My husband and I met working with kids. Our earliest talks were about music. Now we’re enjoying music with our own kids. While Dave and I share our old favorites with them, we’re also interested in what they’re listening to now. While recently putting together a Spotify list of songs that our whole family can enjoy, I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. Here’s our criteria:
1. The tune: carried by vocals and instrumentals, needs to be excellent and have something interesting or surprising.
2. The voice: unique tone and used in ways that are interesting or surprising.
3. The lyrics: storytelling, real, vulnerable, touching, positive, clean.
4. The beat: usually upbeat or a variety of beat, with good use of pauses.
Hat tip to my son, Ian, who helped me with this post. So what do we like about Avicii’s Wake Me Up? We like the catchy tune, positive story-telling lyrics, unique voice (Aloe Blacc) singing in surprising way. We like the old-school acoustic guitar start, with a building upbeat, then the addition of techno pop.
What songs are you listening to with your family?
Love is the prize ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc