Last week my 6-year-old came home singing some crazy song about a fox. She would laugh and could barely get the words out to the song – hooting and clucking. They watched the video in her first-grade classroom and the whole class thinks it’s hysterical. My husband and the other kids knew exactly what she was talking about. I had no idea.
We headed off to New Mexico for fall break with all three kids in the back of the minivan giggling over this fox. Even my 60-something-year-old Godparents who met us in Santa Fe knew about the fox. My uncle pulled out his phone over dinner and brought up the viral video for me on You Tube.
The song, “The Fox (What does the Fox say?),” is from Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker known as Ylvis. They are a musical comedy duo and said they were shocked by the song’s success, which is now at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
“It was released to get some attention in Norway. Beyond that we hadn’t even thought about it, it’s really crazy,” they told Billboard last month. “
It seems my 6-year-old and 60-something uncle aren’t the only ones into the fox song. Jimmy Fallon donned a fox suit and sang and danced with the group on Wednesday night’s show. I saved the performance and showed it to Lilina the next morning. She loved it. She thought it was so funny and was really excited to see another version of it. She thinks it’s the best song ever.
Here’s the Fallon version. Don’t miss Jimmy in his fox suit.
So my question is do you know about the fox song? Do your kids know? Are they totally into it? Do they sing it and you are clueless? Did you know about it before Fallon had the group on?