Top 100: Songs sung by adults that feature a children's choir

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"Little Trouble Girl" definitely doesn't have a choir on it
BTW, my sister-in-law was the "alien" in the video for it!

― beamish13

That's really cool :) Isn't the opening chorus (and the subsequent chorus) sung by a choir? I'm hearing like 3 or 4 voices in there. What I can't define if it's children singing it or a Kim Deal recording of the same part several times.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 October 2015 05:53 (seven years ago) link

27. Talk Talk - Happiness Is Easy.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 12 October 2015 10:08 (seven years ago) link

28. Denim - It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry
29. Denim - Grandad's False Teeth

soref, Monday, 12 October 2015 12:12 (seven years ago) link

30. Take That - Never Forget

Frederik B, Monday, 12 October 2015 12:18 (seven years ago) link

31. The Clash - Career Opportunities (Sandinista Version)

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 October 2015 13:07 (seven years ago) link

Pretty sure the children's choir on "Panic" is actually Morrissey's voice treated in some way. Or perhaps I'm thinking about "Bigmouth Strikes Again"

mahb, Monday, 12 October 2015 13:46 (seven years ago) link

32. Talk Talk - Time it's Time

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Monday, 12 October 2015 15:24 (seven years ago) link

33. Mew - Sometimes Life Isn't Easy

Frederik B, Monday, 12 October 2015 15:28 (seven years ago) link


Nope, it says they're schoolchildren (doesnt specify which one tho)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 October 2015 15:41 (seven years ago) link

34. Gucci Mane - Lemonade
35. Trick Daddy - I'm a thug

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 October 2015 15:54 (seven years ago) link

36. Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

J. Sam, Monday, 12 October 2015 17:46 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

37. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will

Lee626, Friday, 6 November 2015 02:41 (seven years ago) link

Not really children I think it might be a high pitch version of the original Gaye song but sounds like children

Circle research - stop listen to your heart

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 6 November 2015 07:21 (seven years ago) link

Great thread. A couple obvious ones that haven't been mentioned

School's Out by Alice Cooper
Youth of the Nation by P.O.D.

Is the choir in "Move Along" by The All American Reject's a children's choir? I dunno.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 6 November 2015 14:12 (seven years ago) link

Delgados - no danger - kids choir mix

kinder, Friday, 6 November 2015 14:17 (seven years ago) link

Christian Rich, DWNTWN & Now Faith Apostolic Church - Better To

nashwan, Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:02 (seven years ago) link

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:21 (seven years ago) link

as well as the shitty remake by Neil Diamond

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:21 (seven years ago) link

The Church — 'It's No Reason'

austinato (Austin), Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:24 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

46. Juca Chaves - take me back to piaui

meisenfek, Monday, 9 May 2016 17:53 (seven years ago) link

47. Tokyo Jihen - Souretsu (Live at Budokan)

Milton Parker, Monday, 9 May 2016 18:35 (seven years ago) link

48. múm - Weeping Rock, Rock

(the liner notes credit the 'la la las' to 'Girls from Austurbæjarskóli', but they are obviously a ghost choir. I love how the song ends with their collective inhalation of breath)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 9 May 2016 21:02 (seven years ago) link

50. Kid Creole And The Coconuts - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
51. The Housemartins - Bow Down

(both featuring St. Winfreds School Choir, of "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" infamy)

soref, Monday, 9 May 2016 21:28 (seven years ago) link

(though that was a few years earlier so presumably it wasn't the same actual children)

soref, Monday, 9 May 2016 21:30 (seven years ago) link

Lou Reed - The Kids
(sort of)

MatthewK, Monday, 9 May 2016 22:23 (seven years ago) link

49. Soul II Soul - Get a Life

cock chirea, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 02:38 (seven years ago) link

53. Big Boi - Shoes for Running

Ys Man a.k.a. Have One on G (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 02:45 (seven years ago) link

54. Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 03:04 (seven years ago) link

55. Alan Parsons Project - To One In Paradise

sheesh, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 03:15 (seven years ago) link

three years pass...

56. Genesis - Supper's Ready

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 21 June 2019 21:15 (three years ago) link

57. Sia - Cheap Thrills

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Friday, 21 June 2019 21:18 (three years ago) link

58. Talk Talk - I Believe In You

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 22 June 2019 06:52 (three years ago) link

59. Madonna - God Control

ufo, Saturday, 22 June 2019 07:13 (three years ago) link

60. Thom Yorke - Twist

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:04 (three years ago) link

61. John Cale - There Was A Saviour (alternatively, one of the other songs from the Falklands Suite of Words For The Dying)

Valentijn, Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:37 (three years ago) link

62. Pastor TL Barrett & The Youth for Christ Choir - Like A Ship... (Without A Sail)
- maybe the best thing listed
63. Gaz Coombes - Wounded Egos
- not so much

nashwan, Thursday, 4 July 2019 22:07 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

64. Austra, Cecile Believe - Mountain Baby

nashwan, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:37 (two years ago) link

65. Neil Young - The Way

nth, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:11 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

66(6). Elena Tsagrinou • El Diablo

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 24 May 2021 20:55 (two years ago) link

The first single from our new album ‘We Will Always Love You’ (ft. Blood Orange) dropped a year ago today.

Tony recorded the backing vocals with The Australian Boys Choir / Auburn Uniting Church , Melbourne.

— The Avalanches (@TheAvalanches) February 18, 2021

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 24 May 2021 21:02 (two years ago) link

I suppose ABBA’s “I Have A Dream” is the designated elephant in the room, I will play along

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 24 May 2021 21:02 (two years ago) link

oh yah i guess mine was

67. avalanches - we will always love you

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 24 May 2021 21:12 (two years ago) link

James Brown: "Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud"

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 May 2021 21:13 (two years ago) link

69. Paul Janz - Believe in me

Kim, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 07:01 (two years ago) link

To answer a question from 2015, "Little Trouble Girl" has Kim Deal, Lorette Velvette and Melissa Dunn on b-vox. Also, doesn't it show up in (and maybe was written for) Alison Anders' movie "Grace of My Heart"? It would explain the Shangri-Las quote.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 07:01 (two years ago) link

70. Lost boys soundtrack / Gerard McMahon - Cry Little Sister

Kim, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 07:09 (two years ago) link

71. There's no choir or other vocalists credited, but I would count the voices that come in singing something about "le petit soldat" in "A Life (1895-1915)" by Mark Hollis.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 19:57 (two years ago) link

72. "Grace Darling" by the Strawbs (you can hear the kids being coached before the song begins).

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 20:08 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

73. Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)

peace, man, Friday, 23 September 2022 16:18 (eight months ago) link

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