Viral music video The Fox enters US chart

12/09/13

The Fox video

A viral music video called The Fox by a Norwegian comedy duo has entered this week's US Billboard Hot 100.

The video, which features a man dancing in a fox costume to an electronic track asking "What does the fox say?", has gone in at number 29 in the chart.

YLVIS, the comedy TV hosts behind the song, originally filmed the video to promote their show in Norway.

The Fox has had over 19 million views on YouTube.

According to Hot 100 the video has also been shared over 71,000 times across various social media platforms.

The Fox video
Image caption The video features lyrics "What does the fox say?" backed by a dance track

The song has also appeared in the top 100 iTunes charts of at least 18 countries around the world, and has reached number one in Norway, number six in Finland, and nine in Estonia.

The comedy TV hosts Bard Ylvisaker and Vegard Ylvisaker present Norway's I Kveld Med YLVIS (Tonight with YLVIS) programme.

The brothers sing lyrics in the video such as "gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!" and "fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!"

The music producers who helped YLVIS with The Fox are Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, famous for Ne-Yo's So Sick and Diamonds by Rihanna.

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Image caption The song is being compared to viral success of Psy's Gangnam Style

They have also worked with Beyonce, Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa.

The Fox is being compared to the success of South Korean pop star Psy's Gangnam Style which entered the Guinness World record for the most 'liked' song ever .

It was viewed more than one billion times on YouTube, had nearly five million likes and reached number one in 28 countries.

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