Monday, March 21, 2011

A Song I Hate

I dislike to use the word hate, although I'm sure that I probably do use it (and often) when I'm not paying attention.

The thing about this list I'm working through is that it asks for my choices in music that it asks me to share music that I hate, used to love but now hate, consider a guilty pleasure from a band I don't like and so on. My husband is a musician, he plays all manner of musical genres and both of our music tastes range from on end of the spectrum to another. For the most part I can't say that I hate any one song or band or artist because on a certain level I can look at the music and see what it is that others see in it, them, him or her.

That is with the exception of this song:

I'll be honest here, I despise this song. I have never liked this song and I go out of my way to steer the Peanut (and now the Bean) from crossing paths with the big purple dinosaur so that I won't have to listen to it or be forced to watch the big purple dinosaur over and over and over.

Thankfully there are a few artists out there that make their music pleasing to both adult and toddler/kid audiences. Bobs & Lolo leaps to mind as does They Might Be Giants. There are also some fantastic compilations of kids songs out there done by rock and pop artists that are like a nice thick milk shake on a summer day. Mary Had a Little Amp jumps to mind as does the benefit album Do Fun Stuff put together by the uber talented photographer and blogger Ryan of Pacing in the Panic Room. These albums are ones I can listen to on repeat for a good chunk of time which; if you are a parent you'll know this, is generally what happens to a song or album when someone under the age of 5 or so (and sometimes those of us older than that) becomes obsessed with it.

Your turn: Is your hated song sung by an animated Doodle Bop? or is it an overplayed pop ditty? Write about a song you don't like and leave a comment here with a link to your blog post and I'll do my best to get to your blog and leave a comment.


Marisa Hopkins said...

Oh man, I totally hear ya! I hate kids music. And shows. UGH, my daughter's favorite CD is one with kids singing songs - I kid you not, all the kids have lisps. It's the worst thing in the world to listen to *gauges ears out* Worse than Barney, which my kids were both obsessed with.

But at least my kids make some great music choices. My 4yo adores James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and my 5yo is a Florence + the Machine fan :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-chuckle- I'll go along with you, on this one. For me, "Barney" is from the years I took care of our first Granddaughter, while her parents worked. Ahhhhhhhh yes! Many over-and-over-again memories, from those years. :-))))))

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