The latest viral sensation is a stuck-in-your-head-forever tune called “What Does the Fox Say?" Norwegian brothers Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker created the latest YouTube hit and both appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Sept. 20. In addition to asking them about the song’s origins, Ellen snapped up the opportunity to sing the song and dance with her new idols. For her funny and endearing performance, Ellen earns honors as this week’s funny TV clip. Ellen, who’s addicted to the song, stated on Friday, “I have listened to this song many, many times for many, many days." The funniest part was when she had to get the nonsensical sounds of the fox just right.
The creators of “What Does the Fox Say” explained that they created the song for the premiere of their talk show in Sweden, as part of a joke. However, the viral success of “What Does the Fox Say?” is no laughing matter. As of Sept. 20, it’s racked up more than 40 million views on YouTube.
Eonline posted on Friday, “Ellen DeGeneres always knows how to have fun!” Hollywood.com posted, “As is the American way, the brothers solidified their popularity with an appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'" The viral song, which has been compared to “Gangnam Style,” is completely ridiculous but absolutely entertaining.
So, what is the real appeal of “What Does the Fox Say"? Quite simply, the viral video is maddeningly infectious and just plain funny. It starts off a little tame, but kicks into overdrive when people dressed as foxes begin dancing around. Idolator posted today, “If you’ve already seen ‘The Fox,’ it’s probably left you with plenty of questions like, ‘Why am I still hopelessly stuck on the insanely catchy clutches of a song about animal noises?’” Yet, everyone is talking about the video that’s hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July.
Even Ellen DeGeneres can’t get enough of “What Does the Fox Say?” Now, what do her fans say? As of 5 p.m. on Friday, more than 300,000 have watched Ellen interview the brothers and sing their insanely addictive song. Here’s what a few of them posted on YouTube on Friday.
- “LOL. This song is stuck in my head.”
- “I’m super proud of being Norwegian.”
- “Thumbs up if you are from Norway!”
- “I can’t help it. I don’t want to, but I love this song. It’s so quirky, it’s ridiculous. It’s stupid and it’s stuck in my head and I want to dance to it.”
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