Twitter index: Psy's new single, happy Friday

On Friday, April 12, Twitter users are discussing Psy's new single, "Gentleman," and whether or not it is better than his world-conquering "Gangnam Style." The end of the working week is also being celebrated by Spanish speakers. 

Psy, the South Korean recording artist who swept all before him with his single "Gangnam Style," will be hoping to repeat that success with "Gentleman," which will be performed live for the first time at a concert in Seoul on Saturday.

The concert will be streamed live via YouTube on April 13 at 11:30 am local time (KST) and will be available to watch on YouTube for 24 hours after the live broadcast; see youtube.com/officialpsy for more information.

The new single dropped on April 11 and can be found on YouTube (with English subtitles) at youtube.com/watch?&v=uzKLGc0MIIU. Twitter users are discussing the single and comparing it, often unfavorably, to "Gangnam Style," causing Psy's previous hit to trend in seventh position. 

Twitter user The Girl Who Waited wrote "Gentleman sounds too much like Gangnam Style. I don't think it will be as big as Gangnam but we will see..," Lyla Doyle wrote "Psy's new song is no Gangnam Style, but I do like it" and Andy Farthing wrote "It's like Gangnam Style, only worse somehow. Quite an achievement."

Elsewhere on Twitter microbloggers are celebrating the traditional end of the work week by trending the Spanish phrase "Feliz Viernes," or "Happy Friday," in sixth place.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on April 12 at 1:00 pm GMT are: 

01. #IDanceWhen
02. #askmodest
03. #aflfreobombers
04. #OnsuzOlmazDediklerim
05. #FilanFriday
06. Feliz Viernes
07. Gangnam Style
08. Bayern
09. Now Playing
10. Buenos Aires


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