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“Baby Shark” debuts on Billboard Hot 100 at 32

The infectious little diddy did it.

“Baby Shark” swam onto the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It’s treading water at 32 — three notches above “Uproar” by Lil Wayne and three notches below “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.


If you’re a parent of a young child, you’ve surely heard the catchy song thousands of times. If you haven’t, have a listen to the score by South Korean children’s brand Pinkfong.

Warning: This song could will get stuck in your head. For hours days.

Billboard ranked the addictive little tune its “Highest Ranking Debut” on the list.

The song is among YouTube’s most-viewed videos ever with more than 2.1 billion views.


In a short while, “Baby Shark” has grown from a children’s song to a pop culture fixture. 

Famous parents including Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Tyra Banks have posted about it on social media. 

TV hosts Ellen DeGeneres and James Corden featured versions of the song on their shows. Corden’s included performances by Sophie Turner as Mommy Shark and Josh Groban as Daddy Shark. 

Last December, WowWee toy company (who makes the popular Fingerlings toys) announced that it would be dropping baby shark plush toys that sing the song when hugged on Amazon for presale. The entire stock was sold out in just two days. The dolls are now being sold by third-party sellers for a sizable markup. 

Of course, there’s plenty of other merchandise, both licensed and not, floating around online. You can find books, shirts, coffee mugs and more. 

There’s even an ab workout called the Baby Shark Challenge that looks crazy hard: 


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