Remember Gangnam Style? The time you went Opp Opp Oppa Gangnam Style…Now you can get over that, for now it is time to go Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! What are we talking about? The brand new viral sensation on YouTube that goes by the name, The FOX by Ylvis.
What or who is Ylvis? Ylvis is a variety show in Norway consisting of 2 brothers, Bard Urheim and Vegard Urheim Ylvisaker. The song in question, ‘The Fox’ was made as a promotion for the 3rd season of their TV talk show “I kveld med Ylvis” which roughly translates into “Tonight with Ylvis”. It wasn’t supposed to be a money making song as one would expect but only for the Norwegians to have a few laughs. As it turns out…good intentions never go to waste and now the whole world is rolling on the floor laughing at the hilarity of the song.
Uploaded on 3rd September 2013, the song currently has about 39 Million views and steadily growing. At the rate at which it is going it might soon overthrow Gangnam Style as the best performing video of YouTube.
The song is already at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and the song appears on the Top 100 iTunes charts of 21 countries around the world reaching #1 in Norway, #6 in Finland and #9 in Estonia.
As for what the song is about, flashback to your childhood when you would mimic the sounds of animals, to remember them better! Now, think about the animals you mimicked, you definitely mimicked a cow going moo and a dog going woof while a cat going meow but there was one animal that you never mimicked! You guessed it right…no one knows What the Fox Said!
Listen to What The Fox Says
Obviously, since they have our curiosity now, we checked out some more of their songs and here’s some that you should definitely check:
A crazy slow dubstep song, “Someone Like Me”
A song questioning the existence of The Stonehenge
And don’t forget to go Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Coz that’s what the Fox said!