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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 🤷🏻‍♀️

Passthecherrycoke Fri 19-Apr-19 14:22:42

I do laugh at my 3 year old belting out “bikini bottoms lager tops” in the car grin

NeverSayFreelance Fri 19-Apr-19 14:23:49

God I hate that song 😂 I can't stand the way George Ezra sings. Budapest drove me mad when it used to play 10x times a day at my work when it came out.

Cbatothinkofaname Fri 19-Apr-19 14:24:53

It’s the rhythm. Friend of mine who’s a primary teacher uses it as a ‘fun’ activity at the end of PE lessons and the kids all gallop round the hall.

PortiaCastis Fri 19-Apr-19 14:32:02

I take people on tours and play George Ezra CD on the bus and yep it gets adults and children singing particularly the children, I think they're just catchy simple songs

YouWinAgain Fri 19-Apr-19 14:34:08

Just played it for my 3 year old (think she'd not know) and I got "Oh mummy it's George, I love this" and started dancing grin

bobstersmum Fri 19-Apr-19 14:34:45

Maybe he's smug because he's got a big willy? Not that I've ever wondered about his willy...

chocolatelog Fri 19-Apr-19 14:36:20

My 4 year old loves it but I haven't a clue where she's heard it. She hasn't had a school disco yet and we don't play George Ezra 🤷🏻‍♀️

woodhill Fri 19-Apr-19 14:36:40

Love George Ezra, like most of his songs.

Iputthescrewinthetuna Fri 19-Apr-19 14:38:49

My DD (reception) loves it too!
The school got them to perform a 'harvest' version of it!

'I'll be riding tractors, underneath the hot sun
Feeling like I'm some one. Oohooohh

Home grown new pototoes, green tomatoes, gotta hit the farm!
Gotta hit the farm.

I actually can't remember the real words!

Flyinga Fri 19-Apr-19 14:40:08

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

I suspect that's also an element. Doubt many tots know what riding shotgun means.

RuffleCrow Fri 19-Apr-19 14:40:28

Everything about him is annoying - especially the voice and the Mr Whippy hair.

SleepingStandingUp Fri 19-Apr-19 14:42:21

I know he's young and not very attractive, but his singing voice makes me come over all hot and unuecessary

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Fri 19-Apr-19 14:43:18

Yep, my 4 year old has loved that song since it came out. I have a funny clip of him last summer swerving along on the plasma bike, shirt off, shades on, singing "I'll be with a shotgun" and other misheard lyrics.

His current favourite is "Sweet but a side cow".

Derpess Fri 19-Apr-19 14:44:19

My 5 year old is obsessed with this, I just asked her and she said she loves it because she loves guns and the sun.
I've now set her off singing it again 🙈

NotSoThinLizzy Fri 19-Apr-19 14:44:28

Makes my DS fall asleep 😂 hes 18 months

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 19-Apr-19 14:45:05

It's not just little kids. DS is 18 and it's on heavy rotation in his car!

bruffin Fri 19-Apr-19 14:49:58

I always think there’s something unbearably smug about George Ezra
He is a local lad and by all accounts really lovely. Heard 2 stories about him, which show him as very down to earth and nice.

woodhill Fri 19-Apr-19 14:50:26

I think his voice his unusual for a young man, and he is good looking.

Scott Walker had a very deep distinctive voice in the 60s. He sounded like he should be older

M3lon Fri 19-Apr-19 14:51:58

relieved to hear this isn't just us....

Twotome Fri 19-Apr-19 14:53:28

Yep my 5 year olds favourite!

Catchingbentcoppers Fri 19-Apr-19 14:54:33

Grace Kelly

Oh DD LOVED this song when it first came out, she was only about 3!

TellySavalashairbrush Fri 19-Apr-19 14:55:56

I can never understand what he’s singing to be honest.

gauntletthrown Fri 19-Apr-19 14:59:27

My 6yo loves this song and I hate it!

I think he has a good voice but his music is v middle of the road and he doesn't look like he sounds!

LaurieMarlow Fri 19-Apr-19 15:03:11

OMG. It’s like you’re reading my mind. Ds4 had it on a loop for an hour this morning to practice ‘ninja dancing’. Whatever the fuck that is. grin

dustarr73 Fri 19-Apr-19 15:04:12

@Charlottejbt i agree,but listen to Brendon Urie.His voice is amazing

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