The scourge of “Baby Shark” has reached the Billboard Hot 100

If you have kids, a choice between of listening to “Baby Shark” one more time and an aortic aneurysm is a toss-up. But the song is not going away anytime soon.

The song, originally released in 2016 by South Korea’s Pinkfong (a children’s brand, not a group), has more than 2.1 billion views. It’s now become so popular that it has debuted at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100. (How is this possible? Billboard explains it here.)

Naturally, when something goes this viral, there are all kinds of offshoots. You might like to try the Baby Shark Ab Workout.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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