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The National Anthem of YouTube

Last posted May 24, 2013 at 09:26AM EDT. Added May 14, 2013 at 12:29AM EDT
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It’s a running joke I’ve seen for quite some time on YouTube videos, mocking the handful of songs commonly used as background music in cheap videos, like really crude and amateur tutorials. The two most common I can think of off the top of my head are “With a Spirit” and “Dreamscape,” both by 009 Sound System.

Urban Dictionary first defined it in December, 2011, and this blog post is from May of that same year. Wikipedia also has an interesting explanation as to why so many videos use 009 Sound System in particular.

Last edited May 14, 2013 at 12:36AM EDT

when “Gangnam Style” first came out my friend described it to me a “the anthem of the internet.”
Considering its insane amount of youtube hits/popularity, I’d say it’s in the running.


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