The Korean pop superstar behind "Gangnam Style" has revealed he tested various animal-inspired dance moves before settling on the signature horse trot.
The wildly popular music video, which is approaching 500 million views on YouTube, has inspired a global dance craze, with dozens of imitations and parodies posted online.
Park Jae-sang, better known for his stage name PSY, told news.com he workshopped a few "cheesy" dance moves with his choreographer, including panda and kangaroo moves, before choosing the horse.
"To the world, this is really a new dance move but in Korea it's like another PSY dance move ... I do these cheesy dance moves all the time," he said.
For the uninitiated, the "Gangnam Style" dance involves pretending to ride a horse, alternately holding the reins and spinning a lasso, before moving into a legs-shuffling side gallop.
PSY arrived in Sydney yesterday as part of a tour.
Author: Erin Tennant, Approving editor: Fiona Willan