Chance the Rapper Has Made the Arthur Theme Song a Rousing, Soulful Anthem

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July 30 2014 9:36 PM

Chance the Rapper Has Made the Arthur Theme Song a Rousing, Soulful Anthem

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Chance gets in touch with his inner child in "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur."

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival

Chance the Rapper has been keeping a lovely number in his back pocket during recent performances: a cover of the Arthur theme song. To repeat: Chance the Rapper has been covering the theme song for a beloved PBS series, which was adapted from a beloved book series, which features everyone's favorite aardvark and his ragtag crew. Now he’s gone into the studio and given the track a produced polish, with Wyclef Jean and Jessie Ware joining the fun for good measure.

The cover, titled “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” is a delightful rendition of the original: it takes that simple chorus and makes it a rousing singalong anthem. Chance delivers a soulful vocal, and is backed by a gospel choir, some gentle piano, and the childhood memories of millennials everywhere. Enjoy.

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