“What does the fox say” (aka known as “The Fox”) is the latest electronic dance song that is garnering numerous downloads on iTunes and whose official music video on YouTube has been viewed more than 174 million times. The song and video were produced by brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker, a comedy duo hailing from the Netherlands.
It has gone viral since its release last September and, due to my busy schedule, I regret only having heard it last week. While the tune is quite lively and catchy, the lyrics pose a question that a child may ask an adult, what sound does a fox actually say? From our toddler years, most of us learn that a cow goes “moo”, a cat goes “meow”, and a sheep goes “baa”.
Regardless of what foxes really say, the song is a very nice ditty that is a fresh break from too much raunchy and sexy music permeating the airwaves. It’s a song that can be safely sung and danced to by children. It’s also funny and the music video is highly entertaining so don’t be surprised this Halloween if a lot of kids start wearing fox costumes!
I believe this song and its success has opened up a new trend in the music industry—the composition of upbeat songs that both adults and children will like! Don’t get me wrong, I still like rock, rap, jazz and other musical genres, but healthy pop songs like these transcend race, culture, social status and other barriers we put up to hide our insecurities.
Take me, for instance; when I watched the video and heard the song, I couldn’t get it out of my head. And since I have only heard it recently, despite its having been popular for nearly two months already, I strongly doubt that my friends have heard of it either. But before I introduce them to the official video, I thought about showing them my own version of what a fox says first, and there’s no better way to do that than by going on to Fiverr – an online service that lets you hire people to do various tasks for only $5!
You know what? My friends loved it!
So don’t hesitate to have someone create your own private version of what a fox says (Fiverr.com/WhatDoesTheFoxSays), after all, it is very affordable and would make your friends stop and think deeply for a change.