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3-year-old has crowd in laughter with hilarious take on “What a Wonderful World”
His "ohh yeaa" at the end is too much. 🥰😂
Eduardo Gaskell
05.24.22

Regardless of when you were born and what your taste in music is, it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Louis Armstrong’s beloved hit, “What a wonderful world” played somewhere.

It’s been played in films, on car radios and even sang by drinking karaoke singers. And why not since it’s such an easy song to sing!

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Even this three year old had a go at Armstrong’s ballad!

The little guy takes to the stage in a plaid shirt, jeans, and boots fully confident that he’s going to serenade his audience. And he did just that, capturing everyone’s attention with his adorable crooning.

A child singing this wonderful song makes the world truly a wonderful place to be in.

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It looks to be a party of some sort, perhaps a family gathering with a few friends joining the event. Probably safe to say that others have had a go at the mic but this kid stole the show.

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Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a legendary New Orleans singer and trumpeter who had been making records since 1923.

It was in 1967 when he released “What A Wonderful World”. The song would become the biggest-selling song of Armstrong’s long and storied career.

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The beloved classic was written in 1967 by George David Weiss and George Douglas, an alias for Bob Thiele, who was Armstrong’s producer at ABC Records.

Thiele’s 2005 book, What A Wonderful World: A Lifetime Of Recordings, explains that the song was meant to be a reassurance for America in the late sixties.

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It was a problematic time defined by Thiele as, “the deepening national traumas of the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, racial strife, and turmoil everywhere.”

The song faced a problem in the person of Larry Newton, the president of ABC. Newton hated it but despite his protests, Armstrong secretly recorded the song in Las Vegas after a show in September 1967.

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“What a wonderful world” flopped in America, but in Europe, the song reached No. 1 selling 600,000 copies during a 29-week chart run.

The song was back in the charts when it was played in the hit movie Good Morning Vietnam. A new generation of listeners began to fall in love with the song, and that love was passed on to their kids.

And to another generation, as is evident with this little singer.

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Those green trees and red roses are out there waiting for you, little guy. And they will definitely bloom for him and his friends. There is always hope when kids sing their hearts out.

You can hear his audience collectively sigh with affection, along with the “awww” and friendly chuckles.

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This little boy is being exposed to the good stuff and that’s a good thing. Kids are the future and when one sings his heart out for others, a song meant lift the spirits, even the planet itself smiles.

So the next time this kid sings on stage, shake hands with the stranger next to you. It really is a wonderful world to live in if we choose it to be.

Listen to this adorable singer below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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