Gangnam Style hits Beijing with hilarious Laowai Style [Video]

By Confused Laowai | Date: October 13th, 2012 | Category: Videos

I’ve been waiting for a proper Chinese cover or rendition of Gangnam style for a while now. Thanks to the cool reddit community, r/China, I’ve found it. It’s set in Beijing with Laowai, Jesse Appell, who’s studying at Tsinghua University. I was skeptic at first, but then the video proved me wrong. It’s fun, it’s clever and definitely Laowai style! Well you can watch and tell me yourself. It has over 180,000 views on Youku. Youtube video also below.



The Chinese is quite easy to follow, with lines like “每天吃中国菜不会用勺吃的老外”. You’ll notice that lyrics follow a similar construction “…….的老外”. Greg from Mandarin Segments, explains these constructions quite well.

Yeah, the singing might not be entirely on key at parts, but who cares!? It’s Laowai style!

Check out Feichang Fresh too for some more Laowai hitting it up in Beijing.

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  • Fabrizio

    I had a good laugh with this. The drivers of Black Cabs in Guangzhou seem to enjoy the original.

  • NielDLR

    Hahaha. Did you play them the video!?

  • Greg

    Hey Niel, I had seen the video and intended to blog about it too – but when I saw you already had, there was no more a need :-) Thanks also for the link through to my blog post about “The sentence with (the girl with (the dragon tattoo) )” … hope it’s helpful to someone in understanding the lyrics!

  • NielDLR

    Hi Greg,

    it is a great video heh. I wanted to expand on the grammar structures, but then I remembered your post, so I linked that instead. That post definitely opened my eyes the first time I read it.

  • Jammin 95.9 He was also elected campus cutie of the month!