The Unique Pleasures of Watching Alexa Deny Children What They Want

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Slate

“Baby Shark,” which landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 32 this week, is a menace to listeners above the age of 5. With its insistent beat and “doo doo, do do do do” chorus, it's a parasitically grating earworm that you will now have in your head until March, and I'm sorry about that. But there's one thing that even the song's many haters seem to agree on: That viral video of the toddler repeatedly trying and failing to get her family's Amazon Echo to play the song is totally freaking charming.

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