World, This Is Your New Fish-Themed “Gangam Style” Phenomenon

Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2012

In 2005, I went to grad school in England, and around then, the biggest song on the UK charts was the Crazy Frog ringtone. Not even kidding — a fucking terrible ringtone was the number one track in the country. So it’s no surprise that a song by a British man who refers to himself as £1 Fish Man released a highly successful track called (drumroll) “One Pound Fish.” It is, as you might imagine, rather terrible. But the video does offer a vast array of trouts and salmons for ogling. It has more than eight million views on it so far. And in case the music industry was wondering why it’s been in a horrible death spiral for the last few years — this guy is signed to Warner Music Group. [YouTube]