I can’t get the “Imagination Movers” theme song out of my
head. Ever since my daughter discovered the show, it has been
trapped in my brain, playing on a loop.
“Imagination Movers, you got to think about it. Imagination movers, da duh duh da da da duh.
Imagination Movers ... ”
What’s worse is I don’t actually know the words, just the
“Imagination Movers” part. My
brain just makes up the rest. So not only do I have the catchy, but annoying when you
hear it 37,000 times, theme song playing on auto play inside my brain, but I don’t even
know the words.
Apparently, I’m not alone. In fact, it seems to be a basic
rite of passage, as if someone said, “You know you’re a mom when you can’t get
an annoying kid song out of your brain.” All my mom friends seem to be
suffering from the same affliction. (Sorry if one of these gets stuck in your head.)
“Who Let the Dogs
Deva Dalporto from My Life Suckers is
known for her song parodies, but there’s clearly one song that won’t make her
list. She said, “Is there anything worse
than having fake woofing sounds stuck in your head?” No, though the “Imagination Movers” theme
song comes close.
“Can’t Stop the
Feeling!” aka the “Trolls” theme song
A recent ad to the annoying songs moms can’t stop hearing is Justin
Timberlake’s catchy theme song for the upcoming “Trolls” movie. Christine Burke from
Keeper of the Fruit Loops has found the upside to being unable to un-hear "JT's new one." She said, "It's got a beat and you can dance to it—and embarrass your teens.”
At least Sarah Cottrell from Housewife Plus has an educational song
stuck in her head. She said, “'Conjunction
Junction' from 'Schoolhouse Rock' has been driving me bonkers. Before that it
was the damn Elmo song.” Now she’ll
never forget what a conjunction is.
Song to “Phineas and Ferb”
Jennifer Weedon from Mom
Cave TV has had enough of the “Phineas and Ferb” theme song. She confessed, “especially the line, "Mom, Phineus and
Ferb are making a title sequence!” Oh
no, now I hear it, too!
Then I start clapping and then move somehow into a mashup. Please send help.
“Bubble Guppies” Theme Song
Amy Wruble from
Carriage Before Marriage can’t stop hearing the “Bubble Guppies” song in her
head. Now you will, too. Amy said, “Maybe this is is my punishment for using TV
as a babysitter, but 'Bubble Bubble Bubble, Guppy Guppy Guppies. Bubble!
Bubble! Guppies! Guppies! Bubble Guppies!' Just drown me already.”
Kim Bongiorno from Let Me Start by Saying joins Amy in the never
ending loop of the “Bubble Guppies” theme song.
Kim said, “We
have not watched Bubble Guppies in aaaaaages since my kids are older now, but I
STILL randomly get the song that goes, 'Line up, everybody, line up!' in my
head. Then I start clapping and then move somehow into a mashup of that and the
theme song. Please send help.”
Jennifer Oradat from
JenniferOradat.com hasn’t had a little Einstein in her house for a long time,
but that doesn’t mean the song is anywhere close to leaving her brain. Jen said, 'My kids stopped watching that show years
ago and I still find myself humming, 'We're going on a
trip on our favorite rocket ship.’"
“Really Useful Engine” from
“Thomas the Tank”
Thomas is an adorable train, the first 2,000 times your
child watches the show. After that, that train and his song start to
creep up on a mom’s nerves. Eileen Shaklee
from Autism With a Side of Fries reached her Thomas breaking point when she
said about the lyrics that go "He's the one, he's the one": “He's the one I want to see fall off
“The Song That Never
This one-verse song is often
sung by kids to annoy their parents, as if we need help being annoyed. Composer
Norman Martin wrote it in 1968 and then puppeteer Shari Lewis put it in one of Lamb
Chop’s albums. Tove Maren from Mama in the Now wants the song to stop playing in her
brain now. She wrote, “It truly never ever ends once I start singing it! It drives me batty. I think
it's karma because I only ever sing it when I want to annoy the kids!"
Shya Gibbons from Vintage
Dreams with a Modern Twist can’t get that song out of her head. Worse yet, her
mind can’t stop changing the words. She said, “There is a song on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood about how 'When you're sick, rest is best.' When I hear it in my head all I sing is, 'Breast is best, breast is
best.' Because I read too many comments on news articles."
"Elena of Avalor” Theme Song
it’s a new show, “Elena of Avalor” has a theme song that is already driving
moms slowly insane. Meredith Napolitano of From
Meredith to Mommy wrote, "I've been singing both 'Shimmer and Shine' and 'Elena of
Avalor' for the past two weeks. And I'm singing them right now. Dammit.” I feel ya.
Jennifer Schario Hicks from Real Life
Parenting admits to having an oldie but a goodie stuck in her head. She said, "I'm old school: 'Bob the Builder' and several Wiggles songs.” Oh no, don't even start on the Wiggles!