Remember “What does the Farmer Say?” the YouTube parody of Yvlis’ “The Fox (What does the Fox Say?). Farmer Derek Klingenberg used the video to cleverly educate people about what farmers do with their days and where food comes from. That parody isn’t his only video. Klingenberg has a YouTube channel with several parodies that turn popular songs into life-on-the-farm videos.

Two days ago, he posted a video that’s not a parody. It’s titled “Serenading the cattle with my trombone,” and over 1.5 million people have already watched the farmer play Lorde’s hit song “Royals” on his trombone to call his cows in from grazing in the field.

This video shouldn’t be very fascinating. But. it is. No one should really want to hear “Royals” again anytime soon (a good song that suffered from overplay), but once Klingenberg starts blowing through the trombone, you don’t mind the song so much. If you’re like me, you actually get a little mesmerized. And at around 3:11, the cattle join in the music!

Who needs a herding dog when you have a trombone?

I know, based on the number of YouTube views, that I’m not the only one who finds this fascinating, but I’m not exactly sure why I do. Are you inexplicably drawn to Klingenberg and his pop music loving cows the way the cows are drawn to “Royals?”

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Pop music lovin' cows are drawn to Lorde’s 'Royals'
Yes, we know you thought you didn't need to hear "Royals" again for at least a decade. You were wrong.