A while back, I wrote about all the reasons moms make the worst drivers. Top among them was my 3 year old, pint-sized backseat DJ. Fast forward 6 months, and my backseat now has two miniature music aficionados, shouting out song requests and belting along with ballads. Which has also led to a fun new game while driving… can you name that tune???
My Pint-Sized Backseat DJ
It started with Disney soundtracks. Big M would ask to play Frozen. On repeat. For weeks. Then, she started to get more specific, requesting specific songs and expanding her musical repertoire beyond just Frozen. The first time I had to play, Can You Name that Tune?, for days, I failed miserably. She kept asking me to play “I’m Not Afraid”, and we would both grow frustrated by my inability to play what she wanted. By coincidence, when she started clapping and shrieking this was it, I determined that she was referring to “For the First Time In Forever (Reprise)”, which begins with Anna saying “I’m not afraid anymore!”
The Ms current car playlist requests now sound something likes this… translation to follow. How many songs can you get without scrolling down? A few hints: they are partial to movie soundtracks, country music, a handful of Top 40 hits, 80s favorites due to my awesome influence, and Big M, in particular, seems to be drawn to music with a gospel-y feel.
Car Movie Song
Get Up & Dance
Animal Dance (By Lady GooGoo Gaga)
Have a Broken Heart
The Sky Song
Running As Fast As We Can
How many did you translate correctly? You can also download the Ms backseat DJ playlist for your listening pleasure with the link below! Thank you to those artists who actually name their songs like a 3 year old would.
Do you have a pint-sized DJ? What’s on their current playlist? Does it require translating? What’s their best request?