Friday, August 25, 2006

What's the name of that song?

I'll tell you -- it's a little tune that preschool/kindergarten teachers and parents everywhere call INSANITY.

Okay - - babies/children should come with a warning like cigarettes. It should read something like this:

"Warning: These children will bring stupid songs into your life and brain that you will NEVER be free of, and you may be driven insane as a result. Though completely ridiculous, you will often find yourself singing them, even when your children are nowhere to be found."

Here's an example...there is a Dr. Pepper commercial with this ridiculous "Manamanah" song in it. I had that song in my head for a good calendar year before the commercial put it there (I believe that's called an earworm) -- it's on one of Mitchell's Sesame Street cd's. Who needs to be wandering around with that soundtrack playing?

Would you like more of a sampling?

"Let's have a race, have a race, have a race! WHO can be the quickest? WHO will be the fastest?" That would be Thomas the Tank Engine.

By the way -- I found a good site for free kids' music downloads/listening in case you, too would like to take your own sanity on a vacation. (I find it hilarious that someone actually posted a message to tell others "I like this song" about Jimmy Crack Corn. Clearly I'm not on the bottom rung quite yet.)

Okay -- off to wait for Kermit the Frog to finish singing about singing (oh, the agony) so that I can sing it myself in the shower here in a few minutes.

(I love Grey's Anatomy...they talk like me!!)


Kim said...

First of all, there is nothing wrong with the "Manamanah" song! I happen to like it! ;)

Second, I am dying for Grey's to start back up! Do you read the message board at The writers have been postings scripts for this season. But only start reading them if you can zone out a while. You can't possibly leave your computer in the middle of reading an episode.

(And I'm doing this with 2 kids and an infant. My priorities are clearly in order. Seriously.)

Jamie said...

I'm with Kim on the Manamanah. I love it! Don't even get me started on crazy kid songs. I have quite the collection. "Kiss Your Brain," "It's Clean up Time," and "Count by Fives" just to name a few. We listen to baby Mozart at rest time and I swear that I could hum it all in my sleep. I totally feel your pain!

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Tara said...

LOL -- that's exactly what he was watching while I wrote this! (That's why I had to wait for Kermit to finish singing his song!) I don't mind the Manamanah song -- unless it's stuck in my head all day. :)

Kim -- I check their blog -- have you seen that? I have a link in my blog -- Grey Matter. I hadn't read the scripts though, checking that out tonight!!