‘Baby Shark’ crashes Official UK Singles Chart
The children’s song, an adapted version of an old North American ditty by Korean content company SmartStudy, entered the chart for the first time two weeks ago and continued to climb up the ladder to reach the 37th spot. The song was made for educational purposes and released in 2015.
The YouTube video of the repetitive song has more than 1.6 billion views. It is a little over two-minutes long and shows children dancing alongside an animated shark family and other sea creatures.
Meanwhile, boygroup BTS broke its own record on the UK’s singles chart in the same week. At No. 21, “Idol,” one of the most popular tracks from its newest album, surpassed the group’s previous best, set by “Fake Love” at No. 42 last May.
By Lee Sun-min