I am very proud of the kids! How much buzz did we generate? I hope you will excuse a little obsession on my part. I have always loved statistics about things that aren’t sports. I have never had so many numbers to describe what for me was already an awesome experience. I am so looking forward to hearing the kids sing the improved version on May 2.
Here are the honors we won Week 2 on YouTube: as of 4/10/10
#79 – Most Discussed (This Month)) – Music /Up from #91
#75 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Canada /Down from #56
#94 – Most Viewed (This Week)) /Down from #59
#79 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Sweden /Down from #42
#92 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Germany /Up from #94
#14 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Australia /Down from #9
#8 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Canada /Up from #10
#26 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – United Kingdom /Down from #15
#17 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Ireland /Down from #15
#68 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – India /Down from #46
#15 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – New Zealand /Down from #13
#93 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Israel /Up from #72
#16 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music /Down from #10
#17 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Spain /Down from #17
#87 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Mexico /Down from #69
#62 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Netherlands /Down from #53
#91 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Poland /First time this category
#73 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Russia /down from #39
#9 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Sweden /down from #6
#88 – Most Viewed (This Month)) – Music /First time this category
#34 – Top Favorited (This Month)) – Music /up from #39 last week
#12 – Top Rated (This Month)) – Music /up from #25 last week
#// Most discussed (This Week)- Music /Dropped off list from #14
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) – /Dropped off list from #97
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) – New Zealand /dropped off list from #83
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music /Dropped off list from #10
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) – Music – Czech Republic /Dropped off list from #78
#// Top Favorited (This Week)) /Dropped off list from #18
#// Top Favorited (This Week)) – Music /Dropped off list from #5
#// Top Rated (This Week)) /Dropped off list from #52
#// Top Rated (This Week)) – Music /Dropped off list from #5
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) – United Kingdom /Dropped off list from #77
#// #83 – Most Viewed (This Week)) – New Zealand /Dropped off list from #83
#// Most Viewed (This Week)) /Dropped off list from #59
I believe this is where we ended the Month of April:
#61 – Most Discussed (This Month)) – Music – Global/up from #80
#60 – Most Viewed (This Month)) – Music – Global /down from #53
#85 – Top Favourited (This Month)) – Global/up from #89
#22 – Top Favourited (This Month)) – Music – Global/up from #29
#19 – Top Rated (This Month)) – Music – Global/Down from #10
New Honors for This week (starting 4/19/2010 as of 4/27/10)
#64 – Most Discussed (This Month)) – Music – Global/up from #80
#53 – Most Viewed (This Month)) – Music – Global/up from #78
#89 – Top Favourited (This Month)) – Global/first time this category
#22 – Top Favourited (This Month)) – Music – Global/up from #29
#17 – Top Rated (This Month)) – Music – Global /down from #10/#12
Discovered 29 Mar 2010
95 blog posts
173 pages of Youtube comments
Average Rating: 4.92
6,635 facebook shares
Over 2000 tweets
879 points on Reddit 1232 upvotes
Websites, Blogs, Forums and twitter type sites that posted or wrote about us:
http://digg.com/music/Kids_Sing_Portal_s_Still_Alive 2318 diggs (as in “I dig it”)
http://www.mixx.com/videos/12598056/kids_sing_portal_still_alive 30 votes
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/28652 (These guys stole our video, added advertisement causing it to be no longer linked to our YouTube video. ) They usurped 21,957 views.
http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/kids-sing-still-alive/342507 (These guys also stole the video, added advertisement and usurped 3693 views and received 165 comments.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1507021 (41 comments)
http://visapoint.eu.com/2010/03/kids-sing-portal-still-alive/ 25 comments
http://www.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1353333 10 comments
http://taw.net/forums/p/47187/105942.aspx 4 comments
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/03/this_was_a_triumph.php 43 comments
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=641674 4 comments
http://www.hitechlegion.com/forum?task=viewtopic&pid=8901 6 comments
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-1208280.html 15 comments
http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/kids_amp_039_choir_singing_amp_quot_still_alive_amp_quot 11 comments
http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?action=printpage;topic=39276.0 7 comments
http://www.digitallouisville.net/questions/portal 9 comments
http://blizzforums.com/showthread.php?t=28062 5 comments
http://theadultgamer.com/showthread.php?p=389309#post389309 5 comments
http://betaboards.ign.com/xbox_360_general_board/b8266/190720657/r190720768/ 7 comments
Articles About us:
The Escapist Magazine http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/99500-Childrens-Choir-Sings-Still-Alive
The Racine Post http://news.racinepost.com/2010/03/youtube-stars-gifford-childrens-choir.html
Languages we were written about in:
English, German, Japanese, Portugese, Spanish, Danish
The buzz is rounded to 72% in English, 17% in Spanish, 7% in German,4% in Danish, 1% other.
Links to our videos:
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir?feature=mhw5
Still Alive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m5TuxdkfkE
From A Balloon: http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir#p/a/u/2/NZef5uVwaqk
A Voice From The Farm: http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir?feature=mhw5#p/u/3/qjWS3c91wEQ
Diners in The Kitchen: http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir?feature=mhw5#p/u/4/jjI-lV1OSB0
Caiman Chorus singing Old Man Time: http://www.youtube.com/user/joinchoir?feature=mhw5#p/u/10/ynDtF6KeCHw
Link to our audio:
Information gathered from YouTube, Twitter and Viral Video Chart http://viralvideochart.unrulymedia.com/youtube/kids_sing_portal_quotstill_alivequot?id=6m5TuxdkfkE
from G4: Spybreak wrote:
Thank god for the internet or this would only be told as a legend past down through generations.
From GameTrailers Squiglyspl////quick! wrote:
Clone that man and get him to teach at all schools!
WAIT A SEC! Aren’t Video games supposed to make kids kill each other!?Ya see this is the stuff they need to show on news networks instead of the random whacky kid who kills his friend/brother after playing a game.
Best Children’s Choir EVER
From videosift Mas8705 wrote:
the weighted companion cube would be proud…
Alloflifedecays This is the best thing ever.
wariokid244 someone please go down to that school and give each and every one of those kids some cake… they’ve earned it 90 thumbs up.
brawlgirl64 omg they’re so awesome!
Flanderstubing I wish all schools would be as creative as this.
LemmingsKillKirsty this has made my day 🙂
and its been a prettty good day!!!!
ahhhh this is so class!!!
goldenphoenix3000 I think my life has been completed now.
ProfPyro This my friends is the very definition of a win.
imajika2 Best choir teacher EVER! I want to buy him/her a beer.
LeChristianDiaz another reason the world gives you to smile
Litameena4chan D8> Why couldn’t MY Choir have done that when I was a member?!?!?!?
Bordann I wish my music teachers had done stuff like this when I was younger. I would have joined choir immediately.
NikoJims This is the greatest grade school ever.
DEEEMCEEZ This video is delicious and moist. I wish I could do this.
MorsmordreMaiden Even aside from being cute and the lights and soloist’s dress being awesome, the song itself was beautiful. They did an awesome job.
zeffey413 !!!!!!!! This is pure win!!!!
coolkitty7 the harmony is pure love
buccaneerpenguin My home state just got more awesome.
Tranzphonic this was G4 omg I LIVE in Racine, WI and Mr. Senzig taught at my high school. WEIRD!
zeekgenateer Dear Valve,
Get these kids to a recording studio and use the song as an easter egg in a game. Maybe in Episode 3?? If you are going to make it…
computerguy109 This video really takes the cake!!
acesonfire every single child deserves CAKE! 26 thumbs up
Saiuki Epic children. This video is made of win, and so are those children.
ZaPpYo8 EPIC WIN lol…thats amazing XD
storkvana this is the greatest video ever
Romnipotent even more eerie is being a parent and having your kid singing this. If I didn’t know better I’d be freaked
evilmuffin3 thats..thats buteful man i wish my choir did this
Alex717cr uh!!!! now i got chicken skin
TheRavenFalcon Why couldn’t my choir have been that awesome? … I missed out!
twp3905 Hey thats my daughter singing. They did a great job. They worked really hard. Great kids…. 18 thumbs up
ISWolf Ok, am I the only one who wants to see them do a duet with Coulton at say the next PAX?
Audience response aught to blow the roof off of the building that they’d be using. 😀
LutherLumpa Pure win.
mikekearn When everyone started cheering at the end, I wanted to join in. I had to remind myself that it’s only a video and that it’s 5 AM and people are still asleep. Really fantastic work!
blackzarak21 That is awesome! Great job kids!
Sazeik Oh great! ^^
Greetings from Canary Islands, Spain =)
XanX01that my friends is awesome. I wish my choir had been that cool when I was little lol.
RoboVoldy …this may be the coolest school choir ever. Honestly. I wish all choirs were like this.
wandersfar Adorable and creepy at the same time.
The neon cake dress just puts it over the top.
0090807060 as a former professional young adult choir member, i find this absolutely amazing!! i wish i had been given the chance to perform something as wonderful as this
powerrangerguy One of the best kids concerts I have ever seen
workingstiff76 Great job! I like it better than the version in the Portal credits.
InquisitorMatt Lighten up. Most kid folk songs are based on horrible events in history.
Ring around the rosey is about the black plague, yet kids know that one.
johnny4992 Thats %120 pure concentrate win right there just really awesome wish i could have been there to see it live.
Swalka1991 That really and truly just made my day
from BuzzFeed: The Gifford Children’s Choir performs “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton from the credits of the video game Portal. Awesomeness ensues. No mention if cake was served afterward.
from geeksaresexy.net: Ladies and gentlegeeks, here is “Still Alive”, Jonathan Coulton’s awesome song that plays at the end of Portal, as performed by the Gifford Children’s Choir. Enjoy!