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Friday, June 16, 2006


I Got You

We always have music playing. In the car, in the house, at bedtime. Our home is filled with tunes. For the most part, my kids don't say much about it. They have their favorites... Beatles, UB40, and XTC for my son. Ralph's World, Wiggles, and Beatles for my daughter. When I introduce new groups to them, sometimes it takes awhile for the songs to catch on.

And sometimes it doesn't. I pay attention when my son hears a song for the first time and then asks to hear it again. He did it with this one, during a recent Split Enz marathon in the car.

Listen: Split Enz - "I Got You" MP3

Released in 1980, I Got You brought Split Enz its first taste of success after many years of toil. The simple melody and lyrics, along with the uber-catchy chorus of "I don't know why sometimes I get frightened" makes for an instant earworm.

This song is to Split Enz what Yellow Submarine is to the Beatles, at least with my kids. It's the one they want to hear over and over. It's the one my son sings in the shower at the top of his lungs. Soon I'll be adding Split Enz to his list of favorite bands.

Here's another song by them, from their 1984 farewell album. Good for dancing around with your kids...

Listen: Split Enz - "Ninnie Knees Up" MP3

Click here to buy Spellbound: The Best of Split Enz CD at Amazon..


Blogger Kristen said...

I played this for my kids while they were in the office and they began bouncing off the walls, doing headstands and the like. It's hard to resist dancing to it. I was listening to "Queen's Greatest Hits" in the car the other day and David wanted me to turn up "Another One Bites The Dust". It's his absolute favorite now. For this week, anyway.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Oh no, I forgot "Another One Bites The Dust"... That's definitely the kind of song that will make the car go quiet. I'll try it out one of these days.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Shirazi said...

Happy Fathers' Day

3:36 AM  
Blogger Hannelie said...

Cool cool cool song.
You got us!! too bouncing.
Brought back nice memories this song.

6:31 AM  
Blogger heather said...

Thanks for the link! What a cool blog you have here. I am partial to the Pearl Jam cover of "I've Got You," they played it a lot on the 1995 tour and I got to see them do it live. Yay!


10:01 AM  
Blogger Baba said...

I play music a lot during the day, too. It's kind of neat when kids get into the music you like.

When he was younger, my son (now 4) really liked "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory. Pretty funny.

He likes some of the usual children's fare — Wiggles, Raffi, Sesame Street, etc.

I have a lot of Disney music (from movies, etc., and the theme parks). I was playing them a lot to generate excitement before a Disney trip we took.

He's into that music a lot now, especially "One Little Spark" from the (EPCOT) "Journey into Imagination" ride, and the "Tiki Tiki Tiki Room."

12:51 PM  

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