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Celebrating 50 years of 'It's a Small World (After All),' Disney's kiddie anthem from hell

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Published Apr. 10, 2014

Just reading the headline of this blog post should be enough: The song will now be lodged in your head all day long: chirping, looping, NEVER EVER STOPPING.

That's the gift and the curse of Disney earworm It's a Small World (After All), which on Thursday celebrates 50 years of driving a significant swath of our world absolutely bonkers.

To commemorate today's milestone, Disney parks everywhere will host a global singalong. At 8:30 a.m., in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, cast members from Epcot's countries will belt that sucker, one of the most performed and translated tunes of all time.

For more on the never-ending life of It's a Small World, click here for Sean Daly's story.