02 Jan Is “One Pound Fish” The 2013 Version Of “Gangnam Style”?
“Gangnam Style” has reached over 1 billion views on YouTube. “One Pound Fish”, which is likened to “Style” has just under 12 million views in less than a month.
Muhammad Shahid Nazir, who sings “One Pound Fish”, is a 31 year old Pakistani fish seller at Queens Market In London.
“Have a, have a look, one pound fish. Very, very good, one pound fish,” which in U.S. Dollars is $1.60 for those wondering.
He made his own video earlier last year and put it on YouTube. As it became a viral sensation, Warner Music approached Muhammad to make a techno-dance infused version of his video. The outcome you can see above. The original version is posted below.
“One Pound Fish changed my whole life,” Nazir, who returned to Pakistan last week to a hero’s welcome, told the Associated Press. “I am so happy now.”
Muhammad will be in the U.S. shortly to promote the song and video here.-DocFB
Diagnosis: From fish salesmen to pop star for less than $2.00