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to think the people who write songs on childrens programmes are evil geniuses?

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yummycrumpet Tue 01-Sep-09 20:38:04

I have been brainwashed by these crazy songs and if I am found singing "We're trugging along, we dont know where we're going..." once more I will be committed!!!!
The same goes for "Na na na na na- Space Pirates"

Does any one else experience this or is it just me?

superduperminder Tue 01-Sep-09 20:41:26

I love them! I quite often do the washing up whilst belting out the theme tune to Johnny and The Sprites!
DD thinks I am a loon......

TheArmadillo Tue 01-Sep-09 20:42:13

clearly written by the same person who wrote the tetris themetune.

'Catchy' or 'this tune will never leave your head until you stab yourself in the brain with a sharp pointy instrument and even then it only has a 60% chance of sucess'

KingRolo Tue 01-Sep-09 20:43:47

I'm always singing that Cbeebies lunch one. Munch, munch, munch, munch.

yummycrumpet Tue 01-Sep-09 20:44:16

Tommy flippin Zoom is another one- I wonder whether the witers could be charged with "crimes against sanity"?

Snowtiger Tue 01-Sep-09 20:46:34

No, not just you yummycrumpet, not by a long chalk.
I listen to the BBC 6 Music radio breakfast show and every morning Shaun Keaveney features listeners' 'earworms' i.e. the song they woke up singing or that was going round their head. Mine, without fail, is either Space Pirates, Big Cook Little Cook or one of the bloody Night Garden characters songs. It makes me want to weep. wink
The theme tunes from most cbeebies programmes seem to have enormously frightening sticking power - if someone could analyse what it is that makes them stay in your brain and repeat themselves over and over again until you want to scream, and sell it to the pop music industry they'd make billions.

thirtypence Tue 01-Sep-09 20:49:05

However then there are songs like the one at the end of Nina and the Neurons which is in the wrong key for the singer, doesn't always rhyme and hardly scans. That is far more irritating than a catchy jingle type song.

notanumber Tue 01-Sep-09 20:50:19

I find myself trilling manically, "Pots and pans / Will start to smell / If we don't wash them really well!" every time I enter my kitchen and eye the overflowing sink.

Shame that's as far as it goes. Ben and Small are right you know. They do start to smell.

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 01-Sep-09 20:56:06

I genuinely like some of this stuff.

"I am a shape da da da daa da" is a top number, and I merrily sing it most of the day...

<snorts temazipam>

thirtypence Tue 01-Sep-09 21:01:52

Roary the Racing Car is in my head most of the time, despite the fact that ds last watched it over 6 months ago.

notanumber Tue 01-Sep-09 21:02:11

You know the one on Me Too where they realise that they've only got seven minutes to get the vitally important task done, but it's okay 'cause they're going to heed Granny Murray's words of wisdom?

I love that one!

"I'm gonna do it! / I'm going beat the clock before the chime!"

Ooooh, it's got me through many a nappy change that has.

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 01-Sep-09 21:03:16

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MeAndMyMonkey Tue 01-Sep-09 21:04:15

I have 'It's your birthday little Bo' from the Fimbles going round and round in my head like a demented earworm. Driving me nuts. The dance that Big Cook Little Cook do to that cleaning up song makes me actually want to hurl.

I am however, a huge fan of the music from 3rd and Bird (controversial)! Also like the 'shape la la la' thing, although the shapes themselves freak me out somewhat with their horrible clompy shoes...

yummycrumpet Tue 01-Sep-09 21:07:09

"Hello hello how are you?..etc" of Something Special was well and truly stuck in my head for a good six months but has now gladly gone (for today at least)

yummycrumpet Tue 01-Sep-09 21:09:43

In my defence though I LOVE the Lazytown music and even know all of the words to the CD in the car!
[dies of shame and embarrasment at the sadness of it all]

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 01-Sep-09 21:11:57

Monkey ditto that twat doing side to side leg kicks on big cock little cock.

I would happily watch them be slowly tortured.

(Not really)

I do genuinely enjoy the filler thing with all of the cbeebies types and the umbrellas and the slightly classical vibe though...

PuppyMonkey Tue 01-Sep-09 21:14:06

It's that bleddy Summmer Summer Summer song that I'm stuck with..

And the twiddly musical bit in the middle is worse than the rest for getting in my brain.

Do do de,
Do do de
Do do de
Do do De

Sumer summer summer song...


SarfEasticated Tue 01-Sep-09 21:16:18

oh dear oh dear oh dear, someone hates Timmy! It's brilliant and by far my favourite of all of the cbeebies output.
Big cook little cook is pretty weird but we love the 'when your tummy gets all rumbley' part of the dance = my LO yells "coock" at lot because of that show.
I can't abide the dancing they do in Balamory - toe-curling...

peppapighastakenovermylife Tue 01-Sep-09 21:18:15

Whats going to work?


There's an animal in trouble...

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 01-Sep-09 21:26:09

peppa my DH burst into that the other day hmm grin

LovelyLulu Tue 01-Sep-09 21:26:44

I love the CBeebies bedtime song!

sausagesupper Tue 01-Sep-09 21:29:00

How about
"A clean face, some toothpaste, a tinkle and a hug"
Can't take it anymore
"Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog, we've got ears, so let's say cheers"

Spacehoppa Tue 01-Sep-09 21:32:22

"Big Balloon
Big Balloon
Bigger than the sum and moon
Fly so high
In the sky
Fly Fly and Fly and Fly"

Its in 1 episode of Peppa Pig and I have been singing it for 3 weeks now.

notanumber Tue 01-Sep-09 21:37:19

For a good long while, Chris singing 'Bedtime Business' was something that tormented DH and I. All evening, every evening. Round and round in our heads.

One day, DH gleefully informed me that he had the antidote to Bedtime Business. He wouldn't tell me for days until I withdrew sex and hid all his work clothes.

It turned out the antidode was James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful'. And therefore not worth having. Bastard.

GoAwayMrWappy Tue 01-Sep-09 21:37:44

All of the above!! But my absolute favourite is the autumn song, Ds1 and I love it! I can't wait for it to come on...
You know it's autumn when it's dark when you get out of bed, you know it's autumn when a conker falls on your head, birds migrate, hedgehogs hibernate, leaves fall down and all turn brown....

Happy days.

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