SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Child Shark Dance, a YouTube video that includes the titular tune and playful choreography, surpassed 10 billion views on Thursday (Jan 13).
Beloved by each kids and adults, the two-minute video tells the story of a shark household occurring an underwater hunt.
Masterminded by South Korean instructional firm Pinkfong and carried out by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine, it was a viral hit in Asia after it was launched in 2015. The English-language model of the video got here out in June 2016.
The English model far exceeds the two.3 billion views of the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s mega-hit pop, Despacito, which now ranks because the second most seen in YouTube historical past.
“The present figures present extra hits than the United Nations’ world inhabitants determine of seven.8 billion,” a Pinkfong official mentioned.
The official added that based mostly on the variety of views, it comes right down to everybody on this planet having seen the video at the very least as soon as.
The Child Shark tune has additionally been an enormous hit on world music charts, rating thirty second on the primary singles chart of Billboard’s The Scorching 100 and No. 6 on the British Singles Chart.
Pinkfong chief govt Kim Min-seok mentioned the music’s success lies in “unfamiliarity within the acquainted”.
The rhythm is cute and bouncy, however the animals are sharks. Selecting out a passage from classical music, or rearranging conventional kids’s songs incorporating some Okay-pop parts, have been concepts that Mr Kim tried to grasp within the tune.
Child Shark’s Huge Present!, an animated preschool collection co-produced by Pinkfong Firm and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, was launched in spring 2021.
The Child Shark video recorded 7 million extra views by Friday afternoon, after breaking the ten billion report.