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When M was younger, we used to listen to child-appropriate music in the car. This meant that we would listen to CDs full of nursery rhymes and kid songs.
The music eventually transitioned into the Sofia The First soundtrack, and now it’s all about the Frozen soundtrack.
The music gets to be way too repetitive as we have to listen to the CDs over and over and over and over again. While it’s super cute to hear M sing along, we do get very tired of the songs.
So, we listen to the radio.
She used to never really sing to the songs on the radio, so we never really realized she knew what she was listening to..
We were wrong.
Here are a list of songs that we had no idea M knew enough to sing along to:
The Monster – Eminem feat. Rhianna
Roar – Katy Perry
Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo
I Don’t Care – IconoPop
Turn Down For What – Lil Jon
There are probably many more that I can’t think of the moment and many more that she will surprise us with singing along.
How did we find out that she knew some of these songs?
Hubby and I have a habit of absent-mindedly singing some of these songs at home while doing some things. Suddenly, M would finish the line to the song. This was especially true with “Talk Dirty.” I would hum the little musical part right before he sings, “Talk dirty to me..” I was humming it while I was working on cards at my craft table and M was playing in the room with me. Suddenly, M says, “Talk dirty to me..”
That was surprising and so funny. We had her do it over and over again.
What sort of pop songs do your kids surprise you with knowing??
M loves Youtube.
I think I’ve mentioned this several times before..
There are videos that use pop songs in the background.
There’s one video of a Play Doh Ice Cream Shoppe review that M loves to watch over and over again. In the background, the song that is playing is Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” M has seen this video enough that she knows and sings the song. When she hears the song, she now calls it the “Play Doh Song.”
There’s a fan video of Masha & The Bear using Demi Lovato’s “Two World’s Collide.” She watches THAT video many times that she also knows and sings the song also. When she hears this song, she now calls it the “Masha Bear Song.”
Sometimes in the car, she wants to hear those songs. Lucky for her, I’ve owned those songs for a long time.
“Mimi? Play Doh Song?”
“Mimi? Masha Bear Song?”
It’s the cutest thing. The best part is her singing along…
What pop songs do your toddlers love?
Long title.. but these are the things that I realized about myself in these past few weeks.
It’s amazing what one learns about themselves during their daily commute from work.
1. I still remember every word of every song from the first High School Musical. AND it’s made me look up the entire soundtrack of High School Musical 2 to find that cool “ballad” sung by Troy and Gabriella. I may or may not have been belting out “Go My Own Way” on my own while working on craft projects.
2. I still LOVE Blink 182’s Dude Ranch CD. Still. LOVE.
3. I still know enough words to Kris Kross’ “Jump” to make me sound somewhat legit. Don’t ask me to do it on the fly.. but I can so keep up when singing along to the song. THAT was very surprising.
4. The Backstreet Boys STILL got it going on.. especially since Kevin Richardson came back..
That’s all I can think of right now.
I think that’s a good assessment of what I usually think about while I’m driving.
I think it also shows what kind of music keeps me going during those commutes. It keeps my drive interesting.
What goes on in your mind during your commutes to and from work?!
M loves to sing. She especially LOVES singing songs from her Sofia The First soundtrack.
I usually LOVE singing with her too. Ever since she was born, I have looked forward to the day when we could sing little duets together.
She doesn’t want me to sing!
Starting last week, every time I tried to sing with her, she’d do this whiny thing and just push me away.
What a diva!
I’m so sad! Why won’t she sing with me?!
Anyone else experiencing this? What did you do?
I finally planted the seed into my darling little girl.
Well, the musical theater seed, of course!
It all started one night when my mother kept singing “Happy Talk” from South Pacific. I found the video on YouTube, but Little M wasn’t too interested.
Then, it hit me.
The Sound Of Music!
I loved that movie as a kid. I would watch it every day and I had every line memorized when I was about 6 years old.
Why not start it now?
So I found “The Lonely Goatherd” on Youtube and pressed play.
She LOVED it! She watched it over and over and over.
The smile on her face was priceless.
I found the DVD and decided to show it to her on the TV and she was so happy.
I decided to try another song, “So Long, Farewell.”
She loved that too. She enjoyed all the songs that featured the Von Trapp children.
Now, you can sing the end of “So Long, Farewell” and she’ll also sing “Bah-Bye…” in her little falsetto tone. It’s so cute!
She likes the “Happy Talk” song from South Pacific, but only when her grandma sings it, and she even does the little hand gestures like the video because my mom shows them to her.
I think I’ll stick to Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals for now. We’ll save Spring Awakening and Avenue Q for later.. much, much later.
How do you do it??
How do you have this hold on me.. to love you.. over and over and over.. like it’s the first time I heard you?!
I try to stay away from you for awhile.. then.. I pop the CD back in the car.. and it’s like.. that’s ALL I want to listen to all day.. and night.. and day..
Only thing to do is jump over the moon.. only thing to do is jump over the moon..
Your songs.. they are classic.. love songs.. fun songs.. feelings.. emotions.. ugh.. I LOVE it..
Live in my house.. I’ll be your shelter.. just pay me back.. with 1000 kisses.. be my lover.. and I’ll cover you..
I would love to play Mimi.. her songs are great.. her duets with Roger are classic.. her story so tragic.. yet.. I’m drawn like a moth to a flame
Trusting desire.. starting to learn.. walking through fire.. without a burn.. clinging a shoulder a leap begins.. stinging and colder.. asleep on pins..
It’s all the great Jonathan Larson’s fault.. such a talent.. taken away too soon..
Cuz everything is RENT!!!
I sing at my Church. I am a member of the Filipino choir at the Church I am a parishoner in. I’ve sung at the other Church in which I was a parishoner in too.
I started singing at my current Church when someone from that choir had heard me sing at the Cursillo retreat that I attended.
Am I making sense? Probably not, but my brain is fried and I still felt the need to leave a blog entry.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that singing for the Church is very important to me. Singing, according to one of the Saints.. I want to say St. Francis.. but I could be wrong.. anyway..
Singing, is like praying twice.. something to that effect.
Music has always, always, always been an important part of my life. Starting out as a dancer.. then moving on to singing.. I’ve always had music in my life in some form.
From the time I was young, learning how to put a vinyl record in the player and turn it on.. I was singing and dance..
During my “teen angst” years.. I always identified to music to get me through my “moods..”
Growing up.. finding love.. and heartbreak.. music and lyrics have always comforted me..
Now.. growing spiritually.. I have found a new appreciation for music.. for song.. for songs of prayer.. for singing with the congregation.. for guiding the congregation in song.. it’s such a beautiful thing..
The older I get.. the more music is a part of my life.. and I know that it always will be..