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We dare you not to love it.

It’s a well-documented phenomenon that when children sing pop songs, it turns into YouTube gold. Will the “cute kids + catchy tune” formula ever stop working?

Not today. Even the most cynical viewers will struggle to resist the charms of Lennon and Maisy Stella’s cover of “Call Your Girlfriend,” a 2010 dance-pop anthem by Swedish songstress Robyn. Using nothing more than food packaging for percussion and their own tiny, perfectly-harmonized voices (in the style of an earlier cover by Erato), the siblings lend a sense of sweet melancholy to Robyn’s club hit.

Although the video is still stuck around 300 hits, it has almost 3,000 likes, putting it on-track to eclipse Lennon and Maisy’s cover of “You & I” by Ingrid Michaelson, currently their most popular video. It also graced the front page of Reddit, so you know what that means.

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David Holmes

David Holmes

David Holmes is a technology and politics reporter. His work has appeared in Fast Company, the Guardian, the Daily Beast, and Stereogum. In 2011, he wrote the acclaimed "The Fracking Song (My Water's on Fire Tonight) based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling.

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