BEIJING (NBC/RTV) — A Chinese artist has reached reached viral stardom with a little help from a few half-naked men wearing horse masks — and a lot of clucking. “The Chick Chick Song” by Rong “Rolling” Wang has racked up an impressive nearly 10.5 million views on YouTube in a little more than a month. The inspiration for the song, which is relatively unknown in China despite its international popularity, came to Wang in a dream. She says she dreamed of a farm with a lot of animals “keeping things orderly,” when one asked her “Who stole my chua mi?” Wang says she has no clue what that means, but it “left a deep impression” on her.
YouTube is blocked in China, so the song’s producer has no clue who uploaded the video — but was shocked to see its international popularity. Wang says it’s just a simple song to make people happy.