Thursday, September 5, 2013

Video Spotlight: 'The Fox' by Ylvis

>> It's pretty likely that you've heard the tune of "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" at some point in your life.  You know, the children's song that lists animals and the sounds they make.  It's pretty basic, and yet it's catchy enough to get stuck in your head.  Take that image of little kids singing along to the song about Old MacDonald's farm and add some grown adults in animal costumes and some club music, and boom - you've got "The Fox" by Ylvis.

>> This video has gotten over a million views in the past 2 days, and for good reason.  It starts out almost normal, and then the singing begins.  We get to hear Ylvis's interpretation of all the animal sounds, all except the one elusive sound - the sound of a fox.  Once the chorus hits, if you manage to not crack a smile or say "What the hell am I watching..." then you get a gold star.  Both the video and the song are pure quality, even if you don't catch it the first time around.  Apparently the video is from the Norwegian talk show I kveld med YLVIS which I know I'm curious about now. (Can't find out too much more based on the facebook page because I only speak English...)  It just goes to show that no matter how ridiculous the lyrics are, a song can be super catchy and a future club hit if the people behind it know what they're doing.  The people behind this song? Yeah, they look like they know what they're doing.  Watch the video and see why i love it so much... or get really annoyed and confused and prompted to argue with me.

>> In case the subtitles weren't enough, click here for the full lyrics.

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tom d said...

Should note that the reason the music is still professional is because producer&songwriter team Stargate did Ylvis a favor. Stargate has written/produced for Rihanna, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and numerous others.