Five thousand people from Grand Rapids, Michigan came together to create what Roger Ebert has called “the greatest music video ever made.”

And it is, indeed, pretty amazing. It was shot in one take.

I thought it might be particularly timely, given the tragic events in that city this past week. Even though I’ve never been there, I suspect this video give a more accurate portrayal of the essence of Grand Rapids than yesterday’s tragedy.

Even though the song’s lyrics are probably not the best for English Language Learners, the video itself would make a great one for students to use in any of the video activities I describe in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.