Move over, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Ylvis are about to kill the pop music charts with their song “The Fox.”
I know what you’re thinking: “The Fox” is a pretty sexy song title but is it sexier than Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”? The answer to that is no. No, it is not. While Ylvis‘ (a Norwegian television show) Bård Ylvisåker and Vegard Ylvisåker sing over a pretty danceable beat, it’s like they pulled the lyrics straight from that spinning “What Does The Animal Say?” kids toy — actually, that’s probably exactly what they did. They also had the genius idea of putting a “Gangnam Style”-like dance breakdown in the middle of the song because, well, why not?
Before you rush to compare them to another foreign pop star, Psy, “The Fox” isn’t as nuanced as “Gangnam Style” admittedly is. Psy’s 2012 hit song is actually full of references to how class and wealth are handled in South Korea with a funny dance move thrown in. “The Fox,” on the other hand, is just plain silly. If anything, they’re more like Norway’s version of The Lonely Island crew minus the Girls cameo. They, like Andy Samberg and crew, know exactly what to say/do to make you laugh and it doesn’t have to make sense.
But if the “The Fox” wasn’t enough for you, make sure to check out their ode to Stonehenge because, really, what was the point of it all?