There are five consecutive words that I do not want to appear in any book, children’s or otherwise. Unfortunately, just like the song, that book now exists:
That’s great when worlds collide and music and literature can come together in one happy medium. But when it just so happens to be What Does the Fox Say?, that’s when I have a problem with it.
Have you not heard this song yet? I’ll post it just to clear up any confusion, however, it may safe to say the end of 2013 was excruciatingly painful because of it. If you’re going to make a pop/dance song that begins with the lyrics “Dog goes woof/cat goes meow” and it’s a song for the major demographic of teens and young adults, you need to reevaluate everything about your life.
We’ve gone from some great children’s classics like Goodnight Moon to The Tale of Peter Rabbit and then some just to be put back a century with What Does the Fox Say? The fox doesn’t say ring-a-ding-ding-ding, Ylvis. I don’t know what fox eat in Norway for them to make sounds like that, but maybe we should get zoologists up there and find out.
It’s admirable when people break into any competitive industry and are successful at it, but when it brings society’s and younger generations’ cognition back to the Stone Age and we’re grunting simple sentences at each other, that’s when a line needs to be drawn. It’s frustrating to see junk in a world of content abundance, but that’s what it means to have so much content: you’re bound to get a bunch of crap with a few shining stars in between.
Are there any other books you guys have seen similar in this manner? Books turned songs or vice versa? Bad or good?