My brother’s youngest son, Magnus, who is like a towheaded four-year-old version of Owen Meany (read: adorable and precocious and unintentionally hilarious), marched into the kitchen the other day, unannounced, to declare his top three songs of all time to my brother:
- "Vertigo" by U2
- "Oh L’amour" by Erasure
- The "I married my dream girl" song from the FreeCreditReport.com commercial
He also requested my brother ask me to bring some salami over to their house. But I digress…. Who knows where a kid hears a tune by a British synth-pop duo that came out nearly two decades before he was born — let alone why he likes it? Certainly not me, nor my brother.
But, more importantly, what songs do your kids love? And are they more random than Magnus’ favorite jams?