There are some messages that can be expressed only in song. Then there are the messages that can be expressed only by the hypnotic sound of a children's chorus, which makes them ideal for singing your refrain. The results may range from legendary to awful, but one thing's for sure: There's nothing like borrowing the [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocence of children]] to let people know how important your message is.

Not surprisingly, many of the songs tend to be about children or teens.

Related to ThreeChordsAndTheTruth. NOT to be confused with ChildPopstar, in which the children themselves are the credited performers, or Music/KidzBop, an example of such. Also should not be confused with the musician Music/KidRock.


* Very common in SuperRobot theme songs, in this case to establish how the world's children are relying on the robot to protect them.
** A notable example is (of course) ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''... where the effect is batshit terrifying.
** The [[ original Japanese opening]] for ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also use such a chorus.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': 2 B A Master.
* A chorus of children is used in most versions of the TitleThemeTune for ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', modeled on the original [[ French version]], like the [[ English]] or [[ Spanish]] ones.
* It happens in theme songs to other anime as well. One example is ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999''.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'''s [[ "Bokura no Digital World"]] uses a chorus of adult voice actors, but they sing the refrains in the voices of their child characters.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Wilco's "Just a Kid", justified in that it was made for ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* What about that scene in ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' where the kids are pouring out of cupboards and dancing in the streets singing about the importance of every sperm?
* The main theme from ''Film/TheBigGreen'' has Niki Haris being backed up by a children's chorus. It's more obvious when the song plays in full over the credits.

* Used to awesome effect in "I, the Swan" by the Sound of Animals Fighting.
* "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by Music/TheRollingStones with the London Bach Choir (children's choir).
* Music/PinkFloyd's "Another Brick in Music/TheWall, Part II".
* P.O.D's "Youth of the Nation".
* Music/{{XTC}}'s song "Dear God" starts with a lone kid who sings the first stanza and the very last line.[[note]]It's the daughter of one of Music/ToddRundgren's friends, but due to the video a lot of people assume it's a boy.[[/note]]
* Music/AliceCooper's "School's Out".
* Music/JayZ's "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".
* The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Aeroplane", featuring Flea's own daughter.
* S Club 7's "Have You Ever?".
* Justice's "[[=D.A.N.C.E.=]]".
* Daz Sampson's "Teenage Life", the abysmal UK entry to Eurovision 2006.
* "Insanity" by Music/OingoBoingo.
* "The Most Unwanted Song" by Komar and Melamid.
* "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera" by Keith West.
* "Grandad" by [[Series/DadsArmy Clive Dunn]].
* "Grandma We Love You" by St. Winifred's School Choir.
* Scala & Kolacny Brothers' whole schtick is covering pop and rock songs with a piano and a girls' choir. Said covers include Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Engel", Music/MarilynManson's "The Beautiful People", Die Toten Hosen's "Hier Kommt Alex" and that classic by The Divinyls, "I Touch Myself".
* "My Child" by [[Music/GirlsGeneration SNSD]]. However, it turns out that the Children's Choir that was singing the chorus was [[ParodiedTrope SNSD themselves]].
* Marilyn Manson's "mOBSCENE". It's actually got a touch of irony to it: The line the kids repeat is "Be obscene and not heard," which is a shortened Creator/OscarWilde quote, "Little boys should be obscene and not heard", itself an inversion of the old admonition, "Little boys (or children) should be seen and not heard".
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'''s "Dirty Harry", featuring the children's choir San Fernandez Youth Chorus. [[TheDitz 2D]] states that he was partially influenced by ''Series/SesameStreet'' for the song.
** Only the "clavinet keyboard rhythms" were influenced by ''Series/SesameStreet''.
* Music/KanyeWest's "We Don't Care".
* French singer Francis Cabrel's "Il faudra leur dire" (not that surprising given that it was a cover of a song by a children choir).
* "Never Forget" by Take That had a choir at the beginning and end of the version released as a single.
* "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by Music/JohnLennon.
* "We Are the World"
* Every song on Jesse Camp's album ''Jesse & The 8th Street Kids''.
* "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" by Wizzard.
* The Carpenters' "Sing" is a particularly grating example, since it's a CoverVersion of a ''Series/SesameStreet'' song.
* Just when you think "The Christmas Shoes" couldn't possibly get any {{Narm}}-ier, it has to break out the little kids (as if we couldn't ''imagine'' the poor little urchin chatting about his dead mom already).
* "Toy Soldiers" by Martika (and later sampled by Eminem). Martika's version could also contain a "ShoutOut" to ''Series/KidsIncorporated''. Martika was a former cast member, and some of the background singers for this song included former co-star Stacy Ferguson (Fergie), along with later cast members Devyn Puett and (Jennifer) Love Hewitt.
* Eminem's "My Dad's Gone Crazy" has Eminem's daughter, Hailie (six at the time) singing the chorus.
* "Intervention" by Music/ArcadeFire.
* "Who Wants to Live Forever?" by Music/{{Queen}}.
* "Who We Are" by Music/MachineHead opens like this. It's notable in that it's actually NOT a source of {{narm}}.
* "Stars" by Roxette. Even more noticeable there because the song is a very fast-paced dance-pop number in the verses, suddenly turning almost melancholic in the chorus.
* "We Fall, We Fall" by Dead Celebrity Status.
* Done several times by Anti-Flag on the ''Bright Lights of America'' album. Notably "You'll Get Yours".
* "Stardog Champion" by Mother Love Bone.
* "Wünsch dir Was?" by Die Toten Hosen, the Kauf MICH! version.
* Alabama did this ''twice''. First in 1990 with "Pass It On Down", then again in 1994 with "Angels Among Us".
* "Ain't Nothin' Like", a track from Brad Paisley's ''Mud on the Tires'' album, probably takes the cake for the shrillest kids' chorus ever.
* "Last Dollar (Fly Away)" by Music/TimMcGraw also has a mildly annoying children's chorus.
* Music/TheDecemberists' song "The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)" has children singing the entirety of the song. It sounds like a nice idea, until you [[ read the lyrics]], now imagine the song with nothing but a harpsichord and off-key violin as the backing track.
* "Move Along" by the Music/TheAllAmericanRejects.
* Music/TalkTalk's "Happiness is Easy".
** They also recorded a choir for a song on ''Spirit of Eden'', but apparently removed it at the last minute.
* "Beat Kids" by Music/{{Cage}}
* "Young" by Music/HollywoodUndead.
* A children's choir was used on several songs Morrissey's 2006 album ''Ringleader of the Tormentors'': "The Youngest Was the Most Loved", "The Father Who Must Be Killed" and "At Last I Am Born".
* "Unbound (The Wild Ride)" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (later bridge).
* Not rock, but still using this trope: Juan Luis Guerra's "Ojalá que llueva café" has a chorus of kids singing the refrain in the last third of the song.
* Music/DoctorSteel, "Smokey's Theme".
* The chorus to Music/FaithNoMore's "Be Aggressive", a song at least superficially about fellatio, has children doing a cheerleader chant of the title.
* Featured near the end of Music/{{Dio}}'s "Rock 'n' Roll Children".
* Yellowcard's "Paper Walls".
* Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful" opens with a children's chorus of "Jesus Loves the Little Children".
* "New Generation", by the Scorpions, on the last chorus.
** Also, "Moment of Glory" and "We Don't Own the World" (kind of, because the latter one features a regular adult chorus too).
* "*Fin" by Music/{{Anberlin}}
* Music/YoLaTengo's ''Nuclear War'' EP consists of multiple covers of the Sun Ra song of the same name, some of which include a group of children singing backup. The effect is simultaneous funny (because it involves kids gleefully shouting "It's a motherfucker!") and a little disturbing (because, well, it involves kids singing about the threat of nuclear war).
* ''Generation Fade'' by Xavier Rudd.
* Used cheaply and shamelessly often by 30 Seconds to Mars.
* Music/TheCramps' "People Ain't No Good."
* [=OneRepublic=]'s "Made for You."
* Music/PatBenatar's "We Belong" has a children's chorus at the end.
* Quite a few songs on Music/ToriAmos' album ''Night of Hunters'' had additional vocals by her daughters Tash and Kelsey.
* Tina Turner's "We Don't Need Another Hero" (from the ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' soundtrack). Moreover, the choir is even part of the song's lyrics ("All the children say..")
* Music/{{Nightwish}}'s album "Imaginaerium" uses a children choir in several songs
* Suede's "We Are The Pigs" ends with a group of children recruited from a theater group repeating the last lines of the song - since said lines are "we all watch them, we all watch them, we all watch them burn" and the children are backed only by the faint sounds of a hissing fire, there's a fairly eerie IronicNurseryRhyme effect going on.
* Music/BlueOctober's "Jump Rope" has a kids chorus a little bit after the halfway point.
* "Bully" and "Cut the Cord" by Music/{{Shinedown}}.
* The Wombats use this during the bridge of ''Let's Dance To Joy Division''
* Geri Halliwell's "Feel the Fear" has one after the key change towards the end of the song.
* Three Dog Night's version of "Black and White" features a chorus made up of band members' kids.
* "Dom Som Försvann" and "Egoist" by the (in)famous Swedish band Music/{{Kent}}.
* [[ "This Too Shall Pass"]] (the Notre Dame Marching Band version) by Music/OKGo features a children's chorus singing and running around the main band members waving streamers.
* John Mellencamp's version of [[ "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"]] ends with his daughter Teddi Jo (who was six years old when the song was released in 1987) singing.
* "Changes" by Faul and Wad Ad, which is SampledUp from Pnau's song "Baby".
* [[ The Langley Schools Music Project]]. In 1976 a Vancouver musician took a part-time job as an elementary school music teacher and decided to have the kids learn to sing and play cover versions of songs like [[Music/DavidBowie "Space Oddity"]], [[{{Music/Eagles}} "Desperado"]], [[Music/FleetwoodMac "Rhiannon"]], [[{{Music/Wings}} "Band on the Run"]] and [[{{Music/Klaatu}} "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"]]. They recorded a couple of vanity pressing albums that were rediscovered, released in 2001, and quickly gained a cult following. The story also loosely inspired ''Film/SchoolOfRock''.
* Similar to Langley Schools, Rita Abrams was a teacher at Strawberry Point Elementary School in Marin County, California. In 1970 she recorded an album of original songs with students from her school (though not her actual class). One of the songs, "Mill Valley" (about their hometown), became a huge hit in the San Francisco Bay Area and even managed to climb to #91 on the Billboard Hot 100.
* "I Have a Dream" by Music/{{ABBA}} features a children's choir. It's also the only song the group recorded to feature vocals by anyone other than the four members, though several of their songs use multi-tracking to give the effect of a choir. The studio version features the choir of the International School of Stockholm, but, when ABBA performed the song on tour, local children's choirs were used.
** In 1981, band member Agnetha Faltskog released a Swedish-language album of Christmas songs which she and her daughter, Linda, had recorded the previous year but had been unable to finish in time for Christmas, resulting in its release being delayed. A similar album featuring Linda's younger brother, Christian, was released in 1987.
* Marc Almond did this in 1985, performing his song "Stories of Johnny" on early evening TV, accompanied by a boys' choir. Subverted due to the often family unfriendly subject matter (including sexual exploitation, drug use and even suicidal thoughts) contained in Marc's songs, though he has moved away from such material in his more recent recordings. "Stories of Johnny" itself is about a drug addict who is implied to die at the end.
* [[ "Rise"]] by Music/{{Skillet}} features a children's chorus singing "Rise, rise, rise and revolution" at the climax of the song.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In Gomu's version of ''[[ Okkusenman]]'', the theme of [[MadScientist Dr. Wily's]] level in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', the voices of children chanting "Okkusenman!" (110 Million in Japanese) helps to underscore the song's theme of childhood nostalgia.