Could Baby Shark be this years Christmas number one?
Its possible with a new John Lewis mash-up courtesy of singer Tom Walker. Yep, its real guys.
Tom, best known for his hit single Leave The Light On, has remixed 2018s ubiquitous kids song with the John Lewis advert soundtrack featuring Elton John.
Baby Shark is suddenly atmospheric and, dare we say it, less annoying.
Tom, 26, shared his piano-led version on Twitter and tagged Greg James mentioned the track on his BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this week.
The musician said: Sometimes dreams do come true @gregjames lad… Merry Christmas ya filthy animal, adding the hashtag #babysharkxmasno1, which we can only assume is now his campaign to get the track to the top spot on the UK charts this festive season.
Clearly loving the new version, Greg replied: I mentioned on the show this morning that Id never been so happy to wake up because I was dreaming that next years John Lewis advert was this. FAIR PLAY TOM. FAIR BLOODY PLAY. Also, it absolutely works in a horrible sort of way doesnt it.
The Baby Shark x John Lewis x Tom Walker mash-up is already catching with the singers fans, including one who replied: How do I get that out of my head now? Help.
Other reviews were particularly complimentary with reactions including: Incredible, classic and even legendary.
I mentioned on the show this morning that Id never been so happy to wake up because I was dreaming that next years John Lewis advert was this.
FAIR PLAY TOM. FAIR BLOODY PLAY.
Also, it absolutely works in a horrible sort of way doesnt it. https://t.co/AyWD47fxRr
— Greg James (@gregjames) December 5, 2018
A follower of Toms stated: This has gotta be number 1 #legendary, while another chimed in: Ok so that will be in my head for rest of the day!
Praising Toms talents, another said: Tom your voice is just so beautiful.
Sharing a similar sentiment, one other Twitter follower added: Proof that if you have a beautiful voice you can turn any song into something that sounds good.
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Baby Shark is a song featured in the Korean cartoon, Pinkfong, which first debuted in 2014. However, the song went viral this year and peaked at number 34 on the UK charts while clocking up over two billion YouTube views.
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