A few weeks ago, Annette Lyon did a blog post called Indoctrinating the Younguns, all about her efforts to make sure her children have a good background in cinematic history.
I thought about this post the other day as I was mixing the Fun Songs 16 CD for my kids. This is a tradition I started years ago, burning songs that I like, songs that Kara likes, and songs that the girls like. Now, not everyone likes every song, but having these CDs to play in the car and alarm clocks has been culturally stimulating for everyone.
Below are the songs found on the latest mix, listed for your psychoanalysis. Go ahead - I dare ya.
Soak Up the Sun/Sheryl Crow
Never Gonna Give You Up/Rick Astley
I Write the Songs/Barry Manilow
When I'm Alone/Vaihi
The Dancing Flowers/The Wiggles
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free/Sting
Rock Me Amadeus/Falco
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You/Glenn Medeiros
The Lucky One/Laura Branigan
Never Surrender/Corey Hart
What's Your Name/Vaihi
Colour of Love/Billy Ocean
It's a Miracle/Barry Manilow
Ku'u Pua Kiele/Vaihi
Spanish Eddie/Laura Branigan
Fiji Chant/Pulefano & the Polynesians
In a future post, I'll tell you about my buddies in Vaihi. Remind me if I forget, OK?