- The viral song Baby Shark is now the most-viewed video on YouTube in the whole world
- The catchy track was produced by South Korea's Pink Fong but no one really knows who owns it
- Four years since it was posted on YouTube, the piece has gotten more than seven billion views
Despacito who? Viral kids’ song Baby Shark is now the most-viewed video on YouTube in the whole world.
The catchy jingle-like piece produced by Pink Fong from South Korea surpassed 2017 hit single Despacito.
It was viewed 7.04 billion times and oddly stands as a lot of people’s most-favourite video on the internet.
The song, which has simple illustrations such as cartoon-like sharks and fake water, features two young kids who dance and act out all the scenes. The lyrics are often stuck in listeners’ and viewers’ heads no matter their age.
But funnily, its fame was not born out of fondness. Parents argued that their children’s incessant need to listen to the piece led them to forcefully learn the lyrics.
“Baby shark doo doo doo doo baby shark doo doo doo doo,” is what is often stuck in many adults’ heads whenever they hang out with children.
Even the gestures in the video became a hit and people across the world danced while mimicking the two actors in the song.
TikTok also caught up with the hype and the dance was turned into a viral trend there and on other social media sites. Thanks to its popularity, merchandise, tours and renditions were birthed, which raked in thousands if not millions of dollars.
In other news previously shared by Briefly.co.za, Master KG's song Jerusalema hit 100 million views on YouTube.
Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode, who were named as young ambassadors for their country by the Department of Arts, Sports and Culture, keep flying the South African flag high.
The excited Limpopo-born star went on Twitter to thank the world for choosing his song as the unofficial Covid-19 anthem. The singer said his success and that of Nomcebo was thanks to the works and miracles of Jesus.
"When Jesus says yes nobody can say no. 100 million views, thank you world, from Master KG and Nomcebo from South Africa," the celebrity wrote excitedly.
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