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You Must Hear Chance the Rapper's Electric Cover of the Arthur Cartoon Theme Song

Prepare to sing along as soon as you hear that first, "Hey! What a wonderful kind of day."

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Of the dozens of catchy theme songs written for beloved '90s children's shows, one of the most timeless is the one for PBS' Arthur, titled "Believe in Yourself." Among the anthem's many stans is Season 23 Coach of The VoiceChance the Rapper, who's performed it many times in concert. Time after time again, the Arthur theme gets his fans going. 

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While performing in his hometown of Chicago in 2014 for Northwestern University's Dillo Day, Chance took the crowd by storm with his throwback cover of the cherished Arthur theme. Fans that grew up watching the animated aardvark joyfully sang along as Chance and his musical collaborator The Social Experiment delivered an electrifying take on the track. 

Let the childhood memories rush over you by watching Chance the Rapper's cover of the Arthur theme song here

About the Arthur theme song "Believe in Yourself"

Arthur's "Believe in Yourself" was created for the PBS series' debut in 1996 and delightfully kicked off each of its 253 episodes. The theme was performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Yes, you guessed it, Bob Marley's son and fellow musician Ziggy had a hand in crafting the catchy tune. 

Dillo Day isn't the only time Chance got crowds screaming along to the Arthur classic. In 2014, he performed it at the Governor's Ball in NYC and Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Later in 2017, he teamed up with Ziggy and Jon Batiste to bring the iconic theme song to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Chance released an official revamped cover of the track alongside The Social Experiment titled "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur" that fans can stream on Soundcloud. 

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Lyrics to the Arthur theme song "Believe in Yourself"

Find the complete lyrics, below:

Every day when you're walking down the street

And everybody that you meet

Has an original point of view

And I say HEY! (HEY!)

What a wonderful kind of day.

If you can learn to work and play

And get along with each other

You got to listen to your heart

Listen to the beat

Listen to the rhythm

The rhythm of the street

Open up your eyes

Open up your ears

Get together and make things better

By working together!

It's a simple message and it comes from the heart

Believe in yourself (in yourself)

cause that's the place to start (to start)

And I say HEY! (HEY!)

What a wonderful kind of day

If we can learn to work and play

And get along with each other.

Hey, what a wonderful kind of day hey!

Hey, what a wonderful kind of day hey!