The PS 22 chorus has to be the best feel-good internet sensation ever. The group of fifth graders from Staten Island has amassed over 13 million YouTube views and acclaim from celebrities, and for good reason: they're truly talented.
The youngsters shot to fame when they were discovered in 2008, and things just keep getting better for them ever since. They've performed for Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden, provided the background vocals for Passion Pit's breakthrough album, Manners, they've performed on national TV several times and have even sang at the White House for the President. How's that for the life of an 11 year old?
Beyond the kids being great singers, they also know how to pick great songs. Here's a compilation of our favorites.
Lady Gaga - "Just Dance"
Even though they sound awesome as a group, the little girl who does the solo in this video shows how the kids are individually challenged.
Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
The daddy of all pump up songs sounds even cooler when these guys perform it.
Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"
This song's resurgence a few years ago didn't fall below many people's radar. It didn't for PS 22, either.
Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"
PS 22's rendition of one of the best 80's melancholy ballads caught Crowded House's attention. They asked the kids to join them on stage at their show in New York City.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
PS 22 takes a song about their home town and makes it their own. This one might be my favorite.
Fleetwood Mac - "Landslide"
Like Crowded House, Stevie Nicks got wind of PS 22's take on her song. She invited them to perform with her on stage at Madison Square Garden. Suck on that, Taylor Swift!
Phoenix - "Lisztomania"
For their latest video, the kids covered a song from Phoenix's newest (and most well received) album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
Owl City - "Fireflies"
I dare you to listen to this song and not be put in a better mood.