Watch That A Great Big World Song Give This Little Kid All The Feels

Chris DeVille is on a well-deserved vacation right now, and thus, his great column The Week In Pop is also on vacation, so some of the media that might have otherwise been saved for that space will instead be scattered throughout Stereogum till he returns. For example: this heart-melting video in which 4-year-old Jackson just starts bawling uncontrollably when “Say Something,” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, comes on his dad’s car radio. Dad repeatedly asks Jackson if he’s OK, if he’d prefer to hear a different song, but Jackson shakes off the old man; heartbreaking though it may be, he wants to hear this one till the end. It’s about as pure a reaction to music as you’ll ever witness, and if you’re reading Stereogum today, chances are you had experiences like this when you were 4 years old, too. This is how it starts. Watch.

Comments (7)
  1. Yup. Same thing happened to me when I first heard Raffi’s “Baby Beluga.” Stay strong, ace.

  2. I love it. That’s super beautiful.

  3. slow news day?

    • do you ever leave a comment and then come back and reread it and say “yep i sound like an asshole”? i’m really just jealous of that kid’s outfit

  4. “This is how it starts.” Ain’t that the truth!

  5. This is a good video and i like it a lot.

  6. Maybe he would be crying tears of joy listening to “Rockstar”! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvbBRdnfA14

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