Ylvis: Top 10 Videos You Need to See

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?”

Those are lyrics to the strangest song ever made — “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” — and if you think the words are bizarre, hit the play button above and enjoy the bizarro. It has been watched half a billion times.

Vegard (36 years old) and Bård Ylvisåker (33) came up with the song as members of Ylvis, the most popular band you’ve never heard of even though their music videos have been seen nearly 1 billion times on YouTube. Defining the Scandinavian brothers’ shtick is difficult other than fun and funny with a heavy dose of strange. You’ll think WTF!? while watching their videos. At the same time you’ll be smiling.

“Someone Like Me,” is part-love ballad, part-Skrillex while “Mr. Toot” will leave you confounded.

Ylvis owned the 2014 World Music Awards when “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” captured World’s Best Song, World’s Best Video, and World’s Best Group. The song shot to No. 1 in Norway, No. 2 in Finland, No. 3 in Sweden, No. 4 in New Zealand, and No. 6 in the U.S.

This student in Bennington, Vermont, based his mosaic on “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”

Here are the rest of Ylvis’s videos that have been watched at least 2 million times.

2. Stonehenge: 24 Million

With the popular lyric: “She gives me a smile, then she plays with my balls”

3. Someone Like Me: 22 Million

And no, this is not a love song written by Skrillex.

4. Jan Egeland: 12 Million

Zoe Skellington commented: I’m actually considering learning Norwegian just so I can watch their show xD

Here’s a little more about the brothers, according to ylvis.com:

Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker grew up in Bergen and Africa. The boys began their career at Fana gymnas, where they took part in the school choir and theatre. It was Peter Brandt who discovered Bård in one of his performances at Fana school theatre. Six months later, Ylvis made their professional debut.

5. Trucker’s Hitch: 9.7 Million

The comments weren’t so charitable this time:

* XelPixels: Im gonna speak what’s on everyones mind. This song was just completely unoriginal.

* Vega Lind: +XelPixels It’s a parody. To joke with musicians and music styles is what they do.

* XelPixels: it’s exactly like what does the fox say, except worse.

6. The Cabin: 7 Million

T. Öndör commented: Seriously, I’m so obsessed with this kind of music. Been looking for similar artists/songs, any suggestions?

7. Work It: 4 Million

JackDagnaIs commented: With all these songs about vagines and jizz I’m kinda worried I misunderstood the fox.

8. Mr. Toot: 3.7 Million

Is it about farts or what?

Speaking of funny, Ylvis does this as well.

9. Yoghurt: 2.9 Million

“OK, stab and drums.”

10. Intolerant: 2.1 Million

[Buy “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” book here]

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Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker (ylvis.com)