One of the stories I regularly read at the moment involves a rather rude monster. At one point in the story, he goes for a drive in his big red car, and sings a merry song along the way. "What song do you want him to sing?" I ask the children. We then sing the chosen song to teach it to the monster, and then the monster sings it in his own inimitable fashion. ("RAAAAH! RAAAGH! REEEEGH! RAAAAH!")
After about a hundred different renditions, the results are as follows:
- c. 50 percent: Twinkle twinkle little star
- c. 35 percent: Baa baa black sheep
- c. 10 percent: Row row row your boat
- c. 5 percent: One-offs - Wheels on the bus, Wind the bobbin up etc.
Today the monster was asked to sing the Mamma Mia soundtrack.
He didn't.( And now for a meaningless and unrelated poll )
Oh, and back to the subject of music: I think it should be illegal for any piece of music to include a siren sound effect. It is very distracting when driving. However, if I was a radio DJ, I would be rather tempted to recruit all my fellow radio DJs, so we all played the song at the same time, placed cameras at busy road junctions, and sat back and watched all the drivers look around anxiously en masse.
And, also: Songs that start "see the little..." and involve nosey-woseys and little feet are evil
. They put claws into your brain and won't let go. *glares at the culprit*