‘Child Shark’ is the primary YouTube video to succeed in 10 billion views

No, you continue to can’t escape “Child Shark.” Billboard experiences Pinkfong’s so-catchy-it-hurts kids’s track has develop into the primary video to succeed in 10 billion views on YouTube. And nobody is prone to catch it any time quickly — Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” video, which “Child Shark” overtook as the preferred video in November 2020, has managed ‘simply’ 7.7 billion views as of this writing.

The 2016 tune’s acquainted (if very repetitive) hook is actually a part of its success, however it has additionally been helped by returning to standard tradition over and over. On high of movie star covers from the likes of James Corden and Bebe Rexha, “Child Shark” has additionally loved a 2019 tour, a viral dance problem, a spot in Simply Dance 2020 and a Nickelodeon TV present that premiered in 2021. Merely put, Pinkfong has saved the monitor within the limelight the place even breakout songs like “Despacito” have pale away.

Curiosity isn’t prone to cool off within the fast future. Nickelodeon has not solely renewed its “Child Shark” present, however promised a feature-length film. There’s even an NFT assortment in the event you’re decided to merge two web developments. It may take a protracted whereas earlier than one other video pulls forward, even with Okay-pop megastars routinely breaking floor in different areas.

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