Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony

Melissa Minton
Teen Vogue
Compete like it's 2012.

Team USA Walked Out to "Gangnam Style" at the Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony

Compete like it's 2012.

Though the 2018 Winter Olympics just started in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Opening Ceremony might just take you back to 2012. That's because Team USA made its grand entrance during the Parade of Nations to Psy's throwback viral hit "Gangnam Style," and you could say it was a wild journey.

If you don't remember "Gangnam Style" (though, chances are, it's been stuck in your head for years), it was the song that sparked an international dance craze and held the title of most-viewed YouTube video ever until Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa dethroned the South Korean sensation. Team USA marched into the stadium with a total of 242 athletes — the largest for any country at any Winter Games ever — with Erin Hamlin, the first female American luger to medal at an Olympics, as flag bearer. Vice President Mike Pence looked on and waved from the audience.

Some people on Twitter loved the K-Pop shout-out, but others weren't so sure about the choice. One Twitter user pointed out that though "Gangnam Style" is by far the most internationally well-known South Korean song, the Olympics could have used the opportunity to introduce some more obscure artists to the world. She wrote, "Me: I hope the Winter Olympics will teach me more about Korean culture, there’s so many stereotypes that this games can help to readdress! Winter Olympics: Let’s play Gangnam Style." Others were here for the music choice, saying "it's lit" and tweeting about singing along in their living rooms. One thing's for sure: No one can help but dance when the song comes on — it's just that catchy. One Twitter user said the stadium went wild, writing, "Gangnam Style just came on and this place got a little livelier."

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