‘Child Shark’ Makes YouTube Historical past With 10 Billion Views

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Like it or hate it, the “Child Shark Dance” video this week reached a serious milestone, changing into the primary video to achieve 10 billion views on YouTube.

The kids’s tune (and related dance) introduces numerous members of the Shark household, every with their very own hand movement imitating the ocean creatures’ jaws.

Popularized by South Korean schooling model Pinkfong in 2016, the two-minute viral model is carried out by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine, with two little one actors taking part in the components of Child, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa Shark (doo doo doo doo doo doo).

The clip, which was topped the most-viewed video on YouTube in November 2020 (beating Luis Fonsi’s hit “Despacito”), nonetheless carries the title, having surpassed 10 billion views this week. A lot of these are courtesy of oldsters making an attempt to occupy younger kids within the tub, on the bus, or on the physician’s workplace. To have fun 10 billion views, Pinkfong invitations followers to “share your Child Shark Dance moments with us” on social media. To this point, although, it is largely impressed some (f)ingenius puns and congratulatory messages.

As CNN factors out, “Child Shark” has a a lot higher attain: It is inevitably been changed into an animated collection, a cereal, a stage present, and the Washington Nationals’ anthem throughout their World Sequence-winning season. It even impressed a parody chant on Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, and reached No. 32 on the Billboard Prime 40.

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