So it’s been a few weeks since I started brainwashing introducing my kids to high-quality pop music, and Any Major Dude has asked for an update, so here it is:
Some songs are sticking better than others. My 6-year-old has “Come On Eileen” on a loop on her Barbie iPod, and I’m pretty sure that she can’t understand the lyrics to the chorus (“With you in that dress, my thoughts I confess, verge on dirty” – Before I saw the lyrics I thought the last line was “vuhdge uh duh tuh”). She and her younger sister both like “Lollipop,” especially – you guessed it – the part where you stick your finger in your mouth to make the pop sound.
There have been a few surprises, too. She really likes “Stop! In the Name of Love,” which I debated on whether to include. And the “Dancing Queen” worm has yet to invade her brain, which surprises me. In fact, thanks to the endless commercials, the one ABBA song she is singing around the house is “Mamma Mia.”
On a side note, my 3-year-old wonders why Madness’ house is in the middle of the street and whether the cars will hurt the house. As a result, I feel validated in my decision not to include “The Safety Dance.” (“Daddy, why don’t his friends dance? Why aren’t they his friends any more if they don’t dance? Is it safe to dance?”)
It’s been such a success, I’ve created a nighttime CD for them as well. But that’s for another day.