Viral video of the day: P.S. 22 sings "Just Dance"
Wed Aug 5 2009
You may have already heard about this group of talented fifth graders. The hype surrounding the chorus from Staten Island's P.S. 22 includes jam sessions with big names (Tori Amos, Crowded House), props from celebs (Ashton Kutcher, Marcia Gay Harden) and even a cameo on Passion Pit's debut album, Manners. The elementary school's music teacher, Gregg Breinberg, the leader of the 70 or so rock stars, uses music to engage his students and helps them excel in both arts and academics. The world has definitely fallen in love with these kids, as their YouTube videos have racked up over 8 million views! The group's covers range from old classics (Journey) to new hits (their version of "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay got me a little choked up), and their rendition of Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" has blown up in the viral video world. The best thing about the vids is their palpable passion for music. Watch them belt below, then head to their YouTube channel or their blog to hear more. Keep making music!