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Singing in the Back Seat

"Hi - Hi! We're your Weather Girls - Ah-huh
And have we got news for you - You better listen!"

Astute musicologists will recognize the above lyrics as, no, not a Poetry Friday offering, but as the opening words to  "It's Raining Men," the enduring disco anthem by the Weather Girls. Said anthem is my son's favorite song, along with J. Lo's "Let's Get Loud." He requested the tunes on a CD after he heard the first one on an oldies station. (Is it Junior's interest in barometric pressure? The dramatic lightning crash that starts the song? I have no idea.)  I used to like "It's Raining Men" when I heard it once a year, but to say I have now grown weary of the song is an understatement. I'm not so happy with "Let's Get Loud," either. No offense, Miss Lopez.

What to do (besides losing the CD)? Well, I am going to go check out the recommendations on the following children's music blogs. I have mentioned a couple of these before, but that was pre-Weather Girls. "God Bless Mother Nature/ She's a single woman, too." (See? The song is so stuck in my head.)

The Lovely Mrs. Davis Tells You What to Think
Children's Music That Rocks

Between the three of them, I know I'll get some ideas for new music that Junior will enjoy, too.


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