This Cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is Breaking the Internet – Here’s Why!

If you haven’t seen and heard Walk Off the Earth’s rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, you’re missing out. Whether you’re a fan of the original or not, this is absolutely something you can’t miss.

With more than 1.6 million views on their Facebook page alone, Walk Off the Earth is more than catching the Internet’s attention.

So, as a mum, the first thing you might notice is the adorable toddler hangin’ on the couch. Okay, so maybe you noticed the rad mash-up of 90s favourites with Sheeran’s tune. But, that kid is completely cute. And, so well behaved! How many of you have kids that age who wouldn’t be all over the make-shift instruments or throwing a tantrum?

Even though the toddler is kind of the star of the show, the music really speaks for itself. Not only is the video getting major play on Facebook, but it’s scored more than 1.3 million views on YouTube. Yeah, yeah, we all know Sheeran is super-popular. He’s talented and he’s a chart-topper. But, Walk Off the Earth’s cover might actually be better than the real deal – especially with the additions of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and BLACKstreet’s “No Diggity” mixed in.

And, then there’s the symbol jump. If you’re thinking, “The what?” you have to watch the video to see. Believe us when we say that it’s totally impressive.

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Who are Walk Off the Earth anyway? It’s not exactly surprising if you haven’t heard of them before. They’re incredibly entertaining and beyond talented. But, they don’t exactly enjoy the same level of main stream popularity of stars such as Sheeran (well, that may all change now).

This five-piece musical ensemble comes from Burlington, Ontario. When they covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” it racked up more than 35 million YouTube views in only two weeks! Even though it might seem like they have insta-fame, Walk Off the Earth has been around for more than five years.

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Erica Loop is a mum, parenting writer and educator with an MS in child development. Along with writing for websites such as PBS Parents, care.com, Scary Mommy, mom.me, Modern Mom, education.com and others, she also is the creator of a kids' activities and art blog.

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