Latest viral sensation: Ylvis' 'The Fox'
September 6th, 2013
12:30 PM ET

Latest viral sensation: Ylvis' 'The Fox'

Since hitting YouTube on September 3, Ylvis’ video for “The Fox” is becoming one of the biggest viral hits of 2013.

The track follows an emotional man on his quest to uncover the sound a fox makes. Yes, the track finds a melancholic Norwegian duo describing the sounds of various animals as they build up to an epic chorus full of zany chanting.

Who hasn’t always wanted to hear the imaginary noises of the woodsy creature screamed over a club-ready beat?

The accompanying video finds Ylvis performing the song in full fox regalia, surrounded by a posse of professionally choreographed dancers. The end product is a Psy-meets-Bloodhound Gang forest fever dream destined to take the Internet by storm.

It appears the music video of the summer has arrived just after Labor Day.


Ylvis is a Norwegian group consisting of brothers Bård Ylvisåker and Vegard Ylvisåker. The siblings have been performing as a variety comedy group in Norway since the early 2000s, and currently host a comedic talk show in their home country titled, “I kveld med YLVIS.”

The group have a back-catalog full of similarly outlandish songs and videos, but something about “The Fox” has garnered mass attention.

Released as a hilarious promotional video for their show’s upcoming season, the video took off like wildfire. “The Fox” was produced by world-renowned Norwegian producers Stargate, whose best known for their chart-topping work with Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. In fact, the team are just coming off of the mega success of Selena Gomez’s summer anthem “Come & Get It.”

Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker write or co-write the music and lyrics to their own songs, and made the brilliant decision to team up with Norway’s hottest production team to craft what could become the next worldwide Internet smash.

It’s only a matter of time before “The Fox” hits Top 40 radio and clubs, eventually making way for years of enjoyment at wedding receptions and bar mitzvahs.

Are Ylvis the latest viral flash-in-the-pan? Or, are the duo destined for comedy music greatness? Spread the message of “The Fox” until we find out.

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  1. Pat

    elephant goes toot – like tooth – ha ha
    the bear goes bimmelim bimmelom – ha ha

    September 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. faitfeed

    Here are some real fox sounds... mystery solved:

    September 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mushroom

    watch out badger song

    September 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peace ☮

    Dang it! Can't hear the fox over the music! Lol, so wth does the fox say...anyone? 😮

    September 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ken ...

    These guys are comedians. Comedians make fun of things, people, stuff. For the fun of it. The idea is to make people laugh, not take things life, too seriously, soooo seriously! In case anyone (here) missed this particular point!

    September 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. {ElaenorRigby}

    hilarious! check out their elevator prank on youtube. ;D

    September 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Grace

    Bizarre. Not into Furries.

    September 7, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Maybe they should have had Miley Cyrus in her animal costume twerking her little behind off in the video. Add a touch of Miley class to it. lol...

      September 7, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. amazing

    Check out their song "work it" on youtube. these guys rock!

    September 7, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    One of the best write-ups I have seen on this crazy video. Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!

    September 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |

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