‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ Becomes a Huge YouTube Hit [VIDEO]
There have been hundreds and even thousands of parodies to the LMFAO hit song “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” but none have made a splash like the one a few Kansas State students put together last month. The agricultural themed version called “I’m Farming and I Grow It” now has over 5 million views on YouTube in just about three weeks.
Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It” came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched “sexy” to “farming” as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas.
Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because they “hardly knew anything about the farm.” They ended up educating the world. The video which was posted on the 25th of June now has over 5 million views.
Its success has been hailed by farm groups, documented by newspapers and even won the brothers a whirlwind trip to New York City for a television appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
Peterson said he and his family have been a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention and he’s doing “some normal things” now to keep sane. On a recent morning, he was out swathing – or mowing – the prairie hay used to feed the family’s cattle.
The Peterson brothers have posted other videos about the family farm on YouTube, and Peterson said they’ll make more.