Chance The Rapper Covers 'Arthur' Theme Song With Wyclef, Jessie Ware, And More [LISTEN]
As he gathers steam for his set at Lollapalooza this coming Sunday (August 3), Chicago's Chance The Rapper has shared what is, hands down, the most unusual cover song of 2014: a hip-hop version of "Wonderful Everyday" by Ziggy Marley. If that song title doesn't quite ring any bells for you, you might know it better as the theme song to Arthur, the animated children's program on PBS. The show premiered in 1996, so you can bet that millenials are completely losing their minds over Chance's version of the theme song, since nothing sells these days quite like '90s nostalgia.
Chance has apparently been covering "Wonderful Everyday" in concert recently (he performed the song at this year's Governor's Ball in New York), but finally decided to record a studio version, and it's packed with guest stars. According to the Soundcloud page, the song's featured vocalists include Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O'my's, Peter Cottontale, and Donnie Trumpet. There's not really so much rapping going on, but it's still an interesting take on the song, especially if you grew up watching Arthur.
Though Chance's version the Arthur theme is pretty cool, perhaps the bigger news story here is that Arthur is still on TV, so little kids are still familiar with the song. I guess Chance's version of "Wonderful Everyday" could be a cool way to introduce your kids to hip-hop, if you've been looking for a way to do that.
Check out Chance The Rapper's version of "Wonderful Everyday," a.k.a. the Arthur theme song, right here:
If you want to remind yourself how the original version goes, you can check it out right here: