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article imageVideo: Is 'The Fox' the next 'Gangnam-style?' Let's hope not

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By Anne Sewell     Sep 11, 2013 in Entertainment
A video posted on YouTube on September 3 has had almost 17 million hits. "The Fox" is the brainchild of Norwegian brothers, Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker, and the song is sort of catchy, but still ... 17 million hits??
The brothers perform under the name "Ylvis" and the video was apparently launched to promote the September 10 premiere of their talk show "I kveld med Ylvis" (or "Tonight with Ylvis").
However, with hits like that, "The Fox" has obviously reached a much wider viewer base than simply their fans.
Ylvis' odd music video features a series of people in animal costumes as the duo elaborates on the various noises those animals make.
You will hear, "Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak. But there's one sound that no one knows: What does the fox say?"
Yes, those are some of the scintillating lyrics.
The video also features an easily replicable dance, making it a possible candidate for future "Gangnam-Style"-type copycats.
Mother Jones interviewed the guys responsible for "The Fox". The brothers are an established act from Norway, who host their own talk show.
Talking about the fact that the video was just supposed to promote their new season, Bård said, "To be honest I am quite surprised!"
"This song is made for a TV show and is supposed to entertain a few Norwegians for three minutes - and that's all. It was done just a few days ago and we recently had a screening in our office. About 10 people watched - nobody laughed."
Mind you, as Digital Journal reported a while back, Norway is famous for broadcasting a 12-hour prime-time show on local TV of a burning fireplace - for people to tune in, zone out and put their feet up to get warm - so anything is possible.
Gawker has already called "The Fox" the "song of the summer," and The AV Club says that the video will be "the internet's new favorite thing."
Let us all know what you think of this little musical treasure in the comments section below.
Oh, and here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing along:
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Dog goes woof
Cat goes meow
Bird goes tweet
and mouse goes squeak
Cow goes moo
Frog goes croak
and the elephant goes toot
Ducks say quack
and fish go blub
and the seal goes ow ow ow
But there’s one sound
That no one knows
What does the fox say?
Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
What the fox say?
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
What the fox say?
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
What the fox say?
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
What the fox say?
Big blue eyes
Pointy nose
Chasing mice
and digging holes
Tiny paws
Up the hill
Suddenly you're standing still
Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
a friendly horse
Will you communicate by
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?
What does the fox say?
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
What the fox say?
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
What the fox say?
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
What the fox say?
A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
What does the fox say?
The secret of the fox
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the woods
I know you’re hiding
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?
You’re my guardian angel
Hiding in the woods
What is your sound?
(Fox Sings)
Wa-wa-way-do Wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do Wa-wa-way-do
Will we ever know?
(Fox Sings)
Bay-budabud-dum-bam
I want to…
(Fox sings)
Mama-dum-day-do
I want to…
I want to know!
(Fox sings)
Abay-ba-da bum-bum bay-do
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