From EDM to lullabies, there have been a lot of covers of “Baby Shark,” the viral children’s song that’s stuck in every parent’s head. And now there’s another version starring John Legend and a mariachi band to add to your playlist.
During a recent appearance on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, the 40-year-old performed a live cover of what he calls “the biggest hit of the 21st century.” Legend plays “Baby Shark” on the keyboard, accompanied by a five-piece mariachi band including a violinist, guitarist, and trumpet player in the background. The only thing missing from the song? Legend’s iconic pipes, as the Grammy-winning singer only plays piano on the track. Hopefully, Legend teams up with the Mariachi band to release a complete cover that includes his singing.
While many parents may be tired of the earworm, created by Korean company Pinkfong, “Baby Shark” is still incredibly popular with kids. Not only does it have over 2.4 billion views and counting on YouTube but it also debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 List back in January.
And there’s one toddler in particular who loves both “Baby Shark” as much as he loves Legend—and that’s the R&B crooner’s son, Miles. In an Instagram post celebrating his nine-month birthday, mom Chrissy Teigen revealed that the viral tune is one of their son’s two favorite songs (along with “B-I-N-G-O”).
Legend isn’t the first celeb to cover “Baby Shark.” On an episode of The Late Late Show last fall, Sophie Turner, Josh Groban, and James Corden sang a hilariously serious version of the catchy song.
And neither is Legend the only star to remix a kid favorite on The Cruz Show, either. In 2017, Ludacris freestyle rapped the lyrics to popular children’s book Llama Llama, turning the bedtime story into what sounded like a top 40 hit.
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— Jeff G the SportsDude (@TheSportsDude) March 4, 2019