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The top trending video of on YouTube  "The Fox" was posted on the video-sharing website on 3 Septemberand has received over million views as of December Originally an "anti-hit" produced as a part of the duo's new season of Norwegian television talk show I kveld med YLVIS Tonight with Ylvis and uploaded on YouTube as a teaser "The Fox", "created to fail",  went viral, becoming Ylvis' "breakout" song and drawing international attention to the group.
InYlvis stated there were Xxl - Tagada Jones - Dissident + Live Dissident Tour plans to release an album including the song or any sequel to Hyperdriver - All Noise,No Beats,Fuck You!. In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenpostenthe brothers stated that the idea of a song about a fox was originally conceived inbut then shelved.
Vegard was initially skeptical about making a song about a fox, but soon relented. The idea was therefore scrapped and "The Fox" got produced instead. I guess we must have been talking about what sound a fox makes. And then we had a chance to work with Stargate, a Norwegian production company based in New York City We actually did a favor for them and we asked them if they could produce a song for the new season in exchange".
As comedians, it wouldn't be a good thing if we went to pursue a hit in the States because they could potentially make something that became big, so we thought it would be more fun from a comedian perspective to come home to the talk show and say, 'Listen we had the chance, we could've made it big, but Daję Ci - Wedel - Anatomia Stylu only idea we got for the song was this old idea about what the fox says so we're sorry.
We screwed up. That would've been funny to say on the talk show. One of the beats that I made we kinda put to one side as it wasn't really going anywhere.
Stargate gave Ylvis a copy of the beat that we made to use for a video they were doing to launch Windmills - The People Say Fox - The People Say Fox comedy show in Norway. I think the whole thing kinda 'snowballed' and was an accident on their side as well. No one really thought it would be a top 10 Billboard track! The video was released on 3 September It is performed in the style of a typical electronic dance pop song, and the lyrics are sung "with deadpan seriousness".
The choreography was done by Thea Bay. During each chorus, the song offers several increasingly absurd possibilities for the fox's sound such as "gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! The song then describes the fox and the singer's admiration for it, and asks whether it would communicate with a horse using morse code. In the end, the singers float in the air, continuing to wonder what sound the fox makes, while failing to notice a computer-animated fox behind them, which stands on its hind legs and scat sings voiced by Vegardanswering their question.
Listeners noticed that the song has a similar structure to " Radioactive " by Imagine Dragons and " Polly " by Nirvana . In Norway, homeland of Ylvis, "The Fox" became the duo's first entry on the VG-lista and eventually topped the chart for four consecutive weeks from 20 September to 17 October The music video's viral success and catchiness has also drawn comparison to that of PSY 's " Gangnam Style ".
Ylvis were surprised by the international success of the song, intending only to target their Norwegian audience.
The song was later performed live during concerts given in in Norway and Sweden as a part of duo's The Expensive Jacket Tour. The children's book was an instant success, being the bestselling children's picture book for the week ending 29 December according to The New York Times Book Review and coming in twenty-third on USA Today ' s list of best-selling books for the week of 19 December Tris McCall of The Star-Ledger describes "The Fox" as "a parody of the excesses and absurdities of contemporary club music": the brothers "take turns singing preposterous lyrics about animal noises" over "typically vainglorious synthpop ", with the proposed fox sounds "mimic[king] the car-alarm synthesizers of contemporary dubstep ".
He compares it to Ylvis' "Someone Like Me" which mocked the insertion of dubstep breaks into pop songs. Caitlin Carter of online music site Music Times echoes the comments above, adding that "The Fox" becoming the first song to get serious recognition "makes [the staff at Music Times] wonder", as the duo's other songs and videos prior to the release of "The Fox" "are just about as random and melodramatic", such as "from contemplating the meaning of Stonehenge " 'Stonehenge' to scientifically examining the inner-workings of the female reproductive organ 'Work It' to honoring a United Nations Human Rights hero ' Jan Egeland '.
Both brothers have commented on the "absurdity" of "The Fox". It gives me no belief whatsoever in humanity and the music business. Speaking of the meaning of the song, Vegard characterizes it as coming from "a genuine wonder of what the fox says, because we didn't know". The song has been featured for multiple times on television. It was used in an advertisement for the Fox Network featuring clips of FOX programs and actors singing the song.
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