Ylvis’s “The Fox” Is The Internet’s Latest Lyrical Obsession

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Norwegian pop duo Ylvis are currently taking the Internet by storm with their new single “The Fox”. The pair, who are brothers in real life, have been specializing in making comedy music since 2000, but have never hit international fame until now, with the release of the bizarre tune that has everybody baffled by the lyrics. The song starts off sounding like a nursery rhyme: “Dog goes woof / Cat goes meow / Bird goes tweet / And mouse goes squeak.” However, it picks up in the chorus when the pair question just what sound the fox makes — it varies from Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding to Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!

When the video was first released on September 3rd, it had an average amount of YouTube hits. Currently, after just over two weeks on the Internet, the viral video has over 50 million views, reminding us of last year when PSY’s “Gangnam Style”‘s lyrics took the world by storm. It’s unclear if “The Fox” will reach the amount of hits that “Gangnam Style” currently has — just about 2 billion! — but it’s still too early to tell.

As of yet, there’s been no follow-up single to Ylvis’s “The Fox”, but listeners are curious to see what other comedic songs the band of brothers will put out. Their previous singles include “Someone Like Me”, where they question why they’re still single even though they sing dubstep songs to every girl they meet, and “Stonehenge”, asking the age old question as to how the historical monument truly came to be.