Every Sunday evening I listen to the Top 40 as I cook dinner. It's a throwback from my childhood, when I had a Sunday night bath and hair wash before another school week and Mum wasn't allowed to put the hair dryer on until I'd heard who was number 1.
I lived for the Top 40. Who'd gone up, who'd gone down, non movers and new entries. I soaked it all in as I lay in the bath and would memorise the Top 10 for the whole of the next week, ready to reel it off to anyone who'd listen.
Nowadays I haven't a clue who anyone is, but recently I like the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines song.
You know the one. That one. The one with the nudey rudey video which it didn't need to sell it because it's such a catchy tune (or choon as the youngsters say) anyway.
I've downloaded it onto my I-Tunes - well just the song, not the video, although I've seen the video and those women are fit. Especially the brunette. Oh come on - you know who I mean and as Ken always says "There's a little bit of lezza in all of us!"
Anyway I don't play it in front of the boy as it's got "language" in it. But of course the tame version has been played on the radio all the time.
Despite it's potentially misogynistic lyrics, when it comes on in the car I am guilty of turning it up with the comment,
"Oh Mummy likes this one"
Of course the boy is a sponge for anything vaguely musical and loves nothing better than a good song to get his perfectly formed milk teeth into!
So he's obviously been taking note, as I discovered the other day when, in the middle of Waitrose - the poshest and quietest of all the supermarkets - he proceeded to sing at the top of his voice,
"Oh I know you want it, I know you want it, cos you're a good girl. Want it. Oh I know you want it. Good girl"
Over and over again!
Now I love it that he picks up songs so quickly and easily, but I didn't realise he was taking any notice of the radio. I thought if it wasn't a Thomas the Tank Engine song or Postman Pat's Special Delivery Service he wasn't interested. But it would seem the lines between just listening to children's songs and taking notice of pop songs have become... um.. blurred.
Maybe I need to watch what I have on in future as we drive around in the car!
As for these Blurred Lines I think I'd better teach him a new song.
Anyone got the lyrics handy for "Baby Got Back"?