What does the fox say?

Posted: 11th November 2013 by Aaron Hagen in Uncategorized
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I feel like we all have our own place in this world.

And the same goes for the work place.

To have  a successful work environment, you have to have many parts. You have to have a leader, you have to have followers. There are the serious workers. There are the jokers.

The Daily Globe is no different. We each have our own personalities. We each have our own strengths and weaknesses that we bring. I feel like that’s what makes this place what it is.

Having said that, I’ve recently thought about my role at the Daily Globe. I am certainly not the leader here, just a lowly person on the totem pole. But that doesn’t mean I can’t bring things to the table.

And over the past six-plus years, I think I’ve finally figured that out.

I’m the person who introduces annoying songs to the newsroom.

It started a few years ago with “Red Solo Cup.” Horrible, horrible song. But it was terribly catchy. It was one of those that once you sing it, you can’t get it out of your head. Be honest, I bet a lot of you know what I’m talking about.

Well, I was singing it in the newsroom for weeks on end. In fact, I even handed out red solo cups to each of my co-workers.

Since then, I’ve been looking for the next thing.

I’ve finally found it. It’s a little-known group (or little known to me anyway) called Ylvis. The song is “The Fox.” If you haven’t heard it, go listen to it. I haven’t heard it on the radio here, but it has been making the rounds. In fact, it was as high as No. 6 on the Billboard charts and has surpassed 200 million views on YouTube. Click here to add to that number.

Yes, it’s going crazy.

If that’s not enough, they are now coming out with a picture book, “What does the fox say?” for young readers.

Now, I’m not going to say each of my co-workers will receive a copy of it — much like the red solo cup — but you just never know.

Until then, I hope you enjoy the fox song.

What is lost on the song is the fact the group can actually sing.  But the premise of the song is trying to figure out what a fox says.

The answer? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!

The song was originally produced by the brothers who make up the group. They are a Norwegian comedy group hoping to use the song to promote an upcoming season of their TV series.

I feel like they did much, much more than that.

If anything, it’s 3 minutes of pure silliness.

So, go ahead, watch it. You won’t regret it. Of course, don’t blame me if you’re singing it at work for the next few weeks.

  1. Nikki says:

    Mr. Hagen, I found and shared the joys of that song in September. It was a Friday morning around 7 am and I was listening to Cities 97 and was told to check it out. I have also been informed by our local radio station that it will never be played on air here. My ears had to listen to Gangnam Style by Psy but will never hear The Fox on the radio.

    Please check out The Fox by Morgan Freeman. I was rolling on the flooring laughing.

    Another The Fox music lover