“Baby Shark Dance,” the inane viral earworm, has become the first video on Youtube to reach ten billion views. Back to back, that makes for 43,156 years of continuous streaming.
The video, produced by Korean entertainment company Pinkfong, has been the most viewed on the site since November 2020, when it overtook Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” That music video remains in second place, with 7.7 billion views.
The “Baby Shark” song features in many viral kids’ videos, of which “Baby Shark Dance” is the most popular. In it, child actors sing and dance to the tune in front of a backdrop of animated sharks and other marine life.