Baby Shark - it's OLD!

Date: February 29, 2020

Have you heard "Baby Shark"?  Who hasn't?  It's a huge viral craze.  But you might not know that it isn't the first time this song and its hand motion dance has gone viral - there were two other YouTube versions before that!  And before that, it was a camp song.  And before THAT, the music might even have been inspired by the 1975 movie "Jaws."  Here's a fascinating episode of the podcast "Decoder Ring", 37 minutes long, about the history of this kids' song.

     --  Dr. Epstein