Saturday, December 29, 2012
It's now Mippey5's third most-viewed YouTube, after 'Minnesota Gurls' and 'Call Me Maybe' spoofs.
Don't get too comfortable, PSY. Sure, the Korean rapper's Gangnam Style video topped one billion views last week, setting a YouTube record. But the Minnesota Style parody by Fridley's Luke "Mippey5" Thompson is nearing 800,000 views in a little more than three months. With 790,225, Minnesota Style is the third-ranking Mippey5 parody, behind Minnesota Gurls (2,310,643 views as of Saturday) and Call Me Maybe (1,217,184 views). A making-of video about Minnesota Style has 17,359 views.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Fridley-based Mippey5's video hit 162,000 YouTube views and iTunes' top 30 in first week.
Fridley's own Luke "Mippey5" Thompson shows some of the secrets of his success in a behind-the-scenes video about his viral music-video Minnesota Style parody of Gangnam Style. More, including coverage elsewhere:
Monday, September 24, 2012
New video by Fridley's Luke Thompson, of 'Minnesota Girls' fame, has 116,000 views in less than a week.
Fridley YouTube maestro Luke "Mippey5" Thompson has struck again with a popular Minnesota-themed music-video parody. Minnesota Style, a takeoff on the viral Korean Gangnam Style rap video, has had 115,000 views on YouTube in the five days since Thompson posted it Sept. 18, 2012. (The original Gangnam Style YouTube video is not doing too shabby, with 263 million views in two months.) Thompson, known on YouTube as Mippey5, includes a snippet of his 2010 Minnesota Gurls Katy Perry parody song that went viral (2.2 million views and counting) and put Thompson—and Fridley—on the YouTube map. Minnesota Style is mostly shot at landmark spots around downtown Minneapolis but may include a few Fridley locations (such as the playground and bike path …