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To wonder what it is about Shotgun by George Ezra...

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DizzyPhillips Fri 19-Apr-19 13:42:30

...that seems to send preschoolers mental?!

Kids parties etc this song comes on and they go nuts! The girls in DDs nursery say the kids ask for it, but I have friends with kids at different nurseries who say the same thing so it can’t just be DDs pals.

I mean it’s catchy and upbeat but so are lots of songs 🤷🏻‍♀️

Boom45 Fri 19-Apr-19 13:45:54

Dunno what it is but one of my colleagues got quite upset when i described it as a "kids song" a few weeks ago....

StillCoughingandLaughing Fri 19-Apr-19 13:46:30

I always think there’s something unbearably smug about George Ezra.

ScaredofMomo Fri 19-Apr-19 13:47:20

All the kids loved it at the primary school disco I helped at!

DizzyPhillips Fri 19-Apr-19 13:47:55

I quite like him I liked Budapest.

Charlottejbt Fri 19-Apr-19 13:48:44

I don't know, but I'm considerably older than a preschooler and I've dreamed of that song and woken up singing it. (C'mon subconscious, I know you know better music than that...) I like George's voice and the winsome silliness of the video, but earworms of that calibre should seriously come with a health warning.

DizzyPhillips Fri 19-Apr-19 13:50:35

We are currently on a long car journey and have played Shotgun, Grace Kelly and Shiny Happy People on a loop at DD4s request. With the occasional light relief of the Stick Song.

Good times. confused

LightDrizzle Fri 19-Apr-19 13:50:50

I’ve always thought it sounded like a novelty song. I’m not surprised kids like it.

PinkBuffalo Fri 19-Apr-19 13:52:57

We've even had that song in spin class grin
I do like a bit of George Ezra. I find the likes of ed Sheeran too whiny blush

Charlottejbt Fri 19-Apr-19 13:55:23

I always think there’s something unbearably smug about George Ezra.

He does this kind of faux-smug smile to camera which I always see as signifying that he's in on the joke too, and I always see it as good-natured and inclusive if that makes sense. He's appealing because he doesn't do that affected "cool" thing and because he's one of very few current male singers who actually has a very good voice - perhaps the only one, I don't know because I stopped following pop music in 1987. smile

WontYouDance Fri 19-Apr-19 13:55:51

My 4 year old loves this song, as do her full nursery class. It is catchy I suppose! But kids do seem to especially love it

FindaPenny Fri 19-Apr-19 14:02:02

I think it sounds like a couple other songs. I feel I can hear a bit of 'forget you' by C-lo Green.... Might be completely wrong though.

Nearlythere1 Fri 19-Apr-19 14:04:39

I think it's absolutely brilliant to have a song about that kids and adults both like, and which isn't sexualised. Just a good old sing-a-long happy song. Can't stand little mix etc for that reason. I hate seeing my nieces and nephews singing and dancing to "shout out to my ex" etc.

SquishySquirmy Fri 19-Apr-19 14:06:02

Yes my 5 year old loves it.
That, baby shark and Uptown funk (or up-down funky-up as she calls it) are the faves at the moment.

Nearlythere1 Fri 19-Apr-19 14:06:04

OP, Grace Kelly! What a brilliant idea, not heard that in years and i bet my nieces and nephews would love it!

BarbieJellyBabyBrain Fri 19-Apr-19 14:08:03

Yeah kids love it - and Paradise as well.

Saltandpepperpringles Fri 19-Apr-19 14:10:20

My 4 year old is obsessed too - as is all of reception!

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Fri 19-Apr-19 14:10:54

This is literally the only song my 5 year old has ever known by name.

Dunno, maybe it's because it says 'gun' a lot, they notice it?! My ds is obsessed with guns though...

SadOtter Fri 19-Apr-19 14:12:08

I don't know but its a hit at school discos too and we've been using it as a warm up in PE, even usually PE avoiding kids will dance to it!

itsgoodtobehome Fri 19-Apr-19 14:13:26

Yep - my 6 year old’s favourite song. It’s the first ‘pop’ song that he has ever really been into.

AwdBovril Fri 19-Apr-19 14:14:13

DD has been obsessed with it since the first time she heard it, she's 6. Annoyingly catchy.

Flyinga Fri 19-Apr-19 14:15:06

I'd imagine it's the rhythm?

XiCi Fri 19-Apr-19 14:15:49

It's strange isn't it. I remember all the kids going wild to it on holiday last year. I've not really seen reactions like it to any other song.

gamerwidow Fri 19-Apr-19 14:17:37

It’s probably because it’s got a really simple tune and rhythm. The kids love it at our school discos too.
They like some funny stuff though. Weirdest experience was hearing 200 kids sing shouting ‘I can’t feel my face’ in complete innocence.

Xenadog Fri 19-Apr-19 14:21:11

Thank goodness it isn’t just my DD (5) who has this obsession. Yes she does go wild when it is played. But there are worse things she could want to be in to.

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