15 Songs With Kids Singing the Chorus

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By Adrienne Black

There's something about kids voices singing a chorus that can make it so damn catchy, and turn a song from a solid album cut into a hit. Artists know this, and have been employing the technique for years, trying to get some of that cuteness and appeal to rub off on their music. Many times this idea can get out of hand resulting in songs that sound like they just missed the cut to be a Kidz Bop record. But other times, artists find a way to balance everything just right.

A choir of kids singing in the background can lighten the mood of a song or make it easier to remember the words, but hearing children sing lyrics you wouldn’t expect them to can be amusing or flat out uncomfortable. Simply put, having kids sing on your song is a risky business. Here are some examples of when children singing a song's chorus actually worked, resulting in memorable, poignant, or powerful music. Plus, is there's anything else that links Gucci Mane, Passion Pit, Pink Floyd, and Justice?!

Here are 15 great songs with kids singing the chorus—let us know any of your favorites that we didn't include in the comments.

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  • http://nobrainnogainz.wordpress.com/ Rob JHM

    Mase – Welcome Back!

  • Viktoras Kazarinas

    P.O.D.- Youth Of The Nation

  • Mikael

    G Tom Mac – Cry Little Sister

    It might only be background, but it contributed to one of Lil B’s best beats, so there.

  • Joycelynn Okezie

    I was praying y’all didn’t forget “We Don’t Care” by Ye lol Classic

  • shakashaw

    “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud” by James Brown, which ironically was sung by a bunch of white kids from what I understand.

  • Marco Poloni

    Eminem’s “Like Toy Soldiers”? Total miss.

  • Michael Bo
  • bumbum

    children sing-mr green and pace won. great chopping of the choir sample!