The Baby Shark nursery rhyme has captured the hearts of children and adults alike. And the enthusiasm for this song continues to grow.
Posted four years ago, the English version of Baby Shark broke Despacito’s record. Indeed, since Monday, November 2, it has surpassed the tube of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has so far recorded more than 7 billion views.
Who hasn’t heard the refrain “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo …” at least once? It’s no big surprise that the famous shark family’s video is now the one with the most views on the YouTube platform! And the nursery rhyme is on track to stay that way.
With its 7.1 billion views, Baby Shark is now one of the 3 most-watched videos on the platform. Along with its YouTube hit, the song was also No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2019.
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The first Diamond certified children’s song.
Moreover, it became the only children’s song in history to be certified, Diamond. Thus, “Baby Shark” joins more than 40 other titles having obtained diamond certification to date.
The phenomenal success of Baby Shark.
The nursery rhyme has experienced a gigantic craze and has become a true symbol of pop culture. Little after its release, its fame was immediate in Asia. But it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that Baby Shark started to be all the rage around the world.
In addition to being well received on the Tiktok social network through the hashtag “Baby Shark Challenge”, the rhyme began to appear on American television. Which further propelled its popularity.
A song that drives you crazy.
However, while Baby Shark wowed the hearing of many children and adults, she still managed to drive more than one crazy. For example, prison guards in the United States came up with the idea of playing this song over and over to prisoners as a form of torture. This act, which many condemn, would have caused excessive emotional stress in the latter.
The history and origins of Baby Shark.
If the song Baby Shark is where it is today, it’s thanks to South Korean company Pinkfong. However, that does not mean that the famous song belongs to him. In fact, a songwriter who recorded an identical version sued the company.
However, the origins of the rhyme remain unknown until now; especially since the lyrics have long since fallen into the public domain. However, there is no shortage of theories and rumors surrounding this famous children’s rhyme.
A song older than you think.
According to the American media, Baby Shark was once a campfire song. Another legend even asserts that the song would have been imagined some time after the release of Les Dents de la Mer in the cinema, in 1975.
Either way, the song Baby Shark, with its very simple frame and delightful melody, managed to get the whole world dancing. Thus, it well deserves its success; This made it the most watched video of all time on Youtube.