Kids Wish for the World

Beatie Wolfe & Kids sing their Wishes for the World in this kid's Charity Single

Beatie Wolfe and Kids sing their wishes for the world in this 2015 single with the proceeds going to NSPCC's ChildLine and War Child.  "Kids Wish for the World" is a re-recording of Beatie Wolfe's song "Wish" and over 50,000 children contributed to this new version - with 22,000 sending wishes in and 10,000 designing the cover. The song features 10 finalists from across the UK (aged between 8 and 14) singing their own wish for the world following a competition Beatie launched via her channel on children’s social media platform PopJam

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Revolutionary
— MTV

Kids Wish for the World - The Music Video

The 10 finalists for "Kids Wish for the World" came from all over the UK, ranging in age from 8 - 14, and had never met before the recording session. Some of them had never sung before let alone record in a studio! Dylan, who sings the third line in the song was profoundly deaf and fitted with a hearing aid implant only just before recording. I think you'll agree he does an amazing job... as does everybody 

 

Special thanks to the awesome Popjammers on vocals: Ammal, Archer, Ben, Dylan, Funmi, Martha, Mateusz, Niamh, Rafe, Rebekah

 
So Sweet
— The Sun on Sunday

Kids Wish for the World - Lyrics

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through
 
I wish no child or creature would ever be abused  (Ben)
I wish we felt our voices were always free to use  (Funmi
I wish the world was peaceful and every war would cease (Dylan
I wish we all were equal with no more poverty (Archer
I wish all sadness ended as easy as we breathe  (Niamh
I wish we loved our planet and lived in harmony  (Ammal
 
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish that every child was blessed with the best start  (Rafe
I wish that all diseases were shadows of the past  (Rebekah
I wish nobody suffered and we all lived happily  (Mateusz)
I wish that everybody had a loving family  (Martha)

I wish we woke up gladly every single day (All Sing Till End)
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through

Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and there's nothing more to wish for

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015

 

Written by Beatie Wolfe. Performed by Beatie and the Popjammers - Ammal, Archer, Ben, Dylan, Funmi, Martha, Mateusz, Niamh, Rafe, Rebekah - plus Yaron Stavi (Bass), Adam Hayes (Drums) & Rachel Black (Vocal Coach).

Recorded at Larkins Farm with Tom Loffman (NUA Entertainment). Mixed & Mastered by Joe Rubel (Pixel). Video Directed & edited by Ben Stevenson

Kids WIsh Launch - Apple Store Theatre London

"Kids Wish the the World" celebrated its launch at Apple's flagship UK theatre with Britain's leading web entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith OBE and artist Beatie Wolfe talking to Monocle's Culture Editor Robert Bound about 'Kids Wish for the World', the charity single created by Beatie Wolfe via PopJam. This was followed by a live performance from Beatie Wolfe & the Kids 

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Absolutely inspiring
— Rob Bound, Monocle Culture Editor

Kids Wish Festival - Whole Foods Market London

"Kids Wish for the World" also celebrated its launch at London's flagship Whole Foods with The Wish Festival - a morning of fun, excitement and brunch for all ages. With an exclusive performance of "Kids Wish For The World," an array of interactive arts, games & tech activities, its own wishing well, special brunch menus and children's TV and radio stars, The Wish Festival was a terrific celebration of the single and an additional opportunity to help raise money for NSPCC and War Child. The festival was broadcasted across both Fun Kids Radio and PopJam TV

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Kids Wish for the World - Overview

‘Kids Wish for the World’ is a re-recording of one of Beatie’s original songs ‘Wish’, and this new version features ten children from all over the UK singing their very own wish for the world following a competition on new children’s social media platform PopJam. It now represents the combined voice of over 50,000 children. 

After hearing ‘Wish’, Moshi Monsters and Mind Candy creator and founder Michael Acton Smith (already a fan of Beatie’s music) asked Beatie Wolfe to launch the first official musician channel for his new social media world for kids called PopJam – a hugely creative, collaborative and safe version of Instagram for children. On PopJam, Beatie joined global brands Lego, Minecraft and Adventure Time and now has one of the top channels acquiring 40,000 subscribers in the last few months alone.

While Beatie was testing out the app, a boy got in touch to share his "wishes”. Movingly, these were not about his own personal wants but what he wished for the world. One of them read: "I wish everyone had a home and enough food and water."

This confirmed an idea of Beatie’s: to create a competition for kids to share their No.1 ‘Wish for the World’ and invite the finalists into the recording studio to sing their ‘Wish’ on a new version of the single, with the proceeds going to charity. In two days, the competition received 20,000 responses, a record for PopJam. From those 20,000, Beatie chose ten children who would record their wishes as part of the single and star in the music video.

“Last year was particularly devastating to the lives of many children around the world” said Beatie. “The intention behind this project was to put out a very positive message about the changes our next generation wishes to see in the world. I was amazed by the insight and thoughtfulness regarding the current state of affairs from the many kids who entered the competition, and how they would do things differently. It was incredibly moving. I chose the ten finalists on the basis of their wishes as each wish was a really valued point and together they covered many of the most important areas I believe our world can benefit from.”

With the wonderful support of the Utley Foundation and in aid of the children’s charities NSPCC’s ChildLine and War Child, Beatie's wish is now a reality. ‘Kids Wish for the World’ is a song co-created with children for children, with the powerful message of everyone working together happily towards a brighter and safer future

 
Optimistic
— Evening Standard
 

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Kids Wish - Song Artwork

PopJam and Beatie Wolfe launched a competition for the Kids to design the Charity Single's Artwork. From the 5,000 wonderful entries the team chose 9 finalist - seen here. Of the 9 very talented finalists Megan's design was selected as it best represented songs powerful message of everyone working together happily towards a brighter and safer future

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1 weekend...
5,000 entries...
9 finalists...

Congratulations Megan!