Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” became the most recent viral hit to land on the Hot 100, where it debuted last week at No. 32, three years after its release in 2016. Over that time, the song went around the globe and went on to become a fan-favorite among young children.
Originating in South Korea, many, including the New York Times, have connected the song’s perpetuation to the popularity of other Korean creative content, and K-pop artists who have fans around the globe. While it’s unknown whether there’s any direct correlation between K-pop and the success of “Baby Shark,” it’s safe to say that “Baby Shark” is pretty popular among K-pop stars, with many of them performing the song and its dance moves.
Here are just a handful of the times K-pop stars have tried their hand at the viral hit.
Kihyun, Wonho, and Shownu put their spin on the song’s choreography.
Girls’ Generation’s Sunny
Other members of the act were not impressed by her rendition.
Fellow EXO-CBX members Baekhyun and Xiumin chilled out in the background as Chen showed off his “Baby Shark” moves.
While not a full rendition, Jimin’s “Baby Shark” moment came out of excitement while in Japan.
The act’s 2018 single “Power Up” had choreography that emulated a shark fin, but even before that Red Velvet was known for “Baby Shark”-ing.
Here’s a look at the “Power Up” choreography for good measure.
Mark, Jinyoung, and BamBam danced while Youngjae provided music.
The quartet had fun playing around as “Baby Sharks.”
The boy band cutely sung the song with spoons as their mics.
Like several other acts on this list (Monsta X, Red Velvet, Mamamoo), TWICE performed their entertaining version of the dance during an episode of Weekly Idol.
Jinyoung, Jihoon, and Guanlin danced as the other members watched on in awe.
She recently became the most-followed K-pop star on Instagram, and her “Baby Shark” rendition probably had nothing to do with it but it was adorable.
The NCT act performed to the English version of the song in December at one of their Dream Show concerts.
Before spending a day with children, the star took a few moments to learn the song’s choreography.
Nu’Est W’s Ren
Ren brought the laughs with his dramatic version of “Baby Shark.”
Don’t worry, Lisa wasn’t the only one who got to play at being a “Baby Shark.”