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Viral rap song by an Irish child – all about the TikTok hit “The Spark” from Cork

A rousing rap anthem by a group of schoolchildren from County Cork has gone viral, with some online users calling it the “song of the summer.”

As the song made its rounds on social media, questions arose about who these kids were and how they could make such a great song.

The song, titled 'The Spark', was written by a group of children working with The Kabin Studio – a not-for-profit youth and community studio in north Cork. The group of children are aged between 9 and 12 and wrote the song in collaboration with the studio's creative director, Garry McCarthy, to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg – a national day of free creative activities for children and young people.

The drum and bass beat and energetic lyrics catapulted the song to viral status almost instantly. The cheeky chorus goes, “Do you think you can stop what we're doing? I doubt it / We got the energy, we'll tell you all about it / I've been looking for my spark and I found it. Now everybody in the crowd start jumping.”

Two weeks after the initial release, the attention doesn't seem to be waning.

The track has even been mentioned by some of the biggest names in music, including Swedish pop star Tove Lo, who wrote: “There's no way a couple of Irish kids made it to song of the summer.” The song was also shared by British rapper Stormzy and mentioned on Barstool Sports podcast Plan Bri Uncut.

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While Tik Tok users around the world have started creating videos using “The Spark” as the sound, the kids at home in Ireland are enjoying a taste of fame, making special appearances on TV and radio to promote their viral hit.

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