Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) gave a stiff rendition of dance moves from South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video in an effort to get young voters out to vote.
“Vote, vote, vote, Gangnam Style,” the Georgia congressmen says in the video cover released last Wednesday, October 17.
The video, “Voting Gangnam Style,” was put together by the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center and Kollaboration Atlanta, a nonprofit in Atlanta dedicated to the performance arts in the Atlanta metro area.
The 54-second cover of the international hit features the hip-hop dance team Innonim, who won second place at the 2012 Kollaboration Atlanta talent show, dancing to the tune at various places in Atlanta.
Around the 37-second mark Lewis joins the dance group and does his version of the famous “horse-riding” dance.
Helen Kim Ho, the executive director of the AALAC, says that the AALAC is now targeting youth and using the appeal of the song “to energize younger voters to get out and vote.”
AALAC’s version of “Gangnam Style” has been watched 47,831 times on Youtube at the time of this publication.
The original “Gangnam Style” music video has 531.9 million views on Youtube as of October 23, 2012 and is the third most viewed video on the video site behind Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor.”