Top Five Songs For Migraines

For a time as a parent, I didn’t have to listen to crappy music. (My husband would say, “Wait, that’s not true because you love Hanson,” which I’d ignore while pitying him for not embracing their greatness.) When Little Man came along, we didn’t play much kiddie music. We stuck to our Beatles, Radiohead, Ben Folds, Weezer, Hanson (obviously I’ve got to mention them again), etc. He loved it all and we didn’t have to listen to cheesy crap sang in high-pitched voices, so all was right in the world. Even the music for the TV shows he watched was tolerable.

All was good in our parenting world for about six years, and then things changed.

Baby Girl came along. While she likes some of our music (especially Radiohead’s No Surprises, which has been on repeat every night for much of the past two and a half years), she prefers the cheesy kids’ songs. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Five Little Monkeys. If You’re Happy And You Know It. Apples and Bananas. Itsy Bitsy Freaking Spider. And, despite having a playlist for her to shuffle through those songs, she usually picks one and wants it on repeat for the entire car ride. I get kinda road ragey as it is, but after the tenth time of listening to Itsy Bitsy Freaking Spider, all it takes for me to start cursing under my breath is for someone to put their signal light on at 90 feet out instead of 100 feet.

And then there are the songs or theme music on shows on YouTube and TV that both kids like. I liked the music on Thomas and Friends, Sid the Science Kid, and The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That. The current shows they both watch? For the most part, just no. God no.

Aaaand, thanks to the newish car with satellite radio, Little Man has discovered Kidz Bop, also known as Music Hell. Kidz Bop is where they take popular music and ruin it. Much of the popular music is kind of bad already, but then they take it and make it worse with the crappy singing and such. And Little Man, the child we once bragged about for having excellent taste in music, loves Kidz Bop. (To be fair, he still likes a lot of great stuff, but Kidz Bop has tarnished his reputation.)

I’ve compiled a short list of songs that are driving me nuts right now. It could be longer. A lot longer. But there’s the matter of my laziness and the fact that y’all probably don’t want a doodled list of 1841 songs that are driving me nuts, so I cut it to five.

What song is likely to give you a headache if you have to hear it again?

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

13 thoughts on “Top Five Songs For Migraines”

  1. Lately, we’ve been getting requests for Adele, Meghan Trainor, and Katy Perry. All tolerable, enjoyable even. You should look up Stella and Sam if you haven’t already. It’s one of the kids’ shows that I adore and the songs are great. Can’t stand KidzBop either.

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  2. Any songs from Dora or Diego the Explorer cause me to see red and my brain explodes.

    Thankfully, the daughter is 10, and is into quite a lot of the music I listen to. I have an explicit playlist (for me) and clean version playlist (for her). I’m a little annoyed I have to censor at this point as she’s heard, said, and understands the meaning of the curses in the music.


  3. Oh geez… I feel so bad for you! Time to tell LM that station got deleted from XM’s station list! Or just lay down the hammer and tell him what music you are all listening to that day. 🙂
    Who am I kidding? We’ve listened to the entire Nutcracker Suite album every day (at least once) since early December because my little girl asks (so sweetly) for it. Thank God I enjoy it, but it’s wearing a bit thin, mostly bc she STILL asks, “What’s happening now?” 10x while it plays.

    But if I have to hear Let It Go one more time I’m going to pour hot wax in my ears…

    Btw your writing lately has been so funny!! Really enjoying it!

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    1. Haha! My husband signed on for six more months of the XM radio, and I was like “Really?!” But I guess if they can take my nonstop Hanson playlist (when Kidzbop isn’t asked for a million times), I shouldn’t complain too much.

      You need to record yourself doing a voice over on the songs explaining what’s happening 😀

      And thanks a ton!


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