What Does the Fox Say

Don’t Take Life Too Seriously 

This piece made absolutely no sense at all but about one half a Billion, that’s Billion with a B viewed this on You Tube. My grandchildren sang this thing over and over for weeks. I have to admit so did we. Just goes to show you that in this world of very serious problems sometimes the absurd seems to be very refreshing.

“What Does the Fox Say?” is an electronic dance song & viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. The top trending video of 2013 on YouTube, “The Fox” was posted on the video-sharing website on 3 September 2013, and had over 495 million views as of March 1, 2015. “The Fox” peaked at number 6 for three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and was before the US release of “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz, the highest-ranked song by a Norwegian artist on the chart since a-ha’s song “Take on Me” in 1985.

Originally an “anti-hit” produced as a part of the duo’s new season of Norwegian television talk show I kveld med YLVIS (Tonight with Ylvis) and uploaded on YouTube as a teaser, “The Fox”, “created to fail”, has ironically and accidentally gone viral, becoming Ylvis’ “breakout” song and drawing international attention to the group.

The brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker, members of the Norwegian comedy group Ylvis, produced the song and music video “The Fox” to promote their upcoming third season of I kveld med Ylvis on TVNorge.  They originally wanted to make a dance song about men who cannot dance or dread dancing and named it “The Dancing Stick”, but felt that the idea was “too clever,” and that they would appear to be trying to make a hit. The idea was therefore scrapped and “The Fox” got produced instead.

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