In case you've managed to avoid the sensation that is Baby Shark- oh, who are we kidding- everyone knows the song Baby Shark. The repetitive tune has been the bane of our lives since it first came to prominence thanks to everyone's favorite tech babysitter, YouTube.
Now, according to Scary Mommy, an inventive creator has given the kid's bop a little bit of a makeover. Gone are the high-pitched tones of the original tune that you either love to hate or hate to love. Heavy metal has now come to town to give this song one of the most interesting revamps of our time.
This latest assault on the eardrums might sharply divide listeners. On one hand, it's not a catchy tune in the slightest. You most likely won't get into your car and hum it all the way to work while your soul slowly deteriorates. This song can't get any worse either, so that's a plus. For fans of the genre, this head-banging new version might just hit the right spot, complete with costume-wearing bandmates and a lot of passionate thrashing.
The lyrics are the same though, which is a definite downside. Amid all the screaming, you can just about make out the lines. No need to repeat them here; if you're reading this, then you may already know them. This retelling has already hit the Billboard Hot 100, so don't expect it to go away any time soon. Come to think of it, that's pretty much the only thing it has in common with the original song.
Really, it just goes to show the Baby Shark phenomenon is here to stay, regardless of how we feel about it. Baby Shark merchandise has swamped stores, Netflix has picked up a show based on the characters, and the apocalypse is officially just around the corner. Okay, we might have exaggerated the last part just a bit. But you try hearing this song on repeat for hours on end, and you might hope for the end of days as well.
Of course, this is just another string in the bow of irritating kids entertainment. As parents, we're forced to put up with all sorts of riveting songs that chip away at our inner peace. Why do we do it? Because it makes our kids happy, and there's always wine or another alcoholic beverage to use to cope.