When you think of top hit-makers, you probably think of respected rappers like Jay-Z or iconic singers like Beyonce. Heck, you may even think about superstars outside that, particularly star-studded marriage. Not millions, billions. In a world of some seven billion people, that means that something like one in four people have played this particular jam on YouTube. And if I remember correctly, he did some pretty good videos. Where the fuck did this ditty of the damned come from? That is a good question. Though it was released years before the Pinkfog version that conquered the world, it has been viewed a little under , times. Lyrically, the song basically has two sections. Then comes the drama, the action, the pulse-pounding excitement.
Popular as a campfire song, it has taken off since , when Pinkfong , a South Korean education company, turned it into a viral video which spread through social media, online video, and radio. Some sources have mentioned traditional myths as a basis, others camping origins in the 20th century,  and some see it as possibly developed by camp counselors inspired by the movie Jaws. Different versions of the song have the sharks hunting fish, eating a sailor, or killing people, who then go to heaven. Various entities have copyrighted original videos and sound recordings of the song, and some have trademarked merchandise based on their versions; however, according to The New York Times , the underlying song and characters are believed to be in the public domain. The single peaked at 25th on of the German charts  and at 21 in the Austrian charts. The German version of the song remains popular among German youth groups and multiple variations also in different dialects of German  have been published.
The first time I can remember singing "Baby Shark" was on a mossy wooden stage at Washington State's Camp Seabeck, where a dozen third graders and I hopped around on one foot, miming a swimmer whose leg had been viciously ripped off by a bloodthirsty marine carnivore. Our " cute ," " adorable " dance got more frantic after our dismemberment. Now we're dead, do-do-do-do-do-do. I hadn't thought about the grisly "Baby Shark" song in years, until a Korean educational brand's version of the song exploded among the 0-to-4 crowd at the end of last summer. Suddenly, "Baby Shark" was everywhere , but with one noticeable difference from my childhood — no one was being eaten by the titular baby shark. Google defines a baby shark as a comparatively small or immature member of a family of marine fish that possess a cartilaginous skeleton, a prominent dorsal fin, and tooth-like scales.
The national obsession with this toddler-anthem has taken over lives and even reached the Billboard charts. The original lyrics not exactly suitable for the Peppa Pig crowd. Each character has an accompanying dance move. No one knows who composed the song originally, but it has apparently been sung around campfires in the U. In the original version there is only one shark and this shark is hungry…for human flesh. Instead of listing the names of family members, the original lyrics listed body parts the shark had eaten. For each body part that was bitten off by the hungry shark, there was an accompanying dance move. When the shark bit off your leg, for example, you would be forced to hop for the next verse.