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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

how will you celebrate 2B views?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 30 November 2018 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

By watching that video because it’s so ridiculously cute.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 30 November 2018 07:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Baby Shark > Crazy Frog, and I’m glad I’m a parent now and wasn’t then.

Madchen, Friday, 30 November 2018 07:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i just played baby shark in berghain right now

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ogmor, Friday, 30 November 2018 10:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i can make my five-month-old daughter roar with delight just by singing the opening 'bayyyyy-beeeee'

there aren't many things that can evoke that reaction just from one word and two notes - this song has some ocean-deep magickal power imo

dude the new bond girl’s gonna be named ‘firehose o’piss’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 30 November 2018 10:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Berghain jumps the (baby) shark.

Madchen, Friday, 30 November 2018 11:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

awesome jam

nxd, Friday, 30 November 2018 11:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Expecting baby shark to make the top 30 of the tracks poll

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 November 2018 12:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Xmas no 1.

Mark G, Friday, 30 November 2018 12:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i sent that He_Valencia Beghain tweet to a DJ friend and now he's cursing me because he'd been blissfully ignorant of bs until then.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 30 November 2018 12:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

EDM version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsHSvZmrBHo

emil.y, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Expecting baby shark to make the top 30 of the tracks poll

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, November 30, 2018 12:15 PM (fifty-five minutes ago)

I'm not gonna nominate it, but if someone else does I'm definitely voting for it.

emil.y, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's a deal, I will nominate it but I won't vote for it.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 November 2018 14:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm more fond of the Bounce Patrol version which my 4-year watches 2x every day. I swear it's like Stockholm Syndrome with these videos.

frogbs, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

actually the most maddening/incredible version was this one which the creators have now aggressively scrubbed off YouTube for some unknown reason

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tv6a8?fbclid=IwAR3aVaSZj9_k9_d7g5u1jb2O03jH_hhjr6ZTmHpkkjUpUviKpu7bKjeyFQ0

frogbs, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Nyan Cat placed #24 in 2011. I think it was my number one! #neverforget

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 30 November 2018 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm fairly certain Nyan Cat was my number one too. But that has a quality above and beyond Baby Shark. I definitely went through periods where I would listen to it for hours on end. I went a bit mad, perhaps, but it will always remain special to me.

emil.y, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Completely agree with your closing statement, and I've listened to it for hours too. It truly is a song that does not (have to) end.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

frogbs linked version is way creepy

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

never made the "Nyan Cat" connection but yeah both these songs have this sort of synthesized catchiness to them, as if they were developed in a lab. they're like the Fentanyl to the Percocet of "Wheels on the Bus"

frogbs, Friday, 30 November 2018 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I definitely went through periods where I would listen to it for hours on end. I went a bit mad, perhaps, but it will always remain special to me.

Sounds like it's time for this beauty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkgTxQm9DWM

That thing linked by frogbs is hardcore cursed, the gentle acoustic guitar sound in the background is possibly the wrongest thing ever recorded.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wait did you people watch the video I was talking about? I love it so much and I love this dumb song too.

"AREXA PLAY BABY SHIRK!"

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzfBedGaIjU

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, we have for sure watched that video in our household. So adorable.

all lite up and very romatic (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

:D

It is pure joy. Her reaction when it finally starts and her dance and the yellow coat. Dead.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that one is great ENBB

niels, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

baby shark is getting around 2M hits/day so should be 2B around Sunday. By next week it will be crack the 15 most watched youtube videos ever.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I work with foreign kids and I've had to sing baby shark, but more often it's this monstrous variation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DYjfjaZGas

glumdalclitch, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I did not know about this song until that video. Now... I only know that song song song

rb (soda), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

One thing I hope that grown up music can learn from the success of baby shark is the importance of having an extra verse to tell you it's the end of the song.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my 2 yr old gal likes this one as much as she likes the original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9yoaqAVH8M

veronica moser, Friday, 30 November 2018 17:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My four year old avoided this until about a month ago when he picked it up at preschool. He watched it a bunch over a week and kind of forgot about it, though he does randomly start singing two-word phrases to the tune of it.

joygoat, Friday, 30 November 2018 18:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The odd thing, at least in the UK, is how it's been such a slow burn. The single made the top forty in August but only just, then fell out, and it's now back in the top forty again; the song itself came out four years ago.

I don't like it as much as Gangam Style. The melody sounds sad. It's less upbeat than I was expecting for a Korea novelty song about a baby shark. It makes me feel unhappy and I don't like that.

Ashley Pomeroy, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

One thing I hope that grown up music can learn from the success of baby shark is the importance of having an extra verse to tell you it's the end of the song.

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, November 30, 2018 10:55 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seriously, I'm always thrown for a loop when a song just stops without the singer giving me a heads up. Even just a quick 'the end' helps so much.

all lite up and very romatic (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 November 2018 20:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

NB this is based on a camp song/game (with the shark hand motions) that has been around for like…at least 20 years probably, I d k if I'm pointing out the obvious or not

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 30 November 2018 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is this sorcery

rip van wanko, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

our kid prefers this version. less bounce. subtler mix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2o6k8aPlI

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 30 November 2018 22:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is there a way to get this tune out of your head other than dying?

StanM, Saturday, 1 December 2018 10:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If only it were that simple.

pomenitul, Saturday, 1 December 2018 10:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just encountered someone playing this on bagpipes which really wasn't what i wanted to hear

ufo, Saturday, 1 December 2018 11:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf no

crispy fun in a bun (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh shit that kid in the yellow coat tho

puppy bash (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YES!! See?! :D

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i never thought i would hear this song again after i stopped going to summer camp

lol i enjoy the edm and banda arrangements

dyl, Saturday, 1 December 2018 15:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm not sure if i can think of any other examples of songs meant primarily to be enjoyed by young children enjoying this kind of mass-cultural resurgence

dyl, Saturday, 1 December 2018 15:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nor can I do do do do do do do

rip van wanko, Saturday, 1 December 2018 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

La Banda del Mango look so bored there

mick signals, Saturday, 1 December 2018 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/HjIDq5C.png

This upcoming week it will start picking off Adele, PSY & other one hit wonders off the top all-time watched YouTube vids.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 1 December 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That Alexa video is great... The song itself is not my kind of jam, tho; I have two kids but never encountered it before this thread (thankfully).

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 1 December 2018 16:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just asked my wife, “Have you seen the video of a girl asking Alexa to play this Baby Shark song?” — and suddenly the swag-bag Echo Dot on the counter in front of me (we got it for free) lights up and says, “Now playing ‘Baby Shark,’ on Amazon Music...”

BURN ON ME

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 1 December 2018 17:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is the new "baby shark" btw (my daughter played it for us yesterday and i was up at 4 a.m. with it repeating over and over in my head) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q

na (NA), Monday, 3 December 2018 15:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this song has been ducksussed somewhere

rip van wanko, Monday, 3 December 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Haha — I found that Duck Song around 5 years ago, trolling YT for kids stuff when my son was a tot. Spent a hot day playing it over & over. (There’s a “sequel” song/video that’s pretty good, IIRC)

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Monday, 3 December 2018 15:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(I don’t think my son cared about the Duck Song at all, but I thought it was clever.)

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Monday, 3 December 2018 15:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i remember first seeing the duck song back when the video was out in 09. i don't think it's seeing any kind of special resurgence...? although it has been pretty consistently viewed on youtube for the past many years

also a cute song

dyl, Monday, 3 December 2018 18:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's no Ohrwurm like Baby Shark.

StanM, Monday, 3 December 2018 18:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

next year's John Lewis Christmas ad will be a twee female singer-songwriter's earnest acoustic version

kinder, Monday, 3 December 2018 21:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My son has been into the duck song for a couple of years, he didn't get the main joke until earlier this year, so mystified as to why he always wanted to watch it

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 3 December 2018 22:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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